Seon Kwan Moo
Seon Kwan Moo is the name of a Korean Seon (Zen) Buddhist cultivation method for enlightenment, employing a martial art training regimen and meditations.
By the end of World War II, the art of Seon-Kwan-Moo (also Sun-Kwan-Moo, Korean: ì„ ê´€ë¬´-ç¦ªè§€æ¦) was almost lost. In the years following the war, Yang-Ik (ì–‘ìµëŒ€ì„ ì‚¬-å…©ç¿¼å¤§ç¦ªå¸«) reassembled the remains of an old Vajrayana tradition – Keumâ€“Kang-Yeong-Kwan (ê¸ˆê°•ì˜ê´€-é‡‘å‰›éˆè§€) and developed its current style.
In the 1960s, Yang-Ik began to teach at the Bom-Oh (also Pomo,Korean â€“ ë²”ì–´ì‚¬) Temple, the Korean equivalent of the famous Shaolin Temple of Chinese martial arts.
One of his most outstanding disciples, Won-Uk Seunim (ì›ìš±ìŠ¤ë‹˜) continue teaching his master’s art by the name Seon-Kwan-Moo (or Sunkwanmoo), and a couple of other prominent monks (such as Jeok-Un Seunim) teach other forms of the original art, as well. Kim Ji-Woong (ê¹€ì§€ì›…) is the head of the Sun-Kwan-Moo Headquarters in Seoul, and Kim Yeon-Sam (ê¹€ì—°ì‚¼) is the head of the Seong-Nam branch in South Korea. In Europe the only club currently operating is situated in Israel.
Basic training categories:
- Yu-Yong-Gong (ìœ ì—°ê³µ-æŸ”è»ŸåŠŸ) – unique warm-up exercises that employ stimulation of certain pressure points to enhance health.
- Oh-Chei-Yu-Pop(ì˜¤ì²´ìœ ë²•-äº”é«”æŸ”æ³•) – stretching exercise for the flexibility of the entire body, that is suited for martial artists.
- Ki-Gong (ê¸°ê³µ â€“æ°£åŠŸ)â€“ special exercise which aims to promote a better flow of energy in the 8 extraordinary vessels major Chi reservoirs according to Chinese medicine) and corrects spinal misalignments.
- Haeng-Kwan (í–‰ê´€ â€“è¡Œè§€) â€“ slow and dynamic power movement forms.
- Bo-Pop (ë³´ë²• â€“æ¥æ³•)â€“ the art of foot work and maneuvering.
- Su-Pop (ìˆ˜ë²• â€“æ‰‹æ³•)â€“ includes all hand block and attack techniques.
- Kak-Pop (ê°ë²• â€“è„šæ³•)â€“ includes all foot and leg blocks, kicks, jumps, and sweep-downs.
- Nak-Pop (ë‚™ë²• â€“è½æ³•) â€“ the art of falling and rolling.
- Sang-Gong (ìƒê³µ â€“ç›¸æ”»)â€“ mutual blocks and attacks
- Jwa-Kwan (ì¢Œê´€- åè§€)â€“ sitting meditation
- Tea Ceremony
- Tol-Palki (ëŒë°Ÿê¸°)â€“ practicing the spirit of ‘no-mind’ while jumping between rocks in the mountains (which is a part of meditative outdoor training while trekking and mountain hiking)