Aikido / Hapkido

Aikido is a Japanese martial art considered non aggressive which uses the opponent's energy against them. Aikido primarily focuses on joint locks and throws to subdue an opponent.

Some Philosophical principals of Aikido are a commitment to a peaceful resolution of conflict whenever possible; and self-improvement through Aikido training.




Hapkido is a Korean martial art that is predominately defensive; incorporating throws and joint locks, but also utilizing kicks, punches and hand strikes.

Some of the core principles of Hapkido are nonresistance when meeting force and using a circular motion when countering and attacking.




Students practice these movements not only for self defense, but also to develop timing, coordination, control, joint flexibility and self confidence.

Arlington Heights
School of Martial Arts
660 East Golf Road
Arlington Heights IL 60005
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