The fllwing tw-page sheet will pvienew stuents with imptant intuctyinfmatin cncening thei Hapki taining.Please ea it in its entiety. If yu have anyquestins, please ask yu instuct.
What is Hapkido?
Hapki is a Kean matial at whichemege in the mi-twentieth centuy anquickly gew t becme an intenatinal style.Its funes ceate the at by selectivelyfusing a wie ange f existing matialskills, with new innvatins. As a esult,Hapki pssesses ne f the mst cmplex,unique, an vaie asenals f self-efensetechniques t be fun in any matial at.These skills encmpass all maj matialcategies incluing: stikes, kicks, blcks,aviing mvements, hls, jint lcks,chkes, thws, beakfalls, tumbling, gunfighting, weapns, meitatin, an healing.Like many Asian matial ats, Hapkiemphasizes the unificatin f by, min,an spiit; the pefectin f human chaacte;scial espnsibility; an apppiate usef fce. Unlike mst matial ats, Hapkiutilizes me than 1100 ce techniques,which ae intuitively mifie cmbine tceate thusans f vaiatins. Self-efensetechniques ae chaacteize by a cnstantflw f stiking, blcking, hling, anthwing techniques. Cnstant mtin anflui cicula mvements ae esigne tblen with an ppnent’s fce. Tactics ftenaltenate between highly aggessive anefensive mes, with pwe being geneatethugh use f ne’s entie by. Intenalenegy evelpment is funamental t alltaining, leaing t incease health angeate efficiency in self-efense techniques.Hapki techniques ae nt nly f self-efense. Meitatin an healing techniquesae use t evelp emtinal stability, peacef min, an cnfience, while pviing thesame health benefits fun in the ats, suchas Tai Chi Chuan an Qi-Gng. Thus, Hapkiis a highly pactical self-efense at withstng spiitual unepinnings.In cntempay sciety, Hapki is mstlypactice f self-efense, health, an spiitualgwth. Althugh it is ften cmpae t Aiki, Taekwn, Jujutsu, Ju, an TaiChi Chuan, it has a much bae angef techniques, suitable in a wie ange fsituatins. This has mae it aaptable t awie ange f by physiques, pesnalities,an lifestyles. Hapki is cuently pacticeby a ivese ange f men, wmen, anchilen f all ages; wking pfessinals;gifte athletes; the physically impaie; thsesimply seeking physical execise; as well asmilitay an law enfcement pfessinals.Hapki is pactice in ve 100 cunties ancntinues t expan apily wlwie.
Uniform and Clothing
The jacket, belt, an pants wn uingmatial ats taining is calle a
(Kean).The jacket an pants ae white, an the belt iscl-ce accing t the stuent’s ank.The unifm wn in Hapki is cmmnlyefee t as a "gappling-style" unifm a "Ju-style" unifm. All stuents aeequie t wea an appve unifm uingtaining. The unifm must be entiely white.N patches, lgs, names, letteing, pattens, any the makings ae pemitte n theextei f the unifm. Yu may btain anappve unifm by eithe: enting ne fmthe univesity; puchasing ne fm yuinstuct; puchasing ne fm a matialats etaile. If yu puchase a unifm fman utsie ven, check with yu instuctfist, t veify the unifm is appve.If yu aleay wn a unifm, check withyu instuct befe weaing it t pactice.N jewely f any kin may be wn uingpactice. If yu visin equies cectivelenses, we ecmmen sft cntact lenses glasses specifically esigne f spts.Men shul always wea apppiate ginsuppt. Wmen shul wea bas esignespecifically f active spts. Keep yuunifm clean an wash it egulaly. Weainga ity smelly unifm is isespectful tthes an unsanitay.
Etiquette is the ce f cnuct anpceue by which yu cnuct yuselfuing matial ats taining when enteinga taining facility (calle
in Kean).These taitinal pceues ae cmmnt many matial ats an have been passewn thugh the centuies. Histically,many fms f etiquette ase f easnsf safety as well as espect. F example,the custm f shaking hans with ne hanplace une the the, was ne t shwthat yu ha n intentin f awing aweapn. The hans wee plainly visible ansignale yu peaceful intentins.
Bwing, fm eithe a staning sittingpsitin, is a sign f gatitue an espectfun thughut the matial ats wl.Westenes ften misintepet this as anact f submissin, see it as pat f smeeviant ttalitaian ieal. This is incect.When yu bw, it signifies nt nly espectf yu instucts supeis, but espectf yuself, the at, an “life” in geneal. It isa symbl f yu pfun ega an caingf the ights an lives f thes. This eflectsa basic attitue fun thughut East Asiancultue. F example, it is usually cnsieeextemely ba fm t embaass humiliatesmene, even if they eseve it. If thishappens, the ffene is sai t “lse face”an must cect the matte thugh smefm f epaatin an expessin f humilitytwa the pesn ffene. This fm fbehavi is quite feign t many Westenes,f whm pesnal expessin is smetimesplace befe the feelings f thes.Bwing is nmally ne at the beginningan ening f pactice sessins, spaing, anills. Yu shul als bw at the entance tu taining hall when enteing an leaving, when aessing an instuct.
Informal Standing Bow
T pefm a staning bw, place bth heelstgethe with tes angle utwa. Place yupen hans at yu sie, finges tgethe,shules pulle back. Bw fm the waist.The cmman t bw in Kean is
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