Official Website Of
Tong Hap kwan Hapkido

NOTICE:  This Is An American Eclectic Hapkido Style         

"Not Your Traditional Korean Hapkido System"



Tong Hap Kwan Hapkido has a Korean Name but it is an American Founded Style of Hapkido and we have our own American Standards and We Are Not Governed By Korean Hapkido Standards! 


Tong Hap Kwan Hapkido

 Tong Hap Kwan Hapkido is an American Eclectic Hapkido style started by Paul C Holley. This style gets most of its Hapkido roots from Jae Mu Kwan Hapkido and some others. 


Tong Hap" is a Korean phrase that consists of two words: "tong" (동) meaning "same" or "together", and "hap" (합) meaning "union" or "combination".  Tong Hap can be translated to "Together Combination" and Grand Master Holley translates Tong Hap as Integrated because integrated means two or more components have merged into a single system. 


We Use some Korean Titles etc but, we are an American Style of Hapkido


1. Dojunim Paul C Holley, Founder and Head of Style

2. Sajanim Eric P Laino, Chief Authority under Dojunim Holley.

3. Grand Master Brian Ayotte, 7th Dan - Senior Authority under Sajanim Eric Laino.



Tong Hap Kwan Hapkido means "Integrated School Way of Coordinated Energy" and teaches students to be defensive but they can also use offensive techniques if the need arises to defend another person, etc. This is a Hapkido Style that allows each practitioner to portray the art in their own image. New students will learn what basics they need to know to advance to 1st color belt rank of Yellow Belt. The Tong Hap Kwan Hapkido style has a small curriculum for each belt level that must be followed and then each individual instructor will add their own techniques for their students. This will give an endless variety of techniques and concepts that Tong Hap Kwan Hapkido practitioners can share with one another for generations to come. Tong Hap Kwan Hapkido's main emphasis in grading is self-defence techniques such as defence against punches, strikes, kicks, throws, takedowns, headlocks, bearhugs, wristgrabs, weapons, etc. Weaponry techniques are also taught which include traditional weapons and improvised weapons. Techniques from any style or system can be integrated into this hapkido system. Tong Hap Kwan Hapkido is not a sport style martial art but, a practical self defense system that can be practiced by all ages and regardless of body type or fitness level.  You will learn self defense skills to help you survive an altercation in todays violent society. Although this Hapkido Style is different than other Hapkido Styles its roots can still be traced back to the Hapkido Motherland of Korea. The main purpose of this style and other hapkido styles is to develop practical self defense techniques and join your body and mind together as one. The physical techniques include punching, striking, kicking, throwing, wrestling and joint locking. Many of the techniques use an attackers momentum against him or her to execute the movements. The original hapkido system made evolutionary bounds over the years and new hapkido styles were formed. Tong Hap Kwan Hapkido is one of the new ones. Hapkido is truly an evolutionary martial art for all the human race.