Welcome to Self Defense America

Self Defense America of Virginia has been serving the Northern Virginia area since 1995. Classes are well-suited for men and women of all sizes and ages (13 years old and up) — physical strength and athletic abilities are not essential.  The…

Benefits

Combat Hapkido is a modern, dynamic self defense system that offers all the benefits of classical martial arts but without rituals, rigidity, obsolete techniques, or unsafe exercises. Benefits include: Physical Benefits Stamina and endurance Muscle tone and strength Weight loss…

Traditional Hapkido vs. Combat Hapkido

Traditional Hapkido and Combat Hapkido explained: Combat Hapkido is a new, modern style of Hapkido developed by Grandmaster John Pellegrini.  It differs from other Hapkido styles philosophically as well as technically. The following are a few examples: Combat Hapkido is…

Program Details

Students learn dynamic concepts that are based on scientific principles of anatomy and biokinetics — as well as pscyhology and stragegy.  The emphasis is on redirecting the assailant’s force and controlling the attacker with minimum effort on the student’s part.…