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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: , , |

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: |

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: |