Cross training hapkido with judo, arnis, TKD or a mixture 3


White Belt
May 10, 2019
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I'm currently training at a place that offers hapkido (which I'm currently doing) TKD, and arnis. There's also a school offering judo once a week($50 for 10 classes) not far from where I'm already training. My question is ultimately which would be better, crossing hapkido(mon-wed) and arnis(sat only) vs TKD(mon-thurs with 15 minutes before the HKD starts) vs judo (fri only) vs a trifecta of HKD, judo, and arnis. Bit of a complicated question I know, but it's important to note that all of these are appealing to me and I already havea prior wrestling background so the judo wouldn't be too difficult to grasp. I for sure want to cross train and it isn't because anything is lacking, I just want loads of diversity


Senior Master
Aug 26, 2016
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Do whatever you want. Genuinely that's all that matters is you enjoy it

Christopher Adamchek

Purple Belt
Oct 1, 2018
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pick what you like and can afford

but id add the judo and arnis to your HKD to better round things out

Flying Crane

Sr. Grandmaster
Sep 21, 2005
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San Francisco
You are probably trying to do too much. Sometimes you get more out of being focused on something instead of doing a little of everything.

frank raud

Master of Arts
Mar 23, 2006
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Ottawa, ON
I think you should have a level of competence in a base art (say brown or black belt) before you start cross training in diverse arts. Trying to learn three arts at once, with three different styles of power generation is any ease way to get confused and impede your learning and advancement in any of the arts.

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Pretty much above about what you like and can afford with time.

But something which i will echo from someone, if you do sparring, you can always use a different ruleset to your base style to adapt it a little bit/get used to differences. Like say if you did Judo and establish yourself decently in it to know the basics, you could then see if someone from it would have a sparring session using a different organizations rule-sets to see the contrast.

Personally that seems like a decent go between if you cant get to a style which interests you but can get to another grappling or striking style. So since you have done Wrestling, Judo might help your grappling more due to the slight differences in rules and tactics. But you could probably find some wrestling friends and use a judo rule set at home or something. Or spend less time as you said getting used to its rule set due to any possible similarities.

Because im a weapons nerd, i would say arnis, but thats just me. :p (and depends on which organization and style)
organization/style of some of these would let anyone who has dealings with them echo their experiences. I would say pending arnis and hapkido style/organization, they do a pretty good blend of all ranges. From what i have seen/heard anyway.

Actually, grappling goes pretty well with weapons work due to the need of controlling the arm a weapon is in and so fourth.
So mirroring Christopher, Judo, HKD and arnis or a mixture of the 3 pending organization/style and if you like them would probably be the best.