Welcome to West’s Hapkido Academy. You have just taken the first step on the road to:
• PHYSICAL FITNESS
• INCREASED CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM
• WEIGHT CONTROL
• INCREASED AWARENESS AND FOCUS
• LOOKING AND FEELING YOUNGER
With over 200 years teaching experience in the ancient art of Hapkido, our instructors at West’s Hapkido Academy provide a well rounded course of instruction in traditional martial arts with a focus on improving the overall being rather than just “teaching someone how to fight.” In actuality, we teach our students how not to fight. Our course of study includes stretching exercises, a proven aid in long-range health maintenance; self-defense techniques which require the student to move and to think in directions that are, at first, alien to him/her; and lastly, to make the student aware of his/her responsibility to others. The student should never frivolously use the techniques that have been taught.
“THE FIRST PERSON TO THROW A PUNCH IS THE FIRST PERSON TO RUN OUT OF IDEAS.”
Our training is for all ages, as evidenced by our enrollment which includes a child of 12 years, a man of 75 years and just about everyone in between.
Women find our program an excellent art for self-defense and fitness. Hapkido relies on knowledge and movement rather than strength to complete techniques. The size of the person performing a technique is irrelevant. Consequently, a 220 lb. attacker is at the mercy of a 110 lb. trained practitioner. This quality makes Hapkido ideal for women and children.
At West’s HapKiDo we feel that if you are NOT part of the solution, then you ARE part of the problem.
Four times a year we offer free training at our school for any Law Enforcement Personnel that wishes to attend. Contact us for details on the next seminar. We also offer discounted seminars for all Law Enforcement Agencies. You can come to us or we will come to your facility. Master West is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, and a member of its’ FBI Alumni.
Beginner Classes (Adults)
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Advanced & Black Belt Class (Adults)
Mondays – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Open Classes (Adult )
Saturday – 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Wednesday – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Private instruction is available at no extra charge during “open class” times as well as before and after regular classes.