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(13 and up)

Hapkido hand technique

Hap Ki Do is a self-defense-based martial arts system, incorporating numerous methods of attack and defense including strikes, joint manipulation, throws, takedowns, and weapons defense. Though rooted in traditional techniques and philosophy, Hap Ki Do has continually modernized as culture has changed over the years. The tendency of this martial art to change with the times ensures that it remains an effective means of self-defense to this day.

To fully understand the true meaning of Hap Ki Do, we must understand what each word means. 

“Hap” means harmony, unity, coordination, together, or concentrated. “Ki” means energy, inner power or cosmic force. “Do” means art, the way of, achieve, or execute. Literally translated, Hap Ki Do means "The Art of Coordinated Power". 

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