What is HapKiDo?
Hapkido is an energetic and diverse Korean martial art. It is an amalgamation of TaeKwonDo and Aikido. These two styles blended together, it consists of long and close distance fighting techniques such as throwing, joint locks and pressure points.
Students also learn ground techniques similar to jujitsu, and learn to defend against multiple attackers. Weapons such as the cane, dan bong, and rope are used in the advanced levels of Hapkido. This is a martial arts style that encompasses many aspects of defense. (Even the world’s greatest action film star Jackie Chan has been quoted to say that he favors this style over most.)
Hap: Union, coordination
Ki: Internal Energy
Do: “The Way”
So HapKiDo means “The way to coordinate internal energy.”