BMA Training Summary


The majority of training is held at Jerome’s Gym in Richardson. Occasionally seminars or special classes are held elsewhere. Fees are paid directly to Master Beck.

Beck Martial Arts Training Summary


Ways to train:

Arnis - Filipino art of stickfighting and more

Arnis is a Filipino martial art combining stickfighting, knife fighting, karate, and jujitsu. The basis of the art is variously known as Kali, Escrima, Eskrima, or Arnis. The art is known primarily for weapons training, but also involves empty hand strikes, kicks, joint locks, grappling, throws, empty hand forms, and stick forms. For ages 15-up. Mon/Wed 8 PM, Sat 10 AM.


Hapkido - Korean art of coordinated power

Hapkido is a comprehensive and effective Korean self defense system involving joint locks, pressure points, throws, kicks, and strikes. In Hapkido you learn how to protect yourself in situations ranging from an unwelcome touch to rape or robbery, while developing your self-confidence, self-control, concentration, and stress management. This range of control allows you to protect yourself fully without hurting the opponent more than is necessary for the situation. Size, strength, and gender are unimportant in Hapkido -- a woman or child can control a large man with proper technique. For ages 15-up. Mon/Wed 7:00 PM, Sat 9 AM.


Taekwondo - Korean art of hand and foot

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art of kicking, blocking, and striking that has also become a full-fledged Olympic sport. It is the world's most popular martial art, with over 20 million practitioners in over 140 countries. That popularity is nice but also means that most schools are focused on competition or on socialization of children. There's nothing wrong with that, but TKD is also an excellent martial art and a fun way to stay fit for adults and teens who can sometimes get lost in the sea of kids at some schools. Taekwondo at Beck Martial Arts is a fun informal setting (uniforms optional) to get you in great shape while developing fundamental kicking, punching, striking, and sparring skills in a safe supportive environment. For ages 13-up. Classes are Mon/Wed 6:00 PM.



Master Beck is available to teach occasional seminars, whether in the styles of Hapkido, Taekwondo, Arnis, a crosstraining approach to some particular area of interest to the martial artist such as pressure point controls, or in self-defense to the general public.  He has taught many self-defense seminars over the years to varied audiences: the general public, existing BMA and Sun Lee students; sororities; a TKD group at a corporation, even a Dallas law office. In addition, he is very interested in seeing Hapkido grow in the DFW area. To that end, he has hosted other instructors for seminars and helped promote Hapkido and HKD related seminars in the area. For more information, visit the DFW-Hapkido Mailing List page.


Private and semi-private lessons

Tailor your training as you see fit! Hapkido, Taekwondo, Arnis, women's self-defense, aerobic kickboxing, generalized self-defense, knife training, cane training, even things as specialized as blind defense or defense from a wheelchair. Master Beck can also come to you and do privates in your own home! See the Pricing page for rates details.






Regardless of the type of training you'd like to do, you can take advantage of the current Introductory Program Special!