Hapkido is a complete art of self-defense. A Hapkidoist is able to handle virtually any situation and is able to apply the self-discipline and confidence derived from the study of Hapkido to enhance the quality of their life.
For effective self-defense, a good Hapkidoist has the ability to adapt his or her fighting style according to their opponent’s strength or weaknesses. Every person’s body is shaped differently, flexibility varies, and minds think differently. Hapkido encompasses a broad range of Martial Art facets, giving every individual the opportunity to improve to their maximum ability and achieve a high level of fitness and good health.
Today, it is practiced by students of all backgrounds, ages, genders, and physiques. Hapkido can be applied from any position: standing, sitting, or lying, and from any direction.
More importantly, Hapkido’s traditional values reinforce discipline, respect, and self fulfillment in a friendly training environment.
Northern Beaches Hapkido is affiliated with the Australian Hapkido Association founded and headed by Grandmaster Sung Su Kim. The AHA has been established in Sydney since 1981 and today has a strong following with Hapkido clubs located all around Australia.