"Learning techniques but not being able to apply them is like 

learning your ABC's and not being able to read."

The history of JunSaKwan starts with the Korean martial art of Hapkido. Hapkido is a Korean martial art known as "The Way of Coordinated Power and Spirit". It was founded by Choi Yong Sool (1904-1986). “Hap” is harmony or coordinated, “Ki” denotes the essence of power/energy/spirit and “Do” means the way/path/method. Hapkido is a modern blend of Korean kicking, striking and weapons systems of Tae Kyun (Ancient Korean Martial Art) and the grappling and joint locking techniques of Japanese Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu (developed through Chin’na which evolved from the ch’aun fa of Shaolin).


Choi had learned Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu from its headmaster Sokaku Takeda while living in Japan from 1915 to 1945. The system consists of kicks, punches and a variety of throwing, grappling, joint locks and joint breaks. Every method of attack is studied, along with corresponding defensive responses. The student learns how to analyze a threatening situation quickly and, if necessary, to utilize the appropriate self-defense technique. The emphasis is on redirecting the assailants’ aggression and power back toward them by restraining their movement, controlling the body and if necessary, subduing them. Strikes and kicks are similar to those of Karate and Tae Kwon Do, but are more target specific in that they are aimed at vital spots on the human body to include lower parts of the legs. 

JunSa Kwan was founded by Edgardo Perez, it is a hybrid martial arts system that's concepts are based on scientific principles of anatomy, combat tactics and strategy while also giving respect to the philosophies of ancient warrior traditions. JSK is an extremely realistic and versatile discipline of self-protection. Joint locks are a strong part of the training as well as throwing techniques that are similar to those in Judo but with an emphasis on constant contact. Submission grappling is also incorporated to allow the student a strong familiarization with ground positional control.




  1. Striking: Utilizing feet and hands as dynamic striking  weapons by perfecting and properly targeting weak spots of the human body. 

  2. Joint & Body Locks: Controlling and restraining the opponent's movement and being able to subdue them. 

  3. Weapons: Learn to utilize standard weapons (both blunt & bladed) and to turn mundane objects into effective impact tools. 

  4. Defensive Submission Grappling. The ground is the great equalizer. The opponents ability to utilize their full power becomes extremely limited when you are able to take them to the ground. 


All of the above are designed to help you survive and win the fight. Learn to control your opponent from the first contact to the very end. 



JunSaKwan & Guazabara Instructors:

Grandmaster Edgardo Perez, KJN. Chief Master Instructor

Master/Tekina Bill Guralnick, SBN. Full Inst.-Guazabara & Hapkido 5th Dan

Tekina Desiree Perez, SBN. - Full Inst. Guazabara & Hapkido 1st Dan

Tekina Efrain Valentin, Full Inst. Guazabara & BJJ Coach & Grappling Consultant

Tekina Sabrina Aiello, SBN. Full Inst.-Guazabara & Hapkido 2nd Da



Mr. James Gellner, SBN. Hapkido 3rd Dan

Tekina Desiree Perez, SBN. - Full Inst. Guazabara & Hapkido 1st Dan

Mr. Glenn Autenrieth, KSN. Hapkido 1st Dan

Mr. Alex Guralnick, KSN. Youth Hapkido 

Mr. Rudolf "RJ" Viereckl, Jr. KSN. Youth Hapkido

Ms. Veronica L. Perez, KSN. Youth Hapkido

Mr. Enrique E. Perez, KSN. Youth Hapkido

Ms. Lexi Elias, KSN Youth Hapkido

Ms. Ashley Neuendorf, KSN Youth Hapkido

Ms. Alexis Hodges, KSN Youth Hapkido

Mr. Timothy Benz, KSN. Youth Hapkido

Tekina Sabrina Aiello, SBN. Full Inst. Guazabara & Hapkido 2nd Dan

Tekina Marc A. Arriaga, SBN. Full Inst. Guazabara & Hapkido 1st Dan

Ms. Angelina J. Ariola, KSN. Youth Hapkido

Mr. Jason Lambert, KSN. Youth Hapkido





Tekina David Ventura, CSN-Full Inst. Guazabara & Hapkido 3rd Dan

Tekina Meghan Ventura, CSN-Full Inst. Guazabara & Hapkido 3rd Dan



Ms. Ella Ventura, KSN. Youth Hapkido

Tekina Scott Smasal, Full Inst. Guazabara

Tekina Emma Jane Smasal, Full Inst. Guazabara

Tekina Stafford A. Conway, Full Inst. Guazabara

Tekina Wendy Conway, Full Inst. Guazabara

Ms. Kylie J. Hutton, KSN Youth Hapkido

Mr. Darrel D. Chard, SBN Hapkido

Mr. Andrew Halberg, KSN Youth Hapkido

Ms. Natasha Zavodny, KSN Youth Hapkido

Mr. Angel Mantchev, SBN Hapkido

Ms. Sophia Miller, KSN Youth Hapkido

Jennifer Irvine, SBN Hapkido

Tekina Vanessa Pulsipher, Full Inst. Guazabara

Ms. Sydnee Linnane, SBN Hapkido

Hapkido-Founder, Dojunim Choi Yong Sool (alternative spelling Choi Young-sul) was the founder of the martial art Hapkido. He was born in today's Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea, and was taken to Japan during the Japanese occupation of Korea when he was eight years old. ALL Hapkido "Kwans", instructors, black belts, and students owe this man their gratitude, his training and vision is why Hapkido exist today.



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