Discussion in 'Hapkido' started by PlumpSamurai, Nov 28, 2017.
I was wandering if you had any recommendations for hap ki do books?
What are you looking for content-wise?
The main books I'd recommend are Dr Kimm He-young's beautiful coffee-table books Hapkido or Hapkido II or the History of Korea and Hapkido... all are well worth reading
Products – Dr. He-Young Kimm
Some people like Mark Tedeschi's books... lavishly illustrated (I do prefer the Kimm ones better)
Marc Tedeschi: Hapkido Book (1136-page); Description, Reviews, Specifications, Table of Contents, Samples, How to Buy
Depending on what 'kwan' you study, there may be other more specific ones to look at. I have generally found most Hapkido books tend to focus on the basic levels, with few going into the higher levels.
I was looking to purchase a book for my friend, we both have trained in Hap Ki Do under International Hap Ki Do in the UK and I was hoping to get something to suppliment and add to that as we are going to get back into training and hopefully start a club ourselves. I can't remember what kwan we study so I will have to ask my friend as he should know more than me.
Thanks for those suggestions I will have a look at those, I think the Dr He-Young Kimm books may be a bit out of my price range at the moment haha
Very cool. When you say "International Hapkido", do you mean in the lineage of Myeong Jae-nam Kuksanim or a different group?
Sadly I can't think of any good IHF books, but you can get the first Hankido video for free (download) and I do recommend the Hankido videos for anyone interested... very good.
Hankido: a unique Korean martial art
There is an International Hapkido Federation run by GM Benko... he has books (I have never read them so I cannot give a review) Korean Martial Arts Classic Book Collection Catalog And Links Menu - by Grandmaster James S. Benko
I would also highly recommend GM Myung Kwang-shik's books the Ancient Art of Masters and the Special Self Protection Techniques - both are great surveys of the techniques and well illustrated (the history is a bit off, but that's easy to ignore) https://www.amazon.com/Books-Kwang-Sik-Myung/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n:283155,p_27:Kwang-Sik Myung
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