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|Hapkido Korean Art of Self-Defense
By Scott Shaw
Hapkido, "The Way of Coordination and Internal Power," is one of the three major Korean martial arts. Founded in 1963 by Master Choi Yong-Sul, it is a complete system of self-defense, encompassing striking, kicking, and grappling techniques.
Conceptually, Hapkido techniques more closely parallel those of Aikido than Taekwondo. In fact, as the author describes, there is a parental link between the arts.
In this book, Scott Shaw presents a precise description of the techniques, concepts, and applications of this Korean art o...