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Siljun Dobup

The practice of using the sword aiming to strike a balance between theory and practice.


Siljun Dobup teaches:

  • Etiquette
  • Tradition
  • Breathing
  • Drawing
  • Sheathing
  • Cutting

Students of Siljun Dobup will practice:

  • Jee (Earth)
  • Soo (Water)
  • Poong (Wind)
  • Hwa (Fire)
  • Cheon (Sky or Heavens)


 These forms seek to create a healthy mind and body and at the beginning stages, stress is released and the focus is most noticeable. Since the sword is a dangerous object, it requires greater awareness, which compels the wielder to focus and empty his or her mind.

Balance and Posture are developed and through sword practice and after advancing to the forms, a student will learn the study to breathe and accumulate “Ki” energy. There are five ascending stages of training in Siljin Dobup: Jee earth, Soo water, Poong wind, Hwa fire, Cheon sky. There are also forms and 6 basic cutting moves to study before set Jee.

Advance Progression:



Training Methods

Group Lessons

Group sessions will give you the opportunity to practice with other students, and still receive guidance and the Siljun Dobup necessary training to improve and evolve through the five stages of Siljun Dobup. Such training will give you the comparative level learning which will increase your awareness and participation, but ultimately boosting self-esteem and confidence.


Private Lessons

Private sessions are an effective way to turbocharge your training. During private lessons, an instructor can spend one-on- one time with you to fine tune your techniques and improve your performance. It is a popular way for students to accelerate their progress and obtain the one-on-one attention.



School Etiquette:

Three Levels of Respect

  1. Respect towards the national flag: Respect towards the national flag, shown by saluting, signifies Siljun Dobup’s principle of loyalty towards one’s nation.  This will be done as one enters and leaves the school as well as at the beginning and the end of practice sessions.
  2. Respect towards the master or instructor: Respect towards the master or instructor shown by bowing, signifies Siljun Dobup’s principle of respecting one’s parents, teachers, and elders.
  3. Respect towards other students: Siljun Dobup also teaches that should be respect among fellow students. One must treat with respect in order to be treated with respect. This signifies Siljun Dobup’s principle of treating all human beings and all living things with respect.

Basic Etiquette:


Grand Master Jin K. Seong:

“Every martial art has an original form. The form is very important and it must be real, but to be realistic, real combat experience is necessary.

Through practice, that experience is proven and preserved. I have been practicing Kendo for over 30 years, always with the mentality that I am fighting real opponents. Siljun Dobup is based on real combat, and many unnecessary movements have been removed. With the right mentality, anyone can enjoy practicing this martial art.

Siljun Dobup teaches etiquette, tradition, breathing, drawing, sheathing, and basic cutting in progression order. Jee, Soo, Poong, Hwa, Cheon forms, aim to create healthy minds and bodies.

The ultimate goal of Siljjun Dobup® is “controlling the mind. The human being consists of mind and body.

We think our body and mind are ours, are they?

We often make mistakes, collapse and abandon when we fail to control our body and mind. If so, can we control our mind? Can we really become the master of our mind?

Through training we seek the answer and Siljin Dobup is designed to achieve the ultimate state where the body and mind become one.”