How to practise

Meditation (Myong Sang)
Each Shinson Hapkido training begins and ends with Myong Song to allow pupils and teachers to find inner and outer peace. This can be done seated (usually) or sitting / lying. It brings the practitioner into a relaxed state where she / he can focus on letting the breath flow and concentrate on the moment. A long-term goal of meditation is to understand oneself as a (living being) among all living creatures, and to recognize the truth in everything.
Here and Now! - is a little essay written by Sabomnim Jørgen Løye Christiansen

Breathing Techniques for revitalizing
(Danjeon Hohupbop/Ki-Doin)

Breathing gives life and affects health. Therefore there is much focus on breathing in Shinson Hapkido. Breathing is made conscious, and can be used to focus / control life force (Saeng Ki). Therefore the energy-controlling exercises will strengthen organs and body regions as well as harmonize the systemic circulation in the body (blood, lymph, hormones). In addition to stabilizing the physical areas you also train and harmonize the psyche. This is why the voice is also used in training. The voice gives expression to the movement, and can help to reinforce them.

Training of internal and external form (Jahse)
Jahse consists of the physical form, internal adjustment, mental / spiritual position and respiration and internal force. Body (Chong), energy (Ki) and the psyche / spirit (Shin) must be brought into balance as a foundation for health and wellbeing.

Hand and kicking techniques (Sugi- & Jok Sul)
These techniques rely on defense and attack techniques from traditional Korean martial arts. Besides serving in self-defense, they have a strengthening effect on health. They are vitalizing, bringing people back into balance and strengthening coordination.
According to the Asian medicine, specific energy channels (meridians)begin and end in the hands and feet. When activated they affect the entire human wellbeing and health. All techniques in Shinson Hapkido are built - and are practiced - so that the health aspects are always involved.

Breakfall techniques (Nakbop)
Training in breakfall techniques have more impact areas. Anyone can learn to do appropriate exercises in a soft and smooth manner (as a cat). Contact with the ground serves as a massage on the muscles and organs. At the same time breaking down fear and building self awareness.

Partner exercises (Su and Yaksok Daeryeon)
This type of training is conducted as training techniques with one or more partners. Techniques include throws and joint-locks, and follow movement principles as found in nature: flowing, circular and adaptive. You never work against each other, but try to change the power of the partner, thereby learning how to protect oneself and defend oneself in an emergency. This helps to overcome fear toward contact with other people. Through the natural nature of the movements, it is not confrontation that is practiced, but the constructive dealings with others. Thus these techniques are practiced so that they support health. As an exsampel joint-locking can be used so that they do not damage joints, but acts as a sort of acupressure or massage).

Movements that mimic nature and movements with objects (Hyong, Gigu Sul)
A form-exercise (Hyong) includes specified combinations of exercises that replicate movement from nature. It looks like a dance witch brings movement, breathing and aesthetics in harmony with each other. The first figure you practice, the crane, which is characterized by large, elegant movements, hereby training balance and digestion. Not only animals are used as inspiration - also other movements such as the wind or rain is used. Thus you learn to observe and understand nature better, in order to better treat it with respect. Similar goals apply to movements with objects like sticks and fans. The prerequisite is a deep inner calm, which is why training with objects is only included for advanced students.

Gym (Dojang) and training suits (Dobok)
Do means (life-)path, mission and objective, and Jang means room/space. Therefore Dojang is the room/space in which one through training and contact with oneself and others finds a path to one's true self / inner personality. A Shinson Hapkido Dojang is open to anyone who wants to find Do with others. This creates a space within which diversity, tolerance and joy of learning can be practised.

Social Projects
In Shinson Hapkido people should not develop alone or in non-public places, but we must support the people who do not have the same chances to live in health or happiness. Therefore, social projects, is a portion of Shinson Hapkido (Isha supports internationaly the following projects: Han San Chon in Korea, "Old and Young Together" in Europe, Lusaka Stump Mission in Sambia and Casa Verde in Peru). They are also examples of something everyone can experience through training Shinson Hapkido: The world is one.