Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills

The following is the Yu Shin Gum Bup basic curriculum:

  1. Gi Bon Ja Sae (Basic Stances):
    1. Natrual Posture
    2. Ready Posture
    3. Position of Attention
    4.  Triangle Stance
    5. Horse/Sitting Stance
    6. Front Stance
    7. Low Front Stance
    8. Tiger Stance
    9.  Twisting Stance
    10. Kneeling Posture
    11. Half-Kneeling Posture
  2. Gi Bon Bal Undong (Basic Foot-work)
    1. Sliding Step (Advance and Retreat)
    2. One Step (Advance and Retreat)
    3. Two Angle Step
    4. 90 Degree Step
    5. 180 Degree Step
    6. Spinning Step
  3. Carrying The Sword Methods:
    1.  Carry-Sword Method
    2. Carry-Ready Method
    3. Wearing the Sword (Belt Positioning)
  4. Etiquette / Courtesy:
    1. Standing Bow (2)
    2. Kneeling Bow
    3. Hand Bow
  5. Basic Postures (8):
    1. Offensive-Defensive Sword Posture / Middle Sword Posture (Kong-Bang Ja “Sae”)
    2. High Sword Posture
    3. Low Sword Posture
    4. Reverse Sword Low Posture
    5. Right Side Sword Posture
    6. Reverse Left Side Sword Posture
    7. Figure “8” Sword Posture
    8. High Reverse Sword Posture
  6. Basic Drawing / Sheathing The Sword (4):
    1. Vertical Sword Draw to Kong-Bang Sae
    2. Horizontal Sword Draw to Kong-Bang Sae
    3. Vertical Sword Sheathing
    4.  Horizontal Sword Sheathing
    5. Reverse Sword Sheathing
  7. Basic Sword Cutting Methods (Gi Bon Gum Bae Gi Bup) (12):
    1. Downward Cut from Kong-Bang Sae:
      1. Pushing Cut
      2. Pulling Cut
    2. Upward Cut from Low Sword Posture
    3. Horizontal Cut from Right Side Sword Posture
    4. Horizontal Cut from Left Side Sword Posture
    5. Diagonal (right to left) Downward Cut from Kong-Bang Sae
    6. Diagonal (left to right) Cut from Left Low Reverse Sword Posture
    7. Diagonal (left to right) Downward Cut from Kong-Bang Sae
    8. Diagonal (right to Left) Upward Cut from Right Low Reverse Posture
    9. Straight Thrust from Kong-Bang Sae
    10. Straight Thrust from High Reverse Sword Posture
    11. Flowing Cut from Kong-Bang Sae
    12. Staight Thrust from Single Leg Posture
    13. “S” Cut from Kong-Bang Sae
  8. Reverse Sword Cutting Methods (Bandae Gum Bae Gi Bup):
    1. Reverse Downward Cut from Kong-Bang Sae
    2. Reverse Upward Cut from Kong-Bang Sae
    3. Reverse Horizontal (right to left) Cut from Kong Bang Sae
    4. Reverse Horizontal (left –right) Cut from Kong-Bang Sae
    5. Reverse Downward Diagonal (right to left) Cut from Kong Bang Sae
    6. Reverse Upward Diagonal (left to right) Cut from Kong-Bang Sae
    7. Reverse Straight Trust
  9. Basic Parrying/Blocking (Gi Bon Gum Mak Gi Bup):
    1. High Shielding Parry
    2. Right Middle Parry
    3. Left Middle Parry
    4. Horizontal Parry
    5. Right Low Parry
    6. Left Low Parry
  10. Poomsae (5):
    1. Yu Shin Gum Bup Il Hyung (Eight Sliding Cuts)
    2. Yu Shin Gum Bup Yi Hyung (Eight Direction Cuts)
    3. Yu Shin Gum Bup Sam Hyung:
      1. From Kneeling Posture
      2. From Standing Posture
      3. Four Directions
    4. Yu Shin Gum Bup Sa Hyung
    5. Yu Shin Gum Bup Oh Hyung
  11. Two Man Exercises:
    1. Wrist Block with sword handle, Butt Strike against Opponent’s Attempt to Draw
    2. Wrist Spin with Sword handle – Against Opponent’s attempt to seize Your Wrist
    3. Cut the Wrist – Against a Downward Cut
    4. Horizontal Cut Across the Triceps – Against a Downward Cut
    5. Horizontal Cut Across the Stomach (right) – Against a Downward Cut
    6. Horizontal Cut Across the Stomach (left) – Against a Downward Cut
    7. Vertical Downward Cut to the Wrist – Against a Downward Cut
    8. Right Flowing Cut – Against a Downward Cut
    9. Left Flowing Cut – Against a Downward Cut
    10. Upward Diagonal Cut (left to right) – Against a Downward Cut
    11. Left Parry and Thrust – Against a Thrust
    12. Right Parry and Thrust – Against a Thrust
    13. Plying The Body Evasion, Turning The Body – Diagonal Cut Against a Downward cut
    14. Sword brace parry, Four Direction Cut – Against a Side Cut
  12. Candle Cutting
  13. Paper Cutting
  14. Straw Mat Cutting
  15. Bamboo Cutting
  16. Straw Mat and Bamboo Cutting
  17. Terminology:
    1. Yu Shin Gum Bup: Willow Spirit Sword Method
    2. Gum: Sword
    3. Shin (Jin) Gum: Live Sword
    4. Ka Gum: Practice Sword
    5. Mok Gum : Wooden Sword
    6. Chookdo: Bamboo Sword
    7. Gum Juru Gam Ge: Sword Handle
    8. Ko Dungi: Hand Guard
    9. Hwando Magi: Collar
    10. Gum Dung: Spine of the Sword
    11. Gum Nal: Cutting edge of the sword
    12. Hyul Jo: Blood Groove
    13. Gum Kut: Tip of The sword
    14. Gum Jip: Sheath of the sword
    15. Seogi: Stance
    16. Ja Sae: Posture
    17. Kong-Bang Sae: Offensive-Defensive Posture
    18. Junbe: Ready!
    19. Charyut: Attention!
    20. Kyunge Neh: Bow
    21. Baegi: Cut
    22. Jirugi: Thrust
    23. Bal Do Gum: Drawing The Sword
    24. Chack Gum: Sheathing The Sword
  18. Five (5) Basic Principles of Gum Bup:
    1. Posture (Kong-Bang Sae)
    2. Remaining Mind (Alertness)
    3. Combative Engagement Distance
    4. Ki Hap (Unity of Mind and Body as regulated by breath)
    5. Combative Initiative (timing)
  19. Signature skills of Yu Shin Gum Bup:
    1. Basic downward Cut
    2. Flowing Cut