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Hapkido doesn’t teach you set of patterns or Kata. Hapkido teaches you to re-direct energy and counter attack instead of forceful blocks. Also, it teaches you survival technique from many different situations, from standing positions as well as on the ground.
Hapkido Combatives has been developed by our Grand Master who also teaches Taekwondo, Hapkido, Kick Boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. So, that makes our styles open and has been evolved and influenced by other styles of Martial Arts. Here is more info why we practice Hapkido Combatives.
There is no such a thing as the best Martial Arts. It’s like what is the best car? It’s all depends on the conditions, situations, how you practice it and how you apply it. Even the same people practicing the same Martial Arts will be different. But Hapkido doesn’t only focus on striking, grappling or kicking, but we practice all aspects of Martial Arts.
If you would like to grade and progress in ranking system (like most students), then you will need to come twice a week to ensure that you’re ready with the rest of the students to do gradings. Also, practicing twice a week gives the body to get used to what you practice in the class and not missing the lessons that taught on another day. If you only want to learn practical self defence only, then you could give the instructor a call and organise private lessons.
Safety is our number one priority and that is why we practice Martial Arts. We teach students to stay safe in life by avoiding physical confrontation and to defend themselves if they get attacked.
We teach students to warm up and to listen to instructions properly to avoid any injury, because any physical activity could cause some injury if we are not careful. That includes when you do physical work.
We also encourage students to improve their flexibility to avoid getting injured to easily.
Kids change their minds all the time and sometime they just don’t feel like doing things.
We teach students how to make a commitments, reach goals and improve their discipline.
So, we are the parents who are responsible to teach the kids good habit and not quit.
We are all product of habit, we we quit one thing it can lead to quit other things too. That’s we only sign you up if you at least commit for 1 year.
Yes, you can come once a week to the class. But you won’t be able to be ready for grading by the time comes for grading. So, you would need to catch up with the syllabus with taking weekly or fortnightly private lessons. Private lesson’s fee is applied.
Traditional Hapkido had lots of similarity with Traditional Japanese Ju-Jitsu. Both teaches you striking, kicking, joint locks as well ground fighting. They are both some of the oldest version of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).
However, our style (Hapkido Combatives) has been evolving the past few decades with some influence from Kick Boxing as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.