Members Handbook

©2022 TEMAS

©2022 SHMA

Snow Herons Martial Arts in Affiliation with The Educational Martial Arts System

This handbook is for SHMA members only. 

Reproduction of all or part without authorisation is prohibited.

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Contents

  • Section 1: Great Grandmaster Hwang Kee & Grandmaster Brian Manna.

  • Section 2: SHMA Chief Instructor Faith Carmichael.

  • Section 3: Style and Techniques.

  • Section 4: What we teach: The Pysical traits and Mental skill sets.

  • Section 5:  Code of Conduct / Students are Reminded 

  • Section 6: SHMA Studio Rules.

  • Section 7: The Meaning of the Belt Colours.

  • Section 8: Procedures.

  • Section 9: Martial Arts Spirit.

  • Section 10: Uniform Marking and Tying your belt.

  • Section 11: Improving Speed and Power.

  • Section 12: TEMAS 7 Codes of Tang Soo Do

  • Section 13: Principles and Purposes of Tang Soo Do.

  • Section 14: Hyungs

  • Section 15: Stances

  • Section 16: General Termonology

  • Section 17: TEMAS Symbol

  • Section 18: The Educational Martial Arts System

  • Section 19: Studio Flags Displayed

  • Section 20: Black Belt Essay

  • Section 21:

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  • Section 23: 

  • Section 24:

Section 1

GREAT GRANDMASTER HWANG KEE

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The Great Grandmaster Hwang Kee

November 9, 1914-July 14, 2002

Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do) Moo Duk Kwan

"For all you brought us, the life of honour and integrity that you shared, we are humbly thankful for your guidance."

Brian D. Manna

TEMAS Founding Master

Section 2

MASTER CARMICHAEL

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Master Faith Carmichael

Snow Herons Martial Arts

Chief Instructor & Founder 

"I cannot express in words my gratitude to you for your inspiration in my life. 

Becoming your student has enriched my personal Martial Art Pathand in turn enriches and guides my students paths. 

Your Martial Arts spirit inspires everyone you connect with to reach and gain to their personal heights and life by what is good and true.

It is my honour to be under your guidance and the guidance of those inspired by you."

I look forward to continuing on our shared path and sharing of the knowledge you give.

Master Faith Carmichael

Section 3

STYLE & TECHNIQUES

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A style that has become a tradition, this hard style art uses the natural turning and twisting of the body to empower your kicks, punches and blocks exercised and incorporated into line drills, self defence, patterned forms, sparring, weapons and board-breaking. These techniques are inclusive of the sport and fitness facet of martial arts including cardiovascular, resistance training, body mechanics control and focus.

Tang Soo So 

Section 4

WHAT WE TEACH

The Pysical Traits of Tang Soo So 

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  • Sports and Fitness

  • Self - Defense

  • Flexibility

  • Power

  • Breathing Technique

  • Weapons

Section 5

CODE OF CONDUCT

  Code of Conduct

As a student or as guardian of a student of Snow Herons Martial Arts you are expected to conduct yourself in a way that demonstrates respect for Snow Herons Martial Arts, your fellow students, parents, instructors and class assistants at all times. 

Section 6

STUDIO RULES

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Students who show the known signs of COVID should not attend any invenue training unless they test negative within 2 hrs of the scheduled class start time. Students with COVID and who are off work/school will be given further catch up term time.

Section 7

THE MEANING OF THE BELT COLOURS

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Section 8

PROCEDURES

COMPOSURE

Members should maintain composure and self control at all times in the school.

Members are expected to bow to instructors.

Responses should be with a loud, clear voice.

Section 9

MARTIAL ARTS SPIRIT

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Strong spirit is very important in your training. One way of demonstrating this strength is a “Ki Hap” (shout),

which is designed to throw your opponent off guard and to strengthen your mind and body, for example “Ahzah”.

Section 10

UNIFORM MARKING & TYING YOUR BELT

The uniform (Do Bohk) has approved badges sewn onto the jacket.

The TEMAS badge should be placed on the left chest, with the United Kingdom badge placed on the right sleeve, an inch below the shoulder seam and the South Korean badge placed (red side on the top) on the left sleeve, an inch below the shoulder seam.

