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should Hapkido be considered a mixed artial art or an art unto its own?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel McCullar Jan 15.

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Daniel McCullar replied to Deke Rivers's discussion should Hapkido be considered a mixed artial art or an art unto its own?
"I found it in several places on the internet back in the 90s."
Jan 15
Wael replied to Deke Rivers's discussion should Hapkido be considered a mixed artial art or an art unto its own?
"Was it in Black Belt magazine or something like that?"
Jan 15
Daniel McCullar replied to Deke Rivers's discussion should Hapkido be considered a mixed artial art or an art unto its own?
"Many, many years ago there was an article entitled, "Hapkido, the original Mixed Martial Art." I have it in with papers that are in storage. I'll have to try and find it one day as I had accumulated an ungodly amount of articles, and…"
Jan 15
Wael replied to Deke Rivers's discussion should Hapkido be considered a mixed artial art or an art unto its own?
"Yes, it's an eclectic art by nature. There are some (like Daniel on this website) who mourn the way Hapkido has lost its character by becoming diluted with other arts. But from the very beginning Hapkido was a mashup of Japanese Jujitsu and…"
Nov 14, 2017
XAVIER DAVILA replied to Deke Rivers's discussion should Hapkido be considered a mixed artial art or an art unto its own?
"Well it can be considered a mix martial art since even the highest master are mixing it up with other style. Such is the case of the so call DOJU of hapkido Chinil Chang."
Nov 14, 2017
Deke Rivers replied to Wael's discussion New Members, Introduce Yourselves
"I will do that....with bad knees from my kick boxing days my high kick days are over,,,,,so I have to adapt ...hapkido  reminds me a lot like kung fu in tat it is tauight so many different ways. Wewill see how it goes.   "
Nov 6, 2017
Deke Rivers replied to Wael's discussion New Members, Introduce Yourselves
"Hello , My name is Deke rivers ...just getting back into martial arts afetr 15yr off  but I studdied for 15 yrs  before layoff. Trained in a korean blend then swithced to shaolin king fiu under the famed TSAI family  system... then…"
Nov 5, 2017
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discussion
Primary martial arts style:
Kung fu
How many years practiced?
15yrs
Other arts you've trained in:
kenpo, bjj, wrestling, boxing, chung moo quan( cult .....but i got out) isshinryu, judo,
What do you love about your art?
simplicity
Where do you study or practice?
chicago

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