Traditional weapon of Korean martial arts
The fan is beautiful, practical tool that is not similar to a weapon. For centuries, however the fan is a valuable weapon in the Korean martial arts.
In ancient Korea, the fan was a weapon of the nobility. The weapon had a blade (swords, knives) were banned by the yard, careful rulers of Korea who were afraid of assassins. Thus, a simple fan for the court aristocracy by means of self-defense.
Today, the fan of Korean early study, as traditional weapon systems such as hapki-before and Kuk Sul won (hapke related to the style, translates as “national art”). Here a technique is studied of a fan as with an ancient Royal court. How to speak Korean master, the technique of the fan is not only effective for self-defense, but represents a cultural heritage and a high level of martial arts of ancient Korea.
The fan is especially popular as a weapon was during the period of the Three Kingdoms of Korea (about 600 ad). Fans were comfortable hidden weapons and fighters to the Royal court. Scientists. court ladies, officials wore fans who used them externally. as a means of cooling during hot summer. However, some of them knew the combat characteristics of the fan and could not only neutralize them the enemy but to kill him. Fans were convenient because they were small and light. Because they were used in many public places, they did not attract attention, and served as a concealed weapon. Also, if necessary, the fan could be hidden in the folds of the wide sleeves of the dress.
The design was very elegant. Unlike Chinese fan, bamboo ribs which were covered with paper, fans of the Korean nobles were covered with silk of the highest quality. Silk in addition to gold and silver inlay was painted with the brightest colors. The feathers of exotic birds were the final touch of delightful design of a fan.
The fan was used both in open and in closed form, the attacks were carried out by the end of the handle, sideways, the tip of the fan. Fighting technique fans – is a great speed, with emphasis on the impact of sensitive points of the human body.
Technique fan of action required long practice. But those days only nobility had a lot of time to hone a mastery of the fan.
The lethality of a fan was the fact that he was equipped with sharp blades, which were placed in the folds and at the ends of the fan, giving it an even more percussive and cutting properties. The speed and efficiency of the use of the fan was so unexpected that the victim was dying and could not understand what had happened to her.
Small knives placed between the feathers, the fringe fan. When these feathers glided over the face of the enemy, he felt the sharp sting of the blades that had blinded him. Just these little blades special method is evolved and stored in the folds of the fan and due to sudden opening of the blades shot out like projectiles, hitting the face and body of the opponent.
Between the feathers hid the bags of venom that when opening the fan broke and the poison hit the enemy causing blindness or even death. In modern Korea fans fan equipment use only impact a fan on biological – active points.
Korean fans were made out of special hard wood, which grows only in Korea. It is called “Pak Dahl”. The tree is evaporated and boiled down in oil at a certain temperature by using special herbs that give the tree the properties of the metal. And at the same time solid Pak Dahl remained easy and flexible. The sword in ancient Korea, confirmed by the sources, couldn’t cut the wands and fans, made of lymorenko Pak Dahl.
Shock surface removing the side parts, the tip of the handle and the tops of the ribs of a fan in the clear. From the moment when the ribs of the fan were made of hard wood, a shot in the head or throat of the enemy could easily cause death. Today, technology works fan does not include those elements that can cause loss of consciousness, pain or temporary paralysis.
The lateral surface of the fan used for blocking punches and kicks. Contact the order for removing the acupuncture points is taken from Oriental medicine, which caused a wide range of injuries from sharp pain to loss of consciousness, paralysis or death.
Now just use these points. However, the emphasis shifted in the direction of stop an attacker or control him instead. to kill him. The acupuncture points are especially sensitive when pressed and cause unexpected pain or numbness.
The most commonly used point for the shocks fan out are points above and below the knee. With a sharp jab here the opponent falls or loses balance. Just use the sensitive points near the wrist, where a blow may allow the subject to dislodge or loosen his grip. Kick the points on the instep of the foot or from the back of the calf muscle may cause loss of balance of the opponent.
When you hit a folded wooden fan point on the rear of the elbow or on the inner part of the tibia causes disorientation attackers.
Effective fans for protection in the clear. If the fan sharply and suddenly to open before the face, it can disorient your opponent. If the fan is very close open before the eyes, it can cause temporary blindness, allowing the defender to escape or deal extra kick.
The power of manipulating the fan is created at the expense of speed Mach relaxed by action of the brush. Moving the brush, reminiscent of sweeping, creating both speed and assault capability of the fan. Contemporary masters show as they throw their opponents to the ground by the movement of the fan without damaging a single feather fragile frame of a fan. And one can only imagine the feelings of a man who received a blow innocent-looking fan.