HWA RANG KWAN

Hwa Rang Kwan

1st Dan BLACK BELT

THE MEANING OF KORYO
Poomse Koryo is the 1st Dan Black Belt form. Koryo, the name of the dynasty (AD 918-1392) born of the successful wars in which the Hwa Rang of Silla ultimately unified the three kingdoms into one nation, is also the derivation of the English word Korea.

Poomse Koryo is a celebration of the courage and fortitude of the early Korean people, who defeated the rampaging Mongolian army which otherwise swept across most of Asia.

The line of direction of Poomse Koryo draws the character for Sa, meaning scholar.
POOMSE
Poomse Koryo

BASICS
Advanced Basics

BREAKING
Jump Spin Kick
Jump Turn Back Side Kick

KICKS
Jump Around Roundhouse
Spin
Jump Spin
Jump Around Spin
Low Spin
High Spin / Low Spin
Jump Turn Back Axe
Jump Around Side
Jump Turn Back Side

COMBINATION KICKS
Sliding Low / High Roundhouse, Low Roundhouse / Axe, Spin Kick, Spin Kick, Jump Turn Back Axe

SELF DEFENSE
Basics: defense from straight attack / defense from outside attack
5 x Self Defense one-step sparring

SPARRING
Olympic Style:
• one on one
• one on two
• one on three
Freestyle

FITNESS
100 Push Ups x 2 minutes
100 Leg Raises x 3 minutes
Horse Stance x 5 minutes
Jump Rope x 15 minutes
100 Roundhouse Kicks x 2 minutes
STRIKES
Straight Jab / Reverse Punch / Hook / Upper Cut Combination
Freestyle Combination Punches
Spinning Back Fist
Tiger Claw Strike
Spear Hand Strike
Back Hand Strike
High Rear Elbow Strike
Ridge Hand Strike
Rear Elbow Strike
Reverse Knife Hand Strike
Outside Elbow Strike
Back Fist Strike
Elbow Strike
Knife Hand Strike
Hammer Fist
Palm Heel Strike

PHILOSOPHY
Meaning of Poomse Koryo

1 x 1000 word essay, about one of the following books:
Living the Martial Way by Forrest Morgan
The Way of Aikido by George Leonard
Mastery by George Leonard
Karate-do: My Way of Life by Gichin Funakoshi

1 x 2000 word essay:
What relevance does your martial arts' training have to your everyday life?