Ai Ki Do and Hap Ki Do teach students the proper range of motion for the human body and how to use that knowledge to incapacitate an opponent’s limbs with a minimum of pressure at the correct angles. Students will achieve an increase in grip strength and an understanding of the swift movements needed to change a position of weakness into a position of strength.
In Ai Ki Do practice, students practice self defense techniques that emphasize controlling their opponent by manipulating their wrists, shoulders, and elbows. Like Ai Ki Do, Hap Ki Do emphasizes self-defense applications but includes striking techniques in order to knock an opponent off balance in order to more easily apply the joint locks and manipulations. Check out the video (left) for some examples of different Ai Ki Do and Hap Ki Do techniques.