Kong Su – “Hard Form” is Korean hard style martial arts. A cousin to Tae Kwon Doe/Tang Su Doe. Taekwondo (also known as Tae Kwon Do) is the art of self-defense that originated in Korea. It is recognized as one of the oldest forms of martial arts in the world, reaching back over 2,000 years. The name was selected for its appropriate description of the art: Tae (foot), Kwon (hand), Do (art).
The focus is on linear speed and snap. Defenses are straight up, down, in, out, and side. Offense is straight, side, back, and forward. The feet (especially front snap, side and reverse kicks) are used as well as the hands. The form is hard. The strikes are usually straight, and in all different angles.
Integrated Martial Arts uses Kong Su as part of its basic training, because the movements are simple and linear providing a very basic, but necessary foundation of speed, strength, and coordination to help in learning more advanced and intricate martial arts techniques. Kong Su movements are very beneficial for students for building reflexes, coordination, and timing. Integrated martial arts Hard form training utilizes the same kicking, blocking and hand attacks as Tae Kwon Doe and Hapkido which are standard across Korean martial arts.