The North American Sin Moo Hapkido Federation

History of Hapkido

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North American Sin Moo Hapkido Federation Founder, Grandmaster Kenneth P. MacKenzie

Since 1982, The North American Sin Moo Hapkido Federation has been the #1 Sin Moo Organization in the World!
Our headquarters are located in Southern NJ in a small town called Atco.

We hope you find our website to be informative and comprehensive. This site is designed to give you information about the Federation, the system known as Sin Moo Hapkido, our Founder & President Grandmaster Kenneth P. MacKenzie and provide you with information on how to become a member of the world's only Officially Sanctioned Sin Moo Hapkido Governing Body.

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What is Hapkido?

src="" width="68" height="164" border="0" align="left" alt="Hapkido"> Hapkido literally translated: Hap means "coordination of harmony," Ki means "the essence of power," and Do means "the art" - in short, "the Way of Coordination and Internal Power."

Hapkido uses diversion or suppression and combines skeletal joint locks, pressure points, throws, kicks, and strikes for self-defense. The Hapkido practitioner uses their attacker's power against him. Hapkido emphasizes circular motion, non-resistive movements, and control of the opponent. Although Hapkido contains both outfighting and infighting techniques, the goal in most situations is to get inside for a close-in strike, lock, or throw.
The essence of Hapkido is to gain advantage through technique, avoiding the use of strength against strength. For example, if the attack is strong, one must receive it gently. If the attack is gentle, one must counter it powerfully. This makes this style more suitable for women, as they are not required to meet an attacker head on.

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Many Hapkido techniques are unsuitable for use in sparring, as their use would result in injury, even when protective gear is used. There is generally an emphasis on physical conditioning and excercise, including "ki" exercises.