Hapkido Throws

List of Hapkido Throws

Here is a list of common Hapkido throws (yusul) with their Korean names. Many Judo throws were added to Hapkido during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the early 1900s.

The information on these pages and videos are meant to reinforce and supplement the instruction given at your Hapkido classes. To properly understand these techniques, you need to learn them from a Hapkido instructor who can provide you with an in-depth explanation of the technique, help correct your mistakes, answer your questions and detail how the technique should be utilized.

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Hapkido Throws (Yusul)

  • Entering Throw – Yu Sasul
  • Foot Throw – Yu Yuksul
  • Four Direction Throw – Yu Isul
  • Heaven & Earth Throw – Yu Kusul
  • Hip Throw – Yu Chilsul
  • Open & Turn Throw – Yu Ohsul
  • Rotary Throw – Yu Samsul
  • Scissor Throw
  • Shoulder Throw – Yu Palsul
  • Shoulder Wheel Throw
  • Wrist Out Turn – Yu Ilsul


  1. Fargo Self Defense, Terminology, http://www.hapkidoselfdefense.com/terminology_1.htm