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About Hapki-Sundo

HapKi-Sundo

 

 

Ki

Ki is the word for universal that is known in Korea and Japan.  It is also known as Chi in China, Prana in India (Sanskrit). An acceptance of the existence of Ki is fundamental to the Asian philosophical concepts, such as Yin-Yang and Taoism and Seon/Zen.  Martial arts (including Hapkido), creative arts (such as painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, music and dance), medicine, and all practices that emphasise the connection between mind, body and spirit, such as SunDo, all rely on and utilise Ki energy. 

Ki is energy that is the basis of everything in the universe. It is therefore sometimes described as universal energy. 

Hapkido, literally translates to the way of unifying with/harmonising with/joining with Ki energy, Hapki-Sundo is an extension of Hapkido:

  • Hap – unify/join/harmonise/coordinate
  • Ki – Vital Energy/ Energy of the universe
  • Sun – Korean for ‘Zen’ or ‘Chan’, simplicity and meditation
  • Do – the way/ the discipline/ the art

Specifically, Hapki-Sundo training seeks to understand and access the power of Ki (energy) to maximise the potential for survival in a threatening situation where physical techniques can be used to overcome an aggressor.

Ourselves

However, our greatest enemy is ourselves.    

Fundamentally, when we are born we inherit an original amount of life force that we must use throughout our life.  Additionally, we gain energy through food and through breathing.   

Through Hapki-SunDo we seek to sense and enhance our natural ability to experience the flow of energy within our bodies, removing blockages. The basis of energy flow throughout our bodies is understood in the same manner as in oriental therapy systems.  There are twelve meridians or rivers of energy (Kyung Rak) that flow through our body, with specific points that can be accessed to provide treatment such as in acupuncture, acupressure or Ji-Ap (Shiatsu). These meridians are linked to the major organ systems.  Theoretically, a body that is free of blockages in these meridians can achieve optimal health. 

Some areas along theses energy lines are referred to as chakras.   These are energy centres that can be focussed on in training.  The main energy centres for training in Hapki-SunDo are located on the centreline of the body ( see diagram below) .  These are widely understood by the term “chakra”. The most important chakra in Hapki-SunDo is located just below the navel and is called the Hadan-DanJeon (lower level energy centre). It is here that we aim to focus our mind and bring fresh energy into our bodies and accumulate it.  

By attaining flexibility in our body we can reduce blockages in the energy pathways and achieve better energy flow, leading to natural balance.

Training

Training consists of:

  • Warm up and loosening exercises
  • Stretches
  • Postures
  • Deep breathing exercises
  • Slow movements
  • Meditation
  • Exploration of oriental thought systems including Taosim, Seon (Zen/Chan) and Buddhism that have influenced the development of Hapkido historically.

Introductory Workshops are offered to enable students to understand the basic concepts and nature of the subject.

The Monks Journey

A series of Hapki-Sundo sessions have been recorded for students. 

Students can join the monk on his journey to mindfulness by clicking here.

To enquire about joining the monks journey please click here.

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2 months ago

Melbourne Hapkido Academy

안녕하서Annyeonghaseo,
With most of Melbourne’s schools going back to online learning for the rest of the year, more than ever we need to support our teachers, school admin and school communities. It is tough. We thank all teachers and staff for supporting our kids education.
깜사함니다 from all at Melbourne Hapkido Academy.

안녕하서Annyeonghaseo,
With most of Melbournes schools going back to online learning for the rest of the year, more than ever we need to support our teachers, school admin and school communities. It is tough. We thank all teachers and staff for supporting our kids education.
깜사함니다 from all at Melbourne Hapkido Academy.

3 months ago

Melbourne Hapkido Academy

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안녕하서Annyeonghaseo,
LIMITED EDITION FACE MASKS
The Victorian Government health officials recommended wearing a face mask when physical (social) distancing cannot be easily practised e.g. taking public transport, at work, shopping.  In stock now order your LIMITED EDITION FACE MASK safely and securely online now at:
https://martialartsmelbourne.com.au/shop/

Kids (up to age 12-14) & adults sizes.

