Develop Your personal defensive methods of combat using the Five Elements.
Chon-tu Kwan Hapkido (Combat Hapkido) can use the Five Elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void to help you delve into your own capability. Each Element gives you the opportunity to develop techniques, principles, strategy, and a mindset.
The Earth element is where you start, developing a sense of stability, boundary-setting, and the foundation movements of Chon-tu Kwan Hapkido. You will learn punches, kicks, and special strikes. You’ll learn how to roll safely when you fall, how to keep your balance so you don’t have to fall, and how to deliver power through your skeletal structure, no matter your strength. You’ll also learn how to defend against the 12 most common attacks in America today, including punches, kicks, slaps, tackles, grabs, and restraints.
In the Water element you learn to change position and perspective to get a better angle on the problem. You’ll learn how to apply your strikes in motion, along with advanced rolling skills, joint locks, arm-bars, and ground survival techniques. You’ll also develop the power of the fluid shock wave, where timing and shifting weight provides a surprising surge of power at just the right angle. You’ll develop your skill against 12 more attacks that are likely from an experienced attacker, including multiple punches, ground take-downs, headlocks, hammerlock restraints, “bear hug” grabs, and attack combinations.
The Fire element builds on these skills by developing your sense of connection and timing. You’ll learn how to recognize the perfect moment to move, along with developing hurdling skills, throws, and fighting from challenging positions. You’ll learn 12 more defenses against experienced attackers, including how to counter a speed jab punch, an overwhelming shove, being kicked while on the ground, and being pulled off your feet.
In the Wind element you will explore freedom of movement and how to let the attacker’s energy become their own problem. You’ll learn to evade the attacker in such a way as to unbalance them and direct them to the ground effortlessly. Along the way, you’ll learn advanced joint lock techniques, throws, break-falls and striking techniques, plus how to read an opponent’s precontact cues so well that you can move with their attack even as they launch it.
The Void element is the last of the five before Black Belt. You’ll learn to perceive the dynamics of the fight with enough simplicity that you can efficiently position yourself inside the action, take control in the best way, and end the fight on your terms. You also learn further techniques in advanced rolling, joint control, choking, and balance control.
Black Belt Degrees
Black Belt training goes on from there, uplifting the Five Foundation Elements into techniques of the mind and spirit as you advanced through degrees of Black Belt toward mastery.
What a journey! Are you ready to begin?
School is starting and that means once again our children will be seeing people who are bullied.
A bystander is a witness, in this case, a witness to bullying, someone who sees another person getting physically, socially or verbally intimidated. A bystander is commonly seen as a fly on the wall, an observer helpless to step in. A bystander has just as big a role as the Bully and the Victim.
They can do one of three things:
When teaching courses in classrooms I follow this statement up with one question, “Which one are you?” Most of us do nothing when our friend or a classmate is being bullied, they stand idle and watch. Doing nothing as a bystander helps the bully. The bully wants to draw attention to the situation and have people watch, by standing in the audience, we are helping. This statement is unsettling.
The eager students will shout out, “You need to help them!” The majority of bullying is uprooted when a bystander steps in. All it takes is one person to stand next to the victim, and the bully will turn away. It’s our jobs as parents and older siblings to teach the young to stand up for one another. We can all stand up against Bullying.
There are a few strategies bystanders can use to help out the Victim, but not put themselves under the bully’s foot:
“Paul, where have you been, I need that book I lent you. Let’s go to your locker.”
I see Hapkido as anti-bully training. It teaches you confidence and the ability to assert yourself and stands strong for what you believe in. Remember, Parents, teachers and Sensei’s are excellent people to talk to. They are your support system and can give you advice. It is your job to stand strong.
Here’s why so many parents choose Alpha Omega Martial Arts as their partner in developing an extraordinary citizen....
We use Combat Hapkido to teach children how to be powerful and aware so they can live a safe and happy and fulfilling life.
Imagine your child…
Your child excelling at life and becoming a citizen with a strong presence
— that’s our mission at Alpha Omega Martial Arts Academy.
We teach your child the lessons dearest to your heart as a parent.We use Combat Hapkido to teach how to grow up with honest confidence, knowing the value of teamwork, how to reach for a challenging goal, encouraging others, and all about focus, dignity, life-long love of healthy fitness, and the strength that comes with being cheerfully tough and resilient. We know you want all that for your child.
Combat Hapkido leadership training teaches how to stand up for what is right, how to take care of others in challenging moments, how to look your best — best fitness, best posture, best health — so you stand out in a crowd as a person who matters!
We offer a sure path to youth empowerment and leadership
With each seemingly routine but truly magical class, your child practices the art of winning – paying attention, building strength, achieving goals, associating with people who seek centeredness, expanding ability to take care of others, and nurturing a sense of community and connectedness.
Martial Arts are a great way to help your child grow up proud and capable!
Children today need to feel more secure in the world. But they also need to learn they are ultimately responsible for creating that security for themselves. To learn this big life lesson, they must learn to keep going through things that would hold them back. In a systematic, safe and fun way, Alpha Omega Combat Hapkido will help your child explore and stretch all the physical, mental and winning spirit boundaries.
Combat Hapkido training is all about perseverance – intelligence and commitment combined. We transform young lives by teaching children to avoid negative forces while developing their strengths – creating leaders and peacemakers dedicated to using their training to benefit the community.
Leader, follower, or loner – which one do you want your child to become?
Alpha Omega Martial Arts training provides the opportunity and the skills to overcome any obstacle on the path to success by teaching:
True self esteem is earned through struggle, not awarded as a presentKids think we are cool in our black belts, but parents know we are their best allies in helping them raise and empower their children.
“I almost never listened to my father’s advice, but I always listened to my martial arts teacher. It’s ironic to recognize they were both teaching me the same important things.”
– Michael Rowe, 40 years of martial arts training
Life is all too short and our children grow up so fast. We have limited time to expose them to the ideas, the people, and the experiences that will arm them with the tools they need – not only for material success – but for deep and authentic happiness.
“I will never forget the day my daughter first stepped on the mat. That day stands out for both of us as one of the most important of her life.”
–Erin Harmon, Alpha Omega mother
Better health, higher fitness, more mental and emotional clarity, a lot of new friendships, and many adventure experiences await your child.
We invite you to use our Combat Hapkido classes to help raise your child to become a self-actualized adult you will be proud to see walking purposefully in the world.