In this Black Belt exclusive, the son of Grandmaster C.S. Kim begins a series of online videos regarding Korean weapons. In this installment, he looks at moves for the dan bong (short sticks) and juk do (bamboo sword).

Master Y.D. Kim recently visited the photo studios of Black Belt magazine with his father, the esteemed C.S. Kim — president and founder of the International Tang Soo Do Federation and the 1995 Black Belt Hall of Fame Man of the Year — to demonstrate an array of Korean martial arts weapons techniques. These basic techniques feature the dan bong (short sticks) defending against the juk do bamboo sword.


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"The first technique will be with the juk do," Y.D. Kim says in this exclusive Korean martial arts weapons video filmed at Black Belt magazine, "which is the bamboo sword versus two dan bong, which is two short sticks. [This will involve] three overhead strikes with a thrust and a stab before we finish it."

"When you defend with the dan bong, don't strike [the bamboo sword] and keep the stick going straight out," Y.D. Kim continues. "You'll want to vibrate back and forth. As soon as they swing downward with the bamboo sword, move in to strike the attacker with one dan bong in a slashing manner. Then come around for the reverse strike with the end of the other dan bong to the solar plexus area."

About the Artist:

Y.D. Kim is the head instructor at the Y.D. Kim Karate and Fitness center headquartered in Arlington, Texas. He is the son of grandmaster C.S. Kim, a two-time Korean tang soo do champion and former chairman of the U.S. Tang Soo Do Federation Moo Duk Kwan who also served as U.S. team coach at the first World Championships. C.S. Kim is also the author of two tang soo do DVDs in the Black Belt library. Both DVDs — Tang Soo Do Basics — Volume 1 and Tang Soo Do Basics — Volume 2 are out of print, but both are available — along with more than 125 other titles — in the DVD Downloads section of the Black Belt Store.

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