Hapkido Class Outline by KJN Richard Hackworth

Hapkido Class Outline by KJN Richard Hackworth

Today I would like to share with you an outline of what you will say and hear during a typical Hapkido class. Some of the Korean terms will vary from one style of Hapkido to another so don’t let it bother you if some of these Korean words are different than the one’s used at your Hapkido Dojang.

Beginning of Class

“Jeong Ryeol” – Line up

“Cha ryeot!” – Stand at attention.

“Kukki eh day hayeo kyeong nye” – Pay respect to the flag

“Paro” – At ease

“Mook do jun bi” – Assume meditation seated posture

“Mook do” – Begin meditation

“Paro” – At ease

“Cha ryeot!” – Stand at attention.

“Chong kwanjangnim kae yeh” – Pay respects to Grandmaster

“Hapki” – [All students say] (the name of our association)

“Hapki” – [Grandmaster says]

“Hapki ho heup beop jun bi” – Assume Hapki breathing stance and give a loud kihap shout

Before and After Partner Techniques Training

“Chwa woo hyang woo” – Stand face to face

(or  "Jeong myeon uro majuseyo"  - also "stand face to face")

“Cha ryeot!” – Stand at attention.

“Sang ho kan eh yeh” – Bow to each other

“Hap ki” [All students say]

Ending of Class

“Jeong Ryeol” – Line up

“Cha ryeot!” – Stand at attention.

“Kukki eh day hayeo kyeong nye” – Pay respect to the flag

“Paro” – At ease

“Mook do jun bi” – Assume meditation seated posture

“Mook do” – Begin meditation

“Paro” – At ease

“Chong kwanjangnim kae yeh” – Pay respects to Grandmaster

“Hapki” – [All students say] (the name of our association)

“Hapki” – [Grandmaster says]

“Chwa woo hyang woo” – Stand face to face

“Sang ho kan eh yeh” – Bow to each other

“Sugo ha syeos sumnida” – [All students say] Good work!

“Hae cheo” – [All students] Recite our association motto:

“Hapkido een malkun cheongshin kwa kyeom son han ma um ul kat neun saram ee twae ja”

  • Translation: “Let’s constantly strive to be modest and clear thinking as Hapkido members”

About the author: Richard Hackworth is the General Manager in the USA representing The World Hapkido Union who is working to unite Hapkido worldwide through improved standards and member support. He is the President of USA Hapkido Union, Inc. the official governing body for Hapkido in the United States under the authority of the World Hapkido Union in Korea. Visit the website at http://theworldhapkidounion.org For information on the USA Hapkido Union visit us at https://usahapkidounion.org Subscribe to our channel at https://youtu.be/gMVWEM07YTY

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