I cannot say enough good about the style of Combat Hapkido for practical, real world self-defense, or about Brian Basiaga as in instructor. I highly recommend them both!
~ D. Gregory
Sincerely, Laurie Reynolds
I had been taking Hapkido for about three years, and have worked with Brian a few times in class as a fellow student. He was always very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The more I trained with Brian the more I wanted to see how he was at teaching a class. The first time I experienced a Hapkido class, with Mr. Brian Basiaga as an instructor, I was fascinated that he could fit so much information and training into one class. Mr. Basiaga knows how to get the most out of every minute he has, and he does it in such a way that it never seems rushed or diluted. Taking one of Mr. Basiaga’s classes is like taking a mini seminar. Master Basiaga starts his classes with a distinct purpose, and he keeps everyone on track to accomplish his class objective before class is over. Mr. Basiaga takes command of his class in such a way that everyone knows he is in charge but he never puts himself above his students on a human level. Mr. Basiaga expects a lot out of his students but it never seems overwhelming or impossible to accomplish. Mr. Basiaga can take his overall goal for the class and break it down so students of all levels will have something challenging to work with. Another fine point about Mr. Basiaga is that his classes never seem boring or stale. When training in the same art for many years it is difficult to keep things interesting. Master Basiaga often relates self-defense techniques to current topics or news happening.
Classes meet every Monday and Wednesday at 7:45pm. The program is ongoing - start any time!! Check out our Events page for class times and other special happenings!
Regular classes meet at Pilates Center of NWI - 449 East Summit Street, Crown Point, IN 46307