Aledo Military Arts Institute

Aledo Military Arts Institute specializes in teaching the art of self defense. Classes include Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and Women's Self Defense.

The Aledo Military Arts Institute, located at the N College Avenue YMCA has been instructing students in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido since 1992. Classes are designed to teach self-defense, along with improving physical fitness and well being. Grand Master Darrell Thompson (Wasi) is the lead instructor. Grand Master Thompson is a life long student of martial arts. Disciplines include Judo, Kempo, Tae Kwon Do, and Hapkido. He has been teaching in the Aledo community since 1979. For information on class times and rates, please contact the Mercer County YMCA.

Congratulations to Grand Master Thompson and Junior Grand Master Masengarb for being recognized by the USA National Martial Arts Association.

Grand Master Thompson was awarded the Lifetime Award for 2019.

Junior Grand Master Masengarb was awarded the Outstanding Merit Award for 2019.

[05/02/17]   Looking to improve your health?

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400 N College Avenue
Aledo, IL

Opening Hours

Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00
Thursday 18:00 - 20:00
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