Yongmudo

Yongmudo (용무도) – is a martial art invented by field experts and professors of Yong-In University, a school specializing in the education of martial arts and sports since 1953. It was developed by combining the techniques of Taekwondo, Hapkido, Yudo (or Judo), Fencing and Ssireum at Yong-In University. It was devised over two years by professors and former gold medalists...

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WonHwaDo

WonHwaDo is a relatively new Korean martial art, and it was founded in 1972 by the Garndmaster Bong-Ki Han. The name means, roughly, “The Way of Circular Harmony” (Won = Circle, Hwa = Harmony, Do = Way). The basis of this marital art art lies in circular motion, effectively making use of full 360° rotations of the key joints of the human body. This serves to conserve energy and...

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Tukong Moosul

Tukong Moosul (more accurately, Teuk-gong Musul, Korean 특공무술, meaning literally “Special Forces Martial Art”) officially began as the self-defense system of the South Korean Special Forces. It is widely used by South Korean special warfare units, such as the elite 707 Special Mission Battalion. The roots of Tukong run much deeper, its origins can be traced back...

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Subak

Subak, Soobak or Soo Bak-Gi is an ancient Korean martial art. Historically this term may be an older name for the Korean martial art of taekkyeon. Originally, Korea was divided into three kingdoms: Silla in the southeastern part of the country, Goguryeo(Koguryo) in the northern part, nearest to China, and Baekje located west of Silla. The Subak style was created in the Korean peninsula...

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Shippalgi

Shippalgi is a name for a group of independent Korean martial arts. The name is often used to refer to the study of Chinese martial arts introduced to Korea, but also for several other styles. One style that uses the name Sib Pal Ki, and probably the most famous, is said to have its roots in the Mu Ye Shin Bo, a Korean martial arts manual published in 1759. This book was based on an older...

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Seon Kwan Moo

Seon Kwan Moo is the name of a Korean Seon (Zen) Buddhist cultivation method for enlightenment, employing a martial art training regimen and meditations. By the end of World War II, the art of Seon-Kwan-Moo (also Sun-Kwan-Moo, Korean: 선관무-禪觀武) was almost lost. In the years following the war, Yang-Ik...

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Kyuki Do

Kyuki Do is a Korean art that is a mix of taekwondo, judo, jiujutsu, hapkido, and kobudo. Kyuki-Do was introduced to the United States in 1967 by Grand Master Ok Hyung Kim, the founder of the art. The American Kyuki-Do Federation was established in 1979. Kyuki-Do is an Art that combines the strikes of TaeKwon-Do, the throwing and grappling techniques of Judo and Juijitsu, the joint locks of...

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Kunmudo

Kunmudo is one of the Korean martial arts. It is based on dance, music and the martial art itself. The music utilises the gayageum, a Korean zither-like string instrument. In 1957, Jung-Hyo Ha founded a kunmudo-school, and started reforming the art along with his students. Kunmudo is said to be a dance performed by ancient soldiers, and has its roots in the Silla kingdom (4th century). The...

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Hup Kwon Do

Hup Kwon Do, founded by Lim Ching Sing was developed from Taekwondo. He left his original teacher Choi Hong Hi and became affiliated with Choi Kwang Do whose style was more fluid than Taekwondo. Hupkwondo is a synthesis of what he learned from these men. HupKwonDo is as deadly and as delicate as nature itself. It is as exquisite as a flower, as beauiful as ballet, as natural as breathing in...

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Hoi Jeon Moo Sool

Hoi Jeon Moo Sool is a form of Korean martial arts that was developed by Grandmaster Myung Jae Ok (명재옥, b. 1938) which uses circular motions in order to direct an opponent’s power against him/her. Hoi Jeon Moo Sool means “the circular martial art.” Hoi Jeon Moo Sool means “the revolving martial art.” where (Hoi Jeon) means to revolve and (Moo...

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