DISCIPLINES

 

OUR ACADEMY PROVIDES AUTHENTIC MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTION IN THE KOREAN BLENDED ART OF KIMUDO, JUDO, AND BUSHIDO WEAPONS TRAINING:

 KiMudo

     Guardian WongKiMudo is an established blended martial art that incorporates the best elements from several different disciplines into a complete and powerful system:  the kicking and striking techniques of TaeKwonDo and Karate, the throwing and grappling techniques of Judo and Jiu Jitsu, the joint manipulation techniques of Hapkido, and the wielding of traditional Martial Arts Weapons.  KiMudo is designed to be a practical, versatile, and highly effective means of self-defense from close combat to longer range situations.  

   The literal translation of the word KiMudo means utilizing "energy to follow the warrior's path or way of life."  Throughout his Black Belt career, Grandmaster Craig Hutson has played an active leadership role in the origination, development, and evolution of this dynamic discipline.  He has been a dedicated practitioner since August of 1973, and has taught martial arts continuously from 1976 on.  Grandmaster Hutson opened his own Academy back in 2005, which continues to attract students from far and wide.

 

Ippon Seoi NageJudo

     The origin and development of the martial art of Judo demonstrates the superiority of technique over strength.  It was established in Japan in 1882 by Professor Jigoro Kano.  He utilized moves from the various Jiu Jitsu schools which had been the dominant form of Japanese fighting for hundreds of years, and refined, created, and finally established the modern combative sport of Judo.  It is based on three basic steps:  1)  Kuzushi--unbalancing; 2)  Tsukuri--fitting in; and 3)  Kake--execution. Given the fact that FBI statistics show that 90% of all fights end up on the ground, the demanding discipline of Judo is an excellent choice for students seeking to add to their self-defense skills and become adept at both throwing and grappling.  

 

Bushido Martial Arts Weapons

     Dragon Kido provides advanced technical training in many different types of traditional martial arts weapons, and more, including:Code of Bushido

  • Bo  (Long Staff)
  • Escrima (Kali Sticks)
  • Bokken
  • Tonfa
  • Combat Cane
  • Pho Bak (Hapkido Rope)
  • Shuriken
  • Metal Fighting Fans
  • Nunchaku
  • Sai
  • Kama
  • Katana

Our innovative Bushido Martial Arts Weapons Program emphasizes practical combat--both empty hand vs. weapon and weapon vs. weapon, in addition to weapons drills and forms practice.  Background information on the Code of the Samurai is included, as well.  Serious students enrolled in our Academy's Bushido Program develop increased proficiency in wielding a series of martial arts weapons, eventually leading to Black Belt Weaponry Certification.

 

What is the purpose of practicing Hyung (Forms)?

     Over time, the primary focus of martial arts training shifted away from fighting and sparring exercises designed to facilitate battle readiness, and focused more towards Forms.  At the most basic level, Forms are a series of choreographed defensive and offensive techniques, that include strikes, blocks, sweeps, throws and kicks, as well as precise footwork and shifting movements.  This kind of practice is similar to utilizing shadowboxing  to acquire and fine-tune fighting skills.  In addition, Forms  help develop body awareness through balance and breath control.  On a more advanced plane, Forms also serve as a personal textbook, detailing the different teaching philosophies and methods of various martial arts warriors.  These practitioners crafted routines based on actual combative experiences. This lent an air of authenticity to Forms training that better prepared students in the event of physical confrontation.

     When a diligent martial artist practices Hyung or Forms for an extended period, the meaning of each routine deepens with the passing of each year. With time and maturity, the techniques cease to be merely physical and become a type of moving meditation. This results in numerous benefits, some of which are improved circulation and stress reduction, making Forms an outstanding exercise for the mind, body, and spirit.

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