All Hapkido techniques cover offensive and defensive situations, against single and multiple attackers from standing, ground and airborne positions. Stances are transitional from defensive, relaxed and attacking stances. There are roughly 4000 techniques covered throughout the original Hapkido curriculum, which when intuitively combined can create thousands of variations. Even an experienced martial artist of any style is sure to learn a wealth of knowledge at HCA.
Hapkido techniques fall into three basic categories:
We can break dowwn Hapkido self defence further into:
Striking includes techniques such as Punching and Kicking including:
Reinforcing the philosophy of redirection of force, Hapkido uses many different blocking and dodging techniques. These include:
A large part of Hapkidos uniqe self defence is its joint lock techniques, were we utilise phisiology of the human body to imobilise our opponents. Joint lock techniques can include:
Hapkido utilise many variations of throwing techniques including:
In Hapkido we use weapons for self defence, however we also learn patterns and such to under stand the movements required to weild the weapon. Weapons we learn at HCA include: