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#432911 - 06/22/11 09:59 AM Hapkido or Taekwondo?
kick2011 Offline
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Registered: 06/22/11
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I'm trying to decide whether to do Hapkido or Taekwondo. I have studied many things but I have studied Taekwondo the most. I'm switching classes and they offer either one. Should I try Hapkido or stick with Taekwondo?





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#432926 - 06/22/11 05:03 PM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: kick2011]
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Having practiced TaeKwonDo in the past.I always wondered how training in Hapkido would be like. To me Hapkido contains a more rounded system of self-defense. The joint locks and throws combined with kicking looks tough.

keep training, Mark

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#433438 - 07/25/11 05:25 PM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: gojuman59]
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It really will depend on the Instructor(s). No matter what is being provided or may be well rounded, without a good Instructor learning could be impeded. Plus knowing what is being taught. There are many TKD schools that have a basis in Hapkido and teach this as TKD without differentiating it.

I would suggest trialing both to see what best fits you and then make your decision.
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#433443 - 07/26/11 11:23 AM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: Dereck]
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Definately go for Hapkido, even Sifu Bruce Lee described Hapkido as a complet art, it is even represented as one of his fights in the Game of Death via Hapkido Master Ji Han-Jae!!!

enjoy and let us know how your Hapkido is getting on
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#433470 - 07/29/11 03:30 PM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: Dobbersky]
gojuman59 Offline
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Registered: 04/08/11
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Hapkido... you know like Billy Jack!!!Then again,maybe not. Those were some baaaad!! movies.
What was the line. Oh yeah I remember it now.

"I'm gonna put this right foot up next to your right ear"
"Is that a fact"
"Yes and you know what"?
"What"
"There's nothing you can do about it"

At that time Billy Jack whips up a inside to outside crescent kick and knocks the redneck lawman on his butt.
The only scene I remember from the movie.Classic bad cinema.


keep training, Mark

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#433494 - 08/02/11 12:18 AM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: gojuman59]
47MartialMan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/04
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I was fortunate enough to had a Korean teacher who taught both.

I say go for Hapkido if you want defense

TKD if you want more of a sport

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#433511 - 08/02/11 09:42 PM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: 47MartialMan]
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Switch to Hapkido for a change - variety is the spice of life.

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#433549 - 08/07/11 04:12 AM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: TaekwonDoFan]
47MartialMan Offline
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Great!@!

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#433558 - 08/08/11 11:08 AM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: 47MartialMan]
gojuman59 Offline
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Hey 47martialman I was just wondering. I have never seen any Kata for Hapkido.Do they have it?


Mark

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#433626 - 08/16/11 12:53 AM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: gojuman59]
47MartialMan Offline
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My Hapkido instructor never had it. Though his patterns of movement was explained in like a Kata-step form. Something like Japanese Kabuki

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