Intro to Martial Arts – Hapkido / Tai Chi
August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2021
Hapkido is a martial art that translates as a coordinated energy way or universal energy way. This soft style is a complete martial arts system. It integrates kicking, hand techniques, patterns (series of pre-arranged moves) and redirection of another’s force through circular movements leading to joint locks and throws. Some weapons practice, such as wooden sword and staff, are also included.
This program is designed to increase your physical health, flexibility, strength, and balance while improving confidence and encouraging a more peaceful mind. Hapkido is an excellent art for self-defense which focuses on physical and mental health while being in harmony with one’s environment. Students work alone and with partners on various skills. We practice the traditional “internal style” art of Hapkido, emphasizing fluid movement, and follow-through. Our style of Hapkido is Kiwon Hapkido.
Practicing Tai Chi improves balance, strength, energy, and mindfulness.
Tai Chi is a martial art that translates roughly as Grand Ultimate. It focuses on the health of the whole person with a series of relaxed breathing and strengthening exercises. Patterns are practiced slowly, emphasizing healthy joints and movement, with a strong, relaxed body & mind. We practice both the Yang Chinese Style and ShinShimDo Korean Style of Tai Chi.