Hapkido is an ancient Korean art form that encompasses the use of circular motion to redirect an attacker. A comprehensive art form, Hapkido utilizes a multitude of techniques to suppress an opponent. Pressure points, joint locks, throws, kicks, striking , and specialty kicking are all part of Hapkidoist's system of self defense. Hapkido is not a sport. There are no trophies for the student to win. The only reward is the sense of accomplishment that is derived from learning the intricate defense techniques while enhancing the mental and physical condition of the mind and body.