Martial Arts Instructional Videos by Sang H. Kim

Many of Sang H. Kim’s instructional videos are available free in their entirety at YouTube. Watch them below or subscribe to the Turtle Press YouTube Channel so you don’t miss future releases.

Ultimate Flexibility: Stretching for Martial Arts 

Achieve Ultimate Flexibility in 20 minutes a day! Based on his bestselling book Ultimate Flexibility, Sang H. Kim has created a series of 20-minute martial arts stretching workouts that you can follow at home to increase your flexibility and tone your body. Watch at

Complete Kicking

In Complete Kicking, Master Sang H. Kim teaches you the kicks of Taekwondo from white belt to black belt and beyond. Learn over 40 kicks.

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Mindful Movement (MBX-12)

This 5-minute sequence of 12 movements will invigorate your inner energy. By combining deep breathing with unique movements that target the 12 energy meridians, Sang H. Kim has created an active form of moving mediation that you can practice daily to reduce stress and boost your energy levels. Includes instruction, follow along and selected variations for harder and easier practice. Watch at

Ultimate Kicking Drills 

Want to kick higher, stronger, faster? Bored with the usual training routine? Then the Ultimate Kicking Drills video is for you. 

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Wrist Locks

Wrist Locks give you control over your attacker while avoiding excessive use of force. Sang H. Kim teaches you the "gooseneck" wrist lock with variations for come alongs, restraints and takedowns. Each technique includes demonstration, slow motion with narration, focal points with stop motion graphics and instructions, and follow along. Great for self-defense and all martial arts styles. 

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Arresting Locks


This is a series of instructional videos by Sang H. Kim covering arresting locks, immobilizations, takedowns and stick or club disarms. Many of the techniques involve taking the attacker's weapon and using it against him in defense.

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Junsado Fundamentals, Standing & Ground Combat

Learn over 100 tactics and strategies of unarmed combat including combat fundamentals: stance, open and closed hand strikes, elbow strikes, low kicks, knee strikes, takedowns, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder locks and ground fighting principles; and the principles to instantly neutralize and defeat your opponent in standing and ground confrontations using no-nonsense defenses against tackles, head locks, chokes, arm locks, punches, grabs, low kicks, sweeps, throws, pins and a variety of strikes. Included are nearly 70 combat scenarios that take you through a wide range of possible attack and defense situations. Watch at

Ultimate Fitness

Sang H. Kim teaches you the exercises that have helped him maintain ultimate flexibility for over 20 years and demonstrates the most effective exercises for developing explosive power and speed in your techniques using weight training, running, isometrics, and more. Plus, get advice on developing agility, balance, coordination and timing. Over 100 drills, exercises and training methods. Watch the complete video below:

Power Breathing

Revitalize your energy with Power Breathing. Sang H. Kim guides you through easy to follow breathing exercises that you can do anywhere, in as little as sixty seconds, to relieve stress, increase your fitness level and feel better instantly. New to breathing exercises? Start with Gentle Breathing, a simple way to reconnect with your body and begin your journey toward renewed energy. When you're ready, the core Power Breathing exercises of Steady, Staccato and Explosive breathing combine to create a total body energizing workout that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized. Finally, give attention to problem areas with Healing Breathing ten exercises to release tension and promote flexibility through controlled breathing.  Watch at

Beginner Taekwondo

Master Sang H. Kim takes the new student step by step through the essential information that all beginning taekwondo students should know including: » tying the belt correctly » bowing » fundamental kicks » basic strikes » basic blocks » fundamental stances » 5 self-defense techniques, » 4 one-step sparring, » Poomse Kicho (basic form). Watch the complete video below:

Tae Kwon Do Step Sparring and Hand Skills

This video teaches 30 step sparring combinations plus the complete range of traditional taekwondo blocks, strikes and punches. Learn 30 new step sparring combinations that incorporate dozens of strikes, blocks, stances, kicks and footwork in realistic sparring and self-defense applications. Progressive techniques from white to black belt. In Part 2, learn the complete system of traditional taekwondo hand skills from white through black belt. Includes single arm blocks, double arm blocks, knife hand blocks, block/strike combination techniques, punching, knife hand strikes, elbow strikes, and more. Watch at

