Physical Fitness Through Taekwondo Instruction
‘Hap’ means harmony, ‘Ki’ refers to energy, and ‘Do’ denotes the Art or Way. Thus, Hapkido refers to the way of harmonizing energy. Hapkido includes the use of seize and control techniques, joint locking, and manipulations aimed at neutralizing an aggressor.
Adult classes, include the practice of meditation, a comprehensive warm-up/stretching routine, cardio kicking exercises, Poomsae (Forms), focus drills, and sparring. All classes are guided by a certified instructor. The progression of each student is monitored closely and the degree of difficulty along with the complexity of techniques varies according to a students belt level.
Kumdo means ‘The Way of the Sword’ and is a Korean adaptation of Japanese Kendo. It involves the practice of traditional sword fighting techniques and adherence to the strict etiquette of Korea’s warrior class.
The Bo-Staff is essentially a long pole that was originally designed as a training tool for spear fighting. It varies in length depending on its intended use and is considered a humble weapon because the lowliest of persons can wield it.
Kali is an art that has been practiced in the Philippines for many years and is well known for its elaborate stick fighting techniques. Kali focuses on rhythm, fluidity, continuity, and balance between offensive and defensive techniques so that even an attack maintains a defensive quality.