Hyung Ryu and Character

The Hyungs(patterns of movement) of Soo Bahk Do were influenced by Ryu, or styles. One is the Weh Ka Ryu (Outside House Style), which were Southern Chinese Schools emphasizing speed, aggressiveness and dynamic action. Examples of the Weh Ka Ryu style are the Gi Cho Hyungs, Pyung Ahn Hyungs, and Passai. Another Ryu i ...

Lennon's story

This month's blog was going to be titled "The History of our Art", however this essay produced by one of our latest Dan (Black belt) Candidates was so moving and shows the history of in our art in the making I felt I had to share it with with you and with the kind permission of Lennon and his Parents I bring you ...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year – hope you have all had a great festive season, I wish you all the very best for 2020 hope it is full of Joy, Love, Health and Prosperity!

We all say this at this time of year we all welcome a New Year with hope. We all wish for these things &ndas ...

We are 10 years old today

I remember this day in 2009 well, it was coming up to 7pm - myself and my wife Jill were anxiously waiting in the Woodley park centre in Skelmersdale hoping that someone would turn up to our very first martial arts class.

Only 2 people turned up we went ahead with the class anyway and we never saw them again.

It w ...