The Essence of Martial Arts

The spirit and skill of competition is the foundation of our successful daily lives in society in which we are often confronted with aggressors.

Thus we see the origin of martial art is to cope with these situations.

The essence of a martial art is competition.

Since any martial art is a means of self-defence against an aggressor and further, a defence against injustice,

the competition of martial art should thus be accompanied with spiritual refinement and a sense of patience.

Τhe Philosophy of Hapkido

  • Righteousness (Jong Euye)

  • Courtesy (Yea Euye)

  • Patience (len Nae)

“… I cannot keep others from teaching Hapkido,
but I can give them guidelines for teaching it the right way,
the true way,
the way it was meant to be…”