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What Does Kuk Sool Won Incorporate?

Hand Striking

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

Leg Techniques

  • Foundational kicks
  • Spinning kicks
  • Jumping kicks
  • Combination kicks
  • Double leg kicks
  • Pressure point kicking
  • Specialty kicking

Throwing & Grappling

  • Body throws
  • Projection Throws
  • Leg throws
  • Pressure point grappling
  • Grappling Defence
  • Wrestling Techniques
  • Ground Fighting

Joint-locking Techniques

  • Restraining methods
  • Joint breaking techniques
  • Combination joint locking
  • Control and redirection techniques
  • Arresting and "come along" techniques

Falling Techniques & Acrobatics

  • Body conditioning and agility techniques
  • Body protection techniques
  • Acrobatics for defence and offence

Body conditioning

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

Animal-style techniques

  • Techniques based on the movements and/or characteristics of certain "martial" animals such as Tiger, Preying Mantis, Crane, Dragon, Snake, etc

Traditional Korean Weapons

  • Sword: short, middle, long, single or double, straight or inverted
  • Staff: short, middle, long, single or double
  • Jool Bong
  • Spear
  • Cane
  • Rope
  • Fan

There are 24 different traditional Korean Royal Court weapons in the curriculum of Kuk Sool Won plus Buddhist and family weaponry.

Martial Art Healing Methods

  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Internal energy systems
  • Herbal medicine

Meditation & Breathing Techniques

  • Various breath control techniques
  • Meditation and breathing postures
  • Concentration techniques