Grandmaster Yoo Hap Ki DoFor self-defense, Hap Ki Do is unsurpassed. It combines kicking, punching, throwing, falling, choking, joint locking, and a myriad of weapons techniques into a beautiful and dynamic "hard-soft" style, emphasizing speed and fluidity. Physical training, meditation, breathing, acupressure and acupuncture techniques are employed in conjunction with these techniques to improve health, to develop internal power, and to retard the aging process. Philosophically, Hap Ki Do stresses humility, self- discipline, self-control, loyalty, and respect for others. Together these aspects of Hap Ki Do provide the means for attaining a long and healthy life. The following list includes some, but by no means all, of the elements of Hap Ki Do:

Hand Techniques - closed and open striking methods including palm, fist, wrist, finger striking, and specialized hand training and techniques. Pressure point striking. Striking with arm and shoulder. Blocking and parrying.

Leg techniques - Fundamental kicks. Spinning kicks. Jumping kicks. Double leg kicks. Pressure point kicks. Specialty kicks.

Throwing and grappling - Body throws. Protection throws. Leg throws. Pressure point grappling. Grappling defense. Wrestling techniques. Ground fighting.

Joint Locking Techniques - Restraining methods. Joint breaking techniques. Combination joint locking. Control and redirection techniques. Arresting and palm-compliance techniques.

Falling Techniques and Acrobatics - Body conditioning and agility techniques. Body protection. Acrobatics for defense and offense. Overall stretching and flexibility training. Muscle toning. Ligament and tendon strengthening. Joint flexibility and bone conditioning.

Traditional Korean Weapons -

  • Staff: Short / middle / long (single or double)
  • Sword: short / long (single, double, straight or inverted)
  • Cane, fan, rope, and royal court weapons (Buddhist and tribal weaponry)
  • Healing Methods - Acupressure. Acupuncture. Internal energy systems. Meditation and Breathing Techniques. Breath control techniques. Meditation and breathing postures. Concentration techniques.