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Old 11-24-2010, 01:55 AM   #9
Randall Lim
Dojo: Tendoryu Aikido Singapore
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Re: aikido? is it rite for me?

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Graham Jenkins wrote: View Post
Hapkido has a lot of striking in it - derived from taekwondo, if i'm not mistaken...?
It also seems a lot more violent, and less considerate of the well-being of training partners than aikido.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrWCYk6_4cg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yZihj8Fi98

I wouldn't have thought there are many hapkido schools in the UK/Wales, though...?
Both Aikido & Hapkido share the same Kanji. So they both should mean the same thing, Hapkido being the Korean version of Aikido with influences from Korean Taekwon. It is this Korean Taekwon influence that makes Hapkido much more brutal than Japanese Aikido.
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