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The Studio

Grand Master Bong Soo Han's Santa Monica Studio, in existence for more than 37 years, is one of the most established Martial Arts schools in the greater Los Angeles area. The location also serves as headquarters for the International Hapkido Federation.

The facilities include a large training room and mat for classes, and a smaller room and mat for warm-up purposes and additional training. During business hours (10:00am - 8:00pm, Mon-Fri) students have access to at least one of the rooms and are welcome to train on their own. The mats are premium Olympic-style mats, extending from wall to wall. Amenities include locker rooms for both men and women, each of which contains lockers, shower and bathroom facilities. Drinking water is available in the main training room and all water is filtered/softened. The Studio houses a full martial arts supply, and all training supplements, i.e. uniforms, videos, books, clothing/accessories are available for purchase. For precise Studio location, please see directions.

The Classes

Our group classes are divided into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels and are held primarily during weekday evening hours. Early morning and afternoon classes are offered three times a week, in addition to a Saturday morning class, for all levels. Exact times are located in the class schedule. Classes are approximately one hour in length and cover meditation, warm-up, stretching, and techniques. While all classes are instructed by senior-level Black Belt instructors, Black Belts and advanced students are usually present during Beginner and Intermediate classes to provide additional assistance.

Grand Master Bong Soo Han's Hapkido Studio also offers a comprehensive Junior Program for children and teens. Three separate Junior Classes are available three times a week, depending upon the age of the student. Age breakdowns are found in the class schedule. The Program is designed to provide young students with a fun extra-curricular activity, rooted in discipline, which will boost the student's confidence level and teach him/her the respect and focus needed to perform well in school, at home, and in the Studio.

The Students

You do not have to be an athlete to study Hapkido, and age is of no importance. You must simply be willing to commit yourself to an experience that will transform your mind, body, and spirit. This unique and powerful martial art will lead you on a journey towards a better you and a more peaceful way of life. As a result, you will find our student body to be a rare combination of age and ability, and a fascinating representation of almost every walk of life.

The Cost

Should you decide to become a student of Hapkido, you have the option of joining the Santa Monica Studio for a period of three months, six months, or one year at a time. Pricing will depend upon three factors: method of payment, number of classes per week, and length of contract. There are payment plans available as well as a one-time discounted rate. Family, Law Enforcement, Military, and Corporate discounts are offered. Though there is the option of taking only two classes per week, standard contracts put no limitation on the number of classes you are allowed to take per week, within your current training level. The cost of training will also include a one-time registration fee. This registration fee will cover the cost of your uniform, IHF patch, IHF training manual, and IHF membership.

How to Sign Up

To begin training as a student at Bong Soo Han's Hapkido Studio or to find out more about the art of Hapkido, simply visit our Santa Monica Studio and speak with one of our staff members. You will be given the option to watch or even participate in a Free Introductory Class.