what is hapkido?
Hapkido is a Korean martial art that is primarily used as a form of self-defense. Practitioners of Hapkido use punches, kicks, joint locks, and throwing techniques to achieve dominance and success in combat. Weapons are also used, including knife, sword, cane, short stick and middle-length staff. Hapkido is versatile in that it uses both close-range and long-range techniques along with jumping kicks and pressure point joint manipulations. The meaning of Hapkido is primarily known as the way of harmonious power using circular motion and redirection to control their opponents.
who is hapkido for?
Hapkido is a great art to begin with if you are just starting your journey as a martial artist. It will assist in creating a solid foundation for your body while simultaneously empowering your spirit and mind. Men and women of all ages and experience levels benefit tremendously, whether you are looking for a sport to get into shape or for an applicable self-defense program.
how will hapkido benefit me?
- Increase focus and concentration
- Better flexibility
- Learn real techniques and applications
- Learn to defend from any position
- Gain overall health and fitness
- Increase speed and strength
- Better balance
- Mental and emotional well-being
Hapkido classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 pm and every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 11:00 am.
hapkido ranking system
The sequence of ranking is as follows:
- White Belt
- Yellow Belt
- Orange Belt
- Purple Belt
- Green Belt
- Blue Belt
- Brown Belt
- Red Belt
- Red I Belt
- Red II Belt
- 1st Degree Black Belt
Each belt promotion has minimum class attendance requirements along with a belt promotion fee.