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
Empty hands against a weapon.
Weapons against weapon.
Each of these categories includes Punching, Kicking, Sweeping, Joint
locking, Grappling, Throwing, Pressure points. 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 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 "Martial arts
for World Peace”
HAP - to combine, harmony
mind and body
MU -to stop fighting, Martial for World Peace
DO - the way of, method of study
Do, Hapkido, Aikido, Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, Jujitsu, Kickboxing