Han means nation or country and
Ki means life energy or inner power. The term Hanki therefore refers to the spirit of the Korean nation. Grandmaster Myung Jae Nam (1936-1999) a Master of Hapkido, developed Hankido a modified
version of an older Korean martial art that emphasizes an easier learning curve and ease of application. Hankido, draws heavily on Hapkido’s circular motions and puts 'effortless self defense' to the
extreme. Hankido is primarily intended to be a defensive martial style. This is manifested in the four basic elements of courtesy, respect, right
attitude and the understanding of one's own center. It is non-competitive and not combat oriented.