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Martial Arts 101.

Whether you are a beginner simply interested in a recreational activity, or a athlete with previous experience looking to get back into something new and exciting. Martial arts has something unique to offer everyone.  Gain useful insights and training tips that will help achieve your goals and take your martial arts journey to new levels.

How to Escape Standing Side Headlock

It goes without saying that the best way to escape a standing side headlock, or any tackle hold, is to not get into one in the first place. While there are countless martial arts moves and variations of self defense techniques to defend against headlocks, it is important that the Hapkido student tries to [...]

By |2020-01-03T00:56:00-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Martial Arts 101|Tags: , , |

A Guide for the White Belt Martial Artist

Beginning a journey of martial arts can be both exciting and overwhelming. Below are some basic tips for getting started in your hapkido training.1. How to Tie Your BeltWearing a hapkido belt tied around your waist might seem like a huge hassle at first. Maybe at the end of a drill you find the belt [...]

By |2019-01-24T08:19:30-05:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Martial Arts 101|

Understanding martial arts rank progression.

Martial Arts Rank Requirements: The journey to black belt starts with a determination to see it through. It is important for martial artists of all levels to have a framework of what needs to be achieve in other to move up to the next level. As the saying goes... a goal without a plan [...]

By |2019-02-17T22:29:29-05:00May 24th, 2017|Categories: Martial Arts 101|Tags: |

How to Build Better Martial Arts Technique for Practical Applications

Improving Martial Arts Technique. It is true that practicing your Martial Arts basics over and over will help develop strong technique and good skill. But rehearsing isolated self defense techniques only takes you so far. The reality is... your ability to combine them into functional combinations increases success in real-time applications. It's like working [...]

By |2019-01-24T17:58:19-05:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Martial Arts 101|Tags: |

Hapkido White Belt Requirements

It is said that a journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step. The white belt rank is believed to be the most important Hapkido rank because it sets a solid foundation for your martial arts journey. Hapkido is a beautiful and gracefully rich Korean Martial Art of Self Defense, there is [...]

By |2019-01-27T21:52:51-05:00April 6th, 2016|Categories: Martial Arts 101|Tags: |

17 Hapkido Moves in 90 Seconds

Hapkido (which originally evolved from Japanese Jiu-jitsu) is comprehensive self defence system that forges effortless throws and take-downs, skillful joint manipulation, with devastating strikes and kicks into a cohesive system of self defense. Hapkido is a beautiful and dynamic martial art. At Toronto Hapkido Academy, a we offer a progressive and functional approach to [...]

By |2019-01-27T21:59:23-05:00September 6th, 2015|Categories: Martial Arts 101|Tags: |

Hapkido Documentary on the Discovery Channel

This is an interesting Hapkido Documentary that also features Kyung Mu Kwan Headmaster Kim, Nam Jai at the HQ school in Seoul with members of our extended Hapkido family. It is perhaps to first feature of this beautiful Korean martial art on a major TV company that offers a glimpse into this lesser know [...]

By |2017-10-16T00:36:35-04:00June 13th, 2015|Categories: Martial Arts 101|Tags: |