Hapkido Essentials video

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Hapkido is a complete self-defense art, encompassing a full range of striking, kicking, throwing and immobilization techniques. In Hapkido Essentials, learn the kicks, strikes and blocks of Hapkido from Grandmaster Myung Yong Kim, founder of Hapkido Jin Jung Kwan, and Grandmaster Chang Soo Lee, head of Hapkido Jin Jung Kwan. The grandmasters and some of their top instructors in Korea, personally teach you over 75 hapkido techniques including:

  • Stance
  • Danjun Breathing: beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Vital point attacking
  • Vital point theory
  • Striking: elbow, knifehand and backfist
  • Blocking: single and double arm
  • Falling: forward, backward, side, aero and rolling falls
  • Kicking: single, double, combinations and special kicks for a total of 51 kicks!

Junsado Fundamentals, Standing and Ground Combat video

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Junsado Fundamentals, Standing and Ground Combat teaches you over 100 tactics and strategies of realistic unarmed combat. Begin with the fundamentals of unarmed fighting including: stance, open and closed hand strikes, elbow strikes, low kicks, knee strikes, takedowns, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder locks and ground fighting principles.

Former special agent Sang H. Kim demonstrates each technique at walk through and full speed then shows you how to effectively apply it against an opponent. Once you've mastered the fundamentals, learn the principles that instantly neutralize and destroy your opponent in standing and ground confrontations including no-nonsense defenses against tackles, head locks, chokes, arm locks, punches, grabs, low kicks, sweeps, throws, pins and a variety of strikes.

Plus, learn what to do when your first response is countered by your opponent. Nearly seventy standing and ground combat scenarios take you through a wide range of possible attack and defense situations.

Joongbong Short Stick Fundamentals and Patterns video

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The joongbong, or short stick, is a versatile and easy to learn weapon.  Once mastered, the principles of the joongbong can be applied to any blunt weapon.

In this video Sang H. Kim teaches you the fundamentals and basic patterns (hyung) of the joongbong including stances, grip, blocking, deflecting, striking, cutting, thrusting, footwork, fundamental applications and partner and solo drills.

Perfect for beginners who are just starting out. I really appreciated the format and presentation of the techniques. I found it both very helpful and taught in a way that I could understand
— Robert

Taekwondo Palgwe Poomse video

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The Taekwondo Palgwe Poomse video provides you with the performance standards for the 8 Taekwondo Palgwe Poomse for at-home practice, testing & competition plus a complete guide to the Korean and English names for the movements of each form.

Don’t hesitate. If you need a great reference for review or just learning this [video] is the one to own.
— D Verret



Police Arrest and Control Tactics video

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Veteran law enforcement officer Keith Livingston teaches the keys to controlling a suspect during the arrest process, with a focus on subduing noncompliant subjects. 

Keith begins by reviewing officer safety including positioning, stance and awareness, then moves into the two officer contact and cover technique, teaching simple takedowns to subdue noncompliant suspects. The instruction wraps up with a look at taking control of a knife-wielding attacker through the use of scenario assessment, distance and the officer's use of deadly force. Keith demonstrates techniques for defusing the most common types of knife attacks based his many years of experience as a patrol officer.

Any profession that requires a person to control and restrain someone would find this DVD useful.
— K. Harrell

Knife Defense Fundamentals video

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The Knife Defense Fundamentals video covers the essential basics of defending against the knife and gives you a solid foundation. Learn to use stance and distance to your advantage, evade an attack, close the distance for a counter, change the line of attack, control the knife arm, reverse your opponents momentum, apply standing restraint and control locks, understand the principles of a knife attack and take an attacker to the ground where you can successfully immobilize him, neutralizing the threat of the knife. Then put your new skills to work in 23 sample attack and defense scenarios that you can practice with a partner.

Includes:

  • 7 Action Steps for Successful Knife Defense
  • Stance and footwork: using positioning and distance to your advantage
  • Looping: evasion and distance control
  • Deflecting: changing the line of attack
  • Gripping: control the knife arm
  • Inversion: reverse the attackers momentum
  • Pinion: standing restraints and ground immobilizations
  • Finishing techniques
  • Immobilizing an attacker with a choke, wrist lock, head lock, chin lock, body lock, takedown or pin
  • 23 Sample practice scenarios with variations
  • Applying the 4 tactical concepts of closing, passing, cutting in and coupling

Taekwondo Aerokicks video

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Developed by Korean demonstration teams for spectacular breaking shows, aero kicks are among the hardest kicks in the world to master. But if you are up for a challenge, Sang H. Kim can help you learn even the most difficult aerokicks.

This instructional video uses full speed, stop frame and slow motion footage to analyze and explain the finer points of aero kicks like the 540 degree jumping spinning whip kick, jumping split kicks, back flip kicks, and over a dozen ways to execute three, four and even five kicks in a single flying jump.

Aero kicks are the Ultimate Kicking Challenge - guaranteed crowd pleasers for board breaking in demonstrations and competitions.

