HISTORY OF HAPKIDO
Hapkido is a Korean martial art, which literally means "The way of coordination and
internal power." Hapkido is a complete martial art in that it
consists of: dynamic striking and kicking techniques, very similar to Tae
Kwon Do, both hard and soft style deflection techniques, throws,
takedowns, ground-fighting, and extensive joint locking techniques.
Hapkido is the combination of two Korean Martial Arts - Yool Sool which
comes from the Japanese art known as Daito-Ryu Aiki-Jutsu and Tae Kyon
which is an ancient Korean Kicking Skill.
Much of early Hapkido
history is difficult, if not impossible to establish accurately and is
often based on oral recitations that cannot now be substantiated. It
is clear that both Ji Han Jae and Choi, Young Sool were major contributors
to this art.
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