KIM'S MARTIAL ARTS
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Taekwondo & Hapkido

KUKKIWON TAEKWONDO
 
What is Taekwondo?    
 
Taekwondo is a Korean Martial Art of self-defense with a history of over 2000 years.   Taekwondo is a hard style martial art in that is meets force with force.  However, it does have some soft techniques.  Tae means foot or reference to kicking.  Kwon means hand or reference to punching or striking.  Do means the way, or method or path.      
 
Why learn Taekwondo?
 
In today's society there are many reasons to learn Taekwondo.  Here are a few.
 
Self-defense
 
Self-confidence
 
Weight loss
 
Fitness
 
Concentration
 
Attention span
 
Balance
 
Coordination
 
Academic improvement
 
Self-esteem
 
Mental clarity
 
 
 
HAPKIDO
 
Hapkido (also spelled hap ki do or hapki-do) is a dynamic and eclectic Korean martial art.
 
A historical link to Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu is generally acknowledged, though its exact nature is clouded by the historical animosity between the Korean and Japanese peoples and the confusion following the end of the Second World War.
 
Hapkido is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, pressure points, throws, kicks, and other strikes. Hapkido practitioners train to counter the techniques of other martial arts as well as common "unskilled" attacks. There is also a range of traditional weapons including short stick, cane, rope, sword and staff which vary in emphasis depending on the particular tradition examined.
 
Although hapkido contains both long and close range fighting techniques, the purpose of most engagements is to get near for a close strike, lock, or throw. Hapkido emphasizes circular motion, non-resisting movements, and control of the opponent. Practitioners seek to gain advantage through footwork and body positioning to employ leverage, avoiding the use of strength against strength
 
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