Hapkido does not require strength or size to be effective, which makes it particularly attractive to women.
It’s more fun than the gym, but offers plenty of aerobic and conditioning work to keep fit while learning lots of practical self-defence techniques that are effective in the real world.
It does not take long to build up self-confidence and a sense of empowerment, learning at self-set pace in a supportive environment.
When on the mat everyone is treated with respect, irrespective of size, age, strength or gender.
There is choice in what’s learnt, so nobody is forced to master techniques with which they are uncomfortable.
However, women are offered additional techniques to deal with unpleasant advances and attacks on women.