upcoming events

Beginners Welcome Any Time:


Tues./Thurs. 7-8 p.m.

Fieldhouse Room S481




Welcome to the Iowa Hapkido Club!


  • Have you ever wondered how you would defend yourself if attacked?
  • Have you always wanted to learn a martial art?
  • Are you simply ready to get in shape and learn valuable self-defense skills at the same time?
Hapkido is one of the best martial arts for practical self-defense. We do not prepare for sporting tournaments; we do not memorize elaborate forms; all we do is practice ways to escape from, throw, ground-fight, choke, kick, punch, joint-lock or otherwise finish an attacker.


Our techniques use the principal of non-resistance, turning an attacker's own strength against himself, and is thus ideal for women and smaller persons. No previous martial arts experience or athletic ability is necessary.


The Iowa Hapkido Club is one of the largest martial arts lesson programs at the University of Iowa; we have been training students since 1990. If you are ready to learn self-defense skills, self-confidence and self-discipline, join us and see what you can become.