Face masks are a compulsory part of Melbourne Hapkido Academy uniform for adults. T&Cs apply.

3 months ago

Melbourne Hapkido Academy

안녕하서Annyeonghaseo
as we head into another lock down we thank those who have and continue to look after all of us.
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안녕하서Annyeonghaseo
as we head into another lock down we thank those who have and continue to look after all of us. 
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3 months ago

Melbourne Hapkido Academy

안녕하서Annyeonghaseo,

We are back Zooming classes from Saturday 11th July. Tonight, Wednesday 8th July, is the last class at the dojang for at least six weeks.

Remember not many other activities or sports can be practised at home while under lock-down. However we all can do Hapkido to keep fit and healthy physically and mentally.

With the possibility of schools heading back to #onlinelearning for the last school term for 2020 more than ever having a Hapkido training routine is important for your health and well-being.

To get a few things ready for the second lock-down there will be no class Thursday 9th July. Therefore we will see ALL Students at 10:00am Saturday 11th July via Zoom. Go to the Facebook Student Group or log-in on the Web site for more details.

깜사함니다

Remember you have a vast library of training resources online with: over 135 videos; 25 live classes; 8 weeks of Hapki-Sundo training; gradings online; over 3500 photos; App integration; Facebook feeds; exercises, activities and much more.

안녕하서Annyeonghaseo,

We are back Zooming classes from Saturday 11th July. Tonight, Wednesday 8th July, is the last class at the dojang for at least six weeks. 

Remember not many other activities or sports can be practised at home while under lock-down. However we all can do Hapkido to keep fit and healthy physically and mentally. 

With the possibility of schools heading back to #onlinelearning for the last school term for 2020 more than ever having a Hapkido training routine is important for your health and well-being. 

To get a few things ready for the second lock-down there will be no class Thursday 9th July. Therefore we will see ALL Students at 10:00am Saturday 11th July via Zoom. Go to the Facebook Student Group or log-in on the Web site for more details.

깜사함니다

Remember you have a vast library of training resources online with: over 135 videos; 25 live classes; 8 weeks of Hapki-Sundo training; gradings online; over 3500 photos; App integration; Facebook feeds; exercises, activities and much more.

Comment on Facebook 안녕하서Annyeonghaseo,…

Stay safe everyone & enjoy training at home! 🥋

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3 months ago

Melbourne Hapkido Academy

안녕하서Annyeonghaseo,
The Melbourne metropolitan area has been put back in to lock down effective from midnight (11:59pm) Wednesday 8th July.

Melbourne Hapkido Academy is in the best position to carry on under the lock down with:
Live secure Zoom classes ready to go.
Over 135 training videos online.
Over 25 existing classes online.
Eight (8) weeks of Hapki-Sundo sessions online.
Dozens of online activities, and much more.

There are only four reasons to be out: to get food; medical needs or care giving; work (from home if you can); or exercise (no more than two people or families). School holidays have been extended for a week pending further announcements (VCE students exempted).

Remember, you cannot do many other sports at home (football, tennis, golf, swimming, lawn bowls) however YOU CAN practice Hapkido at home.

Warm wishes to everyone, keep safe, wash hands, keep your distance.

최고의 소원
Melbourne Hapkido

안녕하서Annyeonghaseo,
The Melbourne metropolitan area has been put back in to lock down effective from midnight (11:59pm) Wednesday 8th July.

Melbourne Hapkido Academy is in the best position to carry on under the lock down with:
Live secure Zoom classes ready to go.
Over 135 training videos online.
Over 25 existing classes online.
Eight (8) weeks of Hapki-Sundo sessions online.
Dozens of online activities, and much more.

There are only four reasons to be out: to get food; medical needs or care giving; work (from home if you can); or exercise (no more than two people or families). School holidays have been extended for a week pending further announcements (VCE students exempted).

Remember, you cannot do many other sports at home (football, tennis, golf, swimming, lawn bowls) however YOU CAN practice Hapkido at home.

Warm wishes to everyone, keep safe, wash hands, keep your distance.

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Melbourne Hapkido

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