Pho Bak

Pho Bak (Rope) – Hapkido Martial Arts Weapon

The Pho Bak is a rope or belt which is used as a self-defense weapon in Hapkido. This traditional Hapkido weapon is used to restrain, immobilize or choke an attacker. The Pho Bak is also less threatening and more concealable than a sword, staff, etc.

For other traditional martial arts weapons, please visit the main Martial Arts Weapons section.

Video Demonstration of a Pho Bak (Rope)


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