Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art that primarily incorporates elements of Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and Judo. Kyuki-Do was introduced to the United States in 1967 by Grand Master Ok Hyung Kim, the founder of the art. Grand Master Kim went on to found the American Kyuki-Do Federation (Kyuki-Do’s sanctioning body) in 1979.
Kyuki-Do was designed to be a practical, versatile, and effective style of martial arts regardless of range or situation. Kicks and strikes that are derived from Tae Kwon Do provide power and speed at medium and long range. Meanwhile, the styles of Judo and Hapkido offer throws, locks, chokes and joint manipulation to increase effectiveness in close-range fighting and grappling situations. Together, these styles make Kyuki-Do is a practical and very well-rounded style of martial arts.