Martial Arts Classes


Judo (柔道 jūdō?, meaning "gentle way") is a modern martial art, Judo students combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori).

This class is very popular at CMU for many reasons. The instructors are top-notch and are unrivaled in the area. Second, the content and knowledge a student learns during the 16 weeks are more than enough to give them the skills and confidence to continue to participate outside of class. Instruction is highly personalized and is a 'go at your own pace' style of course.  What could be better for a student/adult than learning dedication, hard work, determination, and self-confidence?  


Hapkido StudentsHapkido(also spelled hap ki do or hapki-do; Hangul: 합기도; Hanja: 合氣道) is a dynamic and also eclectic Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, techniques of other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. 

CMU's SAPA Program is the best in the nation and the director teaches this class as a form of self-defense and also self-offense.  The skills learned in this class prepare you to live a safe, comfortable, life anywhere. This highly successful class has been taught for over 20 years and continues to prepare students for anything life can throw at them.  


    ​Judo is a Japanese martial art that is both an art and an Olympic Sport. It involves throwing and grappling techniques.

    Credits 2(2-0)

    Contact Hours (2-0)

    Hapkido is a Korean martial art that combines elements of Judo, Tae Kwon-Do and Aikido. It primarily focuses on self-defense techniques.

    Credits 2(Spec)

    Contact Hours (Spec)

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