NHA Documents and Downloads
Bear in mind these are what is colloquially termed "living documents,"
Here is a basic informational sheet regarding our hapkido classes, along with our standard student waiver and contact form. If you want to start class, please bring a filled-out copy of the student waiver and the contact form to class with you.
Here is a copy of the Nebraska Hapkido Association Hapkido Handbook. The newest version will be available from this website at all times.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of all of the techniques that I expect gup rank students in Hapkido to learn. However, at any given point in time, a Hapkido student who is nearing dan rank should be able to think of multiple applications of the techniques listed here. In particular, this document includes a basic list of various control techniques that use very different mechanical processes. A student that understands the mechanic processes of each lock and throw listed here will be able to apply a large number of variations from a variety of situations.
Again, not remotely an exhaustive list of the techniques used in groundfighting. (For example, "arm bar" is only listed once, though you will learn at least 15-18 different variations on an arm bar.) However, it is a decent basic list of: 1) movements used to transition from one ground position to another, 2)some basic techniques used as high percentage finishes in groundfighting, and 3) some basic concepts to bear in mind while on the ground.
While becoming familiar with firearms is not required for the Hapkido or self-defense classes, it is easier to defend against something you understand. Here is the handout that goes along with the yearly Firearms Familiarization Workshop.
If you get interested in firearms, here is the list of shooting qualifications you need to meet for the NHA Firearms Patch and rockers.
(Including City of Lincoln Ordinances)
Here is a PDF file of the some information on self-defense laws and statutes in Nebraska, including some commentary on Lincoln ordinances. This isn't legal advice or anything, but if you are planning on effectively defending yourself, you need to know what the laws of the land are. This set of laws is correct as of 10/03/2003. While things have changed since they (for example, the law on concealed carry of a firearm) many things are the same. Don't consider this absolute truth, but feel free to use it as a starting point for your research on self-defense in Nebraska.
Here are some papers that students have written for the class. At various rank levels, students are required to write papers. In addition, occasionally a discussion topic comes up that a particular student researchs, then write about. In addition, some times there are topics that students feel strongly about, and thus this forum is available for them to make their opinions and beliefs known. These are all in PDF format.