Our instructors come from all walks of life and have extensive teaching experience. All are certified black belts that care more about improving their students skills than their own ego. Our studio environment has been designed to impart a sense of calm, relaxation and well-being. The Hapkido Institute promotes a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere. We keep our school impeccably clean at all times. The Hapkido Institute is a community-based martial art academy organized under the guiding philosophy that all people, regardless of race, sex, age or gender are entitled to the benefits intrinsic to the study of martial arts. We believe students learn most effectively by training in a noncompetitive, supportive environment where the purpose is the achievement of personal health, self-protection, physical fitness, and emotional and spiritual maturity. Beyond the practice of physical skills, as teachers and students we are committed to living socially responsible lives, encouraging the martial arts traditions of honor, loyalty, family and bravery.