Our Hapkido students can expect to become well-rounded martial artists, comfortable in all areas of martial arts.
Our Hapkido curriculum provides clear and structured criteria for grading (i.e. belt progression), ensuring that our certified Black Belts become true Black Belts.
Our gradings are registered with Moo Hak Kwan, and as a result also recognized by the Korean Hapkido Federation.
Most martial arts focus on specific areas of un-armed combat. For example, in Judo, practitioners learn to throw. BJJ, is particularly well-known for developing grappling/wrestling skills. Karate, Taekwondo and Kung Fu all involve the learning of patterns, and are usually focused on punching, kicking and blocking.
In contrast, Hapkido is an eclectic martial art, meaning that in any Hapkido class you will potentially practice a broad group of techniques that could be allocated to any of the other martial arts. This presents both great benefits and challenges to the Hapkido’ist and Hapkido Instructor.
At Kinetic Martial Arts, our goal is to be able to throw as good as a Judoka, kick and spar in line with the capabilities of a Karateka or Taekwondo’ist, understand the physiology required for locking similar to that of an Aikidoka or Jiu Jitsu’ist.
Training with us is a great decision whether this will be your first time in a Dojang (meaning martial arts gym), or if you are getting back into it after a break. Many of our members have found that in just a few months they have improved their strength, fitness and flexibility, all whilst developing authentic and practical martial arts skills and techniques.