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Attention: People Who Want to Learn Self-Defense, but Don’t Know Where to Begin…

Hapkido is versatile, reality-based discipline of self-protection, self-defense, and self-preservation

This practice includes a variety of strikes, kicks, joint locks, and pressure points in addition to grappling, throwing, and disarming techniques. The result is a practical & comprehensive personal protection system that is enjoyable to learn and produces effective results in realistic situations.

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Does Any of This

Sound Like You?

You feel inadequate when it comes to protecting yourself and/or your family. You’ve been told before that you lack “character”. Whatever the heck that means.

Your self-confidence is questionable at best, and could certainly use a boost. You need a surefire way to cope with the stress and anxiety of work and relationships.

You’re looking to improve your health and physical fitness, but the thought of heavy weights or long runs terrifies you.

When was the last time you were in a situation

that made you feel inadequate?

Maybe someone made a hateful comment about your appearance. Maybe you tried to accomplish a feat of strength (lifting heavy weights, running a Tough Mudder, etc.), but you fell short of victory.

Or maybe, someone physically threatened you and you were left paralyzed with fear for not knowing how to react.

What did that feel like? Probably not too great.

For years, martial arts have proven to be a way of building strength, learning self-defense, and reversing those self-confidence issues.

The Way of Unifying Energy

Hapkido uses body positioning, rotation, fluid movement, and leverage to deal with a physically imposing opponent. Because of this, the style is well suited for men, women, and teens from all walks of life. Prior physical strength and athletic abilities are not essential, however fitness and flexibility will improve through consistent training.

Hapkido at Karate West

This program includes belt testing (white to black and beyond), but does not include the practice of kata, point sparring, or tournament competition. This style of Hapkido is not for show, but for personal development and protection and the material is structured with that intent.

About Kwan Nyom Hapkido

This program teaches Kwan Nyom Hapkido which translates to, "School of Concepts." This reflects the teaching style, where rather than teaching specific 1-to-1/defense-to-attack techniques, self-defense is learned through conceptual application using traditional Hapkido techniques. The student learns the fundamental breakdown of what makes a technique work which develops a faster and more effective recall to a real-life situation that is not controlled or expected.

This Program Will Teach You

  • Self-defense through traditional Hapkido techniques
  • Traditional Hapkido weapons such as Dan Bong (short stick) and Ji Pang E (cane)
  • Weapon disarm techniques
  • A complete Ground Survival program
  • The use of pressure points for technical enhancement and compliance

This program does not teach Hapkido as a sport and does not regulate it as one. This means the style is dynamic and continues to grow and develop in real-time. The techniques and applications continue to evolve and improve to more realistic situations for our modern life.

Anyone Can Learn Hapkido

  • The majority of kicks are directed to the lower part of the body; center-of-mass, thighs, shins, knees, ankles.
  • Hapkido does not teach “acrobatic” kicks; jumping and sliding are used as a means of travel.
  • Break falls and rolls are taught to aid in training and improve personal body awareness. Some of these can be challenging and modifications can be taught based on condition of personal limitation.
  • There are no hard blocks; Hapkido, instead, encourages redirection of force and fluidity in motion.
  • Hapkido contains very limited stances based off personal comfort to encourage optimal body positioning.
  • I went to Karate West as a child and now my two boys are students at the Issaquah Dojo. While Karate West is a large school, they do an amazing job of creating personal connections with the students and parents. I highly recommend Karate West!

    Ashley Conner

    Great school, the kids have a lot of fun and the instructors are very serious. When you see a kid with a black belt you know they worked a lot to reach there.

    Ionut Ciprian Gradinaru

    Me and my two girls go to Karate West, we couldn’t ask for a better place to supply our girls with a large number of role models.

    Jennifer Colcleaser Jaddi

    Excellent school, totally earned my respect. Highly recommended!

    Nolberto Parra

    I attended this school as a teen until I left for college and I can honestly say that Karate West is on of the reasons that I am a successful adult today. This school not only teaches students martial arts but arguably more important are the life skills they show their students. I owe Karate West and it team of amazing teachers and assistants for my success in life.

    Michael Carrell

    Karate West has been my dojo for more than 20 years. The leadership and integrity are, in a word, Excellent. Domo Ariagato.

    Tim Heiner

    The best instructors, and programs available. Karate West is the gold standard for martial arts training for all ages and abilities.

    Tom Abbott
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