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Police Survival: Kubaton, Pressure Points, Handgun Retention video

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Learn key survival tactics including the use of the kubaton, hard and soft pressure point techniques against both active and passive resisters, handgun retention in and out of the holster and disarming techniques in the event that a suspect gains control of the officer's handgun or if the unarmed officer finds himself facing a weapon at close range.

Well produced, topics clearly explained and demonstrated with in depth knowledge of the topics. I am not LE, but safety extends to everyone and sometimes the individual has to stand their ground and fight through.
— Ron Mapes

2003 Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido Championship video

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This video gives you a ringside seat at the 2003 Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido National Championship, held in Incheon, Korea. '

The competition kicks off with a demonstration by a team of masters, juniors and police officers who showcase both the practical and spectacular sides of hapkido. The junior students demonstrate children's self-defense, jumping kick breaks and team falling acrobatics, the police officers perform a series of weapons disarms and Master Lee Chang-Soo demonstrates breaking and self-defense against multiple attackers.

Next you'll see highlights of the kicking, falling and self-defense competitions followed by full-contact hapkido sparring matches which allow not only kicks and punches, but sweeps, takedowns and throws. Sparring footage includes both highlights and full matches in the black belt divisions. See Korean hapkido black belts of all ages give their best for a shot at the national championship.


Jang Bong Long Stick Fundamentals and Patterns video

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Great training dvd to anyone new to Bo Staff fightng techniques
— Elverine

The Jang Bong is a long stick, approximately 60 inches in length. It can be used to defend against an empty handed or armed attacker with ease.

In Part One of this video, filmed at a seminar, Sang H. Kim introduces the fundamentals of the Jang Bong including the two basic grips (for long and close range fighting), posture, offensive and defensive movements including straight striking, circular striking, hooking, thrusting, scooping and controlling techniques. It also includes a warm up recommended for use before beginning Jang Bong practice, a look at the vital points for striking with the Jang Bong, partner and solo practice drills, 8 Strike Circular Drills and many tips to improve both performance and understanding of this unique weapon.

In Part Two, you will learn three patterns for the Jang Bong. Master Kim starts you off with a basic form to introduce the fundamental footwork, blocking and striking skills of the Jang Bong. The second form is an intermediate level pattern that introduces more complex skills including offense/defense combinations and varying grips. The third and most advanced form focuses on speed in complex combinations.

Each sequence includes full speed, follow along, front, diagonal, side and rear views. Also included are a movement by movement breakdown of the terminology and detailed explanations of the applications of the movements.


Advanced Knife Defense video

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For experienced martial artists, the Advanced Knife Defense video shows you how to effectively disarm an attacker and turn his weapon against him in self-defense. Learn a wide range of defensive techniques against cutting, thrusting, stabbing, slashing, armed restraints, chokes, ground pins and headlocks.

Solutions for even the most hopeless situations, with a strong focus on disarming an attacker on the ground. Also includes tactical analysis of force lines, vulnerabilities of the knife-wielding attacker, the use of leverage, use of the strategic retreat and preemptive strikes.

This video is good - it has many joint locks,throws and take-downs used on a knife welding opponent.
— H. Miller

Advanced Joongbong Short Stick video

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Learn to use the short stick in close combat self-defense situations, including advanced applications against choking, locking, takedowns, pins and disarms plus the 10 of the most effective ways to take down your opponent at very close range. Filmed at a Junsado seminar, the material on this video is highly realistic and damaging to an opponent who breaks through your initial defense and gets too close for you to use conventional Joong Bong strikes and blocks. 

Also, learn 3 advanced short stick patterns that introduce new blocks, strikes, parries, combinations and footwork: Joong Bong Il Hyung, Ee Hyung, and Sam Hyung. 


Double Stick Fundamentals and Patterns video

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The ssang bong (double sticks) uses two different grips, one standard and the other reverse, to deliver maximum impact with two short sticks.

Includes instruction on: 

  • Grip
  • Stance and posture
  • Striking
  • Primary and secondary defense techniques
  • Blocking and parrying 
  • One flow defense drills 
  • Combination defense
  • Targets of attack 
  • Striking, thrusting and cutting 
  • Primary and secondary offense
  • Offensive combinations
  • Introduction to combat applications

Ki:The Science of Internal Energy video

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For centuries, martial arts masters, monks, warriors and scholars have pursued methods to develop, channel and harness the mysterious and powerful internal life force known as ki (chi, qi). Exercises like qigong and chi kung promote mental and physical health, harmony and longevity.

Many martial artists use the applications of ki training to increase power, heighten focus and develop inner strength. Ki:The Science of Internal Energy explores ki development through the emerging Korean training method of GiCheon.

Grandmaster Sang Won Lee, headmaster of Korea GiCheon Association, teaches a series of ki training exercises combined with breathing methods to channel ki while strengthening the muscles and promoting discipline in the mind and body. GiCheon's unique method of increasing flexibility in the joints to unblock the circulation of ki and its use of a form of dynamic tension to enhance breathing exercises produces results for even the most novice practitioners.

Discover the secrets of this ancient training method through a visit to the Moonmak mountain training center in Korea where Grandmaster Lee and his students share their experiences with ki training in interviews and demonstrations.


