YUBA CITY KUK SOOL WON
Yuba City Kuk Sool Won is committed to providing
quality Martial Arts instruction in a safe and positive
learning environment, while challenging students to
reach their full physical and mental potential
regardless of age or gender.
YUBA CITY KUK SOOL WON
WHAT IS KUK SOOL WON
Kuk Sool Won can be easily translated as Korean Martial Arts Association. Kuk Sool is a comprehensive martial arts system that is derived from the rich and varied martial arts techniques that have arisen in Korea through the ages. Kuk Sool is not a sport, nor is it simply another oriental self defense style. Kuk Sool is a martial art that is dedicated to the cultivation of mental and physical strength and well being and to the preservation of the traditional Korean martial arts.
For self defense Kuk Sool is unsurpassed. Its combined techniques help create a dynamic “hard-soft” style emphasizing speed and fluidity.
These include (but are not limited to):
- Leg and hand techniques (kicking and striking)
- Throwing and grappling techniques
- Pressure points and joint locks
- Forms (patterns of movement)
- Over 20 traditional Korean weapons
- Internal energy breathing (development of internal strength)
- Healing techniques (Acupressure, Acupuncture, Herbal medicine)
Kuk Sool can benefit men, women, and children of all ages. Through regular practice, students will develop strength, speed, balance, timing, flexibility, and coordination. At the same time, powers of concentration , self-discipline, and self-control will significantly improve. Philosophically, Kuk Sool stresses humility, self-discipline, self-control, loyalty, and respect.
ETIQUETTE OF KUK SOOL WON
You have been given this handbook to guide and assist you as you begin your martial arts training in Kuk Sool Won. Read it now as a beginning student. Refer to it later for review.
As a new student you will hear the word “etiquette” repeatedly. You will learn that proper etiquette accounts for a high percentage of your stripe and belt test. You will also hear the instructors say that the first thing to be learned as a student of martial arts is etiquette. What exactly do they mean by “Etiquette”? They mean the proper code of behavior for a martial artist.
…what is proper behavior in a martial artist? The deceptively simple answer: Any behavior that is motivated by RESPECT. If you truly learn this martial art, it is inevitable and natural that you will develop respect for the art. In appreciating the truth and beauty of the art, you will automatically also develop respect for the teachers who impart their knowledge to you. Likewise, you will have respect for your classmates who share your learning adventure. And, also, there will be respect for yourself, the learner.
The remainder of this student guide consists of various rules , regulations, and Korean terms. When reading and learning them, keep in mind that respect and manners are the rationale for their existence.
Kuk Sool Code of BehaviorThe three most important aspects of your Kuk Sool training are:
Ki Cho Ja Ki
Energy Breathing Exercises From ancient times those who actively trained in the Korean Martial arts also practiced power gathering techniques called Ki Cho Ja Ki. Ki Cho Ja Ki means to gather internal body power into your abdomen by breathing directly to that area. The energy is than collected and mentally directed to specific parts of your body.
|WHITE||Son Pae Ki 8||KI CHO HYUNG|
|YELLOW STRIPE||Ki Bon Soo 15|
|YELLOW||Son Mok Soo 11||CHO GEUP HYUNG|
|BLUE STRIPE||Eue Bok Soo 13|
|BLUE||Ahn Son Mok Soo 6||JOONG GEUP HYUNG|
|RED STRIPE||Maek Chi Ki 15 |
Maek Cha Ki15
|RED||Joo Muk Maga Ki Bon Soo 15||GO GEUP HYUNG|
|BROWN STRIPE||Joong Geup Son Mok Soo 7|
|BROWN||Ahp Eue Bok Soo 20||DAE GEUP HYUNG|
|BLACK STRIPE||Di Eue Bok Soo 23|
|Kwan Jul Ki 13|
Too Ki 13
Mok Jul Ki 5
Bang Too Ki 13
Yang Son Mok Soo 15
Sang Soo 15
Dan Do Mak Ki 15
|GUM MOO HYUNG|
BASIC RULES ON ETTIQUETTE
- Address black belts by their title or as “Sir” or “Ma’am”.
