Self Defence, Martial Arts, Hapkido
The use of reasonable force to protect oneself or members of the family from bodily harm from the attack of an aggressor, if the defender has reason to believe he/she/they is/are in danger. The force used in self-defence may be sufficient for protection from apparent harm (not just an empty verbal threat) or to halt any danger from attack, but cannot be an excuse to continue the attack or use excessive force. Reasonable force can also be used to protect property from theft or destruction.
The term martial arts refers to all of the various systems of training for combat. These different systems or styles are all designed for one purpose: physically defeating opponents and defending against threats.
Hapkido is a traditional Korean martial art which focuses on defence rather than offense, and is designed to neutralize an opponent through a range of techniques. The techniques in Hapkido are not designed for sport or fun, they are designed to damage, cripple or kill. Hapkido can be a vicious fighting form emphasising bone jarring throws, deadly strikes and violent joint locks.
Hapkido is a discipline which is also designed to clarify and calm the spirit, and those who practice Hapkido are also attempting to develop themselves as individuals
Hapkido, in Korean, means the way, or do, of ki, which refers to life energy, and harmony, or hap. It is designed to be a martial art which harmonizes body energy while maintaining a state of non-aggression, and can be practiced by men and women of all ranges of size and strength. Hapkido is about calculated moves rather than brute force.