However, there is much more to Hapkido than just self-defense. Hapkido represents a way of thinking, a pattern of action that develops mental and physical discipline.
Through practicing Hapkido, all practitioners can benefit: Physically, by developing good coordination, a strong body, and a healthy mind; mentally, by building self-confidence, gaining good judgment, and developing a sound mind; and philosophically, by learning to respect others, to be honest, and to always stand up for one’s beliefs. Thus, Hapkido is a guide for the formation of outstanding character. More generally, it is a state of mind; the control of one’s mind, kindness, self-restraint, and humility, all of which must accompany physical grace.
The study of Hapkido will benefit everyone, from children to adults, who wishes to develop a strong, healthy body and mind.