- Respect other students.
- Come to class neat and clean. Wash your hands, feet and face before class.
- Ask permission to use the restroom or to leave the dojang.
- Always remember your etiquette. If you’re not sure--- ask.
- NEVER touch weapons or equipment without permission.
- Never eat, drink or chew gum in the dojang without permission.
- Never come to class intoxicated or under the influence of any illegal substance.
- Never associate with “gangs” or gang members.
- Never spar without supervision. NO HORSEPLAY.
PRIVILAGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF RANK
- Respect instructors and senior classmates.
- Do not disturb classmates while they practice.
- Help junior classmates.
- Never do anything you haven’t been taught.
- Don’t teach unless you have permission.
- If you want to practice at another Kuk Sool Won school, ask permission from your instructor to do so.
- Never use Kuk Sool Won training needlessly. Use it only to defend good
HAH NAH : ONE
DUL : TWO
SET : THREE
NET : FOUR
DAH-SUHT : FIVE
YUH-SUHT : SIX
IL GOHP : SEVEN
YUH DUL : EIGHT
AH HOHP : NINE
YUHL : TEN
JOK SOOL : LEG TECHNIQUES
AP CHA GI : FRONT SNAP KICK
CHOK TO LI GI :HIGH STRAIGHT KICK
YUP CHA GI : SIDE KICK
PAL TON CHA GI : ROUND HOUSE KICK
AN TA RI : CRESENT KICK
PAK AN TA RI : INSIDE OUTSIDE KICK
TORA CHI GI : REAR BACK KICK
KUM CHI CHA GI :HOOK HEEL KICK
SANG DAN TORA CHA GI :HIGH SPIN KICK
HA DAN TORA CHA GI : LOW SPIN KICK
TWI DA AHP CHA GI : JUMP FRONT KICK
TWI DA YUP CHA GI : JUMP SIDE KICK
BA-RO : AT EASE
DI : BELT
TWI- TO- RA : TURN AROUND (ABOUT FACE)
JAH-SAY : STANCE
HYUNG : FORM
KI CHO CHA KI :INTERNAL ENERGY BREATHING EXERCISES
KI : UNIVERSAL OR INTERNAL ENERGY
KI AP: MARTIAL ARTS YELL TO EXSPELL BREATH
CHA GI : KICK
JAH SAY : STANCES
KONG KYUK JAH SAY : BASIC STANCE, LEFT FOOT IN FRONT
PAHUNG AH JAH SAY : BASIC STANCE, RIGHT FOOT IN FRONT
KI MAH JAH SAY : HORSE STANCE
NAK BUP : FALLING PRINCIPLE. STRENGTHENS BODY AND PREVENTS INJURY WHEN FALLING OR BEING THROWN
AP NAK BUP : FRONT FALL
DI NAK BUP : BACK FALL
YUP NAK BUP : SIDE FALL
AP-YUP NAK BUP : FRONT-SIDE FALL
HEY JUN NAK BUP : THROWING FALL
CAT NAK BUP : ROLLING FALL
DOH BOK : MARTIAL ARTS UNIFORM
WHEN TO BOW
If you ever have any questions about etiquette or the rules of the school please feel free to ask any of the instructors. As martial artist in the modern world, we should never forget the five principles of the Ancients:
- Bow when you enter or leave the dojang. Remember to greet Sir and Ma’am LOUDLY when you enter the dojang, even if they are not present.
- Bow when you first see an instructor. Greet them courteously.
- Bow when a black belt enters the dojang. The highest-ranking student should bring the class to attention.
- Bow to the national flags, the Kuk Sool Won Association flag, and Kuk Sa Nym (founder of Kuk Sool) before and after class. If you are in your street clothes you should stand at attention and bow from standing.
