A modern Martial Art that focuses on the cultivation of the inner aspects of the human being. Aikido is a martial way that seeks to strengthen and unite the internal and external aspects of the practitioner. In a physical or violent altercation, the goal of Aikido is to achieve a peaceful outcome for the practitioner and the opponent.
A popular martial art and combat sport that is characterised by quick and powerful punches, dynamic footwork and stamina. Boxing has been included as an Olympic sport since 1904. The sport boasts many great fighters such as Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and Rocky Marciano.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an adaptation of Judo which was often referred to as “Kano Jiu-Jitsu” and is based on taking an opponent to the ground, finding a dominant position, and forcing the opponent into submission. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has gained widespread popularity and is widely used in Mixed Martial Arts when contests are taken to the ground.
Hapkido is a hybrid Martial Art that is characterised by its diverse set of techniques and circular movements. The Martial Art focuses on both long-range and close-range fighting techniques and its syllabus consists of a variety of weapons. Hapkido, like Aikido, was adapted from Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu. Principles such as redirection of force, which is also integral to Aikido, are an important part of this Martial Art.