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Hap Ki Do: The Korean Art of Self Defense
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Manufacturer: Hui Son Choe
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 796.815
EAN: 9780966825404
ISBN: 0966825403
Label: Hui Son Choe
Manufacturer: Hui Son Choe
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 157
Publication Date: 1998-05
Publisher: Hui Son Choe
Studio: Hui Son Choe

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Editorial Reviews:

The Korean Art of Self Defense. A fully illustrated book on the Martial Art of Hap Ki Do. Filled with over 400 photographs. Designed to show Hap Ki Do in a easy to follow step by step method for the beginner. Included are close-up photos of various wristlocks, arrows to show certain steps and minimal wording on the steps, to make this book very easy to follow. The large format (8.5 x 11) also makes this book easy to read and handle.

The Hap Ki Do practitioner diverts or suppresses an attackers flow of energy peacefully, this diversion allows him to use the attackers power against himself leading to the attacker's defeat. Through the use of certain skeletal joints and pressure points, very little strength is needed to overcome an opponent.


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Summary: Hap Ki DO by Master Choe
Comment: A complete waste of money. Way too basic to learn anything new for anyone that has even minimal experience in Hapkido. And some of the pictures were poorly taken and made it hard to see the grip applied throughout the entire technique. I looked at this book for all of MAYBE 5 minutes!

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Summary: great for reference
Comment: I would say if you are new to Hapkido, or looking maby to join a class then this book is a must. I just started several months I use it as a reference. The one thing you will find about Hapkido is there are slight varations fom school to school. The one thing I do recomened is if you are going at a school look at what federation your school belongs to. Just happends my school belongs to this association. I gave this a five rating for couple reasons. The pictures, directions are easy to follow,great if you want to have a reference,or you want to get a friend willing let to practice.The one negative I did find on this book was that it should went over breaking falls better. There isn't to many Hapkido books out there good as this! IT was money well spent, I am giving it ***** !

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Summary: Hap Ki Do: The Korean Art of Self Defense
Comment: Excellent Hap Ki Do book. I'm a taekwondo'er and found this book very easy to understand with big clear pictures for illustration. I've purchased all three of Master Choe's HKD books and found a certain amount of redundancy in the techniques, but highly recommend all three any way. I originally found one of these in the library and realized right away that these books were the best I've found.

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Summary: Not for Beginners
Comment: This book is straight to the point on joint locks and take downs. The book is broken down into chapters by how the joint is locked with varying grabs and attacks. One must already have good control and be familiar with stretching, striking and falling before applying this text. Master Choe's other book (Practical Hapkido Textbook) is a better introduction and includes some striking and falling techniques.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Good for beginners
Comment: This book is excellent for those just beginning Hapkido or are at least low ranking. Advanced Hapkido practitioners would not find it very useful. The photographs are excellent in showing proper hand position and body movements. However, the section on breaking falls is incomplete. The author fails to describe or show proper body positioning for left side, right side, back, and front falls; he only shows the rolling fall. Anyone interested in martial arts should learn in a Dojang with a competent instructor, not from a book. Use this book to supplement your study of Hapkido, not as your only source. With that in mind, I would definately recommend this book.


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