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The Sipalki-Do World Federation
A Brief History of Sipalki-Do
Sipalki-do is a fast street self defence system using all body parts including pressure points, grabs, hands and legs counter-attacks, immobilizations and angles of movement. It’s easy to learn without contact and a cooperative class environment is great fitness training for anybody with any fitness level you will learn how to defend yourself without provoking or hurting anybody.
This course is coming from the ancient Sipalki-do. is a Martial Art dating back over 4300 yrs coming from the beginning of the open hand and meditation styles from the Buddhists monks Shoaling Temples and followed by the old dynasty of the Grand Master SOO NAM YOO (10th. Dan) World Federation President and it’s applied to today’s reality in Oceania continent, by prof. Mauricio Suarez.
The Grand Master SOO NAM YOO ( 10th. Dan) is the president of the SIPALKI-DO World Federation. Soo Nam Yoo's family dynasty named ION BI RYU holds the secrets since thousands of years ago of the ancient Sipalki-do that were derived from very old forms of Martial Arts with the feet, hands, head and also with weapons. Also Soo Nam Yoo is a Professor of Science Arts and Techniques of the Oriental Medicine; also he is investigating in Dactilo Puntura (finger acupuncture) with his knowledge including Acropuntura (acupuncture) and herb and body energy treatments.
This old dynasty will continue with Master DAE WON YOO ( 7th.Dan), ION BI RYU President and the Grand Master's son. Proof of this Martial Art dating back thousands of years can be found in Korean government records as well as archaeological Korean history. THE SIPALKI-DO OCEANIA CONTINENT REPRESENTATION
Prof. Mauricio Suarez having opened his main school in New Zealand on the 7th of December 2002 introduced Sipalki-do Ion Bi Ryu into Oceania Australasia continent by authorization of the Grand Master Soo Nam Yoo.
Professor MAURICIO SUAREZ has a:
- NZQA Level 7 Graduate diploma of teaching, specializing degree in the teaching of physical education and post graduate Recreational.
- Navy Officer retired Naval University professor, head of PE Department, recruitment officer and trainer, PE. and self defence teacher of the Naval students and marines forces for 10 years.
- Also he was a teacher of Ministry of sport, secondary and primary schools and several clubs.
- The SIPALKI world federation pioneer in representing Oceania black belt 2nddan, Mauricio was selected hereditary member of the ancient dynasty ION BI RYU by the grand master Yoo
- Also he was a Full contact kick boxing and Karate Kyokushin black belt 2nd dan, and Tai-Chi instructor, having trained Martial Arts since the year 1981.
Australia’s Sipalki-do School
Mauricio’s first student Instructor John Garcia black belt 1st dan has opened an associated Sipalki-do school in Australia in the year 2005. John is a Sipalki-do student since 1996. A BRIEF HISTORY OF SIPALKI-DO
Grand Master Soo Nam Yoo
SIPALKI is an ancient Korean Martial Art that also uses the natural parts of the body and several weapons that were born of the need for defence before there were soldiers better equipped with armament. Its origin goes back to immemorial times and the self defence art is as common to man as eating or speaking. With time they obtained experience and they discovered that some refinements became effective for the art, one of them is the use of weapons including the art to control parts of the body with the ingenuity of man to transform that into defensive techniques, and employees with special abilities to fight, this way they obtained food and simultaneously defended against their natural enemies.
In the city of Kyongiu, the capital of the old Kingdom of Silla in Korea, there are two giants faced in a battle position. After almost two thousand years of antiquity, the carvings on the wall of the tower of a Buddhist Temple exist like a testimony of developing legendary arts of battle in Korea. SIPALKI is the translated expression of the Korean word Sib Fal Gui, which means "the eighteen techniques" (each unit has thousands of techniques using all body parts.) 1st. technique is called HO SIN SUL which is personal and self defence techniques, including: grabs, pressure points, immobilization techniques, throws, etc.
2nd. technique is called KWOM BOP which comes from the old Buddhist Monk system of combat using open hand, feet, and head attacks and defences combined with angles of movements, positions and meditation techniques.
3rd. technique is called KYO YONG which is the system of combat with one or more than one person including: old forms of movement combinations with self defence strategy etc.
The others 15 techniques are several weapons and the application with open hand in case of self defence, training your reaction speed, co-ordination, flexibility, agility, strength, mobility, resistance and self control.
Martial Art Philosophy
The techniques are followed by "Do" (way) which in a sense is the road of knowledge, including the moral philosophy which is always together with the technique and the idea is to cultivate the attitude of respect and help each other, have humility and develop an auto superation character to be a better person in life. The style called ION BI RYU is one that is taught by the old dynasty of the Grand Master Soo Nam Yoo and its literal translation is "school of the secrets of the swallow" because of its purity, agility, resistance, and tolerance for all, capacity of fulfillment of its objective and ability to choose its way. If the student is developing Sipalki's philosophy accurately; he/she will not do anything to an offender, he/she will try not fight and not provoke a fight, only in the last case of self defence, will he/she only use enough power to defend themself and not hurt anybody.
There are as many histories of Martial Arts in the World as there are Countries. There is a Chinese legend about the beginning of Kunfu or Kempo. A Buddhist monk from India came to the temple SO RIM SA (SHAOLIN) to teach Buddhist knowledge (BODHIDHARMA) to an old Chinese King. This is the beginning of the Buddhism Zen (including meditation exercises) that technique has been passed from monk to monk. BODHIDHARMA is a physical and mental system ( I-CHIN-SUTRA)
Chinese learned this Indian system of combat with open hand and they became the best warriors of China, the system was called KWON BOP (one of the SIPALKI techniques still used today). This system was propagated by Buddhist monks to Korea, Japan, and Okinawa as well and this is the beginning of open hand combat techniques. At this time every country was making their own style but with a similar line.
In Korea more than 2000 years ago the King gentleman warriors had developed a hand and feet combat technique called SOO BAK. 1400 years ago in the Kingdom of Chin Heung the gentleman class of Silla were integrated with the warriors Corp called HWA RANG DO. They went to the mountains and to the coast to study animals defence and attack movements.
They adapted the technique and attached it with the old Buddhist Monks system to prepare mentally and physically the warriors for the SOO BAK. (Silla 668-892 periods) At this time the existing techniques from the old Buddhist monks Koreans, Mongolians and Chinese, had been grouped in 18 units of techniques (this is the SI PAL KI like we know today). They found in Mongolia one of the most traditional and deepest Martial Art cultures.
Later the SOO BAK was propagated by the Dynasties SILA and KOGURYO followed by KORYO.
With time the SOO BAK was a important part of military training and at this time the King CHONGIO edited a book called MUYE-DOBO-TONGJI (Martial Art illustrated book) describing all the warriors knowledge
One of the Objectives of the learning of Sipalki-do is to develop students good moral values like: tolerance, discipline, humility, initiative, intuition, self control, self confidence, respect for others and health habits which includes fitness training like: agility, co-ordination, resistance, flexibility, strength, balance, technique and intelligence to use the art only for self defence.
- SIPALKI-DO Book of the Gran Master Soo Nam Yoo, Edited by Sempai Av. Cordoba 4126, Buenos Aires, Republica Argentina, printed in Argentina.
- Webs: Sipalki mundial.com / sipalki-oceania.zoomshare.com / sipalkieventos.com.ar sipalki.com.ar / sipalki.no / sipalki-aonikenk.com.ar / sipalki-danbog.com.ar
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