The Bronx Combat Hapkido /Martial Academy for Self Defense is located in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx
Our modern style of Hapkido specializes in realistic street self-defense and self-protection for today’s adults


















It is better to be a tiger for one day than a sheep for a thousand years.
Tibetan Maxim

Become the Tiger !!!


What is “Combat Hapkido?”

The Combat Hapkido Self Defense System is a modern, eclectic style of the Korean Martial Art of Hapkido. Combat Hapkido techniques are practical, realistic and extremely effective.  For this reason Combat Hapkido is also referred to as the "Science of Self-Defense." Combat Hapkido is a new interpretation and application of a selected body of Hapkido techniques. The word "Combat" was added to Combat Hapkido to distinguish this system from Traditional Hapkido styles and to identify its focus as Self-Defense.

John Pellegrinni’s combat-hapkido brainchild is a hybridized version of traditional hapkido, the Korean martial art that is claimed to have descended from Japanese aikijujutsu. He retained many of the strong aikijujutsu self-defense basics that are inherent in hapkido, and by adding new techniques.  He created a comprehensive self-defense system that is up-to-date for today’s society. The new self-defense moves found in combat hapkido include defenses against empty-hand assaults, knife attacks, gun threats and impact weapons.





































Combat Hapkido employs joint locks, pressure points, throws, hand strikes, and low-line kicks, and trains practitioners to either counter or preemptively strike an imminent attack to defend one's self. In common with many Hapkido styles, it also emphasizes small circular motion, non-resisting movements, and control of an opponent through force redirection and varied movement and practitioners seek to gain advantage through footwork, distractive striking and body positioning to employ leverage.  We don't train in katas and traditional weapons or perform high and acrobatic kicks.  We focus all our training on street self defense against punches, grabs , holds, and weapons. Because if and when you run across a street self defense situation, (not a fight) you will be familar with it and better perpared.
No high, acrobatic or flying kicks
No forms, katas or hyungs
No high falls and throws that will can injury you and stop you from training or going to work
100% SELF DEFENSE TRAINING !!!