HAP KI DO

HISTORY OF HAP KI DO

Codification of Hap ki do has been done by the master Yong Shul Choi, however the history of this art owes much to the classic Korean martial arts.
The Hap ki do must not be confused with Aikido, however the name is the simple transliteration of the Japanese word in Korean. And many techniques are derived from it.

 

But Hap ki do is much more than Aikido. In addition to incorporating the typical techniques of Aikido and principles such as the "circular motion", the Hap ki do brings together many other martial arts in itself, and stands as one of the most comprehensive systems of real combat. There are the main techniques of judo, karate Korean and Japanese, and spectacular kicks of Taekwondo. And the weapon of Kobudo and aikido.

Hap  means "harmony"   - "love"
Ki     means "energy"      - "spirit"
Do    means "the way"    - "spiritual journey"


See also: wikipedia hap ki do - MADB Hapkido - Hap ki do Documentaries


 

TECHNIQUE OF HAP KI DO

The Hap ki do, we have already said, is a combat system really complete. You can start from a classic fighting - kicking and punching - to get to projections, joint locks, levers, sweeps and takedowns, typical of Judo and Aikido, until a ground fighting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu style. You can do a joint locks, but end it with a knee, or perform a flying kick Taekwondo, from long distance. Boxing and Chinese boxing style Wing Chun. And weapons.
Combat is really seen at 360°, without limit pre imposed. Is a martial art that prepares for a real fight, but it is not suitable for athletic competition. Although, as in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, practitioners of Hap ki do have the skills to compete in most martial disciplines.

 

Due to the high technical level of this art, physical strenghs becomes secondary, compared with the technique (and the timing, of course).

 

Weapons: Following always the principles of practical utility, there are also weapons in Hap ki do. knife, sword, rope, nunchaku, cane, short stick, and middle-length staff (joong bong, gun, bo)

VIDEO

Hap ki do

Collection of videos dedicated to Hap ki do and its weapons. Many hours of video lessons, examples, public demonstrations and explanations of teachers.

Hap ki do tutorials

Collection of videos dedicated to the Hap ki do techniques, lessons and tutorials.

Bong Soo Han

Collection of videos dedicated to the video lessons of Master Bong Soo Han. Hap ki do master.

Ji Han Jae

Collection of videos dedicated to the video lessons of Master Ji Han Jae. Hap ki do master (Remember in the movie of Bruce Lee: Game of Death?).

IMAGES

Collection of free wallpapers easily downloadable, and many other free images and clip art dedicated to the Hap ki do world. For real fans.

ANDROID APPS

Android Free Apps (APK) dedicated to the Hap ki do. To learn also from the mobile phone. Tutorials, exercises, techniques, media, games, curiosity.

FIGHTING GAMES

Gaming section dedicated to fighting games. All free, immediately playable or downlodables. Online games, PC games, android phone games. To be a warrior also from your desk!