- May 27, 2008
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- Olney, Maryland
That is what he indicated to me in our telephone conversation last year. He indicated that there is nothing particularly wrong with such techniques; simply that they weren't his thing.Hapkido has many kicks, perhaps the most kicks of any martial art. There are certainly more kicks in hapkido than there is in taekwondo, for example. Also hapkido kicks are used in different ways for different purposes. There are basic kicks which help digestion and to exercise and move the internal organs, in addition to uses in self defense situations. There are also special kicks such as spinning kicks, jump spinning kicks, two leg flying side kick, etc. which some feel are not as practical. I believe these are the types of kicks that GM Pelligrini has not included in his Combat Hapkido, the more acrobatic type kicks.
What are your thoughts on the deletion of such techniques?