Beginner Taekwondo video

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Sang H. Kim takes the new student step by step through the essential information that all beginning taekwondo students should know including:

  • tying the belt correctly

  • bowing

  • fundamental kicks

  • basic strikes

  • basic blocks

  • fundamental stances

  • 5 self-defense techniques

  • 4 one-step sparring

  • Poomse Kicho (basic form)


Self-Defense video

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I recommended this because its the most thorough I’ve seen and covers quite a bit on essentials. It covers not just moves, but mentality and awareness, so you may prevent something before it occurs.
— John Wolfen

The Self-defense Encyclopedia video is a fast paced, information packed collection of self-defense skills and principles that is ideal for beginners or non-martial artists. Sang H. Kim's approach to self-protection is street-oriented, fluid and direct with an emphasis on ending a confrontation quickly using any means necessary. Discover a wealth of knowledge on self-protection including:

  • 14 essential self-defense principles that you can apply to any confrontation

  • 22 primary and secondary targets to disable an attacker

  • 10 defense drills to train your instinctive responses and avoid panicking in an emergency

  • Defensive tactics against the most common standing, ground and restraint attacks

  • Multiple defensive options for each attack - use what works for you

  • Defensive principles against multiple attackers, edged weapons and firearms

  • Restraint and control locks to immobilize an assailant

  • Environmental awareness

  • Escalation of use of force

  • Coping with Fear

  • Use of verbal communication to de-escalate a confrontation

  • Recognizing nonverbal warning signals

  • Understanding the psychology of violence

  • Coping with stalking and domestic violence

  • Scenario training and analysis

  • 7 golden rules of self-defense

Because the techniques taught are presented with both novice and advanced applications, this is an excellent reference for students, instructors and non-martial artists alike.


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


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.