Hapkido is the “art of harmonizing energy.” It is a highly effective art of pure self-defense. The art consists of hundreds of techniques designed to be learned by anyone, regardless of your size, age, or strength. Hapkido is used to redirect an assailants’ attack by emphasizing circular motion, non-resistive movements, and control of the opponents speed and power. It is considered to be one of the most effective and practical martial arts in the world today. It can be used in any situation because it utilizes techniques to accommodate for all self-defense ranges and distances through the use of kicking, punching, throwing, twisting, pressure point strikes, and joint locks and manipulation. Furthermore, one’s overall health is significantly improved by the development of muscles and muscle tone, improved posture, enhanced flexibility, weight control, greater self-confidence, and self-control over both mind and body. These are just some of the benefits of the systematic training and exercise regimen of Hapkido.