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Old 12-07-2010, 04:05 PM   #16
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Dojo: Milwaukee Aikikai
Location: Wisconsin
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Re: aikido? is it right for me?

Hapkido will have a much greater emphasis on striking and kicking, and my impression is that aikido's unique ethical precepts tend to make its locks and throws a little softer in application. More superficially, hapkido uses Korean terminology, while aikido uses Japanese terminology.

Hapkido techniques are often taught as a supplement to taekwondo; it is rare to find a good stand-alone hapkido program.
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