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Location:  Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902
Swanson Room

Contact us for class dates. 

Yudo (Judo)/Jiu-Jitsu or Taekwondo classes will be provided for kids ages 4+ (please register via the same link below)

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm


HAPKIDO (Ages 13+)

  • Self Defense

  • Aerobic conditioning

  • Strong mind and body

  • Show Focus, Discipline, and Respect

  • Decrease Stress

  • Use the energy of the attacker

  • Circular and linear motion

Hapkido (also spelled hap ki do or hapki-do; Hangul: 합기도; hanja: 合氣道) 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, jool bong (nunchaku), cane, short stick (dan bong), and middle-length staff (joong bong, gun (analogous to the Japanese jō).

What our students say:

"Martial Arts schools have changed a lot since i was young.  I remember having to really work to get to my next ranking.  Unfortunately hard work and high expectations are not the rule but the exception.  I think you will be very happy at this school because the instructors have a deep understanding of the arts.  Fortunately for me they are also very patient.  The classes have been very challenging and I feel healthy again.  I have watched the childrens classes and wow these children are really learning to be respectful.  They do offer several martial art styles so you will have to decide which is the best fit.  I train in taekwondo and enjoy very much.  My kids do taekwondo which is included with their transported after school program which rolls right into summer day camp. very convenient."

"Outstanding martial arts school- excellent instructors and a nice, clean facility.  It's a great place to train the whole family in self-defense and the techniques are as practical as anything I've learned in the Marine Corps or law enforcement.  I love training at OSA!"

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