The International Hapkido Alliance is dedicated to the propagation and standardisation of Hapkido along with its traditional spirit throughout the globe. It is the mission of the International Hapkido Alliance to encourage, develop, guide, and provide fellowship for those individuals interested in and/or practicing in the martial art of Hapkido—regardless of style or affiliation.
The IHA promotes Hapkido as a traditional martial art and a means of self–defence, through instruction, seminars and other activities. As much as possible the IHA provides an organisation free of unnecessary politics as well as being able to offer international recognition of martial arts rank, training and instructor certification.
Kwan Nyom Hapkido
The School of Concepts – Korean Kwan Nyom is the name given to the style or family of Hapkido taught by Grandmaster Geoff J. Booth’s schools across the world. The style was created in June 1999. Kwan Nyom reflects the teaching style of Hapkido—the core techniques are the same as most other traditional Hapkido schools, but it is the teaching method that makes the style unique.
Traditionally Hapkido is taught as set responses to set grabs. Kwan Nyom Hapkido teaches students concepts that apply on a number of different grabs or attacks. This helps in real life self defence as you need to react in a situation that is not controlled or expected. Having an understanding of the concepts of self defence taught in the Kwan Nyom style of Hapkido means that you can apply whichever formula suits the situation, rather than trying to think what the technique should be against that particular type of attack.