Hapkido Sport Federation?
Has anyone heard of this before? Just found these videos on YouTube. Looks similar to Pro Hapkido, but with more groundwork. I couldn't find anything about the tournament through Google.
You could probably say "lol, t3h crapple" at some of this, but nevertheless, it's good to see HKD guys going all out.
For the record I've competed in such and event and it's actually not bad. The blackbelts take they're training quite seriously and will cross train in other grappling arts.
You've participated in HSF, or something like it?
Originally Posted by Omega the Merciless
I did see some guys in the video that looked like they were using Judo-type grabs. Most HKD schools I know of don't emphasize groundwork to any great extent, so I would imagine these guys would have done some crosstraining.
Modern Hapkido is changing and not always for the worse.
Where is that gym located? I have a bad history with TKD but if I ever went back to Korean martial arts I'd probably check out Hapkido.
Well, I'm a HKD guy who also happens to be a Judo rookie. I think the two styles compliment each other very well. They both have a common root in Japanese Jujutsu styles so there is some overlap. Judo also helps make up for HKD's deficiency in ground technique.
Originally Posted by nightowl
Of course, the key is finding a good HKD school, which can be tricky depending on your location. Are there many Korean martial arts schools in Japan?
This is a good outlet for Hap guys to use their techniques at full speed.
Ack, not sure. Kickboxing, MMA, and Japanese arts are really popular out here (with some CMA too), but so far all I've seen for KMA is TKD.
Originally Posted by Hex
I'd like to see more small-joint manipulation in these HKD sport fights, because isn't that the thing that really separates HKD from other martial arts? It's good to see HKD go in this direction, but to my knowledge, HKD emphasizes on small joint-locks right? I'm not saying the cross-training is bad, it's a great thing to do, but it doesn't look like they are doing much HKD moves in these fights, but more on the line of BJJ/Judo.
I am also a judo rookie. I should be ready to test for my yellow in early April
Small joints are too easily broken to be used as subs in comp IMHO. Kind of hard to make a living when you got your wrist snapped
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