Martial Arts in Harrison

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Established: 2011

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Most popular offering: Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido, Self-Defense

Pro Tip: Teaching self-defense in a traditional martial-arts environment.

Good for Kids: Yes

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

While some traditional martial-art schools merely practice patterns or breaking boards, the teachers at Hapkido-USA Springfield LLC buck that trend, focusing purely on the art of self defense in a disciplined, traditional martial-arts environment. "We teach...elements of boxing, kickboxing, ground defense, joint locks, throwing and pinning techniques," says the owner.

Making sure that burgeoning martial artists learned such useful techniques is the very thing that drew him to teaching in the first place, and it remains his favorite part of his job. "[I like] watching students grow in their knowledge and confidence," he says. "In hapkido, people get the increase in self-confidence with a realistic expectation of their self-defense skills."

3050 S. National, Suite 100

With programs designed for martial artists aged 4 and older, Martial Arts USA caters to students young and old, not only teaching methods of self-defense, but also the importance of self-discipline and a strong moral foundation. Enrolling kids in classes helps develop focus, respect, and physical acumen during fun, engaging sessions. Adults can sign up for classes in tae kwon do to learn methods of defense while also getting a great workout.

2121 W Republic Rd

The certified instructors and black belts at Grandmaster Hans Martial Arts of Central Arkansas do more than just teach their students how to kick and hit. Instead, their sparring lessons in various arts––including jujitsu and tae kwon do––are designed to build confidence, teach bravery, and instill self-discipline. They do so for adults as well as kids, who can also take advantage of the facility's active after-school program.

1216 Harkrider Street