Partly Cloudy
71°FPartly CloudyFull Forecast
Best of the Fox Results

CL Park District to offer hapkido classes

Published: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District is accepting registration for the spring session of hapkido classes – a Korean art of self-defense.

The classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. March 18 through April 24 at the Grand Oaks Recreation Center, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake.

While other martial arts emphasize punching and kicking, hapkido emphasizes subduing an opponent with minimal strength. The application of hapkido skills does not result in any injury to an opponent or to self.

Crystal Lake Park District hapkido classes are taught by Harriet Johnson (second-degree black belt in hapkido) and Ken Ostergard (first-degree black belt in hapkido).

Hapkido classes are open to participants ages 6 years and older of all ability levels.

Class fees are $62 for nonresidents and $47 for park district residents.

Register online at or in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office, 1 E. Crystal Lake Ave.

For information, call Connie Cooke at 815-459-0680, ext. 213.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Reader Poll

What's the farthest you'll travel for the Fourth of July Weekend?
More than 100 miles
100-50 miles
Less than 50 miles
Not traveling at all