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

Tier 3 COVID Update

We will be closed for the Christmas and New Year's holidays starting Wednesday, 12/23 and reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021. We hope everyone has a happy and healthy Holiday season, and see you in the new year!


In compliance with the State of Illinois COVID Response Tier 3 Migation Requirements, as of Friday November 20, 2020, the Lombard school's indoor group classes will be paused.

Starting Monday, November 30, 2020, individual instruction, limited to 30 minutes, will be available at the Lombard school by reservation only.  Call (630) 620-7170.  Please note: face coverings must be worn at all times and locker rooms will be closed. The restrictions are currently planned to last two weeks with the potential to extend further.

Thank you and be safe.


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

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

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