Philosophy & Principles of Hapkido

Philosophy & Principals of Hapkido

In Korean, Hapkido may be translated as “Way of Coordinated Power”. There are literally thousands of techniques within Hapkido, all based on 3 fundamental principles:

Principle of Non resistance or harmony

Water Principle

Circular Principle

By following these principles Hapkidoists are able to instantly adapt their technique to respond to any new unfamiliar self-defence situations. Hapkido students also develop a practical knowledge of anatomy so they can understand the bodies vulnerable points. Students also gain a basic understanding of Korean history and philosophy so a Hapkidoist can understand the context of their art.