Hapmudo is a system of self-defense based on fundamental offensive
and defensive techniques.
These techniques can be classified as follows:
Empty hands against empty hands.
Empty hands against a weapon.
Weapons against weapon.
Each of these categories include:
Joint locking, grappling,
Pressure points, throwing techniques
Hapmudo is based on the theory of circular defense as opposed
to direct defense. Direct defense may cause injury and may be
unsuccessful against greater power whereas Hapmudo’s circular
defense requires little power but much knowledge and skill. These
delicate techniques will overcome brute force almost always.
The meaning of the word Hapmudo is "the way to combine
mind and body power for World Peace"
Hapmudo is a complete Martial Art where you receive a full and
well-rounded Martial Arts education. You will learn the Mental
and Spiritual benefits of the Martial Arts as well as training
in the Physical aspects. It is also includes training in 72 weapons
starting with the nunchaku, staff, sword, fan, cane, rope, knife,
6 SENSE THEORY Grand Master Lee’s Philosophy is that Hapmudo
is like our six senses.
Hapkido is your ESP
. . . Form of pressure point, joint locks, kicking
Tae Kwon Do is your mouth
. . . Hard style of Martial Arts
Tai chi is your nose
. . . form of breathing exercises
Aikido & Jujitsu are your ears
. . . Circular joint locks
Judo is your skin
. . . Form of throwing
Kung Fu is your eyes
. . . soft style of Martial Arts
Completing your face and giving you more than one sense of awareness
to expand on. Grand Master Lee teaches Martial Arts in the same
way, giving you a complete understanding on the Martial Arts
and its many techniques. WATER THEORY
When you see water, it is very peaceful. When water is calm
that is harmony. When water is disturbed it creates, waves, and
can flow anywhere. The stronger the disturbance, the stronger
the wave, for instance the harder the attack, the greater the
resistance. When you hit water hard with your hand, you hurt
your hand. If you gently lay your hand in water, it will flow
gently. It absorbs the force of any foreign stimulation. You
can never sever water, it is always flowing. When heat touches
water, it flies (steam). When cold comes, water gets hard (ice).
Water is purity, it cleanses everything. Water cleans your life.
Whatever you do water can clean it.
AIR THEORY (Dan – Jun breathing)
Air supports life. Deep breathing allows oxygen to flow throughout
our body stimulating our nerves much like a massage would stimulate
our muscles. Through practicing deep breathing we can control
our emotions, if we let our emotions control us, we loose our
SUN THEORY (Sharing happiness) (Sharing happiness)
The sun gives us life-supporting energy. Its sunshine sets us
free from darkness helping us find answers to our problems. It
is like the theory of Hapmudo, harmonizing the mind and body
to find happiness in daily life. By sharing this happiness we
promote world peace.