Hyung: The Korean word for 'Forms', are used in Tang Soo Do in order to practice certain techniques
such as kicking, punching, blocking and stances just to name the most basic principles. They are used for conditioning
purposes, muscle memory, and focus/concentration.
Tang Soo Do Forms begin with basic movements and build carefully through months and years to some of the
most advanced techniques in the martial arts.
Stances are the foundations of each movement. Grandmaster Hwan Kee wrote, "Movement is dependant upon balance
and balance on stance, it is difficult to perform any movement without proper balance...balance is the most important
aspect of any stance."
Forms training is both an application of Tang Soo Do fighting technique and an artistic expression of those techniques.
It has internal (Neh Gung) as well as external (Weh Gung) attributes and benefits. As an art form, practicing forms should
demonstrate not only the fighting applications but also the artistry of good presentation. This makes Tang Soo Do a Martial
Art as opposed to being simply a fighting style.