Sibpalki – Korean Martial Arts Style

Sibpalki is a Korean martial arts that teaches close combat skills that were utilized in the late 1700s. Sibpalki students practice empty hand techniques and train with martial arts weapons such as sword & shield, staffs, spears, polearms (“spear sword”), etc.

According to Sibpalki Australia, “Sibpalki literally translates as 18 martial methods and refers to the 18 unmounted (non-cavalry) close combat martial arts as described in the military training manual Muyedobotongji which was published in 1790 during the Joseon Dynasty and used to train the Joseon soldiers”.

Korean Documentary on Sibpalki

Reference Sources

  1. Sibpalki Australia,, Added – 03/17/15