Hapkido at Georgia State University


(Affiliated with Chang’s Hapkido Academy, Lombard, IL.)


Schedule: T/Th 11:30AM - 12:30PM.

Location: Recreation Center, intersection of Piedmont Rd. and Gilmer.

Registration: Georgia State Students/Faculty/Alumni members may sign up at the Recreation Center front desk. You must sign up separately for each day. It is recommended that you come both days. The cost is $20 per day of week for a semester (total $40 for the semester).

   Instructor: Dr. Satish Nargundkar, 4th Dan

Dr. Satish Nargundkar is a 4th degree Black Belt in Hapkido, and has practiced it for over 25 years under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Tisue and Grandmaster Gedo Chang. He has taught Hapkido to children and adults for 20 years.

Description: Description: Description: Description: F:\Internet\hapkido\pictures_files\Image008.jpgWhat is Hapkido?
Description: Description: Description: Description: F:\Internet\hapkido\pictures_files\throw1.jpgHapkido is a Korean art of self-defense suitable for all ages and abilities. It is an easy-to-learn, complete martial art that includes throws, joint manipulations, and pressure point techniques in addition to kicks and punches. Hapkido skills are designed to subdue an opponent without causing serious injuries.

Hapkido emphasizes the building of ‘Ki’ through the coordination of mind and body. The words that form Hapkido translate approximately as follows: 
Hap – coordination 
Ki  energy, inner power, life force 
Do – disciplined life

Description: Description: Description: Description: F:\Internet\hapkido\pictures_files\meditate1.jpg‘Ki’ (“Qi” or “Chi”) is the energy that flows through each of us, and its free expression can be developed through the coordination of mind and body through disciplined practice. This keeps us peaceful, soft, healthy and confident.




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