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Hapkido in Clearwater FL

Kong Shin Bup Hap – Ki – Do
Hap – (Combined / Total) – Ki – Do (Way of Path)

Hapkido Of St. Pete Master Mehrdad believes that in order for one to achieve a proper flowing Hapkido technique, one must understand three very important principles of Hapkido Philosophy .  Those principals are (1) Passive: Non-resistant.  Do not oppose force; instead yield to it. Then deflect the attack and control the assailant. (2) Circular Motion: Evasive and avoids force; while striking or countering apply constant pressure in a curved path because efficiency drops if a technique travels straight to the target then stops and is retracted; and (3) Water, which penetrates and is very powerful, but can also be very calm.

This principle is penetrating the opponent’s defense, just as water penetrates soil or rock. Hap-Ki-Do is the most powerful spiritual Martial Art philosophy with a strong hand to hand combat self-defense science. Hapkido joint lock and pressure point techniques are street effective concepts that do not require ground grappling or fighting. It is instant self-defense which can be very useful in gun or knife attack situation.


Hapkido in Clearwater Class and Black Belt Training

Hapkido in Clearwater Class and Black Belt Training in St. Pete/Clearwater, Fl

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Hapkido A Powerful Form of Self Defense and Combat Fighting Techniques

Hap-Ki-Do Joint Lock Sparring

Hap-Ki-Do Joint Lock

Hapkido in Clearwater, FL– Today, there are many forms of Martial Art self-defense techniques, but you’ll find that only certain parts of the body and certain techniques are used in self-defense or hand to hand combat situation.  Most martial arts practice limited self-defense techniques and do not use a complete combat style fighting system.

Master Mehrdad’s teaching system utilizes the entire body in a flowing and dynamic manner.  His style of Hapkido is very effective in self-defense situations or combative dangerous situations. It is a combination of explosive joint locks movement that can penetrate and disable any attacker. Hapkido allows complete awareness of the body, mind and spirit.  Hap-ki-do uses counter-attack techniques with a variety of offensive and defensive skills based upon understanding one’s inner power (Life Force Chi) and outer power (Physical Ki). As a stand up art, focused on stand up fighting, in combat situation it is very fast. It is a Martial Art form that is very traditional and spiritual.

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Clearwater Hapkido Weapons Classes

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Hapkido-Samurai SwordThe most important and basic advantage of Shin Do Kumaté -Hapkido© is that you are able to knock down or defeat your opponent with minimal effort, because you use the attackers force against them. With proper Hap-Ki-Do training and learning the fundamentals of Muay Thai striking skills you can easily to understand the art of hand to hand fighting. These techniques combined will make you a complete Martial Artist and improve your confidence level.

Master Mehrdad’s Hapkido Training Focuses:

  • Thousands self-defense joint lock techniques
  • Hand to hand fighting for street
  • Competitive and practical full contact fighting skills for street
  • Knife disarming and fighting
  • Gun disarming self-defense
  • Muay Thai striking skills
  • Art of Kicking and Punching as a combination
  • Grappling, throwing, chokes, arm bar, pressure points
  • Effective ground fighting
  • Counter and reverse techniques against grappling
  • Wrestling
  • Persian Kushti Kaj
  • Martial Arts Weapon Training
  • Martial Arts philosophy
  • Meditation, Chi Kung & Tai Chi Chuan
  • Hapkido Danjun Breathing
  • Physical fitness – Physical, Flexibility, Mental & Spiritual Achievement

Hap-Ki-Do Arm-Bar


Master Mehrdad was born a visionary and formed his own comprehensive training regimen at the young age of 11.  His extensive training included combined workouts that were not previously practiced during that era and were unheard of for Martial Arts training.

 Hapkido Forms – Ritual Meaning of Martial Art FormsHapkido Pinellas

Blocking Kata
Wai Ki – Hapkido Hard Form:  The way of external force
Nai Ki – Hapkido Soft Circle Form:  The way of internal force
Ki Do – Hapkido Soft and Hard Gong Form:  The way of internal & external force combined.
Ki Hap Hard Gong – Hard Breathing Form:  An external form strengthened by developing Ki in muscle.
Ying Gong:  Hapkido Long Bow Staff Form

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St. Pete Hapkido Class Schedules

Wednesday at 6: 30 p.m.
Friday at 6: 30 p.m.

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