The Basic Principles of Hapkido:Hapkido can be broken down into three philosophical words "Hap - together or harmony," "Ki - power," "Do - the way." HapKiDo can be translated as the way of coordinated power, or the way of strength and Harmony. Still the literal the translation dose not encompass the true meaning of Hapkido which is the art of combining the power of our mind, body and spirit. Hapkido’s goal is to attain mutual life, not killing. To subdue the enemy and let him go is Hwa(harmony), Won means to move in a circular motion; Yumeans to flow like water thus you must feel the strength and weaknesses of the opponent to blend in with his aggression and subdue him. Base on this 3 principles, you can strike vital points, lock the joints or throw the opponent. Only we you have master the 3 principles of Hapkido Sun the peak of mental discipline, can be achieved.