The traditional HapKiDo techniques following the teachings have their basis in predetermined situations. First the student can only see the rough and basic outlines of the techniques, which he gets showed during his training. At this status however he is not able to use the techniques efficiently. The successful understanding of the techniques results from an intense study and controlled execution. This way in the traditional teaching requires an intensive and long-term HapKiDo study.
If you call „HapKiDo“ an art, you mean the unity of mind and nature. This kind of art is spontaneous and puts emphasis on technical perfection.
To create harmony is the most important part of HapKiDo techniques. HapKiDo is a defensive form of self-defence. Defensive in this case means, that you use HapKiDo techniques only if you are attacked by somebody.
The free development opportunities in real self-defence encourage and demand the characteristics and the personality of the students. Existing rules like they are used in combats however inhibit the individuality at an early stage.
Having its roots in Buddhism HapKiDo sees itself as one amongst many other ways for the development of the entire person. Body and mind shall be developed equally. The traditional HapKiDo is a martial arts in its original meaning.