Hapkido is from Korea. Literally,”the way of coordinated power,” Name given to traditional Korean art of Yu-Sol, after It’s techniques were developed and refined by Choi Yong Shui in the 1930’s. All techniques are used for their for their practical self-defense, a practitioner generally allows an attacker to make the first move, thereby committing him or herself. Hapkido is a variety of strikes, kicks, throwing, and take downs.