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Frank Woolford Martial Arts Instructor
Started at the age of 17 and studied under Porky Mitchell in 1965
1967 Studied with Grand Master Sung Duk Son and received he's 1st Dan Black Belt in 1970 and he's 2nd Dan Black Belt in 1977. In the mean time Frank Started teaching Tae Kwon Do at the Princeton Youth Center.
Franks holds many Degrees and Black Belts in many styles of Martial Arts like,
 Shudo Kan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Judo , Hapkido

Blue Line Defense and Fitness is Proud to have Frank Wooldford here as Martial Arts Instructor

What is Hapkido (Hapkiyoosool)?

First, let's break it down so it's easier to understand

"Hap" means Harmony.

"Ki" means Body and mind coordination, "energy" as in physics.
You will notice that we do not mix our religious beliefs with the martial (military) art.
No one joins the military to become a priest or to find their "spiritual path".
It is a way of resolution through combat.

"Do" means "Way". A path to follow, a way of life, not a religion.

"Yoo" means "soft" or "circular"

"Sool" means "technique".

Hapkido is the art in its entirety.
The Physics, Geometry, Physiology, Psychology, and Philosophy (a way of thinking, not religion).

Hapkiyoosool are the techniques. Specifically, the physical combat.

"Many people would categorize Hapkido as a scientific martial art.
Its every aspect is geared towards the single purpose of incapacitating
an attacker in the most efficient and thorough manner possible.
The techniques use physics, geometry, and physiology.
The results of the techniques are evasion, immobilization [pins], and projection [throws]".

A Comparison between Korean Hapkido
and Japanese Aikido

Korean Hapkido

Japanese Aikido

Techniques are done with small circular motions, to fast complete conclusions. Some Kicking is practiced.

Techniques use large, fluid circles, and wider motions, with much more graceful steps.

In practice, attacks are performed with sharp precision at full power.

Attacks tend to be softer, fluid, and stylized.

Use of mushim [no mind]as the YongSa faced the sword, turning defense into offense.

Techniques are designed to neutralize an attack and control it. Use of mushim [no mind] is also applied as well.

Techniques are designed to cripple or kill. Control is used according to the circumstances.

The defender blends with the attack to neutralize it without injuring the attacker.

Good NokBeop [break-falling]is required for the harder and completed technique.

Good Ukemi is necessary, but not critical. Many techniques can be used safely as uke blends with the throw.

Pressure point knowledge is necessary. Techniques make great use of pain. Strikes are frequent.

Pain is applied with restraint, in small doses. Strikes taught to some degree, but is discouraged.

Discipline, harmony, faithfulness and austerity are emphasized, with respect for Hapkido.

Emphasis on peace, love, harmony, friendship, and Aikido precepts, as taught by Morihei Ueshiba.