Parent Spotlight: Nick S.
We love our students here at Draco Academy. We also honor and appreciate the parents who support our students’ martial arts journeys. Perhaps you’re a parent asking yourself, “Should I consider martial arts schools in my area for my kids?” Allow us to help you make an informed decision with a firsthand perspective from one › Read more
Student Spotlight: Brian W.
Draco Academy student Brian W. understands the importance of discipline, perseverance and black belt courage. Brian earned his black belt in just three-and-a-half years at our Illinois martial arts school – a testament to his indomitable spirit and passion for the craft. When he’s not advancing his own Hapkido training, you can find Brian motivating › Read more
Our Illinois Martial Arts School Takes a Stand Against Teen Dating Violence
National statistics show that nearly 1.5 million U.S. high school students experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.1 February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and, as the leading provider of self defense classes in Dyer and Homewood, Draco Academy is asking others to join us in taking a stand. › Read more
Being Bullied at School? Try Hapkido Training
Unfortunately, bullying is still a widespread issue in our schools. National bullying statistics reported that, on average, 35% of 12-18 year old students are involved in traditional bullying while 15% are involved in cyberbullying. What does that mean for students? Bullying has the potential to cause negative social, mental and emotional outcomes for school-age children › Read more
Set Your Martial Arts Goals for 2017
The start of the new year inspires a season of reflection and goal-setting. As you think about what you would like to accomplish in 2017, you’re probably considering your fitness goals, as well. At Draco Academy, we teach our students the value of hard work, discipline and motivation. We’re excited to see how those values › Read more
The Best Martial Arts Training in Illinois and Indiana – Here’s Why!
Choosing the right martial arts training facility can be a difficult task. More than quality instruction and a state-of-the-art dojo, you should be on the lookout for a strong, supportive student community. After all, your classmates will eventually become your friends and motivators as you train together toward a common goal. If you’ve been searching › Read more
Taekwondo vs. Hapkido
If you’re new to martial arts training, learning about all the different styles can be a little intimidating. The umbrella term “martial arts” encompasses thousands of years of history and almost as many techniques, styles and approaches. Most people may not know the value of the physical and mental strengths you take away from the › Read more
PERFECTING THE ART:  A Q&A with 1st Degree Black Belts, Michael Brown and Robert Gay
This summer, Draco Academy proudly joined students Michael Brown and Robert Gay in celebration as they earned their 1st Degree Black Belts! After years of careful and committed study, Brown and Gay credit their success to hard work, perseverance, and an unquenchable thirst to achieve. We sat down with these two to discuss their journeys, › Read more
4 Reasons Why Martial Arts Is Perfect for Adults!
Tired of the traditional gym setting? Have you had enough of barbells and treadmills? Martial arts presents an alternative workout that strengths the body, sharpens the mind and contributes to overall wellness. Here are 4 ways that a martial arts training session can boost your workout regimen: Weight Management: With every high-powered kick and punch, › Read more
School’s (Almost) Out – Kick Off Your Summer With Us!
If school isn’t already out, the sweet promise of summer vacation is right around the corner. As students everywhere prepare for fun in the sun, parents are on the lookout for fulfilling youth programs. Looking for an option beyond the traditional soccer camp and baseball league? Here are 3 reasons to consider martial arts classes as › Read more
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Parent Spotlight: Nick S.
We love our students here at Draco Academy. We also honor and appreciate the parents who support our students’ martial arts journeys. Perhaps you’re a parent asking yourself, “Should I consider martial arts schools in my area for my kids?” Allow us to help you make an informed decision with a firsthand perspective from one
Student Spotlight: Brian W.
Draco Academy student Brian W. understands the importance of discipline, perseverance and black belt courage. Brian earned his black belt in just three-and-a-half years at our Illinois martial arts school – a testament to his indomitable spirit and passion for the craft. When he’s not advancing his own Hapkido training, you can find Brian motivating
Our Illinois Martial Arts School Takes a Stand Against Teen Dating Violence
National statistics show that nearly 1.5 million U.S. high school students experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.1 February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and, as the leading provider of self defense classes in Dyer and Homewood, Draco Academy is asking others to join us in taking a stand.
Being Bullied at School? Try Hapkido Training
Unfortunately, bullying is still a widespread issue in our schools. National bullying statistics reported that, on average, 35% of 12-18 year old students are involved in traditional bullying while 15% are involved in cyberbullying. What does that mean for students? Bullying has the potential to cause negative social, mental and emotional outcomes for school-age children
Set Your Martial Arts Goals for 2017
The start of the new year inspires a season of reflection and goal-setting. As you think about what you would like to accomplish in 2017, you’re probably considering your fitness goals, as well. At Draco Academy, we teach our students the value of hard work, discipline and motivation. We’re excited to see how those values
The Best Martial Arts Training in Illinois and Indiana – Here’s Why!
Choosing the right martial arts training facility can be a difficult task. More than quality instruction and a state-of-the-art dojo, you should be on the lookout for a strong, supportive student community. After all, your classmates will eventually become your friends and motivators as you train together toward a common goal. If you’ve been searching

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