Students

traditional Tang Soo Do uniform including colored rank trim


Various interesting writings including works by students and Mr. Bolejack.

History of Tang Soo Do http://www.tang-soo-do.org.uk/history.html

A list of traditional Tang Soo Do forms with videos http://sullydog.com/sullysites/tsd/hyung.htm

Sah Bom Nim Travis Ginn's Tang Soo Do School in Fletcher NC
http://www.hosinsooldojang.com/index2.html

Travis Ginn's Form Videos http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb3nxgHo3fi4wkCCZ9wTKXw


Various other useful links collected over the years http://yamabushi.us/links.htm


Testing Requirements:   Tang Soo Do  /   Taijutsu-Ninjutsu

General Resource on worldwide Ninjutsu/Taijutsu teachers; http://www.bujinkanninjutsu.info/

Basic Fist Positions for Taijutsu students

Hokenn Juroppo - Sixteen Fists
  1. Kikaku-Ken -- Demon Horns Fist (striking with the head)
  2. Shuki-Ken -- Hand Start Fist (striking with the elbow)
  3. Fudo-Ken -- Unmoving Fist (clenched fist/immovable fist)
  4. Kiten-Ken -- Turn-Causing Fist (half open sword hand, Shuto)
  5. Shishin-Ken -- Finger Needle Fist (use the little finger)
  6. Shitan-Ken -- Finger End Fist (uses three fingers primarily)
  7. Shako-Ken -- Mantis Crab Fist (thrust with fingers/palm)
  8. Shito-ken -- Finger Sword Fist (striking with the thumb)
  9. Shikan-ken -- Finger Ring Fist (hit using extended knuckles)
  10. Koppo-ken -- Bone Method Fist (use of extended thumb knuckle
  11. Happa-ken -- Eight Leaf Fist (palms of both hands)
  12. Sokuyaku-ken -- Foot Dance Fist (heel/sole kick)
  13. Sokki-ken -- Foot Start Fist (striking with the knee)
  14. Sokugyaku -- Ken Foot Reverse Fist (striking with extended toes)
  15. Tai-ken -- Body Fist (striking/crushing with the body)
  16. Ki-ken --  (striking with intention)



"When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts 
are filled with the fear of death,

so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time 
to live their lives over again in a different way.

Sing your death song and die like a hero going home."

- Tecumseh, Shawnee 
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LINEAGE

Tang Soo Do
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Grand Master Hwang Kee
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Grandmaster Jae Chul Shin
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Grandmaster Chuck Blackburn  /  Master Travis Ginn



Taijutsu
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Soke Masaaki Hatsumi
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Ed Martin
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Sean Kennedy
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seminar training with Bob Eaton, Moti Nativ, Chris Carbanero, Anthony Lucas, and others


IMA - Integrated Martial Arts
(mixed jiu jutsu, filipino, Kenpo, Jeet Kune Do)
Dan Inosanto / Ed Parker / Bruce Lee / David German / see chart
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Grandmaster Brian Adams



Cherokee Culture, Appalachian Lore and Studies
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Bolejack family, John Henry Crow, Lynn Wynch, Roy Waya,  traditional dancers, Aniwaya Society,
Eustace Conway, countless friends,
Wado!

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Key elements for taijutsu/ninjutsu include the following strands of information.

Tai Sabaki / Taihenjutsu – body movement, rolling, leaping, and evasion

Self Defense – effective methods of responding to various common attacks

Weapons – how to move with and use various weapons from both the traditional system and in universal terms for application with any available object.

History and Culture – an understanding of some of the world’s great stealth warriors as well as sensitivity to the Japanese origin of ninjutsu, its roots and heritage and key figures.

Wilderness/Outdoor knowledge – How to be safe, find your way, stay warm and fed, build shelters, track and trap, and develop a knowledge base of area plants and trees and how to use them for food, medicine, and defense.

Traditional Kata – Information from the nine schools taught by Dr. Hatsumi and other senior masters such as Moti Nativ, especially material from Gyokko Ryu, Shinden Fudo and Koto Ryu, as well as others.  This includes two-person forms, stances, and techniques.  Specific schools and information may change at any time to reflect priorities as set by Hombu Dojo, Japan.

Awareness – sensitivity and awareness are the building blocks of all shinobi methods and scout skills.  Games and training designed to develop the senses and observation, as well as stealth and blending, are covered.

Students are strongly recommended to attend our summer programs such as Scout Camp, Ninja Camp, etc. to get hands-on ‘dirt time’ and many hours of learning to augment weekly classes.

 Thank you!

Spencer Bolejack

Land of the Sky Wilderness School, LLC – director