In my school we teach, at around the 5th kup level, a series of "advanced basics" that involve taking the seven sets and doing them in a push-pull motion while moving. An example might be doing a downward hammerfist block while raising an open hand (fingers spread wide) to cover the head and stepping. Evidently they used to be taught at a lower belt, but it was thought to be best to delay until the students had a firm grasp on the basics first.
My teacher (and his) say that these are fundamental to hapkido, and they certainly are fundamental to the way we practice it: A lot of our later techniques are based on these techniques. I have also seen these techniques appear in videos of hapkido online, but not as a set, usually just as part of some other technique.
Despite a fair bit of searching, I can't find a source outside of my school that talks about these techniques. Part of the challenge in that is figuring out what to call them: "Advanced Basics" is too generic as a lot of martial arts have an "advanced basics" set. Does anyone know of a (preferably Korean) term or a reference that describes these techniques more precisely?
For identification purposes, neither of these are my specific style (we don't have forms), but they are performing the same or very similar techniques:
- Hapkido Chun Ki Hyung Sae one of them is performed, referring to it as a "high-low block" at 1:38.
- Hapkido Form incorporates one of the knifehand ones at 0:05—0:07.
I recognize that it may be that other styles do not practice them as a set, but even references to a broad category or specific Korean names for the above two techniques would be useful.