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Colorado Combat Hapkido Academy

Teaching Martial Artists, Military Personnel, Law Enforcement and Citizens to Defend Themselves.

What is Hapkido?

Hapkido means "The Way of Coordinated Power."

It is a blended martial art which incorporates the kicks of modern Taekwondo and ancient Taekyon with hand strikes, joint locks, throws and pressure point compliance techniques.

Combat Hapkido was conceived to address the needs of martial artists looking for a dynamic and practical self-defense system that produces effective results in real life situations.

The essence of Combat Hapkido is Pure Self-Defense.

Combat Hapkido can be easily integrated into any self-defense program because it complements and blends well with any martial art style.

International Combat Hapkido Federation

How To Find Us

The Colorado Combat Hapkido Academy is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado near (South East of) the intersection of Academy and North Carefree Circle, behind King Pin Bowl. Look for the "Aikido" signs.
See the Map to Our Location

In addition to regular classes, the following programs are available

  • Private Lessons by Appointment.
  • Group Seminars.
  • Corporate Programs.
  • Women's Self-Defense Seminars.
  • Annual Summer Training Camp.

Call us at: (719) 264-0473

About the Instructor

Arthur R. Huerta, M.Ed. is a certified International Combat Hapkido Federation (ICHF) instructor based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Mr. Huerta is trained in Combat Hapkido, Taekwondo, Brazilian Jujitsu, weapons and a variety of other martial art styles. He is married with four children.

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt - Combat Hapkido.
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt - Taekwondo.
  • Master of Education Degree.

What is Different with
Combat Hapkido?

Combat Hapkido is a modern, eclectic, dynamic and most of all flexible style of Hapkido developed by Grandmaster John Pellegrini

Combat Hapkido differs from other styles in philosophy as well as techniques:

  • Combat Hapkido is 100% Self-Defense
  • Combat Hapkido kicks are directed to the lower part of the body. We do not teach acrobatic or flashy kicks.
  • Combat Hapkido employs throws in a very limited manner.
  • Combat Hapkido has no traditional blocks or stances.
  • Combat Hapkido does not teach "traditional" weapons. We teach cane, short stick and toher modern Self-Defense tools.
  • Combat Hapkido teaches special weapon disarming techniques.
  • Combat Hapkido teaches ground fighting techniques.
  • Combat Hapkido includes knife fighting tatics.

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