What is Kyuki-Do
In the AKF, our focus is on teaching effective and practical self-defense that can be used by men, women, and children. The primary Martial Art that our schools teach is called Kyuki-Do.
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art that primarily incorporates elements
of Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and Judo. Kyuki-Do was introduced to the United
States in 1967 by Grand Master Ok Hyung Kim, the founder of the art.
Grand Master Kim went on to found the American Kyuki-Do Federation
(Kyuki-Do's sanctioning body) in 1979.
Kyuki-Do is designed to be practical, versatile, and effective at a
variety of different ranges and in a variety of different situations.
The Tae Kwon Do - derived kicks and strikes provide excellent power at
medium and long range, while the throws, locks, chokes and joint
manipulation of Judo and Hapkido allow for effective close range
fighting and grappling.
Kyuki-Do is a living, growing martial art that continues to expand
and change. In addition to the core elements of Tae Kwon Do, Judo and
Hapkido, Kyuki-Do also includes techniques from Jujitsu, Karate, boxing,
wrestling, traditional weapons from Okinawa and the Philippines, and
many other arts and styles.
Kyuki-Do is more than just an effective system of self defense; it
is a martial art that encourages students to realize their own
potential, both physically, mentally and spiritually. Students of
Kyuki-Do learn discipline, self-control, patience, persistence and
respect for themselves and others. Students are expected to continually
strive to perfect themselves, both in the do jang, and in every other
area of their life.
In addition to Kyuki-Do, many of our schools offer separate classes in
Judo, Juijitsu and Hapkido.