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Combat Hapkido



In 1990 Grandmaster Pelegrini officially named his style of Hapkido, " Combat Hapkido" ( Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido in Korean).

The name clearly identifies it and sets it apart from other so-called traditional styles of Hapkido.

It is also referred to as " Science of Self Defense".

Combat Hapkido is an extremely realistic and versatile discipline of self protection that includes an extensive  variety of

joint locks,  kicks,  strikes, take downs, pressure points, ground survival, disarming techniques and the use of selected weapons.

The result is a comprehensive Self Defense system, enjoyable to learn, safe to practice and most of all totally effective.

Combat Hapkido's dynamic concepts are based on scientific principles of anatomy and biomechanics as well as psychology

and strategy.  It is well suited for men and women of all ages and sizes, because physical strength and athletic abilities are not

essential.  The emphasis is on redirecting the assailants aggression and power back toward them with little effort and

minimum force on your part.

Creating this new system did not mean "inventing" the techniques.  It was a matter of selecting from the vast body of

knowledge, the most realistic, effective and practical ones.  Modifying others and then combining and arranging those

techniques in a structured method of instruction designed for individuals of all physical abilities living in a modern society.

Grandmaster Pellegrini continues to research, study and learn, and as a result the Combat Hapkido system will be

further refined  and will continue to evolve and adapt to changing conditions.

Combat Hapkido is ideal for those individuals who do not have the time, desire or ability to commit themselves to the
demanding study of a traditional Martial Art, and are not interested in the sport aspect required by many systems.

The essence of Combat Hapkido is pure Self Defense.  It is the synthesis of scientific, realistic applications and plain common sense.

What Combat Hapkido Is Not:

* A new Martial Art

* Traditional Hapkido with a different name

* A  free style" type of Martial Arts

* A Martial Sport

* An amateurish mix of random techniques from different Martial Arts

What Combat Hapkido Is:

* A modern eclectic style of Hapkido

* A totaly scientific approach to Self Defense

* A realistic and effective discipline of personal protection

* A dynamic and flexible program of learning and teaching the science of Self Defense

* The result of over 40 years of Martial Arts research, application and synthesis

Some of the differences between

traditional Hapkido and Combat Hapkido

Combat Hapkido, as developed by Grandmaster John Pellegrini, differs from other Hapkido styles philosophically as well as technically,  The following are a few examples:

* Combat Hapkido is 100% Self Defense. There are no Forms or Kata / Hyungs.

* Combat Hapkido kicks are directed to the lower parts of the body

* Combat Hapkido does not teach "acrobatic" kicks

* Combat Hapkido does not require or employ acrobatic throws

* Combat Hapkido has no hard blocks or stances

* Combat Hapkido does not teach traditional weapons

* Combat Hapkido  teaches special firearms disarming techniques

* Combat Hapkido  contains a practical ground survival component

* Combat Hapkido contains a no-nonsense  pressure point component

* Combat Hapkido is not a sport and cannot be modified nor regulated to be one.
   There are no competitions, tournaments or championships

* Breaking boards ( or any other material) is not required nor desirable in Combat  Hapkido

* Combat Hapkido, because it is flexable, dynamic and eclectic, continues to evolve

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