Hapkido considered by many as one of the best self defense can be translated “The Way of Unified Energy” or “The Way or Coordinated Power”. Technically, any combination of the above translations would be acceptable.
It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, grappling and throwing techniques of other Martial Arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks hence a true Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). There is also the use of traditional weapons, including knife, sword, rope, jool bong (nunchaku), cane, short stick (dan bong), and middle-length staff (joong bong, gun, bo [Japanese]) which vary in emphasis depending on the particular tradition examined.
(private class only)