What sort of techniques does Hapkido Teach?
While learning Hapkido the student acquires numerous skills. These include Tan-Jeon breathing for improved general health, fitness and power. Also practiced are a wide variety of kicks, punches, blocks and strikes. As the student develops they will go on to learn tripping, throws, wrist & arm locks and holds. At advanced levels the Hapkido students can also study weapons like sword, staff, fan, dan-bong (short stick), cane and belt.
But more important than fighting technique are the life skills a student learns. Our classes promote self-discipline, humility, honesty and respect for others. These skills avoid a lot more conflicts than self defence technique can. As a result of the training, qualities like self-confidence, stress-relief and physical fitness develop naturally.