Hapkido East teaches traditional Hapkido
is a soft martial art founded in Korea after World War II.
Expert instructors teach adult students in a friendly,
Hapkido takes the path of
least resistance, and
uses joint-locking, flips, and throws to control the attacker.
Hapkido does not rely on size or strength, and your ability need not
diminish with age.
There are many motions in Hapkido. Some
of the motions are "exercises," that develop coordination,
improve balance, emphasize the principal of being centered, and provide
experience feeling connected to your partner.
Other motions are
"practical," use for self-defense. Hapkido allows you to
respond with different levels of force. You can deflect an
attack, restrain, give pain, or injury if necessary.
Wear loose fitting clothing if you would like to
participate, or feel free to simply observe.
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