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HOW IS COMBAT HAPKIDO DIFFERENT FROM TRADITIONAL HAPKIDO?

HOW IS COMBAT HAPKIDO DIFFERENT FROM TRADITIONAL HAPKIDO

Combat Hapkido is a new, modern style of Hapkido developed by Grandmaster John Pellegrini (pictured on the left above with Master Scali).  It differs from other Hapkido styles philosophically as well as technically.

The following are a few examples:

  • Combat Hapkido is 100% SELF DEFENSE.  There are no forms (Kata/Hyungs)

  • All Combat Hapkido kicks are directed to the lower part of the body

  • Combat Hapkido does not teach ‘acrobatic kicks.’

  • Combat Hapkido employs breakfalls and throws in a very limited manner

  • Combat Hapkido does NOT teach ‘traditional’ weapons like joot-do (bamboo sword) or fan.  We teach cane, belt and other self-defense tools

  • Combat Hapkido teaches special firearms disarming techniques

  • Combat Hapkido contains a complete Ground Grappling program

  • Combat Hapkido, because it is flexible, dynamic and eclectic, continues to evolve

  • Combat Hapkido is not a sport and cannot be modified nor regulated to be one.  There are no competitions, tournaments or championships