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Ho Shin Sul Guide

NOTES ATTACK DEFENSE
1 Step Fighting

White belt level

All stances are front
stances. To signal attack is beginning, attacker always steps back with
right foot and does a low block with left hand.
All stances are front
stances unless otherwise noted. All blocks are done with the left arm and
all counter attacks are done with the right hand.
1 step #1 Attacker steps forward and
then executes middle punch.
As attacker steps forward,
defender steps back with right foot and blocks punch with a left arm outward
middle block. Then defender steps forward and does a middle punch.
1 step #2 Attacker steps forward and
then executes middle punch.
As attacker steps forward,
defender steps back with right foot and blocks punch with a left arm outward
middle block. Then defender steps forward and does an inward knifehand
strike to the neck.
1 step # 3 Attacker steps forward and
then executes a high punch.
As attacker steps forward,
defender steps back with right foot and blocks punch with a left arm rising
block. Then defender steps forward and does an inward knifehand strike to
the temple.
1 step #4 Attacker steps forward and
then executes middle punch.
As attacker steps forward,
defender steps to a horse stance with the left foot, angling 45 degrees
forward, and does an inward middle block with the left hand. Then in the
same stance, the defender does a middle vertical punch to the ribs.
1 Step Fighting

2nd degree yellow belt level.

All stances are front
stances. To signal attack is beginning, attacker always steps back with
right foot and does a low block with left hand.
All stances are front
stances. After all blocks, the defender’s left hand grabs the attacker’s
right wrist.
1 step #5 Attacker steps forward and
then executes middle punch.
As attacker steps forward,
defender steps back with right foot and blocks punch with a left arm outward
knifehand block. Then the defender steps forward and does a right forearm
strike to the nose, chambering the left hand while still gripping the
attacker’s wrist.
1 step #6 Attacker steps forward and
then executes middle punch.
As attacker steps forward,
defender steps back with right foot and blocks punch with an outward
knifehand block. Then the defender steps forward and does an elbow point
strike to the sternum, chambering the left hand while still gripping the
attacker’s wrist. The defender continues to execute an outward backfist with
the right hand to the temple, chambering once more with the attacker’s still
grasped.
1 step #7 Attacker steps forward and
then executes middle punch.
As attacker steps forward,
defender also steps forward and simultaneously punches and blocks the
attacker’s punch with an outward knifehand block. The defender then does an
outward knifehand strike to the attacker’s neck, while pulling the
attacker’s right hand to the chamber.
1 step #8 Attacker steps forward and
then executes middle punch.
As attacker steps forward,
defender steps back with right foot and blocks punch with an outward
knifehand block. Then the defender grabs the attacker’s right wrist and
pushes the right arm up and back, while placing the right foot behind the
attacker’s right heel and putting the right hand on the attacker’s left
shoulder. The defender must keep his/her left arm locked straight while
twisting to the left and taking the attacker to the floor. Once on the
floor, the defender bends his/her left knee and does a right hand punch to
the attacker’s ribs, while keeping the attacker’s left hand in the grasp and
chambering.
Breakaways

1st degree yellow belt level

Attacker should repeat
attack using the opposite hand for #1 and 2.
Defender should repeat
breakway #3 using opposite hand.
Breakway #1 Attacker’s right hand grabs
defender’s left wrist.
Defender steps forward with
left foot into front stance and then executes palm heel strike to attacker’s
right wrist while chambering hard, then follows with left palm heel strike
to face (aim over shoulder).
Breakway #2 Attacker’s right hand grabs
defender’s right wrist.
Defender steps forward with
right foot into backstance and does a small arm circle with right hand,
driving knuckles downward into attacker’s wrist, and follows with a backfist
to the temple with the same hand.
Breakway #3 Attacker grabs both of
defenders hands.
Defender stops forward with
right foot into front stance and swings right arm up and across body,
freeing it from the attacker’s grasp. Defender then follows with right hand
backfist to attacker’s temple while chambering hard to free left hand, and
then follows with left hand palm heel strike to attacker’s nose.
Breakway #4 Attacker grabs defender by
the shoulders (can also work with choke or lapel grab).
Defender steps to front
stance with right foot while placing hands together, one hand wrapped around
the other fist. Defender then shoots arms upward using a wedging action to
break the grasp and follows with a double knifehand strike to the neck or
clavicle.
2 Step Fighting


 

With 2-step fighting,
there is no step back and low block. Attacker just steps forward and
attacks.
 
