Hye Katch Do offers classes for All Ages: Martial Arts, Self Defense, Kickboxing, MMA ,Karate,Krav Maga , Judo, Jiu-Jitsu,Body Conditioning,

Hye Katch Do is a self-defense concept, created by Shihan Mihran Aghvinian, driven from his practical experiences, with an inspiration from legendary Armenian fighters. The words "Hye Katch Do" translate to “The Way of the Armenian Hero”: one who has a vigorous physique, confidence, compassion and generous spirit. Shihan Mihran Aghvinian has been a martial artist for over 40 years. Born in Germ

Operating as usual


There are just a few people that I can say I look up to and my friend Gokor is undeniably one of them. It's not just about his numerous world championships titles or his unbeaten record of over 400 fights – although that's incredibly impressive and a testament to what I can learn from him. It's his humanity, his humility, his ever-present willingness to help, and the genuine respect he extends to everyone around him. I regret that this interview isn't in English, and I know my international friends would have appreciated it. Looking ahead, maybe in the future. Notably, Gokor holds the distinction of being the first Armenian in the European Hall of Fame, and it fills me with pride to join him as the second Armenian in the same prestigious Hall of Fame.


Photos from HYE KATCH DO's post 10/27/2023

First day in Germany always starts with a visit to Chiraz meeting with his mom . My office is the Park Kaffee were i met some of my close friends , thank you Bahram for letting me feel home at your beautiful Cafe . My friend Human invited us in his dojo , the Hospitality of his staff and students is only matched by him and his brother , thank you guys . Kosta , Marwan and me reunited feels like the good old ⭐️SPARKS⭐️ days 😉✊🏼.


A few decades ago my brother Marwan was the first of us the win a world championship now his son Tareq stepped in his father’s footsteps and won this year’s Worldchampionship . Looks like it’s in the blood 🩸 😉 , Bravo Tareq we are all very proud of you , specially me ❤️✊🏼🏆🍀


Ich freue mich, bekannt zu geben, dass Marwan und ich in Deutschland sein werden, um in die European Hall of Fame aufgenommen zu werden. Unsere Ankunft ist für Donnerstag, den 26. Oktober geplant. Das ereignis findet am Samstag, den 28. Oktober statt, und wir planen eine kleine After-Party am Sonntag, den 29. Oktober im Caffe Park. Wir würden uns freuen, einige unserer alten Freunde wiederzusehen; es kommt nicht oft vor, dass wir die Gelegenheit haben, gemeinsam in Hamburg zu sein. Genauere Info wan genau es am Sonntag losgeht gebe ich am Freitag bekannt , freue mich auf euch .


The only way to learn stress management is to put yourself under extreme stress and make that feeling your home.


Another day at the office ✊🏼😉


Working on the new generation is the most fulfilling Joy in my life . Investing in the youth is investing in the future.


I prefer intercepting or deflecting instead of blocking attacks


It has to be simple and effective... that’s it 🤷🏻‍♂️


Wrong person , wrong time , you touch me you die 😂 just kidding 😉
?Self-defense 🆘 self-destruction?


My students demonstrating the second 5 from 10 elbow techniques.


Demonstrating 5 of the 10 Elbow techniques in 👊🏼 HKD-MMA ✊🏼


The principles of weapon disarmingare the same for guns and for rifles.
1. Deflect. 2. Control.
3. Disarm.  4. Destroy


A slap a day keeps the bad guy away , they say 😉 .

( noo sorry not you Avo ,you are a good guy 🙏🏼 )


The haymaker punch is the most used attack in street fighting , dangerous ,but not that hard to block ... when you know how 😉


A Nother
Self defense situation where my HKD girls know an answers to ,
Megri Ashekian my hero 🦸🏻‍♀️ of the day 😉👊🏼


Nobody, and I mean NOBODY can push me around 😉 ....


Her name is Alique ,it means wave 🌊 and she knows how to twirl you around 😉.
She is very sweet until ..... 🤦🏻‍♂️
Like father like daughter 💕


I told him, mom said we are not supposed to play with knives 🔪😉 (thx Vicken )


Little clips from belt test , fighting you learn through fighting . Little memories from last year when the world was still round 🌎 


Not everybody likes to get hugged by a bear 🐻😉
Thx Sempai Shahan🙏🏼


👊🏼 Another day at the battlefield 👊🏼. Thank you to my students, Mikael,Hratch,Vicken and Shahan  for letting me beat you up.😂🤦🏻‍♂️😋


Found some clips from my last Germany visit,seminars at 3 Lemmens academy’s and my part at the Krav Maga survival camp , great memories with incredible instructors and students.

Photos from HYE KATCH DO's post 07/02/2020

Training at the park with the kids in Glendale .
So much fun and so necessary , because the kids turned into couch potatoes in the last months. You can really feel how big the impact of the last few months has had on their coordination, physical abilities, and concentration. Please dear parents- keep the time with tv and Computer games limited, let them be in motion. They need the outdoor activities in order to be challenged. This situation can and will effect their health- who knows how long it will take to open up the schools.

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The only way to learn stress management is to put yourself under extreme stress and make that feeling your home.
Another day at the office ✊🏼😉
Any questions 😡 ?👊🏼?✊🏼? 😉




19801 Vanowen Street
Los Angeles, CA

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Wednesday 4pm - 9pm
Friday 4pm - 9pm

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