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Combat Hapkido


How is Combat Hapkido different from Traditional Hapkido

Combat Hapkido

Combat Hapkido is a new, modern style of Hapkido developed by Grandmaster John Pellegrini.  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