Taekkyon training is divided into three categories and stages.
1. Single training – to learn and practice the fundamentals of Taekkyon by oneself.
2. Partner training – to practice techniques which will later be used in sparring and fighting.
3. Sparring – to put into practice what one has learnt. And to become comfortable using these techniques against an opponent.
Sparring in the gymnasium and competition matches are divided into two. Fighting and wrestling matches. In a Taekkyon wrestling match, kicks are not used. However, in a Taekkyon fighting match, kicks and wrestling are applied together.
In higher level Taekkyon, punches and strikes are added during sparring and fighting.
Subak (Shou Bo 手搏)
Subak (Shou Bo 手搏) practiced at this gymnasium is the old Subak (Shou Bo ) martial art.
It is not the modern Chinese combat sport which uses the Shou Bo (Subak) name. Nor is it the modern Korean Subak / Soo Bahk Do, which uses the Subak (ShouBo) name. Even though the modern and old both have the same name, they are different.
The old Subak (Shou bo 手搏) martial art is concerned with hitting the opponet’s head, neck, and body in different ways with the hands. Blocking and trapping of the arms are integral. As is rhythm of the body, hands, waist, shoulders, and knees.