Police Baton, Handcuffing and Vehicle Extraction Training video

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The Police Baton, Handcuffing and Vehicle Extraction Training video begins by teaching the fundamental blocks, strikes, gripping methods, and combination strikes with the expandable baton then progresses to baton retention, disarming, lock-ups and escorts. The next instructional segment covers the correct procedure for handcuffing and searching compliant and noncompliant suspects from the standing, kneeling and prone positions. The video wraps up with techniques for multiple officer control and vehicle extraction using empty hand techniques and the kubaton.

very informative and very practical
— Chuck Repscher

Power Breathing video

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Revitalize your energy with Power Breathing. Sang H. Kim guides you through easy to follow breathing exercises that you can do anywhere, in as little as sixty seconds, to relieve stress, increase your fitness level and feel better instantly.

New to breathing exercises? Start with Gentle Breathing, a simple way to reconnect with your body and begin your journey toward renewed energy. When you're ready, the core Power Breathing exercises of Steady, Staccato and Explosive breathing combine to create a total body energizing workout that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized. Finally, give attention to problem areas with Healing Breathing ten exercises to release tension and promote flexibility through controlled breathing.

Sang H. Kim has created this instructional video detailing the Power Breathing methods he has used for over 3 decades as part of his daily martial arts training. Power Breathing is an excellent way of improving lung capacity, strengthening the core mucles of the torso, increasing stamina, reducing stress and channeling inner energy. It's principles can be applied to martial arts training, yoga, tai chi and many aerobic sports. The video includes both instruction and follow along workouts.

Also available: Power Breathing book


Zen Buddhism: In Search of Self documentary

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Following a tradition dating back over 1000 years, two dozen Buddhist nuns gather for a ninety day period of meditation, fasting and contemplation deep in the mountains of South Korea. With the singular goal of attaining enlightenment, the women undertake a rigorous schedule of meditation, at one point sitting for seven days without sleep.

In this first ever documentary on the practice of Dong Ahn Geo (Winter Zen Retreat), you'll be invited into the Baek Hung Buddhist Temple to witness not only the nuns' strict meditation practice, but their daily lives in which we see not only a deep spiritual discipline but an almost childlike joy and simplicity. Since the Great Monk Hyecheol built Baek Hung Temple in the 10th century during the Silla Dynasty (AD 57-935), the temple has been known for the most rigorous Cham Sun (Zen) practice.

Forbidden until now, the camera captures the austere beauty of the Korean countryside and the long secret traditions of this Buddhist Zen retreat. This historic documentary was filmed from November 29, 2001 to February 26, 2002 at Baek Hung Temple, Palgong Mountain, Daegu, South Korea.


Taekwondo Training in Korea video

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1988 Olympic Gold Medalist and 5 time World Taekwondo Champion Kuk Hyun Chung takes you inside his dojang for an exclusive look at the drills and methods he uses to train Korean taekwondo champions.

In this dynamic training footage, Master Chung's students demonstrate a wide variety of elite level training methods for developing the very best sparring skills, including: moving, line and team target drills, partner hogu drills, conditioning, agility, speed and mobility training, sparring strategy and practice matches.

Although this is not an instructional video, Master Chung offers tips and training suggestions throughout. Get a revealing inside look at the daily training regimen that makes the Korean fighters the best in the world.

a cool sneak peak inside a great Korean TKD gym
— C. P.

Tae Kwon Do Drills video

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Olympic Gold Medalist Lynnette Love teaches you the drills and training methods that led her to the top including: warm-ups, stretching, conditioning drills, plyometrics, strengthening exercises, wavemaster bag training, circuit interval training, endurance training, footwork drills, kicking drills, line drills, hogu drills, speed drills, partner drills, and group target drills.

About Lynnette Love

Lynnette Love is a 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist and 1992 Olympic Taekwondo Team Captain. In her 14 years as a US National Taekwondo Team member she won three World Championships, two Olympic Medals, 10 US National Championships and 5 Pan American titles. In 1991, she was named the US Olympic Committee Female Athlete of Year (for all sports) and in 1997 she was named USCO Developmental Coach of the Year. Since retiring from competition, she has coached the US National Team at the World Championships, World Cup and Pan Am Games. 


Kumdo: Korean Kendo video

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Kumdo, meaning way of the sword, is very similar to Kendo. Practitioners use the jukdo (split bamboo sword) for striking the opponent. Because combatants wear a helmet and hard body protector (hogoo) they are able to practice full contact strikes to the head and body. Kumdo is an exacting art, with an emphasis on precision and attitude over speed and strength.

In this video, filmed in Kyungjoo, master Lee Sang-hwan, Director of Kyungbuk Kumdo Association and his senior instructors and students demonstrate:

  • Grip and posture
  • Footwork and movement lines
  • Kumdo basic techniques
  • A brief history and terminology of Kumdo
  • Bowing and etiquette
  • Breathing exercises
  • Group technique drills: combinations with footwork
  • Partner drills wearing full gear
  • Daeryun: free sparring sessions 
  • Interviews with instructors and students