A FORM OF KOREAN SELF-DEFENSE that employs joint locks, grappling and throwing, as well as kicks, punches, and other ways of striking attack, Hapkido contains both long-range and close-range fighting techniques. Hapkido emphasizes circular motion, redirection of force, and control of the opponent. Practitioners of this highly effective martial art seek always to gain advantage through footwork and body positioning to incorporate the use of leverage, and avoiding reliance on strength against strength.
Written and demonstrated by CHUNG KEE TAE, Hapkido master and student of the founder, Choi Yong-Sool, this book teaches it all: throws, rolls, kicks, hand techniques, stretching, even police billy-club techniques, and so much more.
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