Definition of hapkido in English:

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hapkido

Pronunciation: /ˌhapkiːˈdəʊ/

noun

[mass noun]
A Korean martial art characterized by kicking and circular movements.
Example sentences
  • The soft arts, judo, jujutsu, aikijujutsu, aikido, hapkido and t'ai chi chuan, use a theory of redirection of an attacker's force to deal with an assault instead of the harder arts, which meet force with greater force.
  • Setting the Uzi in the middle of the stage, she and the Islamist started each thirty feet from the gun, began running towards the gun, and proceeded to fight using a mixture of tae kwon do and hapkido to defeat the Islamist.
  • Her training includes karate, hapkido, aikijutsu, escrima and weapons.

Origin

Korean, literally 'way of coordinated energy'.

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