Hapkido is a dynamic and electric Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that uses joint locks and techniques from different martial arts as well as implementing unskilled attacks.
Hapkido contains both distant and close range fighting techniques. It uses dynamic kicks and powerful hand strikes for longer distances and pressure point strikes, joint locks or throws for close range fighting. Hapkido emphasizes circular motion, non-resisting movements and taking control of your opponent.
Grand Master Sung Cho has taken traditional Hapkido and expanded on it by creating Hapkido forms (poom-sae). Many Grand Masters have talked about creating Hapkido forms. To best of our knowledge we are the only martial arts school that has developed formal Hapkido forms. We teach students basic Hapkido forms and "Action" Hapkido forms as part of learning Hapkido. Hapkido action forms are real life scenarios where an opponent grabs you during the form. Its a unique Hapkido form that allows you to practice Hapkido self-defense techniques during the form.