Hapkido: The Korean Art of Self-Defense
Hapkido, 'The Way of Coordination and Internal Power,' is one of the three major Korean martial arts. Founded in 1963 by Master Choi Yong-sul, it is a complete system of self-defense, encompassing striking, kicking, and grappling techniques closely parallel to Aikido. In this book, Scott Shaw presents a precise description of the techniques, concepts and applications of this Korean art of self-defense. Profusely illustrated with 220 clear photographs, this instructional book is one of the first in English to describe its form of self-defense techniques against a variety of punches, holds, and kicks.
About the Author
Scott Shaw is a master instructor in the Korean matrial arts of Hapkido and Taekwondo. He is certified as a seventh degree black belt by the prestigious Korea Hapkido Federation, and frequently travels to Korea to train directly under the art’s top masters. Shaw has published articles in a number of international magazines, including Black Belt, Inside Karate, Inside Taekwondo, Karate/Kung-fu Illustrated, Martial Arts Masters, and Taekwondo Times. He is also the star of the four-part instructional video series on Hapkido by Unique Publications Video.
* Black & white photographs throughout
* 96 pages
* Dimensions: 6 x 9
* Published: April 15, 1997