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The skills of Hosinsul consist of three parts.

First is the advanced readiness.

This is for the best defense. What matters in readiness is concentration on the next movement of the opponent. It pursues prevention and pre-control of the dangerous situations. We should train up ourselves strenuously for the advanced readiness.

Second is the art of escaping.

In case you confront a stalker and be caught by him, you can easily escape from him just waging some Hosinsul skills, that is, taking advantage of his weak points.

Third is the counter-attack.
It is made up of 'striking vital parts', 'pressing joints', and 'knocking down'. It is very efficient in the battle to hit some vulnerable body points of the opponent; the neck, eyes, ears, brow, groove of the upper lip, armpits, jaw, pit of stomach, groin, etc. For women it is encouraged to use the palms rather than the fists. It also includes striking lower body parts; the shin, knee, crook of the knee. When those weak points are hit effectively, the balance of the opponent will fall down quickly.

Pressing joints, like bending wrists or twisting elbows, is a universal skill in Hosinsul. And knocking down the opponent enables you to escape from the scene, in addition to get ready for your next movement.

There are also four main principles in Hosinsul.

First is adapting yourself to the power of the opponent.

The violence of the assaulter can be so formidable that escaping from it may be very difficult.

Second is taking advantage of your whole body.
It is widely accepted that power increases as mass and speed multiply, so using only your weight, not speed, can do little good to you in the battle. It is required to focus your strength in one moment to be successful at the confrontations.

Third is the principle of rotation.
It is like spinning a top. The movement of the human body consists of a one-way motion and turning around a specific point. The principle of rotation can give you a chance to utilize the opponent's energy.

Fourth is counteracting the weak parts of the assailant.
If he took you by the wrist, you can suppress him just by stretching your arm toward him. A bended elbow is weaker than the stretched one, so you can save your wrist from him with a lot less energy.