Jang Bong Long Stick Fundamentals and Patterns

The Jang Bong is a long stick, approximately 60 inches in length. It can be used to defend against an empty handed or armed attacker with ease. In Part One of this video, filmed at a seminar, Sang H. Kim introduces the fundamentals of the Jang Bong including the two basic grips (for long and close range fighting), posture, offensive and defensive movements including straight striking, circular striking, hooking, thrusting, scooping and controlling techniques. It also includes a warm up recommended for use before beginning Jang Bong practice, a look at the vital points for striking with the Jang Bong, partner and solo practice drills, 8 Strike Circular Drills and many tips to improve both performance and understanding of this unique weapon. In Part Two, you will learn three patterns for the Jang Bong. Master Kim starts you off with a basic form to introduce the fundamental footwork, blocking and striking skills of the Jang Bong. The second form is an intermediate level pattern that introduces more complex skills including offense/defense combinations and varying grips. The third and most advanced form focuses on speed in complex combinations. Each sequence includes full speed, follow along, front, diagonal, side and rear views. Also included are a movement by movement breakdown of the terminology and detailed explanations of the applications of the movements. Watch at

Jang Bong Long Stick Advanced Forms

Learn the 5 advanced forms of the Jang Bong long stick. These forms introduce new techniques and more complex combinations to take your Jang Bong skills to the new level. Watch at

Joongbong Short Stick Fundamentals & Patterns 

The joongbong, or short stick, is the most versatile and easy to learn weapon. This video covers the fundamentals and basic patterns (hyung) of the joongbong including stances, grip, blocking, deflecting, striking, cutting, thrusting, footwork, fundamental applications and partner and solo drills. Watch at

Advanced Joongbong Short Stick 

Learn to use the short stick in close combat self-defense situations, including advanced applications against choking, locking, takedowns, pins and disarms plus the 10 of the most effective ways to take down your opponent at very close range. Watch at

Taekwondo Taeguek Poomse

The Taekwondo Taegeuk Poomse # 1-8 video contains the complete system of taegeuk poomse for at home practice, testing and competition requirements up to 1st degree black belt. Watch the complete video below:

Taekwondo Palgwe Poomse #1-8

 This video provides you with the performance standards for the 8 Taekwondo Palgwe Poomse for at-home practice, testing & competition plus a complete guide to the Korean and English names for the movements of each form. Watch at

Taekwondo Black Belt Poomse

The Black Belt Poomse video contains the complete system of WTF style Black Belt Poomse for at home practice, testing and competition requirements from 1st through 7th degree black belt. Follow along in both front and side views as Sang H. Kim shares his personal training and performance tips to help you learn and master these important poomse. Includes Koryo, Kumkang, Taebaek, Pyong Won, Sip Jin, Ji Tae, Cheon Kwon, Han Soo and Il Yo. The only Black Belt Poomse reference you will ever need! Watch the complete video below:

Top 100 Taekwondo Scoring Techniques

Have you ever wondered how top taekwondo fighters make scoring look so effortless? The answer is scoring strategy - knowing exactly which kick will score in which situation. Now, competitors of all skill levels can develop their own scoring strategy. Master Sang H. Kim has analyzed years of competition footage to bring you the Top 100 Scoring Techniques used by elite level competitors around the world. Learn to use the roundhouse kick, back kick, double kick, whip kick, power punch, pushing kick, turn kick, axe kick, spinning whip kick, side kick and jumping back kick to score at will. Also, get inside tips on using combination attacks, in-fighting & distance strategies drawing, pushing kick set-ups & retreat counterattacking strategies to score. Top 100 Taekwondo Scoring Techniques includes detailed instruction on how to score in competition with: * Roundhouse Kick * Back Kick * Double Kicks * Whipping Kick * Pushing Kick * Combination Techniques * Ax Kick * Turn Kick * Spin Whip Kick * Aero Back Kick * Side Kick * Set-ups * Feint Pushing Kick Watch the complete video below:

Complete Taekwondo Sparring Vol 1: Attacking Skills

Learn to use the most popular and effective scoring attacks found in today's taekwondo competition. Includes examples of each technique being used in competition plus full speed and slow motion instructional segments from both open and closed stances as well as target drills. 

