Self-Defence (Hosin Sul): Defense against a sudden attack (Dae Boori Gong Gyok): While sitting on a couch: When sitting close
“An unexpected attack can come at any time, any place. […] An attacker will usually have the initial advantage of surprise. A well trained student of Taekwon-Do, however, who has developed an instinctive conditioned reflex should stand a fairly good chance of blocking or at least deflecting a blow.” – Gen. Choi Hong Hi (Vol.5. p.314)
“The defender must know how to make use of his or her opponent’s momentum and force, while utilizing his or her dynamic and reflexive actions against momentarily undefended target.” – Gen. Choi Hong Hi (Vol.5. p.278)
While sitting on a couch: When sitting close
X (attacker), Y (defender). The roles of X and Y can be reversed so that both practitioners can practice all movements.
X and Y are sitting on a couch. Y is sitting close on the right side of X.
X: With the right back fist perform a side back strike.
Y: With an X-fist perform a high front block.
Y: With the left knee perform a middle twisting kick, while standing up.
X: With the left arc-hand perform a high crescent strike.
Y: Lean the body backward while the left straight knife-hand performs a checking block.
Y: While standing up, with the right knee perform a turning kick.
X: With the right elbow perform a horizontal thrust.
Y: Dodge to the right.
Y: Place both hands on the right side of the couch, and with the support of the hands, perform a high reverse hooking kick with the left foot.
X: Move the right foot to the right side, stand up and form a sitting stance, while performing a right back elbow thrust.
Y: Lean the body backward, while performing a front block with a twin palm.
Y: With the right fist perform a crescent punch.
X: While standing up suddenly, perform a turning kick with the left knee.
Y: Lean backward, while a twin palm performs a front block.
Y: With the left foot perform a middle snap kick.
X: Place both hands on the left side of the couch, and with the support of the hands, perform a reverse turning kick with the right foot.
Y: Lean the body backward, while an X-fist performs a front block.
Y: With both hands grab X’s right foot and twist it clockwise.
X: While standing up, perform a downward kick with the right foot.
Y: With a twin palm perform a rising block.
Y: With the left foot perform an inward pressing kick to X’s left knee joint.
X: While leaning the body to the left side, perform a high twisting kick with the right foot.
Y: With a twin palm perform a high front block.
Y: With the left knife-hand perform a side strike.
Taekwon-Do is a practical art; hence it can be learnt only from an instructor. Words, diagrams and videos can help only as a reference, and they cannot replace an instructor. Expert practical guidance from an instructor is invaluable.
“Certainly the most important asset any training hall can have is a good instructor. There is no substitute for a well-trained, intelligent, perceptive and patient instructor.” – Gen. Choi Hong Hi (Vol.6, p.17).
Choi, H. H. (1985). Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do (Vols. 1–15). Vienna: International Taekwon-Do Federation.
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