Hapkido – The Science of Self Defense

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 produces effective results in realistic situations. It is well suited for adult men and women of all ages because physical strength and athletic abilities are not essential. This martial art includes belt testing (white to black belt), but does not include the practice of kata.

  1. Kicks are directed to the lower part of the body
  2. Does not teach “acrobatic” kicks
  3. Employs break falls and throws in a very limited manner
  4. Has no hard blocks or stances
  5. Does not teach “traditional” weapons (sword, fan, etc.), We teach cane, belt and other Self Defense tools
  6. Teaches special firearms disarming techniques
  7. Contains a complete Ground Survival program
  8. Contains a complete Pressure Point program (ATS)
  9. Because it is flexible, dynamic and eclectic, continues to evolve
  10. Is not a sport and cannot be modified nor regulated to be one. There are no competitions, tournaments or championships