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Chung Do Mu Sool Won weapons training

Chung Do Mu Sool Won is a traditional martial art of Korea that resembles the modern Hapkido. Chung Do Mu Sool is marked by a mixture of Taekyon (an ancient martial art from the same country), Kwonbup (fist arts) and traditional Korean weapons training. This art incorporates 4000 different self-defense techniques such as joint locking and throws, as well as Qigong and the arts of Ji-Ap-Sool (Acupressure) and Chim-Sool (Acupuncture). It has been this fully integrated training method that has allowed Chung Do Mu Sool Won to remain as the most complete traditional Korean martial arts system.

Chung Do Mu Sool Won was practiced by the Korean Royal Palace Guards and the Korean Royal Bodyguards for the last 2000 years. It is literally translated as "True Way Martial Arts/Skill."




Chung Do Mu Sool Won training consisted of several main methods or technical categories that were then further broken down into specific or specialized skill sets, and then further subsets. A significant portions of the Chung Do Mu Sool Won training method was documented in the Korean historical document, the four volume "Muye Dobo Tongji" - Comprehensive Martial Arts Text, published in 1790 by Yi Duk-Mu and Pak Ji-Ga, by order of King Yi Jung Jo (the Korean Monarch, Yi Choseon Dynasty).

These main methods were: Kwonbop (more specifically "Jung Kwon Bop" - Middle Fist Arts/Principles, which in turn was documented in the Muye Dobo Tongji main index of contributing skills as: "Nae Ga Kwon Bop, Hwang Baek Ga" - Internal Family Fist Arts/Principles of Master Hwang Baek's Family), which comprised the empty hand fighting methods contained within Chung Do Mu Sool Won. Kwon Bop contained various striking, kicking, and grappling skills, which in turn was further divided into "Yu Sool" - Soft Techniques, and "Taek Kyun" - Push Shoulder (kicking and hand maneuvers). Yu Sool was then subdivided into multiple skill sets of various blocks, strikes, kicks, headbutting, joint locks, pressure points, body throws, ground controls and pins, chokes, disabling and arresting/control, as well as "Chim Sool" - Acupuncture, "Ji Ap Sool" Acupressure Massage, and "Maek Chi Gi" - the study of Vital Points. Taek Kyun was divided into two subcategories: "Kyul Yun Teak Kyun" - Upper Body Maneuvers, and "Seo Gi Taek Kyun" - Lower Body Maneuvers, which were meant to be combined into a generalized rhythmic pattern of training. In the Late Yi Choseon Dynasty Taek Kyun was often practiced as a competitive combative sport along side "Sserum" - Native Korean Style Wrestling.

Korean Martial Arts
Charyok | Choson Sebop | Chung Do Mu Sool Won | Dahn Mudo | Gyongdang | Haidong Gumdo | Hankido | Hapkido | Hoi Jeon Moo Sool | Kuksulwon | Kumdo | Kun Gek Do | Kwonbup | Mudokkwan Subakdo | Muye 24 ki | Shippalgi | Sonmudo/Bulmudo | Ssireum | Subak | Subyokchigi | Taekyon | Taekwondo | Tang Soo Do | Tukong Moosul | Youn Wha Ryu






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