Hapkido + Self-Defense Classes for Adults and Teens
Self-defense training is important because it helps individuals protect themselves and stay safe in potentially dangerous situations. Here's a simplified bullet point summary of its main parts, along with explanations and examples:
Awareness: Self-defense training emphasizes being aware of your surroundings and potential threats. It means paying attention to what's happening around you and recognizing any signs of danger. For example, noticing someone following you or sensing a suspicious situation.
Avoidance: The first line of defense is avoiding confrontation whenever possible. Self-defense training teaches strategies to escape from dangerous situations or to prevent them from escalating. This can involve walking away from a tense situation or using verbal techniques to defuse conflicts. For instance, crossing the street if you see a group of people behaving aggressively0
Self-defense techniques: Training equips individuals with physical
techniques to protect themselves when avoidance is not possible. This includes learning basic strikes, kicks, and defensive moves that can help create an opportunity to escape or subdue an attacker. For example, knowing how to deliver a palm strike to an assailant's nose or using a knee strike to create distance.
Confidence and mindset: Self-defense training boosts confidence and instills a mindset of self-reliance. By learning how to defend themselves, individuals feel more empowered and capable of protecting their personal safety. This mindset also encourages assertiveness and assertive communication, which can deter potential attackers.
Practice and repetition: Self-defense skills require practice and repetition to become effective. Training involves rehearsing techniques in a controlled environment, simulating realistic scenarios, and participating in drills. This helps individuals develop muscle memory and quick reflexes, enabling them to respond effectively under stress. For instance, practicing simulated attacks with a partner or participating in role-playing scenarios.
Adaptability: Self-defense training teaches individuals to adapt to different situations and assailants. It emphasizes the importance of using techniques that work best for the individual's physical attributes and abilities. Everyone is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. It's about finding strategies that suit you personally.
Remember, self-defense training is not about seeking out fights or promoting violence. It is a means of protecting oneself when faced with an imminent threat, promoting personal safety, and enabling individuals to make smart decisions in challenging situations.
Tuesday & Thursday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
PRICES FOR CLASSES
2 Week Trial Classes + T-Shirt
Month To Month Regular Classes
$100.00 Per Month
Each Additional Family Member
$80.00 Per Month
NO CONTRACTS REQUIRED
NO REGISTRATION FEE
NO EQUIPTMENT PURCHASE REQUIRED
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do you measure a student's progress in Hapkido + Self-Defense Training?
As a student progresses in rank, his belt color changes to reflect his progress. Within a rank, we use stripes on the belt to measure the student’s progress until the student has earned enough stripes to test for a new rank and belt color. These are the small goals we set for students to achieve their Big Goal of Black Belt.
Q. What is the key to success in Hapkido + Self-Defense Training?
The key elements in a student’s progress in Martial Arts are his or her attitude, goals for advancement and consistency of training. Setting and achieving goals for advancement, such as stripe and belt promotions, and training on a regular weekly schedule is essential to success in Martial Arts
Q. I am a non-violent person who hates violence. Why should I train in Self-Defense?
That's a good question. The short answer is, tis better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war. In other words, you can't truly call yourself "peaceful" unless you are capable of great violence. If you are not capable of violence then you are not "peaceful", you're "harmless". That's an important distinction. Violence, when there is no alternative, is survival.
Q: Is there a risk of injury with martial arts?
Any sport or form of exercise comes with a risk of injury. However, there are a few things that make our program very safe. It's because of these few things that we barely see any injuries with our program.
Stretching: At the beginning of every class, we go through a series of stretches. These stretches get your muscles and joints ready and warmed up for exercise.
Supervision: Every class is supervised by trained, experienced professionals. We watch carefully to make sure no student is doing anything in a dangerous or unsafe way.
In short, we place a tremendous amount of focus on fun and safety. It's because of this that we feel confident telling you that while there is a risk for injury with our program - it's a very small risk.
While we want to avoid injury, as a student of Hapkido you will feel pain. The purpose of Hapkido is to inflict pain on those who would attack you. To be able to accomplish this you must inflict some pain on your partner to know your technique works. Your partner must inflict some pain on you so he will know the technique works and so you know how it feels when you use the technique on others. Knowing what the pain feels like that you can inflict on others should make one attempt to diffuse a situation before it becomes violent.
When Are Hapkido Classes and what age person attends?
We have Hapkido classes 2 days per week. On Tuesday and Thursday, our classes are from 7:30PM to 8:30 PM. We have a variety of ages in the class from 13 years old to the late ’40s or early ’50s.
Are there belts in Hapkido +Self-Defense Training?
Yes, and the belt colors can vary from school to school. From lowest to highest, our belts are white, orange, yellow, green, purple, blue, brown, red, senior red, black with a white stripe and black belt. To be promoted to the next belt level a student must demonstrate proficiency in the concepts and techniques of their present belt level and previous levels.
How long does it take to earn a black belt in Hapkido?
Usually around three years of training at least two times per week, but the actual amount of time it takes can vary and is dependent on the skill and dedication of the individual student. Be mindful that, while a black belt is certainly a big milestone, it is not an end result!
Are there forms in Hapkido?
What happens in a typical Hapkido + Self-Defense class?
Class typically begins with Ki (“energy”) development exercises and deep breathing, warmup and stretching, and meditation. Then students practice kicks and strikes before pairing off to study self-defense techniques.
How does a student measure his/her progress in Hapkido + Self-Defense?
We have a goal-oriented curriculum represented by our belt promotion system. We have 10 belt levels before Black Belt. Each belt level is divided into thirds. Each time you complete a third of your belt curriculum you receive a stripe for your belt. When you attain 3 stripes you are eligible for a belt promotion test. During regular training you could earn a stripe each month and be eligible to test for the next belt level in 3 months. At the beginning some belts have a shorter period of time and later some have a longer period of time. Training on a regular weekly basis is essential for success in Hapkido. With regular training you could expect to complete all belts in approximately 30 months and then prepare for your Black Belt test in the next 3 to 6 months.