The Meaning of Hapkido
Hapkido is a Korean martial arts that uses kicks, strikes, throws, and join locks. It is a very versatile style of combat.
- Hap – means “coordinated” or “joining”
- Ki – means internal energy, spirit, strength, or power
- Do – means “way’ or “art”
It is most often translated as “the way of coordinated power”.
Hapkido is known for its self-defense applications that many martial arts have lost in favor of becoming a sport.
It emphasizes circular motion and control of the opponent. The essence of this martial art is to gain advantage through technique, avoiding the use of strength against strength. Thus a “weaker” person is able to defend him/herself against a “stronger” attacker.
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