|LEARN ORIGINAL HAPKIDO AS TAUGHT BY
HAPKIDO FOUNDER, CHOI, YONG SOOL.
Grand Master Lim, Hyun Soo learned from the
founder. Master Mike D'Aloia teaches the original
techniques taught by Founder Choi to
Grand Master Lim.
What is Hapkido?
Hapkido is the Korean martial art of self-defense. It is based upon three
Harmony (Hwa), Circle (Won), and Dynamic (Lyu).
Hapkido incorporates various hand strikes, kicks, joint/wrist
locks,pressure points, body throws,break falls, rolls, ground defense,
weapon defense, and much more. Hapkido means the way of
coordinated power. Hapkido is based upon the water principle. When
water flows towards a rock, it flows around the rock. Likewise, the
Hapkido practitioner goes around an attacker. In addition, the Hapkido
practitioner takes the attacker's energy (hard), absorbs it (soft), and then
uses it, as well as his own energy to defend an attack (hard). The true
Hapkido practitioner exposes or creates a weakness in the attack via
Hapkido techniques do not rely on physical strength. This makes it
possible for someone smaller to defend himself/herself against a larger