The Complete Art of Jangmookido...

What is Jangmookido?

Training with a longstaff is a lot of fun, but takes hard work and diligence - Jangmookido,  the art of  longstaff fighting  is REALLY FUN and can be trained throughout life. No wonder the longstaff is the most widely practiced martial arts weapons in the world.

The Longstaff - Jangbong (korean) is the first weapons a student should learn in Jangmookido It is a extremly effective weapons fore self-defense, but depending on how you use it, it can be a deadly weapon. For us, the jangbong is much more than just a momentum tool. It‛s an extension of the body, organic in matrial, and made to fuse with the organic grip of the hand. This weapon is represented by a long wood staff made of bamboo that measures 72 inches (1.8m) long with a diameter lenght Approx 1 - 1.5 inches. The Bamboo Jangbong is very flexible, strong, easy and comfortable to master. We utilize  bamboo rod to keep the experience both intreresting and dynamically changing. The Longstaff is very useful exercise equipment, because it can improve the practitioner's overall mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

 The Jangbong Training of Jangmookido! 

MOMPULKI - Body Warm-up Exercises
We start all our workouts with a Mompulki; Jangbong flows, are very important to learn, get to know the Jangbong and to get you started: Change grip, Side to side, The Way around,  Cudgel spins, Long rod strengh, Longstaff strething and Jangbong balance. Are some exercises to mention. Of course Jangbong etiquette is included, how to put down and pick up the pole from the floor correctly and how to respect others and yourself by bowing etiquette.

 Learn Individual Techniques first;
not combinations or full forms

Many Longstaff students purchase training clips that teach a full combo or a form. The matrial does not actually break down each individual technique. This will hamper your excellence in your technique and training ability - It is important to learn piece by piece. Once you learn all individual techniques; you can then string together amazing combinations and forms. Beginners in Jangmookido starting with the basics that we call Kibondonjak. The most  important part of the basic educations are posture, right/left side longstaff knowledge, clean jangbong (attacks and spins) technology and the disciplined use of Jangmookido Jangbong.

Make the Jangbong an Extension of your Body.
Do you want to be able to move like a longstaff martial art master...?  Stupid question, of course you want it...!  Then you should think about; when you practicing with your Jangbong is that it is just an extension of your body, an exended arm. When you do a front strike, figure 8 spin; your entire body flows with the Jangbong, not against it. This will create beautiful flowing combinations and impressive abilities. To become one with the Jangbong then we practice something called Hyung in Korean which is pattern/forms. There are Eight Hyungs, from White to Black belt.   This series of Hyungs is called:
The Eight Great Warriors Jangbong Forms

 - Ki Bon Jangbong Hyung              /  Basic Form                                                             
- Ki Cho Jangbong Hyung              /  Fundamental Form                                            
- Cho Geup Jangbong Hyung       /  Elementary Form                                                
- Joong Geup Jangbong Hyung  /  Intermediate Form                                             
 - Goh Geup Jangbong Hyung       /  Intermediate-Advanced Form                       
 - Dae Geup Jangbong Hyung       /  Advanced Form                                                     
 - Moo Geup Jangbong Hyung      /  Progressive Form                                                 
 - Ban Gon Hyung                               /  Black Belt Form                                                     

DAE RYUN - Combat Technique
Another part of Jangmookido training is Dae Ryun - Combat techniques a parner exercise which is application of our amazing Hyung. What I mean that our Hyung training is a preparatory for sparring, in this way of training you understand the forms inside. Ki bub - Breathing techniques is very important in Jangmookido.
With a mix of ki breathing and dynamic Jangmookido techniques, you can finding and understand the Jangbong combat skills of inner beigins and obvious, the student develop a strong control over the Jangbong and Self.

BÄGI - Focus and Precision Training
Ancient elit warriorship meets modern martial arts and sport fitness of jangbong health, it is the true character of Jangmookido. The Jangbong is long and has weight, moving higher intesity workout. The training actively tons the arms and legs, abdominal, back muscles and the most important muscle; our heart. You also train balance, flexibility and your bodily strength. 
To compensate for the physical training, we have mental training, through what we call Bägi, based on focus and precision training. We put out candles (Cheot-bul kkeuki) with Muri Kong Kyuk jangbong technique, from a sitting position.  From 3 Keub/Red belt, we cut paper (Jong-ee Bägi) with horizontal jangbong cuts, we called An Kong Kyuk.

In Bägi, pure Jangbong techniques and a open clear mind
are required to be able to pass the chop tests.

A skill full Jangmookido master knows when, where and how to use the softness, speedness and power. The mind and the body must be perfectly coordinated. The new students of Jangmookido need to have willingness, patience, discipline and burning heart warming welcoming to their training, to get a chance to reach the first real goal;  The Black Belt!