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Hapkido for Adults

Hapkido Training and Mastering in North-Western Chicago, IL Suburbs

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Hapkido is a highly eclectic Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs similar joint locks, grappling and throwing techniques to other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. There is also the use of traditional weapons, including knife, sword, rope, sasng juhl bong (nunchaku), cane , short stick , and middle-length staff , gun which vary in emphasis depending on the particular tradition examined.

Hapkido contains both long- and close-range fighting techniques, utilizing jumping kicks and percussive hand strikes at longer ranges as well as pressure point strikes, joint locks, or throws at closer fighting distances. Hapkido emphasizes circular motion, redirection of force, and control of the opponent. Practitioners seek to gain advantage through footwork and body positioning to incorporate the use of leverage, avoiding the use of strength against strength.

The art adapted from Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu as it was taught by Choi Yong-Sool when he returned to Korea after World War II, having lived in Japan for 30 years. This system was later combined with kicking and striking techniques of indigenous and contemporary arts such as taekkyeon, as well as throwing techniques and ground fighting from Japanese judo. Its history is obscured by the historical animosity between the Korean and Japanese people following the Second World War.

Hapkido Learn Techniques

  • Striking, Kicking, Breaking
  • Throws, Sweeps, Joint locks, Grappling
  • Pressure points, Submission holds
  • Stretching, Ki Exercises

Weapons Training

  • Nunchuck
  • Knife
  • Baton
  • Short Stick
  • Bamboo Sword
  • Cane
  • Rope
  • Bokken
  • Sai
  • Kubotan

At Kogan Self-Defense we provide a safe and controlled environment that promotes goodwill, discipline and camaraderie. Our school has a large training area with clean, sanitized, mats. Fitness and work-out gym with equipment such as kettle bells, weights and dumbbells, resistance bands, exercise balls, etc. The techniques you will learn have not been deviated from the original from and remain true to the original source. Kogan Self-Defense is the only school in the area that can make such a bold statement. To get more information about Hapkido and start your classe please contact us online or call at 847-877-4711.

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1549 Barclay Blvd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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