Master Tony Rogers, a 30 year veteran of the martial arts, opened Self Defense America in 1999 to offer a variety of programs to both children and adults in Sarasota, Florida. In 2008, Master Tony moved his premier martial arts training facility to Marshall, North Carolina. At Full Circle Martial Arts Hapkido, adults and children in the Western North Carolina area can attend training programs specifically designed for all ages and levels of proficiency. Full Circle Martial Arts Combat Hapkido also provides private security consulting and training to business professionals, law enforcement agencies, and federal agencies. Full Circle's primary curriculum is the Korean martial art of Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido, better known as Combat Hapkido. Among other disciplines, it has roots from Traditional Hapkido, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In 1990 Grandmaster Pellegrini officially named his style of Hapkido "Combat Hapkido" (Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido in Korean). The name clearly identifies it and sets it apart from other so-called "traditional" styles of Hapkido. It is also referred to as the "Science of Self Defense".