Hwa Rang Sword Method


Level Two - 5th Geup



Time in Grade: 4 months (or 48 hrs)

Skills Training: 

a.) O-Gae (Five Tenets)

Ch'ung: Patriotism towards One's Country

Hyo: Filial Piety towards One's Parents

Shin: Loyalty toward one's Friends  

Yong: Courage in the Face of Injustice 

In: Benevolence to All.

b.) Target Drills

Head Strike - 

Strike to the Front of the Head {Ahp Môri Chigi (앞머리 치기)}

Strike to the Side of the Head {Yang-Tchok Môri Chigi (양 쪽 머 리  치기)}

Wrist Strike - { Son Mok Chigi ( 손 목   치기)}

Waist Strike - {Hori Chigi (허리  치기)

c.) Basic Cutting - Conclusion

Ascending Cut  { Ol-lyobe-gi 

( Shallow And Steep Ascending Cut ) 

Straight Ascending Cut {            } 

d.) Basic Parries - 

Standing Fan Parry  { Panggyok }

Recumbent Fan Parry

Lower Parry

e.) Sword Method:   

One-Legged Guard Position { Kumge dongnip palsang-se ( 세(金게獨立??勢) } 

Straddle Position -  { Kima-se ( 기마세 (騎馬勢) } 

Lowered  Position { Sodo-se  (소도세 (小道勢) } 

Lateral Shuffle

Thrusts { Chirûgi  ( 치르기 ) }

Static and Dynamic

g.) Bon Class: 

            Hwa Rang O-Geom: Hyo Geom ( 화 랑 5 검 : 효 검 )

             8-Parry Drill: Levels Three and Four 

             Pal Pung Ta  Geom-Beop:  

Il Cho Shik (parts 1&2)

 Ie-Ta Geom-Beop ( 이 타 검법 ) :  To face the weakness in oneself.



Ancillary Training


Five Tenets (“O-Gae”) of Geom-Beop

“…..In the thirty-fifth year (613 ad.) an Assembly of the One Hundred Seats was held in Hwangnyong Monastery to expound the scriptures and havest the fruits of the blessing. The master headed the entire assembly. He used to spend days at Kach’ wi Monastery discoursing on the true path. 

          Kwisan and Ch’uhang from Saryang district came to the master’s door and, lifting up their robes, respectfully said, “We are ignorant and without knowledge. Please give us a maxim which will serve to instruct us the rest of our lives”. 

          The Won-gwang replied, “There are ten commandments in the bodhisattva ordination. But since you are subjects and sons I fear you cannot practice all of them. Now, here are five commandments for laymen:

Serve your sovereign with loyalty;

Attend your parents with filial piety;

Treat your friends with sincerity;

Do not retreat from a battlefield;

Be discriminating in the taking of life.

Exercise care in the performance of them.”

          Kwisan said, “We respect your wishes with regard to the first four. But what is the meaning of being discriminating about the taking of life?” 

          The master answered, “not to kill during the months of Spring and Summer, nor during the 6 meatless feast days, is to choose the time. Not to kill domestic animals such as cows, horses, chickens, dogs and tiny creatures whose meat is less than a mouthful is to choose the creatures. Though you may have need you should not kill often. These are good rules for laymen.” 

          Kwisan and his friend adhered to them without ever breaking them….”

(from Haedong Kosung Chon)