- Bow before and after forms practice, sparing and techniques practice.
- When your instructor tells you to.
KUK SOOL STUDENT CREED( To be memorized )
1.I will develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or physical health.
2.I will develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in my self and others.
3.I will use what I learn in class constructively and defensively, to help my self and others and never to be abusive or offensive.
PHILOSOPHY OF SILENCE
A Martial artist believes in silence,
He does not boast his prowess.
She will not display her self defense,
Until she hears a cry of distress.
Only then will he not hesitate to protect the helpless one.
For self defense is to concentrate,
And should never be used unless absolutely necessary
The 13 principles of Kuk Sool Won:
- Self Control
- Self Esteem
BASIC KUK SOOL TERMINOLOGY
KUK SOOL WON :NATIONAL (KOREAN) MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION
HO KUK MO YEA :HISTORICAL MARTIAL ARTS FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE
KUK-KI : NATIONAL FLAG
WON-KI : ASSOCIATION FLAG
KUK SA NYM : GRANDMASTER and FOUNDER OF KUK SOOL WON
CHO KWAN JA NIM :CHIEF MASTER
KWAN JA NIM : MASTER
SA BUM NIM : 4TH DEGREE BLACK BELT
PU SA BUM NIM : 3RD DEGREE BLACK BELT
KYO SA NIM : 2ND DEGREE BLACK BELT
JO KYO NIM : 1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT
YEA-EUE : ETTIQUETTE
CHUNG-JA : KNEEL
SOO-RI-UN : PRACTICE
CHA-RI-UT : ATTENTION
KYUNG NEA : BOW
CHUN BI : READY
SI-JAK : BEGIN
SUM SI-GI : BREATHING
SOO KI : HAND TECHNIQUES
CHUNG GWUN : FORE FIST ( PUNCH )
PYUNG SOO : PALM
KWAN SOO : SPEAR HAND
SOO DO : KNIFE HAND (CHOP)
YUK SOO DO : REVERSE KNIFE HAND OR RIDGE HAND
HEY-JUN SOO DO : SPINNING KNIFE HAND
SHIP CHI MAK KI : FOUR WAY BLOCK
KUK SOOL WON TESTING AND PROMOTION
Yuba City Kuk Sool Won understands that all individuals are in some ways different from another. Because of this we grade all students on individual basis. Kuk Sool Won is also a self paced martial art. Student progression is determined by the time and effort put forth. On the following page you will find a chart showing the curriculum for white through 1st degree Black Belt. Requirements vary on age.
In Kuk Sool we introduce the practice of Ki Cho Ja Ki by sending energy that we have gathered in our lower abdomen area to our ten fingers. For best results one should spread his/her fingers as wide as possible, simultaneously Ki Ahp ( Yell with an exhalation of breath ) , and visualize the strength of your entire body flowing into your fingers.
In Kuk Sool we also introduce several types of slow moving Ki breathing techniques. These exercises are designed to stimulate energy to external body parts, for example the fingers, hands,and feet. Ki breathing also stimulates and strengthens the internal organs of the body. We believe that practice of this type of breathing will improve health and cultivate a strong human character
DOJANG (SCHOOL) RULES
- Be on time for class. Attend class regularly
- If you arrive late, ask permission to join class. If you must leave early, ask permission and don’t forget to bow yourself out.
- When adjusting your uniform, face away from the flag and kneel on your right knee.
- Sit properly with your feet crossed or tucked under you. Do not slouch or lean against the walls.
- Concentrate on your training. Never do anything to obstruct your own or another’s learning.
- Practice to your full potential. Push yourself to the limits of your endurance, energy and concentration.
- Keep a strong mind. Don’t let doubts and fears overshadow you. Also don’t show your weariness—it is contagious and will quickly contaminate your classmates. But don’t push yourself beyond safe limits.
- Always persevere and have patience.
- NEVER wear shoes in the training area ( 5ft pass the door)
- NEVER, EVER give up!!!!!