Hapki Do is a martial art that evolved from the knowledge of many different self-defense systems. Korea, Japan and surrounding countries all passed on certain “secret” techniques, which were only taught to the the elite, or direct family members.

The attacks focus on the weakest parts of the opponent’s body such as arteries, nerves, joints, and organs, known as pressure points. The defensive movements are circular motions to diminish or neutralize the attacker’s power.

Hapki Do’s roots are connected to Datio Ryu Aiki Jujutsu and the Samurai Sokaku Takeda. His most famous students went on to found the arts of Aikido in Japan and Hapki Do in Korea.

The art is recognized by distinct uses of Joint locks in offensive and defensive movements that demonstrate skill and life saving movements that require intense Focus (Chi)!

As a student of Barrington Tiger Academy, you will learn the techniques that will allow you to overpower much larger attackers. You will experience many facets of training and develop lifelong defensive skills and feel the pride of the ancient Hwarang warrior!

Hap - United - Concentrated

Ki - Way of internal strength/power

Do - Way of Life

Hapki Do is the uniting of energy to counter, i.e. using power of aggressor with your power - and controlling the situation. This can be achieved not only on a physical plane but also on a mental plane.

Philosophy of Hapki Do

To be Righteous – Righteousness

To be Courteous - Courtesy

To be Patient - Patience

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Hapkido Training & Self Defense Class schedule in Barrington

Class Age Group Prerequisites
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Hapkido / Self-defense 15 years+ none 6:30pm - 7:30pm