HapKiDo teaches multiple movements in self defense, joint locks, pressure points, and forms. The classes emphasize strength in both the body and the mind.
Breathing excersizes, rolling, falling, and basic movements are among the first techniques taught in Be Ryong Hapkido classes. Sparring is also practiced in our classes with caution. Many Hapkido techniques are deadly and are not suitable for sparring. As one advances, more strikes, kicks, board breaking, throws, locks, and techniques against pressure points will be added to training. These techniques are grouped into four categories (not including the basic hand techniques the student learns in the beginning of training):
- Basic Kicking: Some kicking techniques include, but are not limited to, knee and heel strikes, shin kicks, spinning kicks, and hook kicks. Each belt level contains three to eight kicking techniques.
- Release and Strike Techniques: These include both offensive and defensive methods of punching, uniform grabbing, and throwing.
- Ground and Rolling Techniques: These techniques include basic and advanced falling, jumping, and rolling.
- A Breaking Technique: Breaking a board with a kickThe Hapkido Program is for adults and older teenagers only. For more information on our Hapkido program, please feel free to talk to Master Yun personally.
The HapKiDo program is for teens and adults only. If you are interested in HapKiDo, please come by the studio and speak with Master Yun personally.
What started out as a two-week trial for my older son, has turned into weekly TKD and HKD practice for me and both of my boys. We train together, I’m in the best shape of my life, and I get to spend time with my sons!