developed in Korea and is credited to the two above masters pictured
above. The Korean word Hapkido means "way of coordinating power."
Hapkido is considered a "soft" style of martial art, as opposed to "hard"
styles that practice the use of force against force, making the outcome a
simple matter of size and strength.
teaches the student how to divert or suppress an attacker's flow of energy
smoothly. This diversion allows the student to use the attacker's
power against himself leading to the attacker's defeat. Through the use of
circular movements, redirects, pressure on certain joints and pressure
points, very little strength is needed to overcome an opponent.
only redirects the attack, but turns it back against the attacker and
follows through with offensive techniques such as punches, kicks,
wristlocks, sweeps, and throws.
provides complete physical conditioning which improves balance, posture,
flexibility, timing, quickness, muscle tone, joint strength and confidence
through physical and mental discipline. Hapkido teaches
the student the correct ways to roll and fall without getting injured.