2-step fighting #1

2nd degree blue belt level

Attacker steps forward with
right foot to front stance and does middle punch, followed quickly by a
reverse snap front kick with left foot.
Defender steps back with
right foot to front stance as attacker steps forward and does a knifehand
outer forearm block to stop the punch, then a low crossing block to stop the
kick and follows with a left handed punch to the nose. All done in the one
front stance.
2-step fighting #2

2nd degree blue belt level

Attacker steps forward with
right foot to front stance and does high punch, followed quickly by a
reverse thrusting front kick with left foot.
Defender steps back with
right into a backstance and does a high crossing block to stop the punch,
then slides left foot back to a cat stance and does a left low block to stop
the kick, following with a reverse (right foot) snap front kick to
attacker’s tailbone.
2-step fighting #3

1st degree blue belt level

Attacker steps forward with
right foot to front stance and does middle punch, followed quickly by a
reverse side kick with left foot.
Defender steps back with
right into a backstance and does an upward palm heel block with left hand,
then does a reverse right foot inward crescent kick to stop the attacker’s
kick, followed immediately by a right side kick.
2-step fighting #4

1st degree blue belt level

Attacker does a right foot
snap front kick and quickly follows with a right hand high punch.
Defender steps back with
right into a backstance and does a low block with left hand, followed
immediately by a reverse sidekick to attacker’s arm pit.
Controls As with breakaways, the
controls should be practiced with one hand and then the other.

 

 

The defender’s goal is not
only to escape from the attacker’s grasp, but also to control the attacker
with a hold and/or throw. Students cannot rely on the descriptions here for
all the details of these moves, but must have them demonstrated. NOTE:
Alternative controls may be allowed subject to your instructor’s approval.
Control #1

2nd
degree purple belt level

Attacker’s right hand grabs
defender’s left wrist.
Defender steps back with
right foot to front stance while grabbing the back of the attacker’s right
and with his/her right hand, then lines up thumbs of both hands on the
attacker’s index and middle knuckles, then presses inward and down to force
the attacker into a controlled position.
Control #2

2nd
degree purple belt level

Attacker’s right hand grabs
defender’s right wrist.
Defender steps backward with
right foot to a horse stance while sweeping right hand to the outside of the
attacker’s wrist, and then applies an arm bar with the left wrist bone
pressing on the pressure point just above the elbow. Alternately, the
defender may also quickly step forward and around the attacker using the
same wrist move, and put the attacker into an arm lock.
Control #3

2nd
degree purple belt level

Attacker grabs both of the
defender’s wrists.
Defender executes an outside
wrist escape on attacker’s left hand then places that hand on the back of
the attacker’s right hand and follows with a centerline lock while stepping
back with right foot to front stance.
Control #4

2nd
degree purple belt level

Attacker grabs defender’s
shoulders.
Defender swings right arm
across top of attacker’s left arm and places right hand on attacker’s right
hand (thumb between attacker’s thumb and index finger and other fingers
prying underneath the hand). At the same time, the defender’s left palm
comes up under the attacker’s right elbow. The defender simultaneously lifts
up that palm while pressing down with right forearm and twisting 90 degrees
to the right, sliding the left arm over the attacker’s right elbow for an
arm bar.
Control #5

1st
degree purple belt level

Attacker does bear hug from
behind, pinning defender’s arms.
Defender stomps on attacker’s
right foot and then steps into a horse stance with right foot, angling back
so that the foot is slightly behind the attacker’s right foot. Defender then
puts hands together and shoves arms straight outward while simultaneously
shoving butt backwards to loosen attacker’s grip. Defender follows with
right elbow strike to attacker’s ribs, then curls right arm around
attacker’s arm at the shoulder while grabbing the left wrist and twisting
upwards. Defender then twists to the left, tripping the attacker over
defender’s right foot for a takedown. Once the attacker is on the floor,
defender executes an arm lock to turn the attacker onto stomach.
Control #6

1st degree purple belt level

Attacker gets defender in a
head lock.
Defender stomps on most
available foot then turns perpendicular to attacker and does a double
hooking punch at groin/tail bone level. This is followed by reaching the arm
to the attacker’s back up past the shoulder and under the jaw and lifting
while standing up, which should result in a throw to the ground.
Control #7

1st degree purple belt level

Attacker grabs both of
defender’s hands from behind.
Defender pulls his/her right
hand over to left wrist and grabs it,then whirls to left, breaking grip on
right hand. This is followed by defender placing right wrist bone on
attacker’s left arm and executing an arm bar.