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Go take a Hapkido class, this man is how old ? The black belt knows what will happen if he doesn't movie fisrt. This man is a great maetsr. Try it then talk you BS.Am a 3rd, if he did not move fast he would be done. Your watching two people that know what they are doing. So no one gets hurt. Try it see how you make out fighting back LOL


Both are very good arts. Hapkido is basically Aikido blenedd with TaeKwonDo. For a street fight, I would definitely say Hapkido. I've taken Aikido off and on for a couple of years, it's a very deep art, but takes a long time to get to a point of using it in a real life situation. That said, a black belt in Aikido is a very formidable foe.Aikido and Hapkido both take a lot of time and effort to get to the black belt level. It totally depends on the instructor and school, but most Aikido schools I've been with take at least 5-6 yrs of training to achieve a black belt.Steven Seagal is a very high ranking Aikido master. Not sure of any Hapkido stars in the movies.

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Aikido Quotes

  • O-Sensei: My students think I don't lose my center. That is not so; I simply recognize it sooner and get back faster.

  • Morihiro Saito Sensei: Aikido is generally believed to represent circular movements. Contrary to such belief, however, Aikido, in its true KI form, is a fierce art piercing straight through the center of opposition.

  • Furuya Sensei on Swordsmanship: Letting go of the idea of “sword” and the idea of “action” is the meaning behind “willow in the gentle breeze.” When the slight summer breeze blows, does the willow follow the “nature of the willow,” or does it follow the “nature of the breeze?” Please think about this - in this lies the essence of sword technique.