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HAPKIDO - "The way of coordinated power."
(Definition: Hap - coordinated, Ki - power, Do - way.)

CDTI's Hapkido ClassOne of the foundations of CDTI's curiculum is built upon the Korean martial art of Hapkido. Hapkido is a blended martial art that incorporates the kicks of Taekwondo and Taekyon with hand strikes, joint locks, throws and pressure point compliance techniques. Hapkido was not widely taught outside of Korea until approximately 1964, when the legendary Bong Soo Han led a delegation of Taekwondo and Hapkido masters to the Republic of South Vietnam.

It is commonly known that Taekwondo was taught to American and South Vietnamese soldiers. However, Hapkido was taught only to officers and Special Forces personnel. It can be argued that Hapkido was the original empty hand fighting system of the U.S. Army's elite Green Berets and U.S.Navy SEALS.