Do you mean at the same time?A wrist throw against one opponent with a side kick for instance is not a hard thing to accomplish.
Does Hapkido have techniques that are specifically meant to deal with multiple attackers simultaneously?Well, that is upper belt hapkido combination kind of goodies.........however, it is up to the student to put 1 and 1 together while practicing reps of the technique.
Please do.That is just an example, I could go on but I won't.
kacey, it seem that your system relies heavily on applications of your patterns. Are there special tactics or strategies that you apply to the boon hae that allow you to use them against multiple attackers?The same way we train for single attackers - using techniques from patterns for step sparring, pre-arranged sparring, semi-free sparring, and then free sparring. There are techniques that can be used for multiple attackers as low as yellow belt, although there are more as you progress through the ranks. Like other difficult techniques, training in this begins well below the level at which it is required - I usually introduce the concept formally to red belts, although 2 on 1 sparring isn't required for testing until II Dan.
Here's an example, I think, of what you're trying to find out: one of the gentlemen who tested last weekend for VI Dan based his specialty demonstration on one particular pattern, Ko-Dang. He started by performing the pattern alone; then he performed the pattern again with 4 attackers in a preset routine, modifying the techniques sufficiently to be effective for the angle of the attackers - we started with 1 in front, 1 behind, and 2 45 degrees off the front, although we moved around throughout the pattern, staying in the same general positions of front, back, and sides; then he performed the pattern again in a semi-free sparring format (you know who's attacking and when, but not with what) with three attackers. Finally, he demonstrated 6 on 1 free sparring, using only techniques from the pattern for defense and offense.
kacey, it seem that your system relies heavily on applications of your patterns. Are there special tactics or strategies that you apply to the boon hae that allow you to use them against multiple attackers?