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Combat Hapkido or Willis COMBATIVES

I found it interesting Devin Willis write the following:

“…I enjoyed training in this system for a short time, due a switch in job times . My understanding is that In 1990 Grandmaster John Pellegrini officially named his style of Hapkido “Combat Hapkido”.however it had been taught unofficially for many years The name clearly identifies it and sets it apart from other “traditional” styles of Hapkido. It is also referred to as the “Science of Self Defense”. In 1999 the Combat Hapkido System was officially recognized and accredited as a legitimate “Kwan” of Hapkido by the WKF/KKA (Kido-Hae). The Korean name of Combat Hapkido is “Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido”.

Combat Hapkido is an extremely realistic and versatile discipline of self protection that includes an extensive variety of strikes, kicks, joint locks, pressure points, grappling and disarming techniques.

It is ideal for men , women, busy professionals and law enforcement officers who do not have the time, desire or ability to commit themselves to the demanding study of a traditional Martial Art.

This system is dedicated to about what works on the street in “close quarters” combat situations –

-There are no forms (Kata/Hyungs).and all kicks are directed to the lower part of the body.

-It does not teach “acrobatic” kicks.

-Combat Hapkido employs breakfalls and throws in a very effective manner. It has no hard blocks or stances.

-Combat Hapkido does not teach “Traditional” weapons rather it teaches firearms as well as edged and blunt weapons disarming movements.

-Combat Hapkido has a complete Ground Grappling program.

-This shows me that Devin continues to grow  and  is “.. flexible and eclectic, continues to evolve…”

International Modern Hapkido Federation

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May 20, 2007 Posted by | Combat Hapkido, devin willis | , | 3 Comments