I didn’t want my previous post to seem overbearing so here are some videos of hapkido in action. Enjoy!
And my personal favourite, which features Grand Master Hwang In-Sik fighting (more like humiliating actually) Jackie Chan in this scene from the 1980 martial arts film Young Master.
Since discovering Jeet Kune Do in 2010, I have come to appreciate Bruce Lee’s philosophy on fighting which is, simply put, get rid of any and all filler and develop a system which works best for you. One of the more fundamental aspects of JKD is, what appears to me, to be is its eclecticism in that it doesn’t hold strict to any rigid forms and is always evolving.
That is why I have decided to leave the gym where I currently train, Kombat Arts Training Academy, and move myself to East-West Hapkido which is located in a more remote part of Toronto near the run-down area of Dupont and Dufferin. For those of you who aren’t familar with hapkido, it is an eclectic martial art which is closer to an extreme self-defense system than anything else as it is definitely not sport-friendly due to the techniques it employs.
Hapkido in action
For more information, I recommend reading the following (I don’t want to risk giving wrong information):