Hapkido Ultimate Self-Defense


In this 3 DVD Home Study series 6th Degree Hapkido Master and Street Fighting Legend Steve “Road House” Sexton teaches you over 200 Battle tested Hapkido techniques he has personally used in hundreds of self-defense encounters. Hapkido “Ultimate Self-Defense” Volume 1
Techniques presented on this valuable DVD include:
*Proper Stances, Footwork and Fighting Postures
*Ranges and Zones of Combat
*Blocking Techniques including Circular, Angular and Direct upper and lower body blocks

$ 39.95

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  1. Robert S. Bonser says:
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Hapkido – great start, May 9, 2008
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    Robert S. Bonser (Maryland) –
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    I purchased this as a beginner to the art of Hapkido. I’ve trained in other martial arts over the years, but have decided to explore Hapkido as I’m getting older and looking for a “gentler” martial art. I’m one that likes to explore a subject thoroughly as I am learning. I found the instruction to be top rate in regards to the technique (again, understand I’m but a white belt). Steve goes even further in explaining the small details necessary for the practical application of the technique as well.

    I have but two minor criticisms; First, I felt that Steve seemed a little unsure of just what he was going to say when he got started. He fumbled for the right words as if he was just winging the lessons. However, once he was actually showing and explaining the move he was superior. If you purchase this, don’t let the first 5 minutes influence your view, the material is top notch.

    Secondly, they need better quality video equipment and MUSIC. Honestly, my daughter and I chuckled at how terrible the musical background was in the transitions to the lessons. It sounded like something out of a terrible 70’s martial arts film. I’m hoping that as Steve finds more success in his teach, which he surly will, that the companies putting together the videos will invest in better equipment AND music.

    These two criticisms are VERY minor and do not affect the overall quality of this material. From the perspective of a new student to Hapkido, I’ve found it well worth the cost of the product.

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  2. Michael Chesbro says:
    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    “Hapkido Ultimate Self-Defense” actually teaches self-defense techniques to the viewer., July 30, 2006
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    Michael Chesbro (Rainier, Washington USA) –

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    While many martial arts videos and DVDs demonstrate self-defense techniques, “Hapkido Ultimate Self-Defense” actually teaches self-defense techniques to the viewer.

    The DVD set consists of three DVDs, each of which is about 90 minutes in length. Techniques in these DVDs include:

    >Stances >Single & Double Wrist-hold Escapes

    >Blocks >Lapel-hold Escapes

    >Kicks >Pushing Attack Defense

    >Break-falls >Defense Against Belt Grabs

    >Defense Against Rear Grabs

    >Defense Against Chokeholds

    >Defense Against Knife and Gun Attacks

    >Techniques For Using the Cane for Self-defense

    … and much more.

    Steve Sexton explains each technique, breaks down each movement, demonstrates the techniques slowly and then at moderate and full-speeds. By following along with the DVD instruction and then practicing the techniques with a partner you can learn to effectively apply these Hapkido self-defense techniques.

    Each technique is a basic, simple and most importantly workable technique that can be learned and used by anyone. These techniques will work on the street, in a real self-defense situation and don’t require years of martial arts training to learn.

    If you are looking for a way to learn some workable, basic self-defense skill… “Hapkido Ultimate Self-Defense” is a good place to start.

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  3. 16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent teaching and great self defense DVDs:, January 16, 2006
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    Roberto (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) –

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    I find Master Sexton’s DVDs to be outstanding for the following reasons:

    Instructor Sexton first covers the basics of stances and falls as well as punches and kicks. Next, he covers a variety of defensive techniques against strikes, kicks, chokes, and holds. He demonstrates effective techniques against knife and pistol attacks. He even demonstrates defensive techniques using a cane and a staff.

    The self-defense techniques presented are effective and efficient – they require little strength to execute. The techniques are first presented slowly, with every step explained in detail. The speed of execution is then increased. The techniques are finally presented in full speed execution but using slow motion video recording. Different angle of viewing is presented for the same technique.

    The set of three DVDs presents a complete set of techniques against many different modes of attack. The quality of the DVDs is excellent, with good picture and sound reproduction. The DVD set is great value for the price paid.

    This is not a sport, but effective self-defense. For a person who has some training in the martial arts, and a good partner to train with, it is possible to learn the Hapkido techniques presented on this DVD set. A lot of repetition with correct execution would be the key to mastering the techniques.

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