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Hapkido : Korean Art of Self-Defense - Scott Shaw

Hapkido

Korean Art of Self-Defense

Paperback Published: 30th July 2017
ISBN: 9780804848794
Number Of Pages: 96

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Hapkido, "The Way of Coordination and Internal Power," is one of the three major Korean martial arts. Founded in 1963 by Master Choi Young-Sul, it is a complete system of self-defense, encompassing, striking, kicking, and grappling techniques. Conceptually, Hapkido techniques more closely parallel those of Aikido than Taekwondo. In fact, as the author describes, there is a parental link between the arts.

In Hapkido: Korean Art of Self-Defense, Scott Shaw presents a precise description of the techniques, concepts, and applications of this Korean martial art of self-defense. Profusely illustrated with 220 clear photographs, this instructional hapkido book describes and depicts self-defense techniques against a variety of punches, holds, and kicks. Hapkido has been utilized by military and law enforcement agencies worldwide, but until now little has been written on it. This hapkido guide is one of the few in English to present the essential techniques of this fascinating Korean martial art.

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"In this book, Scott Shaw takes the reader to the heart of Hapkido." --John Corcoran, editor, Inside Taekwondo

Chapters include:

The History and Development of Korean Martial Arts
The Evolution of Hapkido
Danjon: The Center of Ki
Hapkido Fundamentals
Hapkido Self-Defense Techniques

ISBN: 9780804848794
ISBN-10: 0804848793
Series: Tuttle Martial Arts
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 30th July 2017
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.18

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