Gongkwon Yusul is an all encompassing martial art, which has a range of techniques that can be applied at all distances with maximum efficiency.
The essence of Gongkwon Yusul is it’s ability to seamlessly integrate striking techniques such as punches, kicks and knees to close the distance into grappling range. Once within grappling range, and variety of takedown techniques can be employed including throws and sweeps. The final part of the equation is the ground grappling game. Once the opponent has been taken to the ground, the objective is to submit your opponent as quickly as possible using a large range of ground fighting techniques.
Gongkwon Yusul is unique in the sense that none of these various techniques have been seen as separate; rather they are thought of as one sequence of techniques. The objective of Gongkwon Yusul then could be thought of as a way of entering your opponents space using striking, which leads to a takedown, which then leads to a submission on the ground, finishing the battle.