LaCava's Martial Art
Christopher LaCava, 4th Dan
| About the
Christopher LaCava has been training in the martial arts
for over 30 years. At the
present time he holds a 4th degree black belt in Hapkido and is a student of Grand Master Lim, Hyun-Soo.
Mr. LaCava is also the Connecticut representitive of the Korea Jungki Hapkido and Kuhapdo
Over the years Mr. LaCava has
trained in the styles of Arnis, Tai Chi Chuan, Shaolin
Kempo and Kuhapdo. In the past, he was one of the few
Licensed Tactical Master Instructors of the CDT method
of non-deadly force here in Connecticut. Mr. LaCava is a
member of The American Teachers Association of Martial
Mr. LaCava is a graduate from Tri-State College of Acupuncture
earning his Master's of Science Degree in Acupuncture.
In addition, Mr. LaCava is
NCCAOM certified, a
licenced Acupuncturist and a member of the
Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY).
About the School
At LaCava's Martial Arts we teach
traditional Hapkido of the founder, Dojunim Choi, Yong-sool, in
a positive environment to help students bring out and cultivate
the best qualities in themselves. "No politics, just Hapkido."
What is Hapkido
From the looks of it, Hapkido seems to
combine the locking and throwing aspects of Jiu-jutsu and
Aikido, the striking aspects of Karate, and the footwork of
Hapkido, "The Art of Coordinated
Power," is a Korean martial art that was founded by Choi, Yong-Sool
in the 1950's. Hapkido has a full range fighting arsenal to
choose from, but many people know it for its ability to control
and subdue an attacker through the use of joint locks,
manipulations and pressure points.
There is a big debate on who his
teacher was and how he developed the style. Grand Master Choi
has said he was taught by Sokaku Takeda, a Grandmaster in Daito
Ryu Aiki-jutsu (who also happens to be the teacher of Morihei
Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido). In any case, the similarities
in the styles of Hapkido, Aikido and Daito Ryu Aiki-jutsu are
Aside from the obvious self-defense and
heath aspects of Hapkido, the main objective is to develop one's
self physically, mentally and spiritually.
Directions To This Location
275 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880
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