Hello and Welcome to Hapkido Self Defense (HSD).

This site has a lot of material and we want you to be able to view it in a way that is comfortable for you.

​​​​ Vic  Cushing




Three Ways to Start:

Scroll down this page and learn our approach and background to HSD, then Go to Table of Contents for the site. A full step-by-step choice

Quick Look = Download and scroll through a  PDF Summary of HDS material.

Skip everything else for now.

If the images are jammed or flow off the page, just zoom out to 90% - 75% = fixed.

​Read Ahead if that's your way of learning.

Just go to straight to
the Table of Contents page. that's fine.

By doing so you agree
that you have or will
read the legal notices
on the site​.

This system is designed to provide a self defense CORE Combat Options and Responses to an Encounter, serious ways of dealing with Potential Attacks and Actual Attacks.
    It is a PRIMER with Basic Lessons...not an Encyclopedia.

​While I dislike having to post legal notices, in the world we live in it has become a must. 

And my wife is a lawyer and if I don't do it....

We are building a self defense system...not a martial art.

               Why this approach matters​​

​Now let's get serious.  That may, however, subject you to an odd mix of reality and humor.

In places on this site there are streaming videos from other martial artists on youtube.  They are credited for their materrial.  We make no claims what-so-ever on these videos.  The videos were chosen because they have better technique, more skills, and a better exposition of the topic than  we can provide.​​
A History of Hapkido

​Modern Hapkido, the foundation of this system, has been influenced by the arts below. The  knowlege of those arts flow from the training and backgrounds of the key people who got us to where we are so far.

Self Defense Table of Contents

Self Defense Table of Contents

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Self Defense Table of Contents provide lessons on Basic Moves and Specific Techniques for defending one's self as well as adding information on the Mental and Physical Concepts that are the foundation for those techniques 

Self Defense Models

Self Defense Models

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Self Defense Models are a set of what might best be described as graphic charts of how this system works.

​You will see this notice on some pages: 

There are areas where though I may think and have said or taught the concepts, I just do not have what is needed  to convey the point in the context of a web based presentation. 

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