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Hapkido system Kim Sou Bong

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Hap-Ki-Do system
Kim Sou Bong
Training program
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.

Methodologically structured
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
• flexibility
• 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.

Student400 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

and particularly

• Communication of values - moral aspects
Tradition, mindfulness, socialization, respect

trained and these form the fundamental component of the teaching system:

Action 600 Master level

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

Children200 Student:

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):

9.Kub yellow
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

Gerhard Agrinz
Großmeister Gerhard Agrinz begann im Jahr 1971 mit dem Hap-Ki-Do-Training in Österreich und war persönlicher Meisterschüler von Großmeister Kim Sou Bong bis zu dessen Tod am 04.08.2011. Großmeister Gerhard Agrinz wurde im Jahr 2011 offiziell zum Nachfolger durch den koreanischen Großmeister Kim Sou Bong für das Hap-Ki-Do Lehrsystem Kim Sou Bong ernannt und hat somit weltweit die uneingeschränkte technische Leitung des Hap-Ki-Do Lehrsystem Kim Sou Bong übertragen bekommen. In diesem Zusammenhang hat Großmeister Gerhard Agrinz auch das von Großmeister Kim Sou Bong gegründete Europäische Hap-Ki-Do Bildungszentrum zur Weiterführung übernommen. Dieses Bildungszentrum stellt die zentrale Ausbildungsstätte für Hap-Ki-Do Übungsleiter, Instruktoren und Lehrmeister dar. Im Besonderen konzentriert sich das Bildungszentrum auf die Anwendung des von Großmeister Kim Sou Bong entwickelte TMR-Instruktionssystem zur Entwicklung der Selbstbehauptung. Dieses TMR-Lehrsystem ist ein eigenständiges Instruktionssystem, welches eine völlig neue Herangehensweise an die Ausbildung und Entwicklung von Personen im Bereich des Selbstverteidigungs- bzw. Kampfsports darstellt. In den nunmehr mehr als vier Jahrzehnten Hap-Ki-Do-Aktivität hat Großmeister Gerhard Agrinz signifikante und richtungsweisende Beiträge zum Hap-Ki-Do-Lehrsystem Kim Sou Bong geleistet. Sein Ziel ist es, das Hap-Ki-Do Lehrsystem Kim Sou Bong gemeinsam mit allen Hap-Ki-Do Meistern und Freunden in die Zukunft zu tragen und dieses einzigartige Lehrsystem weiter zu etablieren.