No more fear, gain Confidence

Achieve your goals

To maximize your progress, Gabriel continually monitors and adjusts your Self Defense program!

You will learn valuable techniques that can be incorporated into your lifestyle for years to come so you can become and maintain the confident person you wish you be, while remaining safe!

Develop your strength


Combat Hapkido is an extremely realistic and versatile discipline of self-protection that includes an extensive variety of strikes, kicks, joint locks, pressure points, ground survival and disarming techniques.  The result is a practical, comprehensive Self Defense system that is enjoyable to learn and truly effective in realistic situations.  It is well suited for men and women of all ages and sizes because physical strength and athletic abilities are not essential.

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Looking for an experienced, friendly, helpful trainer? Look no further!  Our state-of-the-art facilities are just the beginning. We also employ a highly-trained and experienced staff that can provide a variety of services.


Gabriel will share some common sense advice for defending yourself and train you in some practical moves that work. You will appreciate these courses whether you are in your teens or even in your senior years! These one on one training sessions are geared toward individuals, families, groups, or corporate entities, and law enforcement.

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GAP Elite Self Defense Martial Arts

Why live in fear?  When you can join Master Instructor Gabriel Augusto Pardo at GAP Elite Self Defense Martial Arts who developed a system that combines some of the best martial arts of the world, including Hapkido, Combat Hapkido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav-Maga, Kick-Boxing, and  Mui-Thai  with realistic combat defense fighting and tactics.  You decide if you just want self defense only or self defense plus fitness with our strenuous combat program.  Master Instructor Gabriel Pardo specializes in Combat  Hapkido.

What is Combat Hapkido?

"The first right of every human being is the right of self-defense."

Increase your endurance

Martial Arts...

All martial arts are saturated in a compilation of similar techniques and skills that can be classified as martial arts basics. This holds true for traditional martial arts and modern mixed martial arts styles.

Some martial arts basics include striking, kicking, leg kicks, sweeps, punches, slaps, finger pokes, parries, evasion tactics, footwork, elbow and knee strikes, and specific kinds of stances that reflect defensive or attacking positions. Other basic skills that may occur within specific sets of styles include take downs, throws, head butts, grappling, chokes, rolls, ground techniques, wrestling, joint manipulation, stomping, submission holds and striking vital areas of the body.

Mastering martial arts basics is usually accomplished through repetition, sparring or fighting and of course an attentive skilled teacher such as Gabriel Augusto Pardo!


Whether it's fitness or a personal
feeling of protection you want, come to
Gap Fitness Academy and
become the person you want to be! Serving the East Valley

GAP Fitness Academy  ( Inside TNT Fitness)
(480) 969-3405
 4012 E. Main Street 
Mesa, AZ 85205