Self defense (Hosinsul)
Hosinsul (self defense) is one of the four principles of Taekwondo. Although Taekwondo is a "self defense" sport in itself, it focuses on high and spinning kicks which are not very suitable for real life (street) application. Hosinsul is a mixture of all kinds of techniques; including grappling/locks as well as defending against armed attackers etc. Self defense is something that cannot be practiced alone. You will need a partner that has equal strength. You will learn how to react (and how not to react), proper freeing techniques, locks and strangling techniques.
The following techniques are generally (this is not a rule, of course) practiced (where the opponent either uses his body, e.g. hands, a knife or a stick):
You will often see a big resemblance between the self defense techniques used in Taekwondo and those applied in Hapkido.
Stick and Knife Defense
Another thing you can learn is stick and knife defense, we offer an insight to armed and unarmed defense from the Filipino arts.
With the stick we use the Modern Arnis as the basis, teaching and using the 12 angles of attack, and then going further into traps, disarms, and unarmed defense from US Army Combatives training.
With the knife training, we use padded and rubber weapons to provide a safe training environment. The techniques we teach are from Kali and Arnis to offer training in an established art that has proven results. We also take the techniques that are taught by COL. Rex Applegate, one of the worlds foremost knife fighting experts.
By using this type of training format we feel the student will be provided the best all around training, not concentrating in one aspect of the Knife and Stick, but accepting the whole gamut of what is offered.