H is for Horseback Stance and Ho Sin Sool
Horseback stance is another one of our basic stances and it is so named because it kind-of looks as if one were sitting on a really fat horse.
Ho Sin Sool means self defense and refers to a series of techniques we start learning at 1st Dan designed to defend against a grabbing attack. We have techniques for when someone grabs your opposite hand (grabbing your right with theirs which requires them to reach across the body), when someone grabs your same-side hand (left on right or right on left), when someone grabs you with both hands and when someone grabs your lapel. Like the one-step techniques they are a series of 3 or 4 moves designed to incapacitate the aggressor.
Akido, so they all involve using the attacker's momentum against them and moving, in general, in a circular motion. Because Akido specializes in grappling they start learning these techniques much, much earlier on than we do (and they're MUCH better at them). We instead focus on the basics, forms and sparring and then get into these techniques at 1st Dan and above (because it's best to get a solid understanding of one martial art before picking up another).