In Korean, tae means "to strike or break with foot"; kwon means "to strike or break with fist"; and do means "way" or "method"; so "taekwondo" is loosely translated as "the way of the hand and foot fighting". It combines sharp, strong angular movements with graceful and free-flowing circular motions to produce a harmonious marriage of beauty and power. With the addition of devastating kicking techniques, Tae Kwon Do is a complete, integrated, and unique system of self-defense and personal improvement. It is no wonder that Tae Kwon Do is the fastest-growing martial art in the world today! Its appeal is universal. As a practical means of self-defense, as a satisfying and complete regimen of physical conditioning, as an aid to improved concentration and mental performance. The art of Tae Kwon Do offers its riches to anyone who sincerely undertakes its study. Within the training hall, there are no age, sex or racial barriers; all begin equally, as “white belts.” Under the watchful eye of the Master Instructor, each progresses at his or her own rate, according to individual effort and ability. We focus our training and teachings on five codes have been modernized into now what we call the tenets of Tae Kwon Do:
• Indomitable Spirit.
Hapkido is a powerful and innovative Korean martial art. Literally translated, the word Hap means coordination or harmony, Ki denotes the essence of power, and Do means the art or the Way.
Hapkido incorporates powerful and precise kicking techniques; fluid and highly effective throwing techniques; and decisive and sharp hand techniques. This concise and practical martial art is the result of a 1300-year pursuit of the Way.
The philosophy of Hapkido stems from three basic principles: The first is non-resistance: yield to your opponent by meeting force with minimum force to deflect and not clash with your opponent's power. The second is circular motion: the use of circular, fluid, flowing movements are emphasized rather than linear movements. The third is the water principle: total penetration of an opponent's defenses through continual attack. Instead of opposing force by force, a Hapkidoist completes his opponent's movement by "accepting his flow of energy as he aims it," and defeats him by "borrowing his own force."
In addition these are included in philosophy:
• Righteousness (Jong Euye)
• Courtesy (Yea Euye)
• Patience (len Nae)
A good Hapkido practitioner does not oppose force or give way completely. A Hapkido practitioner is pliable as a spring; he is the complement and not the opposition to his opponent's strength.
The philosophy of Hapkido is based on the symbol of Um and Yang, a pair of mutually complementary and interdependent forces that act continually, without cessation, in the universe. Um and Yang are two inseparable forces of one unceasing interplay of movement. They are conceived of as essentially one, or as two coexisting forces of one indivisible whole.
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