Grand Master Gerhard Agrinz
Kim Sou Bong
from student to master
The Hap-Ki-Do training program in the Kim Sou Bong teaching system is clearly structured and is based on a meaningful and goal-oriented form of teaching, which is reflected in the systematically structured examination regulations.
The technical development program teaches the basics, in particular the application method and the principle of self-defense, in which everyone develops his or her personality according to his or her characteristics. Starting with the basic level, the important basic understanding is conveyed through the practice and learning of releasing, striking, levering, throwing and kicking techniques.
In the further belt grades, based on the basic techniques, increasingly complex applications take place, so that upon completion of the student training, the prerequisites for the master level are secured by extensive knowledge and ability.
Pupil training path
"Path of the student to the master"
Elementary (9th - 8th Kub)
The core of this training level is the teaching of the basic principles of Hap-Ki-Do. These are made understandable by a wide variety of hand release methods, punch, lever and throwing techniques. It is about the knowledge of the force of the attacker, the development of resistance, ability to control and the recognition of the flow of force and their control. Subsequently, one deals with the understanding of the redirection of force and the conscious intervention in the attack phase through active provocation, whereby the focus is on asserting one's own will.
Intermediate (7th - 6th Kub)
Building on the basic level, there are now accesses from the front and from behind, to the body and clothing. This direct confrontation demands more resistance and flexibility from the student. The countermeasures used subsequently place increased demands on the psyche and physical abilities.
Advanced I Level (5th - 4th Kub)
Transition from direct body access to free fighting behavior by being confronted with fist and foot attacks. This training level focuses on dealing with:
• Movement-active and principle-oriented use of power
• Movement harmonization
• Direct acceptance and takeover of the attack action
• Distance and control
Intermediate Level II (3rd Kub)
The requirement level of the "Advanced Level II" is now increased to deal with knife attacks. In addition to the techniques, security, control, attention and self-confidence are specially trained. Resilience, the will to assert oneself, in particular dealing with fear and expressing determination, occupy an essential part of this training level.
Pre-master level (2nd - 1st Kub)
The "pre-master level" represents the level before the master degree and the defense techniques correspond to much higher requirements. The knowledge acquired is now applied in an application-oriented manner. In other words, the attacks are realistic and the countermeasures can be implemented much more precisely, faster and in the shortest possible form. The main focus lies in the conscious control of the situation and the varied use of the defense technology. An important milestone is the development of control and the related empathy.
In parallel to the specific technical training, the student is also trained in system-specific skills such as:
• Form of control and communication
• System-specific special shapes and technical applications
• Break test without resistance
• Fist and hand techniques
• Single footsteps - jumping and combination techniques
• Special handling of real attack actions
• Stick (Dan Bong) and walking stick techniques
• Qualification free fight (team of 6)
• Foot contact combination and variation techniques
• respiratory methods - concentration
and meditation exercises
• Psycho training and relaxation exercises
• Nerve point techniques
• Communication of values - moral aspects
Tradition, mindfulness, socialization, respect
trained and these form the fundamental component of the teaching system:
At this level, on the one hand, the existing knowledge is combined and, on the other hand, the techniques are expanded and perfected. Physically, short forms, provocations, speed, use of strength, situation-related action, and anticipation are in the foreground. The "master" is shaped by the union with the philosophical foundations.
Graduation system - belt colors
For children from the age of 6, the focus is on the development of self-assertion, prevention and physical activity. For this purpose, a special development program was developed and a grading system coordinated with it. The entry into the Hap-Ki-Do standard training according to the student examination order system can take place on the one hand after completion of the children's training levels, or on the other hand with the start of the Hap-Ki-Do student training, from the age of 12.
Children's grades / belt colors (6-11 years):
Training level 1: white with yellow median stripe
Training level 2: white / yellow
Training level 3: yellow / orange
Training level 4: orange / green
Every beginner begins with the 10th degree, while the 1st degree is the highest student level and is close to the 1st Dan degree (master degree). The different belt colors show the student's stage of development. The intervals between the individual exams are approximately six months in the best case. Continuous training is required. The training time between the 1st Kub and the 1st Dan degree is one year.
Student grades / belt colors (from 12 years):
8. Kub orange
7. Kub green
6. Kub purple
5. Kub blue
4. Kub blue with 1 red stripe
3. Kub red
2. Kub red with black stripe
1. Kub red with black pants