Located at Tenchi One Martial Arts, Zen Hapkido is the premier Hapkido program in Texas. "Not just a Martial Art... It's a Way of Life".
Hapkido, known as the "Art of Coordinated Power", is a Way of Life, with the goal being Perfection of Character, attained through the coordination of Mind, Body, and Spirit, by practicing meditation, breath control (Ki exercises), and rigorous physical training.
Hapkido is a powerful and innovative 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 employs powerful kicking with pressure and vital point striking techniques from the unique Korean indigenous art of Tae Kyon and throwing and falling techniques with joint locks and attacks from Japanese Aiki Jujitsu. It is concise and practical, the result of a 1,300 year pursuit of the ultimate lifestyle.
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, adapting to every condition.
Instead of opposing force with force, a Hapkidoist completes their opponent's movement by accepting the flow of energy and redirecting it, culminating in submission or incapacitation of the threat. A practical reality-based martial art and self-defense, Hapkido is not geared toward sport or competition.
The curriculum at Zen Hapkido is certified under Grand Master Bong Soo Han's International Hapkido Federation and has been directly handed down from the late master.
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Hapkido classes are rigorous and focus on both physical conditioning and learning new techniques. Class begins and ends with a meditation. After the meditation, the instructor will lead a warmup that involves stretching, core conditioning, and technique drills. Typically after the warm-up students break off into pairs or small groups to work on techniques for their belt test, but the instructor may choose to spend extra class time on specific kicks, techniques, rolls/falling, and conditioning.
You do not have to be an athlete to study Hapkido and age is of no importance. You must simply be willing to commit yourself to an experience that will transform your mind, body, and spirit. This unique and powerful martial art will lead you on a journey toward a better you and a more peaceful and confident way of life.
Should you decide to become a student of Zen Hapkido, you will have the option of becoming a member for a period of 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year at a time. Pricing will depend upon length of membership. Memberships as low as $120 monthly for unlimited classes. Family, Law Enforcement, Military, and Student discounts are offered. Private instruction is also available: $75/hour for non-members. $50/hour for members.
Schedule your first class! It's FREE and you'll work one-on-one with an assistant instructor to learn about Hapkido and our program.