Best Executive Martial Arts & Fitness Hapkido For Self defense

ABOUT HAPKIDO MARTIAL ARTS SELF‑DEFENSE

WHAT IS HAPKIDO?

Hapkido is a Korean martial art, and its predominant focus is self‑defense.Hapkido self‑defense is characterized as reality‑based, straight‑forward, and to the point. Hapkido self‑defense utilizes a wide variety of fighting skills such as grabs, throws, take‑downs, foot sweeps, wrestling, joint locks, striking with your hands and feet, submissions holds, control techniques, as well as the use of weapons. There are different styles of Hapkido and each style has its own unique form of self‑defense. Thus, the training and curriculum will differ from Hapkido school to Hapkido school, based on the style and the instructor’s area of expertise.

WHICH STYLE OF HAPKIDO IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE?

There is no such thing as the "most effective" style. That is a myth! Your ability to defend yourself using Hapkido (or any other style of martial arts) is based solely on you, as opposed to the style. To be effective at self‑defense, a practitioner must have a diverse skill set, as they simultaneously develop an instinct for fighting, bravery, mental toughness, and the ability to adapt spontaneously to any situation as the situation evolves. Those are the core attributes that determine whether or not a person can effectively defend themselves. It has absolutely nothing to do with a "style."

Our Training Philosophy on self-defense.

Before we explain our training philosophy let’s explore the meaning of martial arts. Martial Arts means a method of training used for fighting and/or self-defense. Every country has developed its own "method of training". What is a style of martial arts? A style is a single focus on one specific skill set that’s used for self-defense. For example, Taekwondo's primary skill set is using kicking for self-defense, Karate's primary skill set is using hand strikes for self-defense, Judo's primary skill set is using throwing for self-defense, and Brazilian Jujitsu's primary skill set is using ground fighting for self-defense. There are many different styles of martial arts, and some styles may have more than one primary skill set.

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES OUR SELF‑DEFENSE TRAINING?

OUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY!

OUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY!

Here at Portland Academy of Self‑Defense, the focus of our training philosophy is to train you from the following viewpoint: your skills will be used in your defense against people who will aggressively resist and fight back. And If you cannot overcome your adversary's ability to resist your skills, then you will be defenseless, and at serious risk of getting hurt.

WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT OUR ACADEMY...

All skills are taught and practiced under pressure, with an active, resisting training partner. Having the ability to overcome people who actively resist is a critical skill. At Portland Academy of Self‑Defense, our number‑one priority is to ensure that you are competent at subduing uncooperative opponents, regardless of whether it’s stand‑up fighting or ground‑fighting. 
WE TRAIN IN A REALISTIC MANNER!

WE TRAIN IN A REALISTIC MANNER!

At our Academy, the training is centered around reality and common sense. There is nothing "traditional" about it. You will not find any of that nonsense being taught at our Academy. We teach you according to how real altercations take place in the real world, covering the types of situations that will occur in a real self‑defense scenarios.

WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT OUR ACADEMY...

All skills are taught and practiced in a realistic manner, using natural stances and natural movements with no "telegraphing" motions. We focus strictly on the realistic execution of your techniques, being direct and straightforward, employing only what is absolutely necessary. Additionally, our students spend a considerable amount of time mastering basic skills before learning new skills. It does not matter how much you know; without solid fundamentals your techniques will be useless.
WE TEACH YOU IN A DIVERSE SET OF SKILLS!

WE TEACH YOU IN A DIVERSE SET OF SKILLS!

Self‑defense situations are always constantly changing. Without a diverse repertoire of techniques, from stand‑up fighting to ground‑fighting, you will find yourself defenseless in most situations!

WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT OUR ACADEMY...

We train our students in a diverse set of fighting skills ranging from striking to grappling, covering both stand‑up fighting and ground‑fighting, as well as various defenses against grabs, holds, chokes, and weapons, etc. However, we only teach proven skills that work effectively in a fight.
WE TEACH YOU HOW TO ADAPT YOUR SKILLS!

WE TEACH YOU HOW TO ADAPT YOUR SKILLS!

Your ability to defend yourself is also determined by your ability to adapt your self‑defense skills spontaneously to the situation you are facing as it evolves. If an attacker suddenly pulls out a weapon, or throws you to the ground, you will need to be able to quickly re-evaluation the situation and shift to utilize the techniques that will be most effective.

WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT OUR ACADEMY...

We teach you proven concepts behind the skills: The "how," "why," and "what makes it work." in simple terms. So, you can adapt your skills successfully to any situation you may face.
WE WILL GET YOU IN INCREDIBLE SHAPE!

WE WILL GET YOU IN INCREDIBLE SHAPE!

Having excellent endurance (both physical and mental) gives you a massive advantage. In fact, if you cannot outlast your opponent, you will be defeated no matter how great your self‑defense skills are, or how much you know.

WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT OUR ACADEMY...

Physical fitness is a high priority in our Academy, and every class includes a diverse, extensive amount of physical exercises that are designed to get you in shape, and prepare you for the realities of self‑defense
SPARRING IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF SELF‑DEFENSE TRAINING!

SPARRING IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF SELF‑DEFENSE TRAINING!

Sparring is not "street fighting", nor does it represent the true violent nature and real dangers of a street fight. However, sparring is a valuable training tool that is used to sharpen your skills, and it will empower the practitioner with the knowledge of what works and what does not work.

WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT OUR ACADEMY...

When students begin sparring, they start at a low intensity level which gradually increases over time as their skills progress. The real benefit of sparring is that it empowers the student with the knowledge of how to properly defend themselves against a genuine opponent (unlike kicking and punching practice dummies, or pads).

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