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Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique
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Manufacturer: Weatherhill
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Binding: Hardcover
Dewey Decimal Number: 796.8153
EAN: 9780834804449
ISBN: 0834804441
Label: Weatherhill
Manufacturer: Weatherhill
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 1136
Publication Date: 2000-09-05
Publisher: Weatherhill
Release Date: 2000-09-05
Studio: Weatherhill

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This ground-breaking work is the first to comprehensively document the traditions, philosophy, and techniques of one of the world's most varied, exciting, and practical martial arts?Hapkido. More than 9,000 photographs introduce over 2,000 martial techniques, including strikes, kicks, blocks, avoiding movements, holds, joint locks, chokes, throws, falls, tumbling, ground fighting, and weapons. Numerous closeups show precise grips, leverage methods, pressure points, hitting surfaces, and direction of force. In addition to self-defense techniques, chapters are included on East Asian philosophy, martial arts history, anatomy, meditation, healing, and pressure point fighting, as well as in-depth, previously unpublished interviews with the world's preeminent Hapkido Grandmasters and renowned Grandmasters of related martial arts. Because of similarities between Hapkido and many other martial arts, including Taekwondo, Jujutsu, Aikido, Judo, and Tai Chi Chuan, this book is a useful reference for practitioners of all martial arts styles, from novices to masters. This unique work of exceptional quality is the definitive text on Hapkido, and destined to become a classic of martial arts literature.


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Summary: Great book for every level of student
Comment: This is a wonderful book that I have enjoyed so much. It has given me so many new things to look forward to in my art.

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Summary: great!
Comment: i bought this for my husband who is studying hapkido and he absolutly loves this book. recommend it to everyone!

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Summary: Reference Book
Comment: Hapkido: Traditions,Philosophy,Technique is a very good reference book. First the Good
This book has a lot of pictures with close up and different angles to show details of specific moves. This book has a huge range of techniques from punches and kicks to submission holds to weapons. This book has an outstanding pressure point chart with not only pressure points but bone structure, organs, muscle structure, and even the nerve system.
The Bad
This book has tons of techniques, but there are alot of techniques that are just silly. The one on the cover for instance is a very pretty but not practical. He is performing two kicks, one with the ball of the foot and the other with his heel, and he is lifting himself up with his hands while doing them. This is not going to end a fight. The only other bad thing is that the pressure points that are referenced to in the book are accu pressure points. What does that mean? If you are not familar with that system you are constantly looking back to the accu pressure point chart and back to your technique. While this isn't horrible it can be time consuming.
Overall a very good buy but not a five star.

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Summary: A true martial artist's dream.
Comment: I have been involved in martial arts and teaching for more than 20 years and this is one of the mast comprehensive manuals on martials arts that I have ever come across. It has some of the best technique in easy to follow daigrams and it is an excellent source of information for any and all martial artists

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Summary: Great service for a great book
Comment: Book was delivered is great condition and ahead of schedule. Thanks!


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