HAPKIDO is a highly eclectic Korean Martial Arts. It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, grappling and throwing techniques similar to those of other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches and other striking attacks.
- In Korean term, it is a combination of three words: “HAP” which means coordination, “KI” means power and “do” means art.
- It is primarily defensive in nature, but it can be used for the offense if absolutely needed. Many of its techniques are based upon an opponent’s attack. It seeks not to overpower an attacker with strength but with techniques that turn an attacker’s own force back on himself.