Hapkido

Hapkido

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

What it is not

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 synthesisa.

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

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