Our school is a 501 (c) 3 non profit club devoted to perpetuating the martial arts. Income from tuition beyond compensation for necessary services goes back to runningtheschool. Our instructors, students, and parents of young students all pitch in to keep our school running because we share a passion for what we offer.
We are a school that teaches the self defense arts of Combat Hapkido, Youth Hapkido, and Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do. The instructors are dedicated students of these arts with a passion for sharing their knowledge and experience. While both disciplines can be explored separately, many opt for training in both, as the two arts compliment each other very nicely.tial Arts
Green Hill Martial Arts is located at 149 Green Hill Road in Killingworth CT.
This does not mean we teach some "free style" martial art, or some hodgepodge of random techniques from other arts. Our belt/level ranking strictly conforms to the requirements set by the International Combat Hapkido Federation and JKD Concepts method under Sifu Raffi Derderian. However, as the students progress into the higher ranks, they are expected to take what they have learned and make it their own.
You do not have to be in your physical prime in order to train, however, you will find yourself growing more fit and will enjoy increased balance and self confidence. There is a wide range of techniques designed for all types of people, and our smaller classes and personalized attention to each student help customize your self-defense program to your abilities.
We do not teach forms or katas, or "acrobatic" kicks or throws. Nor do we break boards and compete in tournaments or competitions. Our mission is to teach people to defend themselves from any conceivable method of attack. l
ALL of the instructors at GHMA trained in combat hapkido under Sabumnim Arthur Blair, the founder and head instructor of Green Hill Combat Hapkido. Mr. Blair continues as a senior instructor at GHMA. (Here he is twisting Sid around)
Have a look at the pages on this site which further explain the two arts we teach. If you have any questions, we'd be more than happy to answer them.
And drop in for a class - first one's free, but we're warning you - you'll be hooked!
Sabumnim Arthur Blair
As of August 5, 2014, Tuesday Youth classes will be from 5-6PM, Adult classes 6:15-7:15 (followed by optional half hour for belt work.