explaination of the type of martials we teach
What kind of Martial Arts do you teach?
We teach a two Korean Style Martial Arts Called Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido
To understand Korean Martial arts, one must understand the following. In Korea from 1910- 1945 Japan military occupied Korea. These were tough times many Koreans fled their country. Many martial art masters left during this takeover of Korea. Korea was occupied for 35 years. After world war two this ended the empire of Japans Domination of Korea. AT this time, many Koreans went back to their country. Korea wanted to regain their roots as a culture. They lost much of their culture during the occupation Once the country was back in their control. They wanted to regain their heritage. The country formed their own martial art called Tae kwon Do. In 1776-1800 Korea had a martial art called Taekkyeon. The Korean government wanted to have a national martial art. So was born Tae kwon Do. There are many different organizations out there that teach Tae Kwon Do.
Tae kwon Do means way of the Hand and foot. There are two styles taught today. An old and traditional style which encompasses kicks and hand techniques for self-defense and a newer style that is for sport and competition. In 2000 Tae kwon Do was made an Olympic sport. It has been turned into a lot of fast kicking with the goal to score points and win tournaments. Rather than for self-defense purposes
At Dreamsolvers we teach the self-defense version of taekwondo not as much emphasis on sport kicking. Primarily we teach the children of our school Taekwondo with an emphasis on self-defense.
Hapkido is an eclectic martial art form originated in Korea. Eclectic means a diverse, broad base of various teachings. The best description I can give is it is a hybrid. Look up the word eclectic and the dictionary will inform you it has two complementary meanings: to select the best from various doctrines or style; or being composed of elements drawn from various sources. It’s an apt definition of that Korean style of martial art known as hapkido ("the way of coordinating inner energy.")
Hapkido is similar to aikido and jujutsu in its use of joint locks, throws, chokes and pressure, point attacks. Viewed from another perspective, it is the very epitome of a "hard" style with forceful kicking technique similar to tae kwon do. Indeed, hapkido embodies those two terms so often used in describing martial art: it is both "soft" and "hard". In hapkido, technique is conditional the tactics are determined by the situation, by the available fighting space and by the nature of the opponent and combinations are on hand to fit the appropriate conditions
Hapkido originated in Korea in about 1950 from an amalgamation of a number of styles. Hapkido teaches you to defend yourself and others against a variety of attacks. It combines hand strikes and powerful kicking with joint locks, pressure points, holds, takedowns and throws.
It also offers very good all round physical training – improving your aerobic capability, strength, stamina and flexibility.
The emphasis is not on hurting other people, but on being able to protect yourself and others around you with reasonable force. Hapkido’s techniques are based on an opponent’s attack, meeting that attack, turning it back on the attacker, and following through with offensive finishing techniques as required.
Hapkido’s development of combining techniques using the three distances of kicking, punching and grappling into powerful defenses makes it a total martial art.
The best way to describe Hapkido is a “Mixed Martial Art” although unlike modern “Mixed Martial Arts” our focus is not on competition but on practical self-defense. Hapkido is a unique style that will enable you to defend yourself in just about any situation.
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