- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 60 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- December 1989
Chon-tu Kwan Hapkido
Defensive Tactics/Military Combatives
Michael is an instructor with over 30 years of Korean Martial Arts, Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics, and Military Combatives. He is an instructor capable of providing a balanced approach to self-defense.
Michael is a student of Grandmasters Yong Chin Pak (Taekwondo/Hapkido/Judo), John Pellegrini (Combat Hapkido). He is also the Defensive Tactics Instructor at Douglas County Corrections in Omaha, Nebraska.
Additionally he has been a student of various meditation techniques for over ten years.
Combat Hapkido is an extremely realistic and versatile discipline of self-protection that includes an extensive variety of strikes, kicks, joint locks, pressure points, ground survival and disarming techniques. The result is a practical, comprehensive Self Defense system that is enjoyable to learn and truly effective in realistic situations. It is well suited for men and women of all ages and sizes because physical strength and athletic abilities are not essential.+ Read More
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The International Combat Hapkido Federation (ICHF) is the governing body for Chon-tu Kwan (Combat) Hapkido worldwide. The ICHF provides recognition of registered charter schools through which training according to the Federations; curriculum is conducted. Additionally the ICHF provides recognition and training for Instructors and Black Belts world-wide.+ Read More
Had my first lesson this weekend and it was excellent. A great teacher can be hard to find. I highly recommend Mr. R and am looking forward to many more lessons to come :)