Thread: HAPKIDO?

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    Nov 2002
    What exactly is in hapkido?

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    Oct 2002
    TKD,HKD, Judo
    Hapkido is a korean martial art that includes strikes, throws, and joint locks. It was founded by Young Shul Choi in 1945. Choi was student of Sokaku Takeda, the thrity-second patriarch of Daito-ryu Aikijutsu. Young Shul Choi and aikido founder, Morihei Ueshiba were both students of Takeda, thus similar looking techinqes between hapkido and aikido. The main difference is philiosphy, aikido is mostly defensive where hapkido has many offensive techniques.

    I hope that helps.

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    HKD, TKD, Crappling
    History aside, Hapkido combines the best of both hard and soft fighting concepts. It is also easy to incorporate other fighting styles and techniques with Hapkido without compromising or confusing your workout.

    Been a practitioner of Hapkido for some 15 years out of my nearly 30 in the arts, and continue to love every minute of training and teaching.

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    Shorei-ryu & Kumdo & TKD
    BigBlack, If you want a more in depth history report on HKD, please check this site out . Select the history button and then select Choi, Young-sool. it will give you some background on the art. I hope this helps.

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