Do you want to learn how to
You feel vulnerable and want to defend yourself and your family.
You want an intense workout that builds muscle and increases dexterity.
You want the self-esteem boost that comes with knowing you can fight.
The dangers of the world are endless
Learning to defend yourself is about more than simply wielding a weapon. The truth is that amateurs who have weapons end up getting hurt with them more often than predators do – and that’s a real problem. There’s no point in arming yourself if you’re not also in the right condition to be able to act if you or someone you love is threatened.
Hapkido is popular because it takes self-defense and turns it into an art form.
you will grow with every class!
Hapkido teaches you how to defend yourself by building on your body’s natural reactions to being attacked and giving you the tools – and the strength – to disarm and defeat your opponents. As you train, you’ll build stamina and hone your reflexes until you are a fighting machine.
Defend Yourself in Any Situation
Nobody wants to be the victim of a crime, and yet it happens to people every day. The best way to avoid being harmed is to know how to defend yourself.
Hapkido training emphasizes teaching students how to react in real-life situations. It’s not theoretical – it’s practical and effective.
You won’t have to worry about figuring out how to translate your Hapkido training outside of the dojo, because our instructors will help you do it.
Hapkido is a Killer Workout
It can be hard to get a great workout without someone to push you. If you want to be a total badass, the treadmill isn’t going to get you there.
Hapkido is intense...but FUN! Repetitive kicking and punching burn a ton of calories, and testing to move up a level requires mental and physical toughness. You’ll use every muscle.
Whether you want to lose weight or just get in the best physical shape of your life, Hapkido can help you do it.
Practical Self-Defense at its Best
One of the hardest things about learning self-defense is overcoming your natural instincts to learn new moves.
Hapkido works with those instincts – such as bringing your hands up to protect your face – and turns them into powerful moves that allow you to defend yourself and drive attackers away.
You’ll learn to use the tools you have and combine them with traditional martial arts and other forms of fighting.
Relieve Stress and Anxiety
We all have to deal with stress and anxiety in our lives – from work, family, and everything else. You need to have a healthy outlet for it to stay healthy.
Hapkido banishes stress by burning it off. When you’re working out, you need to give over your body and mind to the process. There’s no room for worrying.
By the time you’re done working out, you’ll be flooded with endorphins and feeling a serious sense of accomplishment – and your stress will be under control.
This is a great place to learn not only self-defense, but things like self-control, confidence, and courtesy for every day life. The instructors are awesome and actually help you learn the techniques the proper way, as well as the effectiveness of each move and break down how they work. They care about every student and each class offers a fun time, great friends, and a good challenge for body and mind.
This place is totally amazing! They not only teach martial arts, but also incorporate courtesy, integrity, self control and many other life skills that are so valuable in every day life. They are very family oriented, always something fun going on to engage everyone. Extremely knowledgeable instructors who are constantly learning new techniques to bring to their students. In case you could not tell...WE LOVE Sturgis Academy of Martial Arts!!!
Super positive environment for learning and training. All of the instructors are awesome and take time with every student inside and outside of class👍Overall awesome place to train!
Sturgis Academy of Martial Arts is a top notch school! I have seen so many students (young and old alike) achieve not only valuable self defense skills but more importantly their gains in self confidence levels are remarkable. The owners/instructors are extremely knowledgeable and their passion for this school truly shines. I see great things in this school’s future. Highly recommend! Give it a try!
I don't even know where to begin on how wonderful this place is! My boys have really grown into empathetic, respectful young men with help from wonderful instructors. It is very much a welcoming atmosphere, if you have any questions or concerns there is always a listening ear and a solution. Thank you guys so much for everything!
Such an awesome atmosphere! Bret, Katie and other instructors do such a good job training. Hands down the best gym around
My son started as a Young Dragon and has grown so much with their help, he just started training in Tae Kwon Do Junior classes and loves every bit of it. It has really helped him focus more in his school and has helped him in so many ways. I myself am a Hapkido student here and love every class. It’s tough but honestly nothing good in life is easy. All the instructors are awesome whether your a little kid or a teenager or even an adult they make learning fun. This is their passion and it truly shows. I’m hoping all my kids will eventually join me in Hapkido when they get older or at least keep with Tae Kwon Do. I would recommend SAMA to anyone. To top it off they have fun events like Parent’s Night Out where you can drop the kids off for a couple hours and maybe have a quick date night. I can’t say enough good things about them.
The Hamlin’s have taken this martial arts studio above and beyond expectations in a few short years since taking over as co-owners. Their passion for teaching and sharing their knowledge of Taekwondo and Hapkido is contagious. You will become family when you start your journey at the Sturgis Academy of Martial Arts!
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Yes. Hapkido teaches you to use your body and its capabilities to ward off attacks and stay cool in tense situations. You’ll feel prepared to handle anything that comes your way.
Absolutely. Hapkido is a high-intensity workout that pushes students to their physical limits. You’ll learn just how strong and powerful your body can be.
Yes. In fact, the reason that Hapkido was developed in the first place is that its first practitioner, a young Czechoslovakian man, recognized the need for a self-defense method that went beyond sparring in a gym to incorporate street fighting and practical self-defense. Hapkido teaches students how to use their bodies effectively to defend themselves.
Absolutely! Hapkido is designed to help people who might be smaller than their attackers to defend themselves, so it’s an ideal self-defense method for women to learn.
Yes, you don’t need experience to take Hapkido classes. There are levels of Hapkido just as there are in any martial arts discipline, so you’ll start at the bottom and work your way up.
Yes, there are six levels: Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Brown and Black. You’ll have to test at each level before advancing to the next.
Hapkido builds core strength and flexibility.
Studying Hapkido increases self-confidence and self-esteem.
People who learn Hapkido carry themselves with pride.
Hapkido emphasizes the mind-body connection and helps students learn self-control.
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