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Hapkido Articles
Various Hapkido articles from Black Belt, Karate Illustrated magazine

Historical Interview  
Mr. Choi, the founder and Grandmaster of Korean Hapkido, discussed his personal history in an interview given during his visit to the United States in June of 1982.

Hapkido Lineages
Family Tree style chart of "who taught who" with respect to Hapkido history. By Dakin Burdick.

History of Hapkido
by Dakin Burdick, copyright 2001. Good reading.

The True Origin of Hapkido
An Interview with Hap Ki Do Master SUH, BOK SUP, Choi, Yong Sool's first black belt, by GM Michael Wollmershauser

Overview History of Daito Ryu Aikijutsu
Daito Ryu was the primary influence on the formation of Hapkido. Its history, therefore, is an important additive to understanding the birth of this modern system of the Korean martial arts.

Hapkido Family Tree
Courtesy of Hapkido-Info website...includes graphics of various GM,s and Masters.

Instituto Brasileiro de HAPKIDO ... SIMBOLOS ...
Great Hapkido Patch collection, new and old...


Georgia Tech Hapkido Syllabus
Interesting Hapkido syllabus with some good visuals.

HKD Moo-Ye-Kwan - Belt Sheets by Rank
Rigorous & extensive testing requirements for rank. Includes techniques for every test up to Fouth Dan.

U.S. HKD Federation Rank Requirements
Belt by belt listing of all requirements up to 1st Dan.

Hwa Rang Do Color Belt Requirements
While not HKD, the roots are similar. Useful for comparison purposes.


Hapkido Moo-Ye-Kwan - Tech. Of The Week
Series of techniques in pictorial format against a variety of attacks. Nice page.

Martial Arts Resource Site Self Defense Tech.
An assortment of Hapkido techniques available in MOV format.




Hapkido Info Website Korean Terminology
Courtesy of the Hapkido Info website.


3 Theories of Hapkido
There are three principles of Hapkido: the water principle, the circular principle, and the sum principle. The following explains each of these principles and how they are interpreted.

Joint Locks - The Cants: Grip, Line & Angle
An interesting article on the science of locks by Bob Duggan of the Society of the Hwarang.

Joint Locks: Capturing The Hand
One of the most confounding problems in nearly all the joint lock systems is the capture. An interesting view from Bob Duggan.

Hapkido - Modern Use of an Ancient Korean Art
"The key to surviving a self-defense situation is to be well versed in a variety of skills. This allows you to be alert and prepared for whatever might come your way. And this is where Hapkido training comes into play." Black Belt magazine article.

Hapkido’s Theory of Circular Self Defense
"Hapkido’s Circular Theory of Self Defense is simple in its design and it application. It teaches that you simply encounter any attack by not encountering it at all." By Scott Shaw, Ph.D.

Hapkido vs. The Blade
The Fail-Safe Knife Defenses from Korea Can Save Your Hide. by Bill Darlas and Robert W. Young. Black Belt magazine article.

The Ki in Hapkido
"To utilize Ki in self defense, one must possess an abundance of Ki and know how to focus its energy precisely. The ability to focalize Ki power is known in Korean as Ki Gong." By Scott Shaw, Ph.D.