What is Kuk Sool Won? PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 May 2010 05:29

Kuk Sool Won™ is a systematic study of all of the traditional fighting arts, which together comprise the martial arts history of Korea. As a martial arts system, Kuk Sool Won™ is exteremely well-organized; and seeks to integrate and explore the entire spectrum of established Asian fighting arts and body conditioning techniques, as well as mental development and traditional weapons training. The following list includes some, but by no means all, of the elements of Kuk Sool Won™.

HAND TECHNIQUES

  • Closed and open hand striking methods, including: palm, fist, wrist, finger, and specialized hand training techniques
  • Pressure point striking
  • Striking with arm and shoulder
  • Blocking and parrying

 

LEG TECHNIQUES

  • Fundamental kicks, including: front, inside, outside, & more
  • Advanced kicks, including: jumping, spinning, combination, double leg
  • Pressure point kicking
  • Specialty kicking

 

THROWS AND GRAPPLING

  • Throws include: body throws, projection throws, hip throws, leg throws
  • Pressure point grappling
  • Grappling defense
  • Wrestling techniques
  • Ground fighting

 

JOINT LOCK TECHNIQUES

  • Restraining methods
  • Joint breaking techniques
  • Combination joint locking
  • Control and redirection techniques
  • Arresting and pain-compliance techniques

 

FALLING AND ACROBATICS

  • Body conditioning and agility techniques
  • Body protection techniques
  • Acrobatics for defense and offense

 

BODY CONDITIONING

  • Overall stretching and flexibility training
  • Cardiovascular conditioning
  • Muscle toning
  • Ligament and tendon strengthening
  • Joint flexibility and bone conditioning

 

ANIMAL-STYLE TECHNIQUES 

  • Techniques based on the movements and/or characteristics of certain “martial” animals such as:
            - Tiger
            - Praying Mantis
            - Crane
            - Dragon
            - Snake
            - Bear
            - Eagle

 

TRADITIONAL KOREAN WEAPONS

  • Sword: short & long, single or double, straight or inverted
  • Staff: short, middle & long, single or double 
  • Jointed Staff (flail): double or triple 
  • Spear 
  • Cane 
  • Rope 
  • Fan 
  • Bow & Arrow

- There are 24 different traditional Korean Royal Court weapons in the curriculum of Kuk Sool Won.

 

More information on the history of Kuk Sool Won can be found here, at the official Kuk Sool Won website.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 May 2010 16:08