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Components of Kuk Sool

Hand Striking

1. Closed and open hand striking methods: including palm, wrist, finger striking techniques and specialized hand training techniques
2. Pressure point striking
3. Striking using arm and shoulder
4. Blocking and parrying

Leg Techniques

1. Foundational kicks
2. Spinning kicks
3. Jumping kicks
4. Combination kicks
5. Double leg kicks
6. Pressure point kicking
7. Specialty kicking

Throwing and Grappling

1. Body throws
2. Projection Throws
3. Leg throws
4. Pressure point grappling
5. Grappling Defence
6. Wrestling Techniques
7. Ground Fighting

Joint-Locking Techniques

1. Restraining methods
2. Joint breaking techniques
3. Combination joint locking
4. Control and redirection techniques
5. Arresting and "come along" techniques

Falling Techniques and Acrobatics

1. Body conditioning and agility techniques
2. Body protection techniques
3. Acrobatics for defence and offence

Body Conditioning

1. Overall stretching and flexibility training
2. Cardiovascular conditioning
3. Muscle training
4. Ligament and tendon strengthening
5. Joint flexibility and conditioning

Animal-Style Techniques

Techniques based on the movements and/or characteristics of certain "martial" animals such as Tiger, Preying Mantis, Crane, Dragon, Snake, etc

Traditional Korean Weapons

1. Sword: short, middle, long, single or double, straight or inverted
2. Staff: short, middle, long, single or double
3. Jool Bong
4. Spear
5. Cane
6. Rope
7. Fan

There are 24 different traditional Korean Royal Court weapons in the curriculum of Kuk Sool Won ™ plus Buddhist and family weaponry.

Martial Art Healing Methods (beginning at Instructor Level)

1. Acupressure
2. Acupuncture
3. Internal energy systems
4. Herbal medicine

Meditation and Breathing Techniques

1. Various breath control techniques
2. Meditation and breathing postures
3. Concentration techniques