Oom Yung Doe schools offer training in 8 complete martial arts, including Aikido / Hapkido. These demonstrations, by Oom Yung Doe practitioners at a variety of rank and ability levels, illustrate what you can achieve through training:
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In Hapkido, movements are hard and soft. Target areas are the joints, pressure points, and nerves. Close proximity to the opponent is most beneficial. Hands and feet are equally used in offensive and defensive movements. Strikes are in all directions, and are mostly angles rather than circles. Similarly, in Aikido, movements are hard and soft, and the target areas are the joints, pressure points, and nerves. However, hands are usually used more than feet. Offensive and defensive movements are applied in all different directions, angles and curves, and a very strong hand-grip is used.