What is Hapkido?

About Hap Ki Do

 HapKiDo or Hap Ki Do is a complete self-defense system; it incorporates the redirection of force found in Aikido The devastating joint locks and throws found in Aikijutsu.  Judo techniques that include various chokes, sweeps, joint locks, and other grappling techniques. The kicking technique of Tae Kwon Do and the ancient Korean Art of Taekyon. The punching and blocking of karate. 


Hap Ki Do also incorporates both "hard" and "soft" techniques as found in many Chinese Kung Fu systems.

To fully understand the true meaning of Hap Ki Do, we must understand what each word means. Hap means harmony, unity, coordination, together, or concentrated. Ki means energy, inner power or cosmic force. Do means art, way of, achieve, or execute. Literally translated, Hap Ki Do means "The Art of Coordinated Power".


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