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This practical guide presents all the basics of hapkido, which incorporates techniques from aikido and taekwondo.
ebook, 96 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Tuttle Publishing (first published April 15th 1997)
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Bernie Gourley
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Recommends it for: those curious about the basics of Hapkido.
When I picked up this book, all I knew about Hapkidō was that it was a Korean martial art, that it wasn’t a sport like its more famous martial cousin—Tae Kwon Do (TKD), and that it was a more comprehensive art (grappling as well as striking) than TKD. I grabbed it because at least one of these mental reductions proved only partially correct and I wanted to know what else I might be getting wrong. In the first paragraph, I learned that Hapkidō was heavily influenced by / a descendant of Daitō-ryū ...more
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