Hapkiyoosool

Hapkiyoosool, the foundation of modern Hapkido, is not so well known in the west but known in its country of origin (South Korea) as far back as 5,000 years and commonly refereed to in the west as “Korean jujutsu” is a mixed combative, full-contact style based on real world application…

Its origin lies within its foundation, the study of the sciences (anatomy, physiology, psychology, physics and geometry). This most effective style was utilized by the Korean warriors of old all the way up to the special forces of the modern day South Korean and American military. Remembering that only the best, or those who triumphantly survived the battlefield, were worthy to teach this awe inspiring system.

The main idea that Hapkiyoosool teaches is that no matter how small you are or how much bigger and stronger your adversary is – with the usage of a proper technique and with an option of using your environment as well as weapons, anyone can ultimately win!

It is successfully effective using defensive tactics against punches, kicks, grabs or any other attack. Standing, ground fighting, choke holds, pressure point and joint-locks compose a basis for this fighting technique, that uses specific tricks to work around a stronger fight opponent.

Also, Hapkiyoosool has always been known not just as a martial art and vigorous exercising system, but also as a Korean “Do” concept – which means a “lifestyle” or “way of life”…

Hapkiyoosool focuses on the following methods and positions:
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Weapons Defense
  • Sword, knife and short staff
  • Pressure Points
  • Joint-locks

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