This guidebook brings the classical art of hapkido into the modern world Providing real life tactical know how, this manual discusses the evolution of hapkido into a modern art for self defense as well as the key principles behind the contemporary system Focusing on empty hand techniques, this thorough reference illustrates effective defenses against strikes, kicks, grabs, chokes, knives and guns By offering classical concepts in a contemporary way, this resource demonstrates why hapkido is effectives for practitioners of all skill levels including military and law enforcement personnel for self defense....
|Title||:||Combat Hapkido: The Martial Art for the Modern Warrior|
|Publisher||:||BLACK BELT BOOKS 1 Oktober 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||160 Seiten|
|File Size||:||686 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Combat Hapkido: The Martial Art for the Modern Warrior Reviews
wenn Sie an realitätsbezogener Selbstverteidigung interessiert sind, dann sollte dieses Buch unbedingt in Ihrem Besitz sein. Für Anfänger ist es natürlich nicht leicht, nur vom Buch zu lernen, deshalb empfehle ich, wenn möglich, in eine Combat Hapkido Schule in ihrer Nähe zu gehen
It can't be easy to come up with a "new" martial art, get it honed and proven by other martial art masters, and recognized by the World Kido Federation. But John Pellegrini, 9th Dan in Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do, founder and president of numerous martial arts institutions, and accomplished author, has not only crafted a new form of Hapkido, but he has manufactured a book that gives a good sense of his system. "Combat Hapkido: The Martial Art for the Modern Warrior" is a glossy, magazine-sized 150 page manual published in 2009, to promote his system and give the practitioner a feel for it.This handbook is not too wordy, but has enough verbal detail to explain the history of Combat Hapkido, some of its genealogy, and three of its primary principles. Most of the material are sequential photographs that are clear and walk the karateka easily through numerous techniques for self-defense. The subjects cover striking and kicking, trapping and closing the gap, defense against chokes, grabs, punches, kicks and weapons."Combat Hapkido" is not an exhaustive textbook, but more of a précis; yet, there is enough between the gleaming covers to be useful in personal protection. If a martial arts school has a lending library, this portfolio would make a valuable addition. It can similarly benefit instructors and students who want that "little extra" to make their classes a bit more street-savvy. Even non-martial artists that are interested in gathering a few tools for their self-defense toolbox will find the material handy. I highly recommend the book.
The book is an ideal reference book for Combat Hapkido students and instructors.GM Pellegrini's Combat Hapkido system is very well supported with a vast video reference library and many seminars around the world. What has been missing in print form though is a good overview of the system and the underlying principles. This book addresses that very well. The opening few chapters describe the core concepts for the system (applicable for any martial art as well) in a clear and easy to follow format.The remainder of book shows a selection of Combat Hapkido techniques from strikes to locks to throws. There is a wide range of categories and a few techniques for each one shown in excellent full color photography. Although the books shows a wide range of scenarios, unfortunately it overlooks a few of the additional Combat Hapkido modules that help to round out the art. Missing are sections on the Ground Survival Program, the Stick and Knife Program, The Anatomical Targeting Program, and the Cane Program. It would have been nice to at least have a few representative techniques shown. As far as the material shown though, it does not encompass the entire curriculum and the numbering of the techniques shown does not correspond to the video reference library at all.Another area that seems to be lacking is that there is not a lot of details provided as far as the history of the International Combat Hapkido Federation. I would have liked to see a more detailed biography of GM Pellegrini and of the other senior students who have build this into a worldwide art.These are minor quibbles though; the strength of this book is to provide an excellent overview of the art and the underlying principles of it. It does so in a great format - everything is well organized, well presented, and lavishly illustrated. This is a beautiful reference book. As such, I highly recommend that each Combat Hapkido school add a copy of this to their library. Individual instructors will find this a great resource for explaining concepts and individual students will find this a great reference. Students or instructors of other arts may find the material and system very enlightening and informative as well, but it really works best as a reference book for Combat Hapkido students and instructors.Contents:IntroductionChapter 1 - The case for self defense trainingChapter 2 - Brief history of HapkidoChapter 3 - Evolution into Combat HapkidoChapter 4 - Fundamental Principles and ConceptsChapter 5 - Striking and KickingChapter 6 - Closing the Gap with TrappingChapter 7 - Defense against Grabs and ChokesChapter 8 - Defense against Punches and KicksChapter 9 - Defense against Weapons
It's ok. Lots of repetition and I didn't think the pictures were as helpful as I expected.
I am not personally familiar with Master Pelligrini or his system, but I have decades of training in various martial arts. This book is a refreshing look at modernizing traditional martial arts without totally abandoning mobility as the Brazilian derivitaves would suggest. By combining JKD principles with contemporary hapkido, he actually creates something much more in tune with the original Daito-ryu from which hapkido was derived. He has taken it further than that, by demonstrating how these principles may be used against modern weaponry.I do wish that there was covered about weapon presentation and retention, rather than just disarming, but that is a minor point. This is an excellent book.
I am a 1st deg. black belt in Taekwondo. I recently joined a Caombat Hapkido school because it is a good compliment with Taekwondo since this art seems to mostly use hands and some kicking which is great for closed distance combat. This was a great intro for me to review as I started so that I am able to follow along for the basic information to become comfortable. The book has lots of pictures and describes the actions in plain simple english that gets right to the point. I am very excited to be starting this style of martial art and look forward to getting additional books about this.