Martial Arts

The Crystal Lake Park District offers youth and adult classes in a several types of martial arts and self-defense methods:

  • Pre-Karate/Safety
  • Youth/Adult/Parent & Child Karate
  • Hapkido

Classes for ages 4 and up are available year round.

Shotokan Karate is Chicagoland's premier karate school taught under the instruction of John DiPasquale, a four-time National Champion, US National Coach and President of the US National Karate Federation.

Hapkido is the Korean art of self defense. What distinguishes Hapkido from other traditional martial arts styles is that Hapkido is both an Art of Self-Defense and an Art of Discipline. Hapkido primarily emphasizes the subduing of an opponent with minimal strength.

Contact Crystal Lake Park District Recreation Supervisor in charge of Martial Arts:

Heidi Stolt

(815) 459-0680, ext. 1217

Martial arts in FAll guide