Hapkido Books

Hapkido, a dynamic and versatile Korean martial art, is renowned for its comprehensive techniques that include joint locks, throws, strikes, and grappling. Its history is a fascinating blend of traditional Korean martial arts, Japanese influences, and modern innovations, reflecting a commitment to both self-defense and the harmonious use of energy.

The origins of Hapkido date back to the early 20th century and are closely associated with Choi Yong-Sool, who is often credited as the founder of the art. Choi's martial arts journey began in Japan, where he studied Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu under Sokaku Takeda. Upon returning to Korea after World War II, Choi began teaching a martial art that combined the principles of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu with native Korean techniques and practices.

One of Choi's most prominent students, Ji Han-Jae, played a crucial role in the development and popularization of Hapkido. Ji Han-Jae incorporated additional techniques and philosophies, emphasizing the art's circular movements, joint locks, and pressure point strikes. He also introduced the term "Hapkido," which translates to "the way of coordinating energy," reflecting the art's philosophy of blending physical techniques with the flow of energy (ki).

Hapkido is unique in its holistic approach to self-defense, incorporating a wide range of techniques that enable practitioners to adapt to various situations. Its repertoire includes powerful strikes, intricate joint locks, dynamic throws, and effective grappling maneuvers. The art also places a strong emphasis on footwork, body positioning, and the use of an opponent's energy against them.

The philosophy of Hapkido is deeply rooted in three fundamental principles:

  • Won (Circle): Emphasizing circular movements to redirect an opponent's force.
  • Yu (Flow/Water): Encouraging adaptability and fluidity in technique and mindset.
  • Hwa (Harmony): Promoting the harmonious use of energy to achieve control and balance.

Today, Hapkido is practiced worldwide, valued for its practical self-defense applications, its emphasis on personal development, and its rich cultural heritage. It is taught in dojos and training centers globally, attracting practitioners who appreciate its depth, effectiveness, and philosophical underpinnings.

Our store offers a curated selection of Hapkido books that explore its history, techniques, and philosophy. Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a beginner, these books provide valuable insights into the art of Hapkido. Discover the depth and breadth of Hapkido through our carefully chosen titles and enhance your understanding and practice of this remarkable martial art.

Hapkido: The Korean Martial Art of Self Defense Book by Hui Son Choe (Preowned)

Hapkido: The Korean Martial Art of Self Defense Book by Hui Son Choe (Preowned)

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Hapkido: A Guide to Black Belt Studies Book by Hui Son Choe (Preowned)

Hapkido: A Guide to Black Belt Studies Book by Hui Son Choe (Preowned)

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Hapkido: Korean Art Of Self Defense Book by Bong Soo Han

Hapkido: Korean Art Of Self Defense Book by Bong Soo Han

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Hapkido: An Introduction to the Art of Self-Defense Book by Marc Tedeschi

Hapkido: An Introduction to the Art of Self-Defense Book by Marc Tedeschi

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Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique Book by Marc Tedeschi (Hardcover)

Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique Book by Marc Tedeschi (Hardcover)

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Combat Hapkido: Intelligent Self Defense Book by John Pellegrini (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Combat Hapkido: Intelligent Self Defense Book by John Pellegrini

Prezzo di listino $39.95 USD
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Combat Hapkido: Anatomical Targeting Strategies Book by Mark Gridley (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Combat Hapkido: Anatomical Targeting Strategies Book by Mark Gridley (Preowned)

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The Art of Weapons: Armed and Unarmed Self-Defense Book by Marc Tedeschi (Hardcover) (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

The Art of Weapons: Armed and Unarmed Self-Defense Book by Marc Tedeschi (Hardcover) (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $69.95 USD
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The Art of Holding: Principles & Techniques Book by Marc Tedeschi (Hardcover) (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

The Art of Holding: Principles & Techniques Book by Marc Tedeschi (Hardcover) (Preowned)

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The Art of Striking: Principles & Techniques Book by Marc Tedeschi (Hardcover) (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

The Art of Striking: Principles & Techniques Book by Marc Tedeschi (Hardcover) (Preowned)

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The Art of Throwing: Principles & Techniques Book by Marc Tedeschi (Hardcover) (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

The Art of Throwing: Principles & Techniques Book by Marc Tedeschi (Hardcover) (Preowned)

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The Art of Ground Fighting: Principles & Techniques Book by Marc Tedeschi (Hardcover) (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

The Art of Ground Fighting: Principles & Techniques Book by Marc Tedeschi (Hardcover) (Preowned)

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Hapkido: Korean Art of Self-Defense Book by Scott Shaw

Hapkido: Korean Art of Self-Defense Book by Scott Shaw

Prezzo di listino $9.95 USD
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Combat Hapkido: The Martial Art for the Modern Warrior Book by John Pellegrini (Preowned) - Budovideos

Combat Hapkido: The Martial Art for the Modern Warrior Book by John Pellegrini (Preowned)

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Combat Hapkido - The Art of Self Defense by John Pellegrini (E-book) - Budovideos Inc

Combat Hapkido - The Art of Self Defense by John Pellegrini (E-book)

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