HOSIN-DO TAE PHUNG KWAN translates from Korean to English as The Way of Self-Defense--Great Storm School. It is also known as The Cyclone Style of Self-Defense. Cyclones (Hurricanes) are huge systems of storms concentrated around a central "eye". These storm-systems are among the most powerful forces in nature.

In many ways the aspects which mark a cyclone, mirror those in HOSIN-DO. While the storms in a Cyclone are extremely powerful, the "eye" of a Cyclone is always calm. HOSIN-DO TAE PHUNG KWAN stylists also prefer to maintain an area of inviolate calm about themselves (the defensive zone). Any opponent attempting to reach the defender is forced to pass through the storms of techniques surrounding the defender.

Cyclones are very complex. While they contain generalized slashing winds of huge force, they also contain intense, localized circular storms (tornadoes) of horrific and unpredictable force. HOSIN-DO uses both circular and linear techniques. Striking and kicking techniques are complimented by joint-locking, throwing and take-down techniques. HOSIN-DO contains such a range of techniques that an opponent can never predict how a defender will react to his attack.

A Cyclone absorbs energy from any source it encounters. HOSIN-DO does the same. Our style draws theories and techniques from the following:Master Michael Thigpen Sidekick

  • TAE KWON DO

  • TAE KYON

  • YU KWON SUL

  • HWARANG DO

  • HAPKIDO

  • JUDO

  • GUM-DO

  • KOBUDO (trad. weapons)

  • AIKIJUJUTSU

  • AIKIDO

  • KARATE

  • BOXING

These theories and techniques are blended into HOSIN-DO TAE PHUNG KWAN to create a complete coherent system.

 

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

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