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THIS IS A FREE SERVICE for NON Martial Artists. Started by Four time Senior Master Instructor Kyoshi English. This FREE service is offered through our nonprofit organization, The Women's Self-defense Network. There are no strings attached. We educate Men and Women about the dangers of our society. Learn how to make yourself less of a target, more aware of your surroundings, and more confident in your appearance. Learn how to use practical self-defense techniques that will prepare you to escape a much larger and stronger attacker. Everyone should be able to defend themselves and now that its free there are no excuses.

The purpose of this group is to give back to the community and educate NON Martial Artists about how to defend themselves in an attack. Through Education, awareness, and training we will save lives. Combat Hapkido, The Science of Self Defense, is not a sport. Designed for street combat.

Combat Hapkido is an extremely realistic and versatile discipline of self protection that includes an extensive variety of joint locks, kicks, strikes, take downs, pressure points, ground grappling, disarming techniques and the use of selected weapons. The result is a comprehensive Self Defense system enjoyable to learn, safe to practice and most of all totally effective.

Combat Hapkidos’ dynamic concepts are based on scientific principles of anatomy and biomechanics as well as psychology and strategy. It is well suited for men and women of all ages and sizes because physical strength and athletic abilities are not essential. The emphasis is on redirecting the assailants’ aggression and power back toward them with little effort and minimum force on your part.

Combat Hapkido is ideal for those individuals who do not have the time, desire or ability to commit themselves to the demanding study of a traditional Martial Art and are not interested in the “sport” aspect required by many systems. The essence of Combat Hapkido is pure Self Defense. It is the synthesis of scientific principles, realistic applications and plain common sense. Combat Hapkido was developed by Grand Master John Pellegrini, and differs from other Hapkido styles philosophically as well as technically.

The classes are held at Tactical Martial Arts near the Olive Garden restaurant on Midlothian Turnpike. Visit there website for driving directions and a picture of the building. WWW. or call them at 804-272-8880. Come as a group or by yourself. ACT BEFORE THE ATTACK. We think your worth it. Join Defend Yourself Virginia on meetup and help us support free Self-defense.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, February 13, 2016 1:00 PM

    Southside- Concealed Carry Permit Class

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  • Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:00 PM

    Southside- ACT NOW before the attack

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  • Saturday, February 27, 2016 8:00 AM

    Concealed Carry class

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  • Saturday, February 27, 2016 1:00 PM

    Concealed Carry class

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  • Saturday, March 12, 2016 1:00 PM

    March 12th, 1pm- Concealed Carry Class

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Founded Jul 14, 2009


Kyoshi English, Kayla

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