The essence of our Hapkido is pure self-defense. It is the synthesis of scientific principles, realistic applications and plain common sense.

Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido (or Combat Hapkido) is an extremely realistic and versatile discipline of self-protection that includes an extensive variety of joint locks, kicks, strikes, take downs, pressure points, ground survival, disarming techniques and the use of selected weapons. The result is a comprehensive self-defense system that is enjoyable to learn, safe to practice and, most of all, totally effective.It is well suited for men and women of all ages and sizes because physical strength and athletic abilities are not essential.

Hapkido’s dynamic concepts are based on scientific principles of anatomy and biomechanics, as well as psychology and strategy. The emphasis is on redirecting the assailant’s aggression and power back towards them with little effort and minimum force on the part of the practitioner. We continues to research, study and learn and as a result, the system will be further refined and will continue to evolve and adapt to changing conditions.

Hapkido is ideal for those individuals who do not have the time, desire or ability to commit themselves to the demanding study of a traditional martial art and are not interested in the “sport” aspect required by many systems.

Uniform (black pants, hapkido t-shirt and belt) required before a student is able to promote, as well as a membership to the International Combat Hapkido Federation (coordinate and pay for uniform and membership through The Academy of Martial Arts). Once purchased, uniforms should be worn to every class.