Hap Ki Do is a powerful self-defense Korean Martial Art. Hap Ki Do is a complete self-defense system. It incorporates the redirection of force found in Aikido; the devastating joint locks and throws found in Japanese Jujutsu; Judo techniques that include various chokes, sweeps, and joint locks; the kicking techniques of Tae Kwon Do; and the punching and blocking of Karate. Hap Ki Do also incorporates both “hard” and “soft” techniques as found in many Chinese Kung Fu systems.
To fully understand the true meaning of Hap Ki Do, we must understand what each word means. “Hap” means harmony, unity, and coordination. “Ki” means energy or inner power. “Do” means art or way of. Literally translated, Hap Ki Do means “The Art of Coordinated Power.”
Any person, male or female, any age can learn this revolving art. Because of its awesome power, students should be at least 13 years old or receive special permission from Senior Master Wainwright.