Hapkido: Korean Art of Self-Defense

May 4, 2021
Hapkido: Korean Art of Self-Defense

Hapkido, "The Way of Coordination and Internal Power," is one ofthe three major Korean martial arts. Founded in 1963 by Master ChoiYoung-Sul, it is a complete system of self-defense, encompassing,striking, kicking, and grappling techniques. Conceptually, Hapkidotechniques more closely parallel those of Aikido than Taekwondo. Infact, as the author describes, these is a parental link between thearts.In Hapkido: Korean Art of Self-Defense, Scott Shawpresents a precise description of the techniques, concepts, andapplications of this Korean martial art of self-defense.Profusely illustrated with 220 clear photographs, thisinstructional hapkido book describes and depicts self-defensetechniques against a variety of punches, holds, and kicks. Hapkidohas been utilized by military and law enforcement agenciesworldwide, but until now little has been written on it. Thishapkido guide is one of the few in English to present the essentialtechniques of this fascinating Korean martial art. Chaptersinclude:The History and Development of Korean Martial ArtsThe Evolution of HapkidoDanjon: The Center of KiHapkido FundamentalsHapkido Self-Defense Techniques