Hapkido is a martial art form developed for self-defence, originated in Korea, pronounced as Hapki-Do.
Hapkido is a complete fighting art and employs punch and kicks, joint locks, grappling, throws and traditional weapons. The weapons used in Hapkido are knife, sword, rope, nunchaku, cane, staff, short stick and gun.
Hapkido is unique as it employs both long-range and short-range fighting methods as well as pressure point strikes. Hapkido avoids brute force by combining soft and hard techniques depending upon the situation and utilises the circular motion of attacks.
The origins of this Korean art are in Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu taught by Choi-Yong-Sool on his return from World War II. He had lived in Japan for 30 years and had studied Japanese martial arts. Choi’s students later incorporated the striking techniques from domestic arts like Taekkyon and various throws from Judo to create what is known as Hapki-Do.
The Hapkido Federation of India is responsible for the development and promotion of Hapkido in India.
The Hapkido Federation of India appointed Hanshi Premjit Sen as the president of the federation in India. Premjit Sen is one of India’s most reputed martial artists and holds an 8th Dan Black Belt in the art of Karate.
Premjit Sen has taken the initiative to organise regular seminars by the world champion Hapkido athletes and masters.
Premjit Sen is the founder of the Premjit Sen Institute of Martial Arts. The institute conducts classes for Hapkido India, Karate and Kickboxing. Hanshi Premjit Sen has earned several laurels for India. Some of them are:
- Gold Medalist in the World Cup of Martial Art, 2003 & 2008, Australia
- European Open Champion in 2006 from Germany
- Gold Medalist in ISKA CCP International Championship, 2007, Australia
- Gold Medalist, Open International Sports Kickboxing Championship, 2009, South Africa
His students have earned laurels for India in various championships across the world. Some of them are:
- 1 Gold 3 Silver and 5 Bronze in Commonwealth Karate Championships, 2009, South Africa
- 4 Gold & 3 Bronze in Commonwealth Karate Championships, 2015.
- Silver Medal, World Youth Cup, 2018, Croatia
- Silver Medal in World Youth Cup, 2019, Croatia
- Bronze Medal in 13th Asian Karate Senior Championship, 2013, UAE
- 2 Gold 3 Bronze & 1 Silver Commonwealth Karate Championship, 2018, South Africa
- Male and Female Team Champion in South Asian Karate Championship, India, 2014
- 2 Gold Medals in South Asian Karate Championship, Bangladesh.
Hanshi Premjit Sen is creating the best infrastructure to learn Hapkido in India. Hapkido is for young athletes who want to make their name in the sports world. It is also for those who want to learn self-defence and stay physically fit and mentally sharp.
There is no right age to start Hapkido training. One can start at the age of 6, as well as at the age of 70. As they say, the best time to start the training was yesterday. The next best day is today.
If Hapkido India is on your mind, then there’s nothing better than learning from the experience of Hanshi Premjit Sen, the president of the Hapkido Federation of India.