The History of Hapkido

Hapkido (way of coordinated energy) is a Korean martial art derived from Japanese Daito-ryu aikijujutsu. Hapkido typically includes strikes, kicks, jointlocks, throws, falling, and weapons work, and is aimed at developing realistic fighting skills. The martial arts of hwarangdo and kuksul are at least partially derived from Hapkido, and share many of the same characteristics. […]

Hapkido’s Founder

Grandmaster Choi was born in the village of Yong-dong in the Ch’ungch’eong province of Korea. When he was about eight years old he met a Japanese businessman named Morimoto. Morimoto was a candy store owner. He and his wife had no sons so they took Choi back to Japan. Choi was at this time around […]