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Complete Taekwondo Sparring Vol 2: Counterattacking Skills

Counterattacking is the secret to defeating an aggressive attacker and taking control of the match. Learn to neutralize and counter the 50 most common attacks in taekwondo sparring.

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The Self-defense Encyclopedia video is a fast paced, information packed collection of self-defense skills and principles. Sang H. Kim's approach to self-protection is street-oriented, fluid and direct with an emphasis on ending a confrontation quickly using any means necessary. Discover a wealth of knowledge on self-protection including: * 14 essential self-defense principles that you can apply to any confrontation * 22 primary and secondary targets to disable an attacker * 10 defense drills to train your instinctive responses and avoid panicking in an emergency * Defensive tactics against the most common standing, ground and restraint attacks * Multiple defensive options for each attack - use what works for you * Defensive principles against multiple attackers, edged weapons and firearms * Restraint and control locks to immobilize an assailant * Environmental awareness * Escalation of use of force * Coping with Fear * Use of verbal communciation to de-escalate a confrontation * Recognizing nonverbal warning signals * Understanding the pyschology of violence * Coping with stalking and domestic violence * Scenario training and analysis * 7 golden rules of self-defense Because the techniques taught are presented with both novice and advanced applications, this is an excellent reference for students, instructors and non-martial artists alike. Watch at

Knife Defense Fundamentals 

The Knife Defense Fundamentals video covers the essential basics of defending against the knife and gives you a solid foundation. Learn to use stance and distance to your advantage, evade an attack, close the distance for a counter, change the line of attack, control the knife arm, reverse your opponents momentum, apply standing restraint and control locks, understand the principles of a knife attack and take an attacker to the ground where you can successfully immobilize him, neutralizing the threat of the knife. Then put your new skills to work in 23 sample attack and defense scenarios that you can practice with a partner. Includes: * 7 Action Steps for Successful Knife Defense * Stance and footwork: using positioning and distance to your advantage * Looping: evasion and distance control * Deflecting: changing the line of attack * Gripping: control the knife arm * Inversion: reverse the attackers momentum * Pinion: standing restraints and ground immobilizations * Finishing techniques * Immobilizing an attacker with a choke, wrist lock, head lock, chin lock, body lock, takedown or pin * 23 Sample practice scenarios with variations * Applying the 4 tactical concepts of closing, passing, cutting in and coupling Watch at

Advanced Knife Defense 

For experienced martial artists, the Advanced Knife Defense DVD shows you how to effectively disarm an attacker and turn his weapon against him in self-defense. Learn a wide range of defensive techniques against cutting, thrusting, stabbing, slashing, armed restraints, chokes, ground pins and headlocks. Solutions for even the most hopeless situations, with a strong focus on disarming an attacker on the ground. Also includes tactical analysis of force lines, vulnerabilities of the knife-wielding attacker, the use of leverage, use of the strategic retreat and preemptive strikes. Watch at

Mindful Movement & Deep Breathing Exercises (MBX-12)

This 4-minute sequence of 12 mindful movement and deep breathing exercises (MBX-12) activates the 12 meridians, boosting inner energy. Created by Sang H. Kim, MBX-12 practice brings together mindful movement and deep breathing to create an active form of moving meditation and invigorate your internal Ki energy flow. Follow along with Sang H. Kim as he demonstrates the movements in this video and experience it for yourself. 

For detailed instruction on MBX-12 practice, mindfulness, breathing, Ki energy, meditation & more, check out the book "Mindful Movement: Mastering Your Hidden Energy"