Throw     HAPKI-DO


Hapki-Do is an art that was developed in Korea right after World War II.  Yong Shul Choi is credited with founding the art and his student, Ji Han Jae, is credited with the addition of the kicking and striking techniques and other refinements that make hapki-do what it is today.  Hapki-Do is translated as “Way of Coordinated Power.”  The objective is to redirect an attacker’s energy and utilize it for defensive purposes.  In a nutshell, to use the attacker’s against himself or herself.

The system focuses on using non-linear techniques to redirect energy for defense through throws, joint locks, hand and foot strikes.  The art also explores techniques needed for force escalation.  These techniques revolve around joint dislocations, hyperextensions and bone breaking techniques.

Students are also exposed to ground confrontation techniques.

At A.I.M. H.I.G.H., we study what could be called a “hybrid” style of hapki-do.  We call it that because while we have a core curriculum, the practitioner is encouraged to mold the art to their needs, not mold themselves to an ideology, set of techniques or personality of an instructor.  Art should have the flavor of the “artist.”

At A.I.M. H.I.G.H., we encourage the artist to create their art, not copy the art of their instructor.