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Monday, February 22, 2010


'Hyung' means style, pattern or form. More specifically, in the martial arts a hyung is an organized movement which includes a series of defensive and offensive moves.

A martial art form is a form that uses band strikes and the principle of kicking combined with the internal power that is generated by practicing ''DAN JUN KI BUB" (the Principle of Lower Abdomen Energy) . Also one must be able to move the body quickly with agility and train externally in order to complete the external power.

By practicing in this way, one may have what is considered to be a complete form, meaning a form that combines both the Nei Gong (internal energy) and the Wei Gong (external energy).

The hyung is self training. When performing a hyung the student turns inward to himself to practice self discipline, timing, speed, power, balance, poise, and co-ordination The hyung is the perfect way to practice techniques. With only one-self to consider. the student can focus on the performance of the techniques in the hyung rather than blocking a real blow or the position of the opponent.

Monday, February 8, 2010


In every Martial Art there is knowledge that can be harmful to human life. To assume the responsibility of placing a dangerous weapon in the hands of a stranger - literally to make a lethal weapon of the body - is a sobering experience. One of the most crucial tests of character is whether we are humble enough to subordinate ourselves to the rules of the Do Jang and respect the gravity of our new powers. The martial arts are not a store bought item that we are entitled to just because we pay for the lessons. The responsibility is too great, the implication is larger than than us.

The function of obedience in martial arts is not subservience. Rather obedience allows us to learn the knowledge that a teacher has to offer. Because the teacher has greater knowledge and experience, his words and actions may sometimes be incomprehensible to the less knowledgeable. We must practice obedience to our instructor or master as the means of eventually bridging the gap between our knowledge and that of our master's. Obedience becomes the key to successful learning and smooth progress.

To be a great leader, we must first be able to be a great follower. If we cannot follow the teachers instructions. How can we ever learn enough to become a leader. Leaders are made not born.