Hapkido West utilizes a series of rank manuals summarizing promotion requirements and techniques associated with specific Hapkido color-belt and black-belt ranks. These manuals are intended to be used as a quick reference for techniques already learned; as a study guide for testing preparation; and as an aid to serious, long-term training. These manuals are not stand-alone textbooks, but are intended to be used in conjunction with Marc Tedeschi’s 1136-page Hapkido book. Students new to Hapkido may wish to first obtain Mr. Tedeschi's smaller 128-page Hapkido book, which contains a concise overview of Hapkido's history, philosophy, and techniques, along with fundamentals.

These manuals, and the 1136-page book upon which they are based, have been organized by Marc Tedeschi based on historical Hapkido models, the practices of mainstream Hapkidoists during the past 50-plus years, and Mr. Tedeschi's own innovations. This teaching system integrates both traditional and modern approaches to the art, and consists of the 1200-plus core techniques that typically define Hapkido. Collectively, these groundbreaking books and manuals constitute a comprehensive curriculum encompassing all ranks, from novice to master.

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To view a table-of-contents for each manual, along with sample pages, or to obtain further information, click on the links below. Note that the contents of each manual are based on its corresponding rank requirements.
How to Buy
Rank manuals can be purchased online from amazon.com (perfect binding), createspace.com (perfect binding), or lulu.com (saddle-stitch binding). Current manuals are listed below by title. Simply click on a title and you will be taken to that item on one of those websites.
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