Discussion in 'Hapkido' started by JTMS, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. JTMS

    JTMS Valued Member


    Just thought I would ask at what level weapons are introduced in your schools?

    Such as Dan Bong, rope, etc.
  2. Jointlock

    Jointlock Valued Member

    Actual weapons techniques where you are the one wielding the weapon are taught at 1st degree and above. Weapon defense is taught at blue belt for knife and gun.

    1st Dan: Dan Bong and Knife
    2nd Dan: Cane and Rope
    3rd Dan: Jang Bong
    4th Dan: Sword
  3. JimH

    JimH Valued Member

    All weapons in our program are done by all students from the begining of their training.
    We train :
    Short stick
    Long stick/Baton/ASP
  4. Kurse

    Kurse New Member

    I'm a yellow belt and, though I'm not very good, I've done cane, escrima stick(s), and staff.

    Sorry I can't remember the Korean names for them.
  5. saint15

    saint15 New Member

    we learn long stick from our first lesson and dont learn any other wepons till black belt though we get tought defense against knife at red belt.
  6. IronPanda

    IronPanda New Member

    I'm only a fifth gup, but we learn Dan Bong (short stick) blocks and strikes, from white belt onward and we get tested on them.

    We have also learned and practice some basic belt restraints, but I've never been tested on them (still good stuff to know).

  7. JTMS

    JTMS Valued Member

    Keep at it. I am sure you will get better. I also feel confident that you are doing better than you think!
  8. Kurse

    Kurse New Member

    Oh I have no intention of giving up now. I wouldn't expect to be great with a weapon after only two or three classes.

    I own a pair of escrima sticks and a cane, so I practice what I've learned with those, whenever I can.
  9. samurang

    samurang New Member

    7 gup nunchucs and jang bong basics such as blocks and strikes.
    5 Gup Dan Bong the basics the same as the jang Bong.
    1 Gup basic Ji Peng E (cane)/ Dan Gum (Knife attacks.).
    1 Dan Dan Bong advanced stuff as selfdefens and movement.
    1 Dan Gum (Sword).
    2 Dan Ji Peng E Advanced stuff.
    2 Dan Poo Bak Sool (rope).
    3 Dan Boo Chai Sool (Fan).

    Best Regards

    Pierre Sundin
  10. yukwon

    yukwon New Member

    Jul bong, Jang Bong and Dan Bong prior to black belt. 1st dan Sword, 2nd dan Cane, 3rd dan Fan and 4th dan Rope.
  11. timex

    timex Valued Member

    green belt: staff
    blue belt: nunchaku
    brown belt: kali sticks
    red belt: cane and knife.
    2nd dan: double butterfly sword and double sword.
    3rd dan: gun defense,short stick and long pole.
    4th dan: sword.
    5th dan: belt(rope) and fan.
  12. davefly76

    davefly76 Valued Member

    i don't do hapkido but i thought i'd give you an insight on what is taught in the kuk sool won syllabus as, afaik it is very similar to hapkido.

    brown - staff (joong bong) spinning
    black/brown - knife defence (dan doh mahk ki)
    1st dan - staff form (joong bong il hyung), staff sparring, straight sword, short sticks (dan bong)
    2nd dan - reverse sword, double short sticks (sahn dan bong hyung), rope (poh bahk) and cane (ji peng ee) techniques
    3rd/4th dan - double short swords, fan techniques, double sword form

    jool bong (nunchuks) don't have a specific place in the syllabus but is quite often taught around yellow/blue belt

  13. coc716

    coc716 Just Some Guy

    I thought sword wasn't traditionally part of Hapkido? I guess I stand corrected.

    Moosulmaster, you didn't answer your own question. What level are weapons introduced in your school?
  14. JTMS

    JTMS Valued Member

    oops! here is the list:

    Blue belt: knife defense
    Brown Belt: sword (Il Gum Gi Hyung)
    Black/Brown (cho dan bo): short stick (dan bong) and staff
    1st dan: rope and sword (Jung Gum Hyung)
    2nd dan: cane and general Gum do
    3rd dan: Fans (Boo Chai Sool) and reverse sword (Yuk Gum Hyung)
    4th dan: Archery
    5th dan: Knife throwing and offensive knife
    6th dan: offensive double knife and dan bong with knife
  15. davefly76

    davefly76 Valued Member


    do you have any vids of your jung gum hyung & yuhk gum hyung? i would be interested to see how it compares to the kuk sool forms by the same names?
  16. JTMS

    JTMS Valued Member

    They are the same as GM IN Sun Seo is my Grand Master.
  17. davefly76

    davefly76 Valued Member

    oh, ok thanks :)
  18. Hyung

    Hyung Valued Member

    Originally a few years ago, weapons were reserved for advanced students, over 3rd dan. But lately, we used to study every kind of technique all in the same class. Black belts of different grades, with colored belts and even with rookies or visitants. Because, in the streets, you can really know for sure who can attack you. And you must be able to defend against taller, smaller, heavier, older, younger, etc people in real life situations.
    That's why, we also study some weapons in all levels. Mostly, knife (kal) techniques, jang bong (staff), tan bong (small staff), yukdo (or shinai), nunchaku (or ssangjolgun), and for really advance black belts: cane (donjongsul), rope (kkun or chul), fans, chingun (sword).

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