National traditions of Korean art

The history of martial arts in Korea two thousand years, beginning with the era of Three States (1-pack centuries), when the territory of the Korean Peninsula, there were three kingdoms — Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla. Each one had their own system of combat training. On the formation and development of Korean martial arts were greatly influenced by Chinese tradition. It is no coincidence that the complex Korean martial arts termed “QUANBO”, similar to Chinese “chuanfa” (“pugilism”).

Some Korean martial arts:


Charac of the most interesting and mysterious of the martial art, now almost lost. Its founders are considered to be mountain hermits “Sonin”. The same characters in Chinese read “jenjen” and in Japanese “yamabushi” and means “perfect man.” In the system of spiritual and physical perfection of these hermits was the concept of unity of man and nature. In an effort to realize such unity, a hermit retired to the mountains, where his whole existence was subordinated to the natural rhythms and laws. The hermit slept on the grass in summer, and in winter on the snow, he served as housing wicker hut that protected only from rain and snow, clothing, skins of wild animals. Harsh living conditions combined with intense yogic practices, including, for example, meditation under an icy waterfall jets.

Convento (Choi Kwang Do)

Choikwangdo Korean martial arts system, a variation of Taekwondo. Taekwondo is different from b?the great diversity of the techniques employed.

Huarango (Hwa Rang Do)

Huarango (Way of the flowering youth) is a Korean martial art and the education system, which since 1968 has spread brothers.

Thicken (Taekkyun)

Thicken is the only Korean martial art, which confirmed the existence of documented historical data, drawings, engravings, and not just “mystical history” of the school. This documentary goes back confirmed part of his story by the end of the XVIII early XIX century.

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. In Korea traditional battle legs “thicken” was known more than 2020 years ago.

Documented this image on a tomb murals from the Goguryeo Kingdom in North Korea. In 1955 major General Choi Hong Hee based on several schools of fighting, Taekwondo has created. The word “Taekwondo” is composed of three words: “Tae” — kick a foot in the jump, “Kwon” — fist, do — way.

Hapkido (Hapkido)

Hapkido is a Korean martial art.

United way kicks and grabs hands, the way of uniting his power with the force of the enemy, a way of merging the energy body with the energy of the Universe.

Tangsudo (Tang Su Do)

Tansudo Korean art “way tanishi (Chinese) hand”, is a traditional Korean military art, focused on the discipline and practice of forms and sequences of self-defense. Hwang Kee, the founder of this art, confirmed that he created tansudo when he lived in Manchuria in the 30s years of the XX century, based on older texts about subak (an older Korean martial art). Japanese karate and Chinese internal approaches may affect tansudo. In many aspects, tansudo? like karate and Taekwondo, however, has virtually no emphasis on sports.

Kuksoolwon (Kuk Sool Won)

In the 70-ies of XX century in Korea, a new type of combat — kuksoolwon, whose name can be translated as “national (state) art.” Its creation was motivated by the desire to maintain traditional Korean martial arts in contrast to the official policy of supporting the sports version of TKD. The Creator of kuksoolwon become master SEO In Hyuk, thirty years of wandering the temples in search of forgotten techniques of the national martial arts. Kuksoolwon incorporates the best elements of technology the three directions in Korea developed martial arts: family and clan schools (sado Muslim), monastic martial arts (Pulido Muslim) and “Palace of arts” used to train the army (conjun Muslim). Based on the surviving elements of these three areas of SEO In Hyuk created his own system, including all the best of them. Thus he sought to preserve the most characteristic features of the Korean tradition of unarmed combat and psychological training.

The Korean term similar to the Chinese “Chuan-FA” meaning “fist fight”. They represent Korean martial arts in General.

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