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How does Tae Kwon Do compare to hipkido?


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November 03, 2009 12:20PM

Taekwondo and Hapkido are both martial arts from Korea.

Taekwondo is famed for its kicks. But taekwondo practitioners also learn punches and other strikes.

Hapkido is classified as a grappling art. In Hapkido martial artists use locks and throws to defend themselves.

Taekwondo and Hapkido complement each other well. Taekwondo is useful for self defense if an attacker is at a distance from you. And Hapkido is better if the attacker is closer.

By learning both you can defend yourself well.