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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.

Summer Classes!

Join us this summer for HapKiDo classes in our newly remodeled training hall. We have two mats and the largest space in the tri-cities area, offering a comfortable, well lit environment to learn authentic martial arts. Our waiting area offers free wi-fi, comfortable seats and couches, tables, and a large viewing window. If you are an adult new to martial arts, or someone who studied years ago and is interested in returning to martial arts, our school is for you. If you you have children that would benefit from martial arts training, by all means, come to our school and see the facility yourself. We offer many childrens, and tweens classes, Monday thru Saturday.

This summer we will offer many different programs to chose from, including free introductory classes, discounts on uniforms and more. We are conveniently located at the corner of Randall Rd. and Dean St. in St. Charles.

For more information on our programs, email us at: info@fourelementsmartialarts.com.

Martial arts is also a great way to stay in shape, get fit and enjoy the many benefits of excersise. Learn how to deal with stress, relax and gain mind body balance.

See you at the dojang!