Hapkido

[Hap·Ki·Do] is a Korean Mixed Martial art that combines 7 major technique areas including: strikes, blocks, holds, throws, weapons, internal techniques and healing. Hapkido philosophy, emphasizes the integration of mind, body and spirit.

Hapkido utilizes about 1100 core techniques, which are intuitively modified or combined to create thousands of variations. The art is extremely practical and versatile. Hapkido's range of techniques were largely developed for self-defense and to provide a frame work for the perfection of character by integrating mental, physical, and spiritual values.

Physical techniques are characterized by a constant flow of striking, blocking, holding and throwing techniques. Constant motion and fluid circular movements are designed to blend with an opponent's force.

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 January 2010 11:12