First Impressions of Hapkido

Posted: June 30, 2016 in Articles

On Tuesday my dad and I drove to a couple of different places that teach martial arts. I have been wanting to take something for a while now, but I’m just now getting to it. I decided to take a free Hapkido class to try it out. This class was today. Hapkido is a Korean form of martial arts which uses a lot of joint locking, throwing people, grappling, and striking. It is used by the Korean police and is very good for self-defense, which is mainly what I am looking for.

The class started out with some stretches and exercises before moving on to lesson/review of the day. I personally learned two ways to throw someone to the ground and I started learning grappling (think judo) on the ground. It was quite fun, and as such, I signed up for a two week trial period to see if I’d like to sign up for a full year.

It seems like this particular school has a good teaching system. The main teacher himself started martial arts when he was eight years old and got his black belt in Hapkido in 1999. He’s been teaching ever since then. In any case, there’s a good chance that I will keep taking Hapkido and I might add on something like Taekwondo later on. It should be fun!

Oh, and I went fishing today and once again, I caught nothing 🙂

  1. Libby says:

    Never heard of Hapkido before. Hope you enjoy it. Better luck with the fishing next time!

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