- May 17, 2011
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What is your experience with Hapkido as a self defense training methodology? Have you studied Hapkido?
I understand Peter Boatman's course is geared primarily towards LEO. Also, do you have any personal experiences to share regarding the effectiveness of the Boatman course? Did taking the course save your life?
In my personal opinion, Hapkido is the most realistic of the Korean arts from the perspective of SD. I think Hapkido takes into consideration more possibilities and offers a wider range of solutions to potential problems. No disrespect to other KMA's.
I've studied Hapkido and Aikijujutsu. I can't give you an exact % but I would estimate that I've used HKD/AJJ principles and techniques 80%+ of the time i.e. joint locks, throws, sweeps etc.
I'm not a kicker, and can't ever remember kicking anyone. I've knee spiked people though.
I'm short on time at the moment, I'll get back to the Boatman question.