Hapkido: An Introduction to the Art of Self-Defense

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"The Essential Introduction to Hapkido"

This is the first introductory text to accurately portray Hapkido in its entirety. One of the world's most exciting, varied, and practical martial arts, Hapkido consists of thousands of techniques encompassing all forms of martial skills: strikes, kicks, blocks, avoiding movements, joint locks, chokes, throws, tumbling, ground fighting, weapons, meditation, and healing. Clearly written and expertly ...
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Overview

"The Essential Introduction to Hapkido"

This is the first introductory text to accurately portray Hapkido in its entirety. One of the world's most exciting, varied, and practical martial arts, Hapkido consists of thousands of techniques encompassing all forms of martial skills: strikes, kicks, blocks, avoiding movements, joint locks, chokes, throws, tumbling, ground fighting, weapons, meditation, and healing. Clearly written and expertly photographed by the author of the landmark "Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique," this unique book is essential reading for anyone seeking a concise, honest, and accurate overview of Hapkido's history, philosophy, and techniques.
  • Over 680 high-quality photographs, and 48 illustrations
  • More photos and techniques than any similarly-priced competitive book
  • Precise anatomical drawings of 83 common Oriental pressure points
  • Comprehensive chapters on history and philosophy
  • Sixty practical self-defense techniques, spanning most types of attacks
  • Basic material to guide novices during their initial training
  • Essential reading for anyone seeking a concise overview of Hapkido

Please note: The information in this 128-page book comes from material extracted from the author's 1136-page work, "Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique." Readers seeking a comprehensive presentation of Hapkido should obtain the larger work.


About the Author
MARC TEDESCHI is an internationally respected artist, designer, and educator, who holds a fifth-degree black belt in Hapkido, a martial art that integrates both healing and combative techniques. He has practiced martial arts for more than twenty-five years, training extensively in Hapkido, Taekwondo, Judo, Jujutsu, and Karate. Mr. Tedeschi's unique ability to blend his skills as a designer, writer, and martial artist has resulted in numerous books, widely acknowledged for their design excellence, outstanding imagery, and clarity of content. He is the author of seven works, including the landmark 1136-page "Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique"; "Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts"; and a unique series of general martial arts books that provide an in-depth look at the core concepts and techniques shared by a broad range of martial arts.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780834804838
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/5/2001
  • Series: Martial Arts/Sports Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.95 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2002

    Good Book

    As a huge fan in Martial Arts, i found Hapkido to be one of the most profound styles of self-defense. This book explains the ways of Hapkido and descriptively describes and shows attacks and counterattacks. I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in Hapkido, or anyone who is curious.

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