If nothing else, these will teach that combinations of techniques are important (one-and-done rarely works, even though that is a goal). These also helps to develop a sense of timing, distance, and control.
These fighting techniques should be performed from a Fighting Stance.
- Block, Punch
- Block, Punch, Right Leg Round Kick, Left Leg Round Kick
- Block, Punch, Right Leg Round Kick, Left Leg Round Kick, Back Kick
- Block, Punch, Right Leg Inside-outside Kick
- Left Leg Round Kick, Block, Punch, Inside-outside Kick
- Block, Punch, Right Leg Outside-inside Kick
- Block, Punch, Turning Right Leg Front Hook Kick with the back leg
- Block and Jump Back Kick in one continuous motion
Lastly, and this cannot be overstated, the block must be executed without moving, unbending, or extending the elbow. The entire blocking motion must come from the waist. If you have to reach out to block a punch or a kick, then the attack was not real - it was too far away to hurt you. By pivoting the waist you add control, better power, speed, and ensure you won't be faked-out and thus create an opening for your opponent.
Note: Tang Soo Do is a defense martial art and as such the vast majority of our techniques begin with a defensive move. This is nicely illustrated with these techniques. Number 5 is the exception that proves the rule.