Hapkido is an extremely realistic and versatile discipline of self protection that includes an extensive variety of strikes, kicks, joint locks, pressure points, grappling and disarming techniques. The result is a practical, comprehensive Self Defense system that is enjoyable to learn and that produces effective results in realistic situations.
Hapkido’s dynamic concepts are based on scientific principles of anatomy and bio kinetics as well as psychology and strategy. It is well suited for men and women of all sizes because physical strength and athletic abilities are not essential. The emphasis is on redirecting the assailants’ aggression and power back toward them with little effort and minimum force on your part.
This system did not involve “inventing” the techniques. It was a matter of selecting the most realistic, effective and practical ones, modifying others and then combining and arranging these techniques in a structured system of instruction designed for individuals of all physical abilities living in a modern society.
The essence of Hapkido is pure Self Defense. It is the synthesis of dynamic concepts, scientific principles, realistic applications and plain common sense.
Hapkido is for sincere and open minded students and Instructors who are serious about wanting to grow and evolve to a new level of understanding and ability.
Hapkido is ideal for those individuals (for example, many women, busy professionals and law enforcement officers) who do not have the time, desire or ability to commit themselves to the demanding study of a traditional Martial Art.
What it Is
A new, modern style of Hapkido
A totally scientific approach to Self Defense
A realistic and effective discipline of personal protection
A dynamic and flexible program of learning and teaching the science of Self Defense
The result of over 35 years of Martial Arts study, research, application and synthesis
TRADITIONAL HAPKIDO vs. HAPKIDO
Hapkido is 100% Self Defense. There are no forms (Kata/Hyungs)
Hapkido kicks are directed to the lower part of the body
Hapkido does not teach “acrobatic” kicks
Hapkido employs break falls and throws in a very limited manner
Hapkido has no hard blocks or stances
Hapkido does not teach “Traditional” weapons like joot-do (bamboo sword) or fan. We teach cane, belt and other Self Defense tools
Hapkido teaches a complete Stick and Knife program
Hapkido teaches special firearms disarming techniques
Hapkido contains a complete Ground Grappling program
Hapkido, because it is flexible, dynamic and eclectic, continues to evolve
Hapkido is not a sport and cannot be modified nor regulated to be one. There are no competitions, tournaments or championship