The Crystal Lake Park District is now accepting registration for the spring session (March 18-April 24, 7-9 pm at Grand Oaks Recreation Center) of Hapkido classes.
Hapkido is the Korean art of self-defense. Hap-Ki Do means the coordination (HAP) of mental and physical power (KI) developed through the study of the method and philosophy (DO) of this martial art style.
What distinguishes Hapkido from other traditional martial art styles is that Hapkido is both an Art of Self-Defense and an Art of Discipline. While other martial art styles emphasize punching and kicking techniques, Hapkido primarily emphasizes the subduing of an opponent with minimal strength.
The application of Hapkido skills do not result in any injury to an opponent or to self. Traditional martial art techniques; i.e., kicks, punches, forms, and blocks are taught. Heavy emphasis is placed on the use of KI. Crystal Lake Park District Hapkido classes are taught by Harriet Johnson (second degree black belt in Hapkido) and Ken Ostergard (first degree black belt in Hapkido).
Hapkido classes are open to participants ages 6 years and older of all ability levels.
Class fees are $62 for non-residents and $47 for park district residents.
All Crystal Lake Park District Hapkido classes take place at Grand Oaks Recreation Center, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake.
Register online at www.crystallakeparks.org or in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office, One East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake. For further information contact Connie Cooke at (815) 459-0680 ext. 213.