Hapkido

Bong Soo Han

Bong Soo Han

(August 25, 1931 – January 8, 2007) Style: Hapkido Grand Master Bong Soo Han is the world’s foremost practitioner of Hapkido, and is referred to as the Father of Hapkido in the Western World. As one of the original senior students to the Founder of Hapkido, Yong Sul Choi, he led a dedicated effort in the …

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Hapkido

Hapkido (also spelled hap ki do or hapki-do; Hangul: 합기도; Hanja: 合氣道) is a dynamic and eclectic Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, techniques of other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. There is also the use of traditional weapons, including a sword, …

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Yong Sool Choi

Yong Sool Choi

(1904- 1986) Founder of Hapkido. Yong-Sool Choi (1904-1986), born in Chung Buk province in Korea, was one of the most influential people in the development of modern Korean martial arts. His parents died when he was very young, and he was taken to Japan from Korea by a Japanese candy maker when he was 8 …

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