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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:
Punching, kicking,
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, etc.

6 SENSE THEORY Grand Master Lee’s Philosophy is that Hapmudo is like our six senses.

For example:
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 breathing capacity.

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.