hapkido

noun
hap·​ki·​do | \ ˌhäp-ˈkē-dō How to pronounce hapkido (audio) \

Definition of hapkido

: a Korean martial art based on kicking motions and incorporating elements of aikido

Examples of hapkido in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hapkido: Traditional Korean martial-art classes for youths and adults are offered by the Dale City Boys & Girls Club. Call 703-670-8947 for details. Bonnie Smith, Washington Post, "Prince William sports announcements," 28 Aug. 2017 Hapkido: Traditional Korean martial-art classes for youths and adults are offered by the Dale City Boys & Girls Club. Bonnie Smith, Washington Post, "Prince William sports announcements," 16 July 2017 Hapkido: Traditional Korean martial-art classes for youths and adults are offered by the Dale City Boys & Girls Club. Bonnie Smith, Washington Post, "Prince William sports announcements," 16 July 2017 Hapkido: Traditional Korean martial-art classes for youths and adults are offered by the Dale City Boys & Girls Club. Bonnie Smith, Washington Post, "Prince William sports announcements," 2 July 2017

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First Known Use of hapkido

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hapkido

Korean, from hap- together, joined + ki breath, energy + to way, art

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“Hapkido.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hapkido. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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