How to Do a Hapkido Down Strike Release Instructional Video

By Greatmats Staff Created: September, 2018 - Modified: July, 2021

By Barry Rodemaker
Let's go over the first of 10 basic breakaways taught at white belt in tactical hapkido - . If you opponent grabs your wrist, make a live hand. As you enter the center line with the side that's being grabbed, shoot the live hand down using a circular motion and put your opposite hand up for protection. Then use a circular motion with the arm that was grabbed to bring your elbow back to you opponent's groin area.
Barry Rodemaker
Tactical Hapkido Alliance
Erie PA
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