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  • Kun Mu Do

    Kun Mu Do

    Kun Mu do





    A martial arts based on dance and music, the music played by the Gayageum, which is a beautiful sounding, Korean, traditional stringed instrument sometimes thought of as a harp. The objective of the art is for practitioners to be able to empty their minds completely and act the void. It is a meditative type art that shares a similarity in essence to Tai Chi, yet also includes various explosive, quick fire, striking techniques similar to those found...
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  • Kuk Sool Won

    Kuk Sool Won



    A Korean martial art that encourages the integration and further exploration of all aspects of other Korean martial arts.

    As practiced today, it is still a relatively new art but draws heavily on ancient traditions and techniques, combining the classical elements of martial arts with modern understanding of body conditioning. Of particular importance to body conditioning is stretching, flexibility, cardio vascular conditioning, ligament and tendon stretching, muscle toning
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  • Han Kum Do

    Han Kum Do

    Han Kum Do



    A Korean sword system comprising of basic cutting techniques that mimic the Korean script known as Hangul. Developed by the late Myung Jae Nam,the art came to popular attention during the third international H.K.D. Games in 1997. Although, arguably, it is easier for those familiar with the Korean language, Hangul, known as the most scientific alphabet in existence today, is in fact remarkably easy to learn. It is estimated that most foreigners should be able...
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  • Shin Gum Do

    Shin Gum Do

    Shin Gum Do




    The ‘mind sword path’ or ‘way of the clear mind, clear thinking and clear action’, is a Buddhist sword art developed to be a path to enlightenment. Originated by Zen Master Chang Sik Kim whilst on retreat at a Korean Buddhist temple. It aims to combine the still Zen meditation with the actions of the sword forms creating a complete system of mind and body.

    An interesting juxtaposition of peaceful Zen practice combined with the art of killing
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  • Won Hwa Do

    Won Hwa Do

    Won Hwa Do



    This is a hybrid Korean martial art developed in 1972 by Bong Ki Han, Meaning the ‘way of circular harmony’ it relies on 360 degree rotations of the joints to generate power. The basic thinking of the style is that in nature there are no straight lines and straight angles of attack. When practiced over a number of years is known to cause damage to the human joints and lead to excessive wear and tear of ligaments.

    There are 20 different forms which...
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  • Hoi Jeon Moo Sool

    Hoi Jeon Moo Sool

    Hoi Jeon Moo Sool





    The Korean art meaning ‘the revolving martial art’.

    Utilizing circular and revolving movements to generate power. Legend has it that the art was developed from the Dol Gae Soolwhich was originated by King Tae Jo during the Koryo dynasty of Korea 994-1392 A.D. It is said that he was inspired by the force found circular motions, commonly observed in nature, and that the inspiration behind its development and popularisation was
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  • Tang Soo Do

    Tang Soo Do

    Tang Soo Do





    This is an extremely popular martial art of Korean origin and one of the most popular practiced arts in the U.S., although sometimes advertised under the name of Karate or Korean Karate for marketing reasons as this name is more widely accepted as a martial art in America.

    Although the system uses a traditional belt to denote rank, many schools do not wear a black belt, instead swapping that for a midnight blue coloured belt. This
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  • Yong Mu Do

    Yong Mu Do

    Yongmudo


    Is this the future of martial arts? Perhaps the only martial arts system created by a university, it was developed by professional sport scientists at Yung-In University in Korea, and is now thought of as a compulsory element to physical education students.

    It is a hybrid martial art separated into three levels simply categorised as: beginner, moderate and difficult. It combines kicking techniques taken from Tae Kwon Do, shifting and throwing techniques
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  • Haedong Gum Do

    Haedong Gum Do

    Haedong Gum Do




    The Korean art of swordmanship and sword fighting practiced with the Jukdo, a bamboo sword, and then the Mokgum and Jingum, the wooden sword and the live sword respectively. It is said to be based on GiCheon, an older internal martial art similar to Tai Chi as described in the Myue Bobo Tongji, the ancient book of martial arts.

    The system incorporates aspects of Ki Gong the internal energy development exercises, cutting practices, begi,
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  • Hankido

    Hankido

    Hankido



    Developed in the 1980’s this hybrid, Korean martial art incorporates aspects of Aikido but is thought to be more suitable for the Korean based stylist, mixing Aikido-like throwing techniques where the defender utilises the attacking force, re-diverting it, often resulting in a break or a spectacular throw. The system also includes a number of kicking and striking techniques, acrobatic flips, and Tae Kwon Do like kicks. There are 12 basic self defence moves that...
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  • Han Kum Do
    by chriscrudelli
    Han Kum Do



    A Korean sword system comprising of basic cutting techniques that mimic the Korean script known as Hangul. Developed by the late Myung Jae Nam,the art came to popular attention during the third international H.K.D. Games in 1997. Although, arguably, it is easier for those familiar with the Korean language, Hangul, known as the most scientific alphabet in existence today, is in fact remarkably easy to learn. It is estimated that most foreigners should be able...
    02-28-2020, 10:32 AM
  • Shin Gum Do
    by chriscrudelli
    Shin Gum Do




    The ‘mind sword path’ or ‘way of the clear mind, clear thinking and clear action’, is a Buddhist sword art developed to be a path to enlightenment. Originated by Zen Master Chang Sik Kim whilst on retreat at a Korean Buddhist temple. It aims to combine the still Zen meditation with the actions of the sword forms creating a complete system of mind and body.

    An interesting juxtaposition of peaceful Zen practice combined with the art of killing
    ...
    02-28-2020, 10:27 AM
  • Haedong Gum Do
    by chriscrudelli
    Haedong Gum Do




    The Korean art of swordmanship and sword fighting practiced with the Jukdo, a bamboo sword, and then the Mokgum and Jingum, the wooden sword and the live sword respectively. It is said to be based on GiCheon, an older internal martial art similar to Tai Chi as described in the Myue Bobo Tongji, the ancient book of martial arts.

    The system incorporates aspects of Ki Gong the internal energy development exercises, cutting practices, begi,
    ...
    02-28-2020, 10:17 AM
  • Hankido
    by chriscrudelli
    Hankido



    Developed in the 1980’s this hybrid, Korean martial art incorporates aspects of Aikido but is thought to be more suitable for the Korean based stylist, mixing Aikido-like throwing techniques where the defender utilises the attacking force, re-diverting it, often resulting in a break or a spectacular throw. The system also includes a number of kicking and striking techniques, acrobatic flips, and Tae Kwon Do like kicks. There are 12 basic self defence moves that...
    02-28-2020, 10:05 AM
  • Won Hwa Do
    by chriscrudelli
    Won Hwa Do



    This is a hybrid Korean martial art developed in 1972 by Bong Ki Han, Meaning the ‘way of circular harmony’ it relies on 360 degree rotations of the joints to generate power. The basic thinking of the style is that in nature there are no straight lines and straight angles of attack. When practiced over a number of years is known to cause damage to the human joints and lead to excessive wear and tear of ligaments.

    There are 20 different forms which...
    02-28-2020, 10:02 AM
  • Hoi Jeon Moo Sool
    by chriscrudelli
    Hoi Jeon Moo Sool





    The Korean art meaning ‘the revolving martial art’.

    Utilizing circular and revolving movements to generate power. Legend has it that the art was developed from the Dol Gae Soolwhich was originated by King Tae Jo during the Koryo dynasty of Korea 994-1392 A.D. It is said that he was inspired by the force found circular motions, commonly observed in nature, and that the inspiration behind its development and popularisation was
    ...
    02-28-2020, 09:54 AM
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