Hapkido is a dynamic and eclectic Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, techniques of other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. Weaponary is also taught and practiced.

Our Founder
Grandmaster Chu S. Ma is a nationally recognized grandmaster in HapKiDo, and has taught in the tri cities area for decades, creating a form of martial art that draws from many discipines to create a unique, well balanced system of self defense that is suited to adults and children.

Private Lessons Available!

Call (847) 239-3789 for more information and to schedule an appointment.


St. Charles East Girls Cross Country Team
complete Self-Defense Seminar

Tuesday June 16th, 2015

Four Elements Martial Arts is proud to have hosted the Girls Cross Country team for a two day women's self-defense program. The girls were taught basic techniques to help defend themselves should they run into trouble. Senior Instructors from Master Ma's Hapkido program helped to lead the sessions. Special thanks to Coach Mike Arenberg for arranging this for the girls. We hope to see you all back at the dojang soon!

Summer 2015 Girls Cross Country Self Defense Seminar Group Photo