Kwon Bup means fist fighting method. Soldiers
learned kwon bup prior to learning more complex weapons arts to master
footwork and body control. It was also taught as a method of personal
self-defense for Chosun warriors.
Developed based on the methods
of the Shaolin Temple and the techniques of Jang Song-kye. The Shaolin
methods emphasized external style (waega) techniques including joint locks,
jumping attacks and elaborate footwork. Advanced techniques of the Shaolin
style were very elaborate and difficult to master.