Covid-19 Updates

We will be resuming classes on July 2, Thursday. 

We look forward to see you all soon. 



DTI teaches an extremely realistic and versatile discipline of self protection that includes an extensive variety of strikes, kicks, joint locks, ground grappling & weapons training. The result is a practical, comprehensive Self-Defense system that's dynamic in its intensity while following the Hapkido water principle of constant forward momentum. You will see no fancy kicks and flashy techniques, everything is done in close proximity to your opponent as you learn to strike, grab, takedown,  control and if necessary, remove yourself from a hostile encounter.  

Jun Sa Kwan Hapkido concepts are based on scientific principles of anatomy, combat tactics and strategy while also giving respect to the philosophies of ancient warrior traditions. The emphasis is on redirecting the assailants’ aggression and power back toward them with little effort and minimum force on your part, this is done by causing the mind, body and spirit to work as one, this action is the true essence of coordinated power or HAPKIDO.

CALL 1-630-234-1631
Monday - Thursday
Friday: Private Lessons
Saturday: Fitness Training
Click above for details on our schedule
2116 W. Galena Blvd.
Suit 106
Aurora, IL. 60506


Veterans Assistance Program

Are you a veteran, currently serving or a Gold Star Family member? Please ask us about our on-going program. 

The Defense Training Institute is a Veteran owned business serving the Fox Valley Area since 1998

Edgardo "Eddie" Perez,팔단 8°

Chief Master Instructor

Hapkido Kwan Jang Nim 


Watch Commander, Police (ret.)


Edgardo Pérez is married with two children. He is a military veteran (USAF/Security Police) and a retired police officer with over 30 years of police service and over 40 years of study in the martial arts. He is an 8th Degree Master in Hapkido, founder of JunSa Hapkido, founder of Guazabara Caribbean Knife & Stick Fighting, a Police Combatives Instructor, a full Instructor in Filipino Eskrima (Largo Mano Style) and a student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


In 1979 Master Perez began his formal martial arts training in Hapkido in Aurora, Il. He later continued his training in South Korea under Grandmaster Yu Chong Su (Chong Su Kwan Hapkido & Kumdo).


For the past 40 years he has continued to train in the martial arts  while teaching local, county and state police personnel in police combatives. In 1998 he founded the Martial Arts Gang Intervention Club (MAGIC) and the Defense Training Institute. 


Perez has been inducted into various martial art Halls of Fame. Currently he is the Kane County Sheriff’s Office Defensive Tactics Coordinator.

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