Method 1


Jikum Dae Jukse (“Hold the Sword; Face the Thief”)


"En garde!!" The classic French challenge probably best embodies the spirit of the first method though it is of little help to simply copy the High Guard position seen in the woodcut shown here. In point of fact there are 8 sword positions and 4 stances from which a swordsman might mount an attack or defense including Jung Dan Se Middle Guard Position (중 단 세); Ūm Se High Guard Position (음 세); Sang Dan Se Superior Guard Position Offense (상 단 세)Pal Dan Se Superior Guard Position Defense (八相勢);Woo Dan Se Superior Guard Position Right; Jwa Dan Se Superior Guard Position Left; Ha Dan Se Low Guard Position (하 단 세);Yang Se Rear Guard Position (양 세). There are also a variety of zones and avenues of approach of which the swordsman needs to be aware. In this way, the first "method" of Native sword would be, essentially, to know how to hold the sword and understand the relative value of each sword position  since during an encounter it is very likely one will find themselves in most if not all of these positions at one point or another. When considering the execution of Bon Kuk Geum Beop as a  hyung, or "form" the opening position representing this method is a High Guard (Right) posture. 


Jung Dan Se (Middle Guard Position) (중 단 세)        


Ūm Se (High Guard Position) (음 세)     


Sang Dan Se (Superior Guard Position) Offense (상 단 세)       


Pal Dan Se (Superior Guard Position) Defense (八相勢)       


Jwa Dan Se (Superior Guard Position) Left       


Woo Dan Se (Superior Guard Position) Right


Ha Dan Se (Low Guard Position) (하 단 세)        


Yang Se (Rear Guard Position) (양 세)