Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Gwon Gyokdo

Collapse
X
Collapse
  •  

  • Gwon Gyokdo

    Gwon Gyokdo

    Gwon Gyokdo is a hybrid, Korean martial art incorporating traditional Korean martial arts techniques alongside Muay Thai boxing. Still in its infancy in Korea, the no-nonsense, down to earth martial art, that alongside its sporting aspect and ring fighting, contains 27 different self defence techniques which are designed to be practical and include defences against a staff, iron bar and a knife. However, the majority of training includes boxing-type techniques including the lunging knee and elbow strikes taken from Muay Thai, practiced with protective gear a body guard, groin guard and head guard; novices are quickly introduced to full contact sparring.

    Participants who enter competitions will be expected to train without the benefit of protective gear prior to a fight in order to toughen their bodies.
    Unlike other Asian martial arts, this form focuses on ‘wai gong’ or external energy skill. There are no methods of ‘chi’ or ‘ki’ development and students increase physical strength through weight training and drilling of techniques alongside extensive use on the heavy bag for conditioning of hands and feet. Typically, a plank of wood approximately 10 inches in width is wrapped with rope made from rice straw, and students will be encouraged to strike it repetitively to condition the striking tools that they will use in the ring or on the street.

    Click image for larger version  Name:	Unknown-6.jpeg Views:	0 Size:	18.2 KB ID:	338
    The art’s founder, Jung Do Mo, was a longstanding Taekwondo practitioner. However he felt, after witnessing a demonstration match between a traditionalist and a kick boxer, unsettled that his art was not as effective when used in the ring and after a three year study in Thailand of kick boxing he returned to Korea and founded the art. All the usual kicks found in Taekwondo can be found in Gwon Gyokdo alongside the Thai familiar roundhouse shin techniques and boxing methods. Unusually however, open hand techniques are totally removed from the system and not taught, as they are deemed complicated and dangerous with the possibility of broken fingers or disjointed fingers resulting from improper use.

    Share your thoughts or experiences here
    Gwon Gyokdo - Chris Crudelli Martial IQ Forums




    Author of this article Chris Crudelli is a Graduate of London University’s SOAS & Beijing Shi Fan University. He is also a Kung Fu & Taiji Master, Author & TV Host best known for his self-penned BBC TV series 'Mind Body Kick Ass Moves' broadcast in over 180 countries worldwide.
      Posting comments is disabled.

    Categories

    Collapse

    Article Tags

    Collapse

    Latest Articles

    Collapse

    • 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...
      28-02-2020, 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
      ...
      28-02-2020, 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,
      ...
      28-02-2020, 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...
      28-02-2020, 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...
      28-02-2020, 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
      ...
      28-02-2020, 09:54 AM
    Working...
    X