What is Hoshinkido?
Hoshinkido is a new Korean martial art system that has been recognized by the Korea Kido-Hapkido Association since January 1st, 1999. It was developped by Grandmaster Serge P. Baubil. Through his study, Master Baubil has codified martial art techniques so that they may be better adapted for westerners while respectfully preserving all aspects of traditional korean culture. The teaching of Hoshinkido is based on the original and traditional Hapkido and complemented by the traditional self-defense techniques from Korean Hoshinsul that Master Baubil has learn from many Korean Masters in his 45 years of experience.The definition of HOSHINKIDO is as follows:
  • HO: means protection, defense
  • SHIN: means body;
  • KI: means power, energy;
  • DO: means the way;

It is the way of coordinated power applied to self-defense. The Hoshinkido method harmoniously and efficiently combines throws, holds, dislocation locks with blows to the upper and lower limbs, and with breathing techniques to develop internal energy.

"Training sessions in the hoshinkido dojang aim to prepare the practitioner to face any possible situation and the student must show skill and mastery in every technique". The basics of Hoshinkido system are divided into three sections :

  • Kokki, or techniques of twisting applied to the joints.
  • Taerriki, or striking techniques used in fights in which the opponents are separated by a short or medium distance.
  • Dongiki, or throwing techniques for hand to hand combat.

All of the techniques must be used harmoniously with each other; if not Hoshinkido is incomplete.

In the Hoshinkido method, the use of weapons is not systematically taught. "However", mastery of the body techniques make weapon training easier.In Hoshinkido, as in the other arts, weapons are the extension of the arm.