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MODERN HAPKIDO COMPARISON CHARTS:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SET OF TABLES IS ONLY MEANT TO PROVIDE A QUICK COMPARISON.  TO LEARN MORE PLEASE CONTACT US.

 MODERN HAPKIDO adds to TRADITIONAL HAPKIDO:

ADDITIONS

MODIFICATIONS

INSERTION OF MULTIPLE STRIKES AND KICKS WITH JOINT LOCKS AND THROWS

LIMITED SET OF KICKS WITH TARGETS AT MIDSECTION AND BELOW

INTEGRATION OF TRAPPING BASICS IN PUNCH AND KICK DEFENSES

REDUCED SET OF TECHNIQUES WITH  FAR FEWER SPECIALTY KICKS

INTEGRATION OF GROUND GRAPPLING BASICS AS PART OF RANK REQUIREMENTS

ADDITIONAL EMPHASIS ON  DEFENSE AGAINST WRESTLERS, BRAZILAIN JUJITSU, VALE TUDO, AND "NO HOLDS BARRED " ATTACKERS

WEAPONS BASICS AS PART OF RANK REQUIREMENTS

FORMAL LESSONS ON LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE USE OF FORCE

USE OF WEAPON BEARING HAND AS FIRST LINE OF OFFENSE AND DEFENSE

ELIMINATION OF THE AUTOMATIC USE OF FINISHING TECHNIQUES

USE OF MODERN WEAPONS: FOLDING TACTICAL KNIFE, CANE, STICK/BATON AND HANDGUN TRAINING

NO EMPHASIS  ON EXOTIC WEAPONS

 

Modern Hapkido has a major addition in Women’s self defense techniques recognizing both the psychological factors and attack scenarios of a sexual assault and how to deal with them.

MODERN HAPKIDO vs. "COMBAT" HAPKIDO:

The major difference:  Modern Hapkido assumes the attack may be serious or life threatening and not simply an exercise in controlling someone. Survival may demand that you cause serious damage to the attacker, and you should not expect that joint locks or throws will be enough.

ADDITIONS

MODIFICATIONS

TEACHES SELF DEFENSE MODEL WHICH ALLOWS FOR DEFUSING OR TURNING THE TABLES ON THE ATTACKER(S)

 

INCLUDES FLINCH REACTIONS TO SURPRISE ATTACKS

RETAINS SELECTED BREATHING AND KI EXERCISES THAT ARE VITAL TO GENERATING AND FOCUSING ENERGY ENCOURAGES MULTIPLE STRIKES AND KICKS TO SOFTEN UP ATTACKER

INSERTION OF MULTIPLE STRIKES AND KICKS WITH JOINT LOCKS AND THROWS

NO RELIANCE ON A COOPERATIVE OR JUST UNRULY SUBJECT WHO LIMITS HIS RESISTANCE TO JOINT LOCKS

INTEGRATION OF TRAPPING BASICS IN PUNCH AND KICK DEFENSES

CLOSER TIGHTER MORE AGGRESSIVE APPROACH TO CONTROL OF ATTACKER INCLUDING HEAD CONTROLS

INTEGRATION OF GROUND GRAPPLING BASICS AS PART OF RANK REQUIREMENTS

DIRTY FIGHTING OPTIONS GOUGING, BITING, HOOKING. ASSUMES ATTACKER MAY HAVE OR USE A WEAPON FROM THE GROUND

WEAPONS BASICS AS PART OF RANK REQUIREMENTS BOTH STICK AND KNIFE

FORMAL LESSONS ON LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE USE OF FORCE

USE OF WEAPON BEARING HAND AS FIRST LINE OF OFFENSE AND DEFENSE

ELIMINATION OF THE AUTOMATIC USE OF FINISHING TECHNIQUES

USE OF MODERN WEAPONS: FOLDING TACTICAL KNIFE, CANE, STICK/BATON AND HANDGUN TRAINING

COMPLETE REMOVAL OF SPORTS ORIENTATION. TREATS CANE TECHNIQUES AS FMA WOULD, I.E. CANE IS USED TO STRIKE FIRST.

PROVIDES MUTIPLE ATTACKER SCENARIOS

EMPHASIS ON  PRESSURE  POINTS INTEGRATED INTO BASIC DEFENSES

Modern Hapkido has a major addition in Women’s self defense techniques recognizing both the psychological factors and attack scenarios of a sexual assault and how to deal with them.