What is HapKiDo



Hapkido
(also spelled hap ki do or hapki-do) is a dynamic and eclectic Korean martial art. It's a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, pressure points, throws, kicks, and other strikes. Hapkido practitioners train to counter the techniques of other martial arts as well as common unskilled attacks. There are also traditional weapons including short stick, cane, rope, sword and staff which vary in emphasis depending on the particular tradition examined.
Hapkido contains both long and close range fighting techniques, utilizing dynamic kicking and percussive hand strikes at longer ranges and pressure point strikes, joint-locks, or throws at closer fighting distances. Hapkido emphasizes circular motion, non-resisting movements, and control of the opponent. Practitioners seek to gain advantage through footwork and body positioning to employ leverage, avoiding the use of strength against strength
Hapkido is the way of inner strength "KI"  and harmony.  Practitioners of Hapkido practice and train to use Ki for grounding and Ki strikes with an open hand.  Hapkido is an art that a practitioner works to manipulate an opponents balance.  Holloway Hapkido teaches traditional Hapkido for self defense only, this is not your traditional karate.   

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