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In this Korean martial arts video, International Tang Soo Do Federation founder C.S. Kim and his son, Y.D. Kim, take you through a self-defense sequence that could inflict significant injury upon an opponent.


C.S. Kim wasn't particularly tough when he was young. Like millions of other kids around the world and plenty in Songtan, South Korea, he had problems with coordination and self-esteem. What made C.S. Kim different from his peers is he found a simple solution to his problems: the martial arts. He started judo and boxing when he was 10. Then he visited a tang soo do school run by Song Ki Kim and joined the next day. "I loved it," C.S. Kim said. "We trained two or three hours a day for five days a week." When C.S. Kim received his green belt, he thought he knew everything and stopped attending class. Three months later, he started up again because he missed it. He worried that his master would be angry about his absence, but the old man welcomed the lost sheep back into the fold. "I never quit again," C.S. Kim said

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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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