Countrywide Hapkido Federation (The Hapkido Federation of India) is national federation that governs hapkido in all its forms in India. Currently, the CHF has 25 states/territorial members, across the Nation. The CHF is recognized by the World Hapkido Union (WHU) as the sole nationwide governing authority for hapkido in all its forms, and is also a member of both ISNO and Fit-India.
What is Hapkido?
In fighting techiques of Hapkido, there are both long- and close-range fighting techniques, utilizing jumping kicks and percussive hand strikes at longer ranges and pressure point strikes, joint locks, or throws at closer fighting distances. In Hapkido it is emphasized that the motion for defense has to be circular to redirect and controll the force of opponet. Practitioners seek to gain advantage through footwork and body positioning to incorporate the use of leverage, avoiding the use of strength against strength.
The character Hap means “coordinated” or “joining” describes internal energy, spirit, strength, or power; Ki means “energy” or “power”; and Do means “way” or “art”, yielding a literal translation of “joining-energy- way”. Therefore, the assembled one(HapKiDo) of the three characters is usually translated as “the way of coordinating energy”, “the way of coordinated power” or “the way of harmony”.
It is a form of self-defense that employs other martial arts’ techniques such as joint locks, grappling and throwing techniques, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. There is also the use of traditional weapons, including knife, sword, rope, nunchaku, cane, short stick (dan bong), and staff (bong, gun, bō) of which are chosen depending on the particular situation.