[ISIBSA BAN MUYE]
Master. Jin Yeong Yun
Black Belt 5 Dan of WTF TAEKWONDO & 4 Dan of GYUNGDANG
International Master of TAEKWONDO & GYUNGDANG
This colection -'Muyedobotongji'- was started to make during the Korea-Japen War -'Imjinwaeran' in AD.1592-1598 (=Dan-gi 3925-3931). But, 200 years were need to finish it. (AD.1594-1790 = Dan-gi 3927-4123 = 27th year of king 'Seonjo' - 14th year of king 'Jeongjo' of 'Chosun kingdom')
**'Imjinwaeran' is a ancient war between Korea and Japan. Finally Korea won in AD.1598(Dangi 3931) **
'Muyedobotongji' was maden by the project of 'Chosun' govenment to make better Korean troops and their warriors 'Musa'.
So this book includes not only korean martial arts, but also chinise & Japanise ones to learn their tecniques and to improve korean styles.
The philosophy of 'Muyedobotongji' is a part of 'Gyungdang's teaching - 'the open minded healthy life without prejudice'
**The 'Musa' is one of the popular names of the korean warrior. **
** Military of 'Chosun' dynasty trained 'Muyedobotongji's martial arts until AD.1910 (Dangi 4243). **
During the japanise ocupation(AD.1910-1945), lots of 'Musa' made various resistance groups and fought japan for liberty of Korea.
After the japanise ocupation which was over with 'the second world war', 'Grand Master. Dong Gyu Lim' made new 'Gyungdang', so martial arts of 'Muyedobotongji' was returned to us and now they are expanding to the world without restriction.
The Martial Arts of 'Gyungdang' have the name, '24Ban Muye' because the book 'Muyedobotongji' has 24 kinds of martial arts - forms - of various weapons and equipments.
['24Ban Muye' of 'Muyedobotongji']|
[Pictures of '24Ban Muye' in 'Muyedobotongji']
(1) Jangchang : long spear
(2) Jukjangchang ; long bamboo spear
(3) Gichang : spear with falg
(4) Dangpa : spear with three spearheads like a fork
(5) Gichang : spear of cavalry * this is different from (3) *
(6) Nangseon : bamboo spear with poisonous branchs and thorns
(7) Ssangsudo : long sword for two hands -* a chinise general 'Cheok GyeGwang' made this form against japanese pirate *
(8) Yedo : sword of 'Chosun - a name of ancient Korea' * there are 28 short forms and 1 long form *
(9) Waegeom : japanese sword* a Korean Musa, 'Kim Chegeon' brought these 4 forms from Japan *
(10) Kyojeon : sword sparring * 'Kim Chegeon' who brought 'Waegeom' made this sparring form. 'Kyojeon' is different from 'Waegeom' *
(11) Jedokgeom : sword which saved general * a chinese, 'Nak SangJi' saved his chinese general 'Lee YeoSong' with this sword skill *
(12) Bonkukgeom : sword of 'Shilla - a name of ancient Korea' * the origin of this form is a sword dance of a 'Hwarang' which is the young warrir of 'Shilla [shila]' kingdom, who called 'Hwang Chang Rang' *
(13) Ssanggeom : two twin swords
(14) Masangssanggeom : two twin swords of cavalry
(15) Woldo : moon blade sword with long stick
(16) Masangwoldo : moon blade sword with long stick of cavalry
(17) Hyeobdo : another type of moon blade sword with long stick, which is longer and heavier than 'Woldo'
(18) Deungpae : shield with sword or spear
(19) Kwonbeob : fighting skills without weapon. 'kwonbeob' means 'law of fist', but it has more than fist. it contains punching, kicking, and wrestling
(20) Gonbang : long stick with spearhead or without spearhead
(21) Pyeongon : two chained sticks. one of them is long as 'Gonbang'. And the other is short. short part has thorn or blade to attack.
(22) Masangpyeongon : 'Pyeongon' of cavalry
(23) Gyeokgu : this is a kind of sports which use horses, sticks, and a ball of fur and lether. it looks similar to european 'polo' but it has different playing rule.
(24) Masangjae : acrobatic horsemanship
'Gyungdang' is not a martial art school for the expert or the noble. It is a place for the common person who leads a busy life and wants to regain their physical, mental health.
So if there are instructors and students, wherever can be 'Gyungdang'. Field, Mountain, Playground of a school, even Backyard of factory or Top of building...
(c) Copyright 2001 Master. Jin Yeong Yun. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.