We’re the original Korean Hapkido school in the Midwest since 1971 and certified by the Korea KIDO Association. Health and fitness through self-defense training. We specialize in Hapkido training for adults—both men and women—as well as Tae Kwon Do classes for children for ages 5 thru 11. The School's focus is practical self-defense and fitness. Seniors are welcome. Morning, afternoon and evening classes are available.We were featured on CBS’s Best of Chicago.Free trial lessons are available. Family and senior discount.What is HAPKIDO? hap-ki-do, or hapkido means the art of coordinated power.This martial arts and self defense system consist of circular motions incorporating kicks, punches, throwing, joint-locks—breaks—and submission techniques—choke holds. It is a versatile style of martial arts designed to teach you distance and close contact self defense. The attacks focus on the weakest parts of the opponent’s body such as arteries, nerves, joints, and organs, known as pressure points. The defensive movements are circular motions to diminish or neutralize the attacker’s power. You will also increase your fitness, flexibility, and stamina.What Is TAE KWON DO? Tae-kwon-do or taekwondo means the art of kicking and punching.This martial arts and self defense system consists of 75% kicking and 25% blocking or striking. The attacks are designed to directly and effectively strike the opponent. Taekwondo has four types of discipline, which are forms, sparring, self-defense, and breaking. Characterized as a modern style of martial arts and self defense using fast, high, and spinning kicks this is a great martial arts system for children. Taekwondo also teaches confidence, discipline, and respect. You will also benefit from an increase in fitness, flexibility, and stamina.Our objectives for teaching martial arts are to:• Develop confidence and self-esteem through martial arts• Achieve physical fitness through positive participation in martial art• Improve mental discipline and emotional equanimity through martial arts• Learn self-defense to protect yourself and your love ones through martial arts• Develop a sense of respect and responsibility for oneself and others through martial artsCall today.