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Sin Moo Hapkido Han Wang Sool:Foundation of Education for the Confederation of the American School
What is Sin Moo Hapkido Han Wang Sool?
Sin Moo Hapkido Han Wang Sool literally means,'King practices the Korean way of harmony and balance of the mind, body, and spirit in a higher minded "noble" warrior.
SIN MOO HAPKIDO WORLD HEADQUARTERS-1996-MONTEREY CA. (From left to right): MASTER FRANCISCO ABUNDAN, MASTER GREG, DOJUNIM HAN JAE JI, GRANDMASTER YUNG, GRANDMASTER KING
Sin Moo Hapkido Han Wang Sool intigrates the knowledge of diversion or suppression and combines skeletal joint locks, pressure points, throws, kicks, and strikes to accompany the practitioner in their journey through the life process. The Sin Moo Hapkido Han Wang Sool practitioner uses their attacker's power against them. Sin Moo Hapkido Han Wang Sool emphasizes circular motion, non-resistive movements, and, at all times, control of the opponent. Although Sin Moo Hapkido contains both outfighting and infighting techniques, the goal in most situations is to get inside for a close-in strike, lock, or throw if the living situation requires it.
The essence of Sin Moo Hapkido Han Wang Sool is to gain advantage through technique, avoiding the use of strength against strength. For example, if the attack is strong, one must receive it gently. If the attack is gentle, one must counter it powerfully. This makes this style more suitable for those that are less physically able to defend themselves, as they are not required to meet an attacker head on.
The striking and kicking practice is done under strict supervisation of a Sin Moo Hapkido master. There is some weapons training for advanced students - primarily sword, belt, kubatan, cane, and short staff. This advanced training also includes a particular diet that aids in the production of essential adrenilne hormone or "ki." There are no Sin Moo Hapkido forms, katas, sparring, or competitions.
Sin Moo Hapkido techniques are unsuitable for use in sparring or competition, as their use would result in injury or,in a worst case scenario-death, even when protective gear is used. There is generally an emphasis on physical conditioning and excercise, including "ki" breathing exercises. It is important, for the advanced student, to become familiar with the 'nine rules' of Sin Moo Hapkido as originally outlined by the founder, Dojunim Han Jae Ji. The Dojunim is a close friend as well as mentor to our Sin Moo Hapkido Han Wang Sool 'Foundation of Education' for the Confederation of the American School. Information concerning the 'nine rules' will follow in more detail as we progress.