The Bronx Combat Hapkido Club for Self Defense is located in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx
Our modern style of Hapkido specializes in realistic street self-defense and self-protection for today’s adults
Our mission is to coach, motivate and inspire those who have chosen martial arts as a path to positively transforming their lives. Here at the Bronx Combat Hapkido Club, we strive to impact and empower the lives of its students. We believe that change will occur through the positive benefits of martial arts training and holistic living. We teach people to be physically and mentally ready to defend themselves through blend of traditional and modern day martial arts training. We are committed to creating the person you always believe you could be. A better person filled with security, health, happiness, peace, and harmony.
What is “Combat Hapkido?”
The Combat Hapkido Self Defense System is a modern, eclectic style of the Korean Martial Art of Hapkido. Combat Hapkido techniques are practical, realistic and extremely effective. For this reason Combat Hapkido is also referred to as the "Science of Self-Defense." Combat Hapkido is a new interpretation and application of a selected body of Hapkido techniques. The word "Combat" was added to Combat Hapkido to distinguish this system from Traditional Hapkido styles and to identify its focus as Self-Defense.
John Pellegrinni’s combat-hapkido brainchild is a hybridized version of traditional hapkido, the Korean martial art that is claimed to have descended from Japanese aikijujutsu. He retained many of the strong aikijujutsu self-defense basics that are inherent in hapkido, and by adding new techniques. He created a comprehensive self-defense system that is up-to-date for today’s society. The new self-defense moves found in combat hapkido include defenses against empty-hand assaults, knife attacks, gun threats and impact weapons.
Combat Hapkido employs joint locks, pressure points, throws, hand strikes, and low-line kicks, and trains practitioners to either counter or preemptively strike an imminent attack to defend one's self. In common with many Hapkido styles, it also emphasizes small circular motion, non-resisting movements, and control of an opponent through force redirection and varied movement and practitioners seek to gain advantage through footwork, distractive striking and body positioning to employ leverage. We don't train in katas and traditional weapons or perform high and acrobatic kicks. We focus all our training on street self defense against punches, grabs , holds, and weapons. Because if and when you run across a street self defense situation, (not a fight) you will be familar with it and better perpared.