Chon Sul Kwan is the actual Korean identity of our style "Tactical Hapkido". The Chon Sul Kwan system of Hapkido was created by American Grandmaster Barry Rodemaker in 2001 and is derived from earlier styles of Hapkido. Chon Sul Kwan is officially registered and accredited with the World Korean Martial Arts Union.
Chon Sul Kwan emphasizes practical real world defense. One thing that set's Chon Sul Kwan apart is that the techniques are named instead of numbered and is taught in a very systematic order that makes it much easier to learn than various other types of Hapkido. Each subsequent belt rank builds on knowledge learned in the previous belt.
"Tactical Hapkido is a conceptually driven, systematic approach to the way of coordinating energy in a tactical training environment." -- Grandmaster Rodemaker
The path of instruction in Chon Sul Kwan is based around the geometry of attacker in relation to the defender and explores every practical Hapkido technique for each subsequent geometrical relation. Like other kinds of Hapkido, Chon Sul Kwan has kicks, punches, joint manipulation, and nerve attacks. This style of Hapkido focuses on lower kicks than some and is considered very friendly to older martial artists and/or people that suffer from physical disabilities.
Another defining trait of Chon Sul Kwan it is a Christian Ministry Outreach program and is often taught in churches of many different denominations all over the world. As it is primarily a ministry, Chon Sul Kwan typically has much lower fees and is generally less expensive to learn and teach than other types of Hapkido.
While Chon Sul Kwan is one of the newest Hapkido systems it is founded on very solid traditional Hapkido and has devotees throughout the United States and is gaining popularity worldwide.
OUR STORY Defenders of Faith Martial Arts
Defenders of Faith Martial Arts Inc. Is a Christian based school that provides practical self-defense for everyone.
Our school teaches the martial arts of Taekwondo and Chon Sul Kwan Tactical Hapkido. We also, instruct the Women’s Conflict Continuum, teaching practical defense techniques for women on how to protect themselves from a random attacks. Our current student body, which includes students ranging from 13 – 65 years of age. Some with physical limitations, which do not stop them from learning these skills. Our goal is to continue to grow the school and provide Christian based practical self - defense martial arts, thru the art of both Taekwondo and Tactical Hapkido. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at Body Revolution in Freeport PA.
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Bob & Willa Weltner - Owners, 5th Degree Black Belts. We have been training in Tactical Hapkido for a little over 11 years. We love teaching others this great self defense martial art, because we feel everyone should be able to defend themselves so they do not become a victim from an act of violence. We chose Tactical Hapkido for the practicality of the art, where any age, shape or physical limitations, are able to defend themselves.
Taekwondo Instructor - Cody Baum- Cody is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and Tactical Hapkido. Cody has been practicing Martial Arts for years. He is extremely skilled in both arts and is a great asset to Defenders of Faith. He instructs ages 6 and up in Taekwondo and is a key instructor for Hapkido.
Jason Young - 1st Degree Black Belt in Tactical Hapkido. Jason has been training in Tactical Hapkido for about 6 years. Since earning his Black Belt Jason has become one of our instructors. He helps train the lower belt students in the concepts of the Tactical Hapkido art.