DEFENSIVE HAPKIDO

 

Plano Martial Arts introduced Hapkido to it's students in the spring of 2000. It's effective approach to self-defense and variety of techniques, built upon basic principles of body mechanics, makes it a welcome addition to the martial arts program taught at PMA.

The style of Defensive Hapkido taught at PMA. is a realistic and versatile discipline of self protection that includes an extensive variety of strikes, kicks, joint locks, pressure points, grappling and disarming techniques, using the mechanics of the human body. The result is a practical, comprehensive Self Defense system that is enjoyable to learn and produces effective results in realistic situations.

These concepts are based on scientific principles of anatomy and biokinetics as well as psychology and strategy. It is well suited for men and women of all sizes because physical strength and athletic abilities are not essential. The emphasis is on redirecting the assailants' aggression and power back toward them with little effort and minimum force on your part.

Hapkido, at PMA is also ideal for those individuals ( for example, many women, busy professionals and law enforcement officers) who do not have the time, desire or ability to commit themselves to the demanding study of a traditional Martial Art.

The essence of Defensive Hapkido, at PMA is strictly Self Defense. It is the synthesis of dynamic concepts, scientific principles, realistic applications and plain common sense.

An essential part of the Defensive Hapkido program is the use of circular motions.  A detailed explanation can be found on our Ju Jutsu page. (Circle Theory of Movement) Students of all martial arts styles should be familiar with this information, it is universal in all disciplines.

 

DEFENSIVE HAPKIDO, AT PMA:

WHAT IT IS:

* A totally scientific approach to Self Defense

* A realistic and effective discipline of personal protection

* A Dynamic and flexible program of learning and teaching the science of Self Defense

* 100% Self Defense. There are no forms (Kata/Forms).

* Kicks directed to the lower part of the body, (no acrobatic kicks).

* Use break falls and throws in a very limited manner.

* Free of hard blocks or stances.

* Practical disarming techniques.

* Flexible, dynamic and eclectic, evolving.

WHAT IS NOT:

* A new Martial Art

* A "Free-Style" type of Martial Art

* A Martial Sport

* An mix of random techniques from different Martial Arts

Hapkido belt requirements by rank

     White *   Yellow   *   Orange   Green   *   Green/Black   *   Blue    Blue/Black   *  Purple  *   Red   *   Brown  * 

CLASS INFORMATION

Monday   6:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday   6:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday   6:00pm-7:00pm

Friday   6:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday   10:00am-11:00pm

Monthly Training Fee - $80.00

 

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