Jang Bong Long Stick Fundamentals and Patterns video

BUY NOW: 

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!

 

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

BUY NOW: 

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!

 

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

BUY NOW: 

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!

 

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

BUY NOW: 

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!

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

BUY NOW:

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!

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.


Power Breathing video

BUY NOW: 

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!


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

BUY NOW: 

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!

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

BUY NOW: 

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!

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.

Kumdo: Korean Kendo video

BUY NOW: 

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!

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


Zen Man movie

WATCH NOW: 

Sang H. Kim brings to life the story of a peace-seeking Zen master named Han who is drawn into a web of revenge by the son of his former student. As elements of his past come back to haunt him, the Zen master faces a choice: kill or be killed. While the young man finally gets his wish, he discovers that we don't know what we have until we destroy it. 

Sang H. Kim blends his signature martial arts skills with his interpretation of what it means to be a martial artist, a teacher and a man who believes that good and evil are not as different as we perceive them to be.

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!


Taekkyon: Traditional Korean Martial Art video

BUY NOW: 

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!

Taekkyon is a native Korean martial art that was nearly lost forever during the early 1900's. Preserved by Grandmaster Song Duk-ki until his death, it is considered a Cultural Asset by the Korean government. The movements of Taekkyon are characterized by rhythmic beauty and grace that hide the deadly intent of its practitioners.

In this Taekkyon video, filmed on location at the historical Korean Folk Village in Yongin, Grandmaster Lee Yong-bok, head of the Korea Taekkyon Association, and his National Demonstration Team present dynamic performances of Taekkyon at its best.

Lee Yong-bok is Headmaster of Korea Taekkyon Association which is recognized as the official taekkyon organization by the South Korean government. Grandmaster Lee learned from Grandmaster Song prior to his death in 1987 and is actively working to preserve the art of taekkyon. 


Korean Sword and Weapon Martial Arts video

BUY NOW: 

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!

Korean Sword and Weapon Arts is a rare look at some of the oldest documented martial arts of Korea. In this fascinating program, the National Demonstration Team of Kyung Dang, led by Grandmaster Im Dong-kyu, reenacts the sword, stick, spear and empty hand arts of ancient Korea.

The weapon forms demonstrated here are based on those illustrated in the classic Korean martial arts manual, Muye Dobo Tongji. Practiced by the King's special forces over 500 years ago, these sword and weapon arts were adapted from ancient Japanese and Chinese martial skills developed by Korean warriors during the Yi Dynasty.

This one of a kind performance begins with a variety of sword arts originating in Korea, Japan and China in the 1500s through 1700s. Next, the masters of Kyung Dang demonstrate rarely seen Korean weapons such including the spear, crescent sword and shield. You'll also be treated to a performance of Kwon Bup, believed to be one of the earliest documented forms of Korean empty hand martial arts.

 


Muay Thai Fights Volume 1 video

BUY NOW: 

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!

Muay Thai Fights Volume 1 brings you 6 5-round fights for over 80 minutes of nonstop Thai boxing action. This video was filmed in the rural provinces of Thailand. While the biggest fights are fought in Bangkok, the provinces are where the talent begins. This footage takes you to the breeding ground of hardcore, old school Muay Thai.

Professional rules - boxing, kicking, knees and elbows - all full contact with no pads or gear. You'll experience it all first hand - live music, local fans, fighters hungry for their big break - with a camera angle that makes you feel like you're in the ring.

All bouts were filmed over the ropes from a neutral corner, putting you as close as you'll get to the fight as a spectator.


Korean Kickboxing: Kyuktooki video

BUY NOW:

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!

In the Korean Kickboxing: Kyuktooki documentary Master Jung Yong Han (Asian champion), Jun Hyo Sung (Korean national champion) and other champions share the secrets that led them to the top in this full contact combat sport including:

  • Basic Kickboxing Skills

  • Essential Competition Techniques and Rules

  • Training for Competition

  • Conditioning Exercises

  • Mitt Kicking & Boxing

  • Heavy Bag Kicking & Boxing

  • Kyuktooki Class in Seoul, Korea

Jung Yong-han is an All-Asia Kyuk Too Ki champion and coach of some of the top Kyuk Too Ki fighters in Korea including Korean National Champion Jun Hyo-sung. His gym is headquartered in Sungnam City on the outskirts of Seoul. 


Martial Arts of Korea video

BUY NOW:

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!

Korea has a rich and varied martial history dating back thousands of years. From the ancient arts of Kuk Kung (archery) and Ssireum (grappling) to modern combat sports like Taekwondo and Kyuk Too Ki, generations of warriors in Korea have practiced both armed and unarmed combat methods. Martial Arts of Korea introduces a dozen Korean arts through interviews, visits to dojangs and gyms, competition footage, demonstrations and historical background.

Each segment features top ranking masters in Korea who present a revealing look at the arts of Kuk Kung, Ssireum, Kumdo, Haedong Kumdo, Kyukpa, Taekkyon, Hapkido, Yudo, Kuk Sool, Taekwondo and Muye Eship Saban (armed and empty hand). Filmed on location in Korea.

A good review of Korea’s contribution to the martial arts heritage.
— Stuart Anderson

Jang Bong Long Stick Forms video

BUY NOW: 

Amazon Prime members watch at Amazon.com for free!

Sang H. Kim has created 5 challenging forms for the Jang Bong long stick. Building on the material taught in the Jang Bong Fundamentals and Patterns video, the forms taught in the Jang Bong Long Stick Forms video introduce new techniques and more complex combinations to take your Jang Bong skills to a new level. Thorough instruction and multiple camera angles and performance speeds make it easy for you to learn these exciting long stick forms.

practical and useable in fight application training

Muay Thai Fights Volume 2 video

WATCH NOW: 

Muay Thai Fights Volume 2 was filmed in the rural provinces of Thailand. While the biggest fights are fought in Bangkok, the provinces are where the talent begins. This footage takes you to the breeding ground of hardcore, old school Muay Thai. Professional rules - boxing, kicking, knees and elbows - all full contact with no pads or gear. 

You'll experience it all first hand - live music, local fans, fighters hungry for their big break - with a camera angle that makes you feel like you're in the ring. All bouts were filmed over the ropes from a neutral corner, putting you as close as you'll get to the fight as a spectator. Muay Thai Fights Volume 2 brings you 6 5-round fights for over 80 minutes of nonstop Thai boxing action.


Boxing Fundamentals video

Formats: Amazon Instant Video

BUY NOW:

Amazon Prime members watch for free!

Korean boxing champion Kim Sung-Kuk invites you into his gym as he explains and demonstrates the fundamentals of boxing including:

  • Warm-ups and Conditioning

  • Essential Gear and Training Equipment

  • Boxer's Stance

  • Fundamental Punches: Jab, Cross, Hook, Uppercut

  • Defensive Techniques: Block, Catch, Parry, Duck, Slip

  • Counterpunching

  • Offensive and Defensive Combinations

  • Equipment Drills

  • Basic Strategy

  • Sample Sparring Matches

Get an inside look at the training regimen of Korean Bantamweight National Champion Kim Sung-Kuk and his coach, former National Champion Woo Dae-Shik - a great introduction to boxing for the novice or intermediate fighter.