THE COMPLETE MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL                   Lombard, Illinois  (630) 620-7170                   Naperville, Illinois  (630) 983-9863

** Update ** Lombard and Naperville Schools are now Open!

For Everyone :

  To be clear, we are open, but we are sufficiently social distancing and have altered our practice so that everyone is safe. We also have plenty of sanitizer and require masks while off of the mat. Masks are not required while on the mat.

  The number of students in the dressing room at one time is limited to four, and we will all help each other to remain sufficiently apart so we have an enjoyable and safe return to Hapkido. 

  Anyone feeling sick should not come to school and we ask that you all check your own temperature before leaving your home for class, and confirm upon arrival to school.

Thank you and be safe.Phase4Reopening

Grandmaster Gedo Chang

Grandmaster Gedo Chang grew up in a mountain monastery in Kumsan, Chungnam province in South Korea, learning Hapkido from his father, a Buddhist monk. He became formally recognized as Master of Hapkido in 1964 and opened his school in Korea, calling it "Wol Ge Kwon." In 1973, the Korean Hapkido Association sent Master Chang to the U.S. to teach. That same year, he opened his first U.S. school in Lombard, IL, calling it "Chang's Hapkido Academy."

Black Belts: 8th Degree, Hapkido / 5th Degree, Tae Kwon Do

What is Hapkido?

Korean Martial Art - Hapkido is an easy-to-learn Korean martial art of self-defense suitable for all ages and abilities. Literally, the term Hapkido is derived from three Korean words:

Hap: the coordination of mind and body.
Ki: the inner energy that is created and manifested through "Hap".
Do: the self-controlled and disciplined life necessary to create "Hap" and "Ki".

Hapkido is a complete martial art teaching throws, kicks, punches, joint manipulation, pressure points, free fighting, weapons and meditation. All hapkido skills are designed to subdue an opponent without causing serious injuries.

View our pictures on flickr - Chang's HapkidoView our videos on YouTube - Chang's Hapkido

Our Locations

Contact Us


Chang's Academy
230 S Main St, Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 620-7170

Chang's Academy
1233 S Naper Blvd, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 983-9863

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