Junior Black Belt holders need to have the Junior Black Belt patch displayed underneath the South Korean badge. Competition Squad patches may be worn under the United Kingdom badge.

Intermeditae grades (Green and Blue belts) and Advanced grades (Red belts) will have a matching uniform lapel trim. This is given at the appropriate grade promotion. Cho Dan Bo holders should remove the red trim upon grade promotion; this symbolises the return to basics in preparation for Black Belt. 

Black Belt holders will have a black trim on the lapel, cuffs and around the bottom edge of the uniform jacket.

Section 11

IMPROVING SPEED & POWER

Discipline is necessary to improve techniques and develop our hidden resources to the point where they may be utilised in practical application.  Every one of our students is taught to be responsible and to be a "thinking" Martial Artist.  As physical  ability increases, so does mental control and focus in all activities.

 

Self-discipline through personal application is necessary to improve techniques and develop our hidden resources to the point where they may be utilised in practical application - the more you train at a particular technique, the more you improve your nervous system’s familiarity with the technique.

 

 

Speed or power without focus is an unnecessary waste of energy.   In order to achieve effective speed and power,  an ability to focus on technique and accuracy is an essential first step.

 

Once a student has demonstrated an ability to focus, speed and power will be developed in class through repetition and reinforcement of good technique whereby the techniques themselves become second nature.

Section 12

7 CODES OF TANG SOO DO

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Loyalty to Country

To support and uphold as true, right and proper, our nations beliefs and honour, even in the face of challenge or indifference.

Section 13

4  PURPOSES of  TANG SOO DO

4 Purposes of Tang Soo Do

1.  Survival

2. Safety

3. Education

4. Enthusiasm

Section 14

HYUNGS

 HYUNGS are structured patterns of sequenced movements combining BLOCKS, STRIKES & KICKS.

Hyungs develope CONTROL, RHYTHM, POWER & SPEED

 Hyungs improves the ability to perform hand and foot techniques freely. 

As an exercise it is part of the progression in the art which conditions the mind, body and reflexes for the stress of free sparring and ultimately for the realities of defensive conflict.

Section 15

STANCES

The application of a strong and correct stance is fundamental to all Tang Soo Do movements. 

A stance is the foundation of each movement and without applying it well, it is difficult to perform a technique correctly. 

An application of technique is reliant on balance, & balance is reliant on a good stance. 

Section 16

GENERAL TERMINOLOGY

STARTING CLASS

1. Cha Ryut

2. Kooki Ba Rae

3. Ba Ro

4. Muk Nyum

5. Ba Ro / Cha Ryut

6. Kyung Yet

1. Attention

2. Salute to flag

3. Return

4. Meditation

5. Return / Attention

6. Bow to Instructor

Section 17

TEMAS SYMBOL

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Section 18

TEMAS

The Educational Martial Art System

Section 19

STUDIO FLAGS DISPLAYED

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Th​e Union Jack Flag is to be displayed to show propour respect for our country and the country we train in.  The Union Flag, or Union Jack, is the national flag of the United Kingdom. It is so called because it combines the crosses of the three countries united under one Sovereign - the kingdoms of England and Wales, of Scotland and of Ireland (although since 1921 only Northern Ireland has been part of the United Kingdom).

Section 20

Black Belt Essay

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I joined Snow Herons Martial Arts Tang Soo Do Academy in 2017. My teacher Master Carmichael has inspired, guided and given me the confidence to further my development in Tang Soo Do.  I started at a young age at ..... primary school. I joined because a very good friend of mine ....., was also doing Tang Soo Do and encouraged me to join the lessons. Although I was very nervous at first, I started to learn basic Tang Soo Do techniques and really enjoyed each lesson.

The more I got into the lessons, the more confident I became and wanted to do more. So in addition to the after-school lessons, I also joined the Saturday Snow Herons Tang Soo Do class which required extra dedication. Not only did I learn multiple aspects of Tang Soo Do, I also learnt a different language, Korean which although hard to pick up initially became easier after repeating the words and practising at every lesson until I could memorise them off by heart.

What being a Black Belt means to you, how has Tang Soo Do influenced your life?