Since 1974, The American Judo-Hapkido Institute has been a school providing children and adult's judo, te-geri along with hapkido self-defense classes. Located in Woodland Terrace section of Clairton, Pa., the institute possesses two facilities equipped with state-of-the-art Swain mats, a large main practice area and changing rooms. Additionally, the Clairton area school comprises of three other mat areas used for warm-ups, private instruction, belt exams, smaller class sizes and periodic access to an outdoor training area. The U.S. Martial Arts Association voted The American Judo-Hapkido Institute Martial Arts School of the Year in 2007.