Many of the Ho Sin Sul are not practical as defined or practiced, but are instead intended to illustrate concepts that you should understand. For instance, the First Degree Black Belts (Cho Dans) learn a technique that begins with performing a side-kick to the attacker's knee and then grabbing the attacker's wrist (of the the hand that grabbed you). Clearly, the attacker will let go when you shatter their knee, but still the various concepts are valid. It would be impossible to practice every possible attack / counter-attack.
At many of the Black Belt test, the students are asked to defend them selves against multiple "grabbers" - something we virtually never practice (formally anyways) in class. The goal of the test is to see if the student can apply in an unscripted venue the principles of Ho Sin Sul.
- Gup Level (Below Red Belt). 15 Techniques
- Red Belt - Same Side Grabs. 4 Techniques.
- Red Belt - Cross Hand Grabs. 4 Techniques.
- Red Belt - Two on One Grabs. 4 Techniques.
- Red Belt - One on One Grabs. 3 Techniques.
- Black Belt - 1st Degree. 3 Techniques
- Black Belt - 1st Degree. 2 Gun Techniques
- Black Belt - 2nd Degree. 6 Techniques.
- Black Belt - 2nd Degree. 4 Knife Techniques.
- Black Belt - 3rd Degree. 7 Techniques.
- Black Belt - 3rd Degree. 4 Sword Techniques.