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    What's your favorite hyung?

    For whatever reason, mine has always been Naihanji Cho Dan. I guess I've always liked what it represented (I was taught you're fighting people on both sides on a narrow mountain pass), and the simplicity makes the techniques themselves stand out more.... like a garden of bamboo trees vs. a mixed flower garden.

    What are some of your favorite hyungs, and why?
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    Re: What's your favorite hyung?

    I'm kind of partial to the Chil Sung forms myself. They have more of the softer side of TSD in them. But favorite of all....Kong San Koon. I guess that to me has always represented the last step to becoming a "master" since it's the form to test for sa dan.

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    Re: What's your favorite hyung?

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterPistella View Post
    I'm kind of partial to the Chil Sung forms myself. They have more of the softer side of TSD in them. But favorite of all....Kong San Koon. I guess that to me has always represented the last step to becoming a "master" since it's the form to test for sa dan.
    Ha! I knew your name was familiar Master Pistella!

    I'm not familiar with the Chil Sun or Yuk Ro sets other than from youtube.

    The first form I loved was Nijushiho (aka Ee Sip Sa Bo) but I am also very fond of EunBi (Empi).

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    Re: What's your favorite hyung?

    My favourite traditional form is Kong Sang Koon - becouse it is summary of pyung ahn set.

    But from all TSD hyungs my favourite are Chil Sungs - especially Chil Sung no 5 and no 7 and Hwa Sun Hyung.

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    Re: What's your favorite hyung?

    There are so many forms, all very beautiful to watch and perform. However favorite would have to be Kong Sang Koon, followed very close behind by Bassai.

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    Re: What's your favorite hyung?

    I have to agree with AmericanTSD, my favorite is Kang Song Koon, followed by a very close Bassai.. . then Jin Do (Chinto) in third.

    I'm also partial to Rohai, although our Kwan Jang Nim no longer really teaches that form anymore.
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    Re: What's your favorite hyung?

    This is a difficult question. Either Oh Ship Sa Bo (Go Ju Shi Ho), Ship Pal, or So Ho Yun.

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    Re: What's your favorite hyung?

    Quote Originally Posted by rmclain View Post
    This is a difficult question. Either Oh Ship Sa Bo (Go Ju Shi Ho), Ship Pal, or So Ho Yun.

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    I do a version of Gojushiho Dai and love practicing it. The cat stances are great workouts for the legs.

    My friend did Ship Pal on her Ee Dan test. The elbow Jump kick, drop to ground sequence looks silly hard.

    So Ho Yun is just...whoa.

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    Re: What's your favorite hyung?

    I like the Pyung Ahn set. I teach them most often and understand them in the most detail because of it. I find that I have to force myself to focus on the other hyung in private practice.
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    Re: What's your favorite hyung?

    As a 3rd Dan I have to say I do love Kong Sang Koon. It's so long and so powerful, and I love the idea of the Eagle representing it as well as "viewing the sky." My all time favorite might be Chil Sung 5 though, my instructor competed with it for years and years and it felt like such a gift to be taught it after all that time. Finally I LOVE the Yuk Ro forms (2 is my favorite so far) as they're different and so rich in history.

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    Re: What's your favorite hyung?

    I would have to say "Hwa Sun Hyung" is my favorite, I have herd it's been changed as of late, but I practice the one I've learned, it meet what I want in an empty hand hyung.

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    Re: What's your favorite hyung?

    Quote Originally Posted by Makalakumu View Post
    I like the Pyung Ahn set. I teach them most often and understand them in the most detail because of it. I find that I have to force myself to focus on the other hyung in private practice.

    These are the simplified Pinan and Heien katas of Wado and Shotokan, I prefer them in that form rather than the TSD versions. They have little depth in TSD so much is missed out.
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    Re: What's your favorite hyung?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tez3 View Post
    These are the simplified Pinan and Heien katas of Wado and Shotokan, I prefer them in that form rather than the TSD versions. They have little depth in TSD so much is missed out.
    I agree and I've been slowly adding in the missing flavor as time goes on. I'd love to video my kata now and compare then to the videos I took seven years ago. My kata have definitely changed!
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    Re: What's your favorite hyung?

    Quote Originally Posted by Makalakumu View Post
    I agree and I've been slowly adding in the missing flavor as time goes on. I'd love to video my kata now and compare then to the videos I took seven years ago. My kata have definitely changed!

    Glad I'm not the only one! I put back the stances and as much as I can.
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    Re: What's your favorite hyung?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tez3 View Post
    Glad I'm not the only one! I put back the stances and as much as I can.
    One of the things I like about TSD is that we don't have hard traditions when it comes to passing down the kata exactly like it was taught from Sensei to Sensei. This allows me to build my understanding and change angle the hand motions, emphasize grabbing motions, or shift the footwork to reflect the application that I'm thinking about. I put most of my work into the Pinan kata because I teach those most often. Now that I have more students advancing in rank, I should be able to spend more time with the higher kata.
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