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Over the years of Hapkido Canberra, like all martial arts clubs, we have enjoyed good times and bad times, times of growth and times of change. Sometimes the Blog has suffered with minimal updates and we haven't placed all of the photos and memories from events.

Here is a sample of our history, updates and information about Hapkido Canberra, Hapkido the martial art and Self Defence.

Latest Blog Items

How long does it take to reach black belt?

The time taken to achieve black-belt depends greatly on the students level of commitment and their aptitude. Like life, you only get as much out of Hapkido as you put in.

Hapkido Canberra Features in the Canberra Community News

Self Defence of the Mind

One of the issues that many people face when learning self-defence is that they focus purely on the physical aspect of the training. Martial arts isn't just about physical ability and strength, it's about the ability to overcome your fears and protect yourself, your family and your loved ones.

A lesson in Social Media

I learnt an important lesson about Social Media today, and luckily I didn't make the mistake to have to learn it.

The Enduring Spirit

Having to wake up at 4:30am to go on a business trip, you realise the clarity (some may say exhausted rants) of your mind and the thoughts that go through your head.

What is the history of Hapkido?

The true history of Hapkido can never really be established. This history has been re-written by people so many times over the years for political and commercial gain that the truth has been lost to us.

What are the common Korean terms and customs used in Hapkido?

While commands and terms will vary between Hapkido organisations and schools, some of the more common Korean words used in Hapkido are listed below, along with their translation.

How do I find a good Hapkido club or instructor?

There are many good Hapkido organisations around the world, there are also many poor ones. The first thing to consider is the instructor. To learn properly you must trust and get on with them. If you have reservations about them personally that is not the club for you.

Who can learn Hapkido?

Hapkido is a technical art that does not rely on superior strength or power to overcome an opponent. It relies on correct joint angles in locks, superior balance and the use of an attackers energy against him to defend oneself.

What sort of techniques does Hapkido Teach?

While learning Hapkido the student acquires numerous skills. These include Tan-Jeon breathing for improved general health, fitness and power.
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