Saturday, February 25, 2017

One-Step Questions - Saturday, 4th March - 6 weeks to the Pre-Test

I want to emphasize to all candidates that there is NO EXCUSE to not complete the first two steps and get on the back black. Yes, there are a lot of requirements and yes you are all trying to get certain forms checked off BUT if you don't practice ALL your forms you will go backwards in your ability to perform even the ones you already have checked off. I've been teaching this class now for many candidate cycles and each time I see at least a few candidates stumble, fall and sometimes fail because of not doing the first two steps. 
Don't be that candidate.
Now is the time you need to take a deep breath, bring your focus and intensity up and make the last big push towards the Pre-Test. Yes, the next 6 weeks are going to be tough but the time is going to pass whether you are working your tail feathers off or avoiding working. Wouldn't you rather walk away 6 Saturdays from now knowing you just EARNED your Black Belt than sitting around wishing you had given it your all?

One-Step Questions - Saturday, 4th March - 6 Weeks to the Pre-Test

1. I have physically practiced all 12 of my lower forms plus Taeguek Chil Jang for 3 sessions this week.

2. I have mentally reviewed all of my 12 lower forms plus Taeguek Chil Jang 5 times this week.

***If you didn't do the first two steps and you are a candidate you should ask yourself what you think you are going to get out of Saturday class that will magically replace those 3-4 hours of work that you should have done this week on forms.***

3. I have done 80 pushups this week with the first 50 consecutive without dropping or breaking - 3 times this week.

4. I have done 400 Round Kicks on the bags 2 times this week plus 500 round kicks once this week.

5. I have done 3 training runs this week - one of which was 1.5 miles. Note the time in your binder.

6. I have done 25 crunches 5 ways (total of 125 crunches) 3 times this week.

7. I have Taeguek El, Sam and Oh Jang checked off. (Due Jan 21)

8. I have Palchugi Ee Jang checked off. (Due February 25th)

9. I have Palchugi Sah Jang checked off. (Due February 25th)

10. I have Palchugi Yuk Jang checked off. (Due February 25th)

11. I have at least 18 hours of teaching time logged towards my 30 hour requirement.

12. I video taped myself doing Palchugi Ee, Sah and Yuk Jang plus the form I am working on for check off if applicable.

13.  I video taped myself doing my weapons form to music, self-defense and board breaks this week.

14.  I have thought about who I want for self-defense partners and board holders and started asking people to partner up to practice so I can evaluate my best choices.

15. I attended sparring class this week.

16. I attended Yoga class this morning.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

One-Step Questions for Saturday, 25th February - 7 Weeks until the Pre-Test

One-Step Questions - Saturday, 25th February - 7 Weeks to the Pre-Test!

1. I have physically practiced all 12 of my lower forms for 3 sessions this week.

Remember what we did today in class, for each form you should do it until you know you are doing it to the absolute BEST of your abilities and THEN move on to the next form. That is the only way you will see incremental improvements on your forms over the next 7 weeks.

2. I have mentally reviewed all of my 12 lower forms 5 times this week.

***You MUST complete steps 1 and 2 in order to be eligible to continue down the floor and cross the Red Rope!  If you are a candidate there is no excuse that covers not doing these first two steps.***

3. I have done 75 pushups this week with the first 50 consecutive without dropping or breaking - 3 times this week.

4. I have done 375 Round Kicks on the bags 2 times this week plus 500 round kicks once this week.

5. I have done 3 training runs this week - one of which was 1.5 miles. Note the time in your binder.

6. I have done 25 crunches 5 ways (total of 125 crunches) 3 times this week.

7. I have Taeguek El, Sam and Oh Jang checked off. (Due Jan 21)

8. I have Palchugi Ee Jang checked off. (Due February 25th)

9. I have Palchugi Sah Jang checked off. (Due February 25th)


10.  I have Palchugi Yuk Jang checked off.  (Due February 25th)

11. I have at least 16 hours of teaching time logged towards my 30 hour requirement.

12. I video taped myself doing Palchugi Ee, Sah and Yuk Jang plus the form I am working on for check off if applicable.

13. I attended sparring class this week.

14.  I attended Yoga class this morning.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

One-Step Questions - Saturday,18th February - 8 weeks to the Pre-Test

One-Step Questions - Saturday, 18th February - 8 Weeks to the Pre-Test!


1. I have physically practiced all 12 of my lower forms for 3 sessions this week.

A session of forms = you do the forms in a row, if you have a goof you re-do that form until you have it perfected and then you move on to the next form.

2. I have mentally reviewed all of my 12 lower forms 5 times this week.

***You MUST complete steps 1 and 2 in order to be eligible to continue down the floor and cross the Red Rope!***

3. I have done 70 pushups this week with the first 50 consecutive without dropping or breaking - 3 times this week.

4. I have done 350 Round Kicks on the bags 3 times this week.

5. I have done 3 training runs this week - one of which was 1.5 miles. Note the time in your binder.

6. I have done 25 crunches 5 ways (total of 125 crunches) 3 times this week.

7. I have Taeguek El, Sam and Oh Jang checked off. (Due Jan 21)

8. I have Palchugi Ee Jang checked off. (Due February 25th)


9.  I have Palchugi Sah Jang checked off.  (Due February 25th)

10. I have at least 14 hours of teaching time logged towards my 30 hour requirement.

11. I video taped myself doing the form I am working on, my weapons form, my board breaks and my self-defense in the past week.

12. I attended sparring class this week.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

One-Step Questions for Saturday, 11th February - 9 Weeks to the Pre-Test


One-Step Questions - Saturday, 11th February - 9 Weeks to the Pre-Test!

1. I have physically practiced all 12 of my lower forms for 3 sessions this week.

A session of forms = you do the forms in a row, if you have a goof you re-do that form until you have it perfected and then you move on to the next form.

2. I have mentally reviewed all of my 12 lower forms 5 times this week.

***You MUST complete steps 1 and 2 in order to be eligible to continue down the floor and cross the Red Rope!***

3. I have done 65 pushups this week with the first 50 consecutive without dropping or breaking - 2 times this week plus one set of 100.

4. I have done 325 Round Kicks on the bags 2 times this week and 500 round kicks once.

5. I have done 3 training runs this week - one of which was 1.5 miles. Note the time in your binder.

6. I have done 25 crunches 5 ways (total of 125 crunches) 3 times this week.

7. I have Taeguek El, Sam and Oh Jang checked off. (Due Jan 21)

8. I have Palchugi Ee Jang checked off. (Due February 25th)

9. I have at least 12 hours of teaching time logged towards my 30 hour requirement.

10. I video taped myself doing the form I am working on, my weapons form, my board breaks and my self-defense in the past week.

11. I attended sparring class this week.