Over the years of Hapkido Canberra, like all martial arts clubs, we have enjoyed good times and bad times, times of growth and times of change. Sometimes the Blog has suffered with minimal updates and we haven't placed all of the photos and memories from events.
Here is a sample of our history, updates and information about Hapkido Canberra, Hapkido the martial art and Self Defence.
One of the issues that many people face when learning self-defence is that they focus purely on the physical aspect of the training.
Martial arts isn't just about physical ability and strength, it's about the ability to overcome your fears and protect yourself, your family and your loved ones.
The true history of Hapkido can never really be established. This history has been re-written by people so many times over the years for political and commercial gain that the truth has been lost to us.
There are many good Hapkido organisations around the world, there are also many poor ones. The first thing to consider is the instructor. To learn properly you must trust and get on with them. If you have reservations about them personally that is not the club for you.
Hapkido is a technical art that does not rely on superior strength or power to overcome an opponent. It relies on correct joint angles in locks, superior balance and the use of an attackers energy against him to defend oneself.