The key concepts of what AMAC teaches are embodied in the tenets, codes
and student creed of Tang Soo Do. All students are required to learn them and
commit them to memory.
Rules Of The
Rules of conduct are important in any teaching situation, especially in
Tang Soo Do where discipline and self-control are crucial elements of what we
teach. Please familiarize yourself with the rules regarding expected behavior
As you advance in your studies at AMAC, you will learn many new terms
and concepts. Out of respect for the Korean masters who gave us Tang Soo Do,
and as part of the mental discipline of martial arts, you will be required to
know these terms in Korean as well as English.
Stances are the building blocks of martial arts. Just as no house can
stand without a solid foundation, nothing in Tang Soo Do can be done well
without the execution of proper stances. As students progress in their
training, they will learn new and more complex stances.
Forms are stylized patterns of various martial arts techniques that
serve two basic functions. The first, is to help provide a structured means of
gauging the progression of students' training while also helping provide
measurable criteria for advancement. The second function of forms is to allow
students to practice and eventually command muscle memory of various
techniques. While parts of certain forms may appear to be coordinated steps
that could be executed in exact sequence in a combat situation, that is
incidental. Their purpose is to teach and then allow students to practice and
master the individual techniques themselves.
Go to the Forms
One Step Sparring
The Cheezic Federation cirriculum includes a series of techniques
designed to defend against a simple, frontal attack. They serve a similar
purpose to forms, however they are specific to our federation and comprised of
fewer steps than forms. There are five different sets of these techniques, and
four different steps to each of them. Students first learn the first step of
each of the five sets, and then progress to the subsequent step of the five
sets as they move up to Green, then Red and finally Black Belt rank.
The Cheezic Federation has minimum requirements for the advancement of
students. Individual schools may impose additional requirements at the
discretion of the school's Master Instrucutor.