This is Sibpalgi of the first variety. It is the mainly weapons oriented art originally taught to Joseon dynasty special operations units & palace guards. It is one of the few pre-Japanese occupation martial arts that can claim that history that actual has documented scholarly research to back it up. Its high level instructors tend to be historians, researchers, etc. When people talk about the legend that "Korean martial arts" were banned by the Japanese, this is what they are talking about. Military training was banned by the Japanese.
It can be thought of as a Korean equivalent to HEMA.
This is the other Sibpalgi. Chinese kung fu masters, fleeing Communist China, settled in South Korea, some in the cities, some in the mountains. These men had a tremendous influence on Modern KMA. Sometimes it was acknowledged as in Mudeokgwan Subakdo, sometimes it was not, as in Guksulwon. They brought largely the systems of Shaolin Long Fist, Northern Mantis, and Baguazhang to South Korea.
This is the system I studied.
Yeah, I love it. Shaolin with a side of kimchi.
So no realz knife fighting for me?
So sipalki is no good and I have no FMA nor Hema
What do I do?
Stay out of knife fights.
Buy the Die Less Often Dvds.
Make a friend.
Practice the techniques.
Don't get stabbed.
Practice your cutting techniques while you make watermelon helmets.
When done right no can defend
Effective offensive knife technique can be simply calssified as "shank fu".
Here's what you do:
Conceal that you have a knife. Hold it in your rear hand, low around waist level. When they come at you crouch like you're flinching.
Once they are on you (or close enough for goverment work), stab the **** out if their floating rib area (pointing up to hit lungs) shank the abdominal wall (internal organs) and especialy hit the crotchal regions (arteries and nerve centers). When they double over from multiple knife wounds to the gouche, stab the **** out of their neck (trachea and arteries).
Leave the sceene before you can be identified.
Basically your lead arm (empty hand) is a pick / range finder. Your weapon is back in the rear hand where it can't be easily grabbed or even seen without getting through your lead hand first. If they are engaged with your lead hand they are close enough for you to shank the **** out of them with your rear hand.
This set up is very important. If you lead with the knife it is much easier for your opponent to attepmt a disarm / de-fang against you. They have a clear target in plain sight. In the rear hand they will have to "wrassle" you just to get near the knife and there is no easy way to do that without getting cut the **** up. The potential anlges of attack are obscured. The length of the weapon is harder to guage. And there is no "clean" way to get to it without putting yourself at risk.
If you're real good you can do this without even revealing your knife at all. (I have seen it done IRL @ five block from where I'm typing this).
Now can do knife fight.
Tune in next week and I'll tell you "how do defend".