Various Hapkido articles from Black Belt, Karate
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.
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
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
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.
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...
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 &
interesting article on the science of locks by Bob Duggan of the Society of the
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.
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.
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.
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.