Update: April 2014
Hapkido Member Summit in San Francisco!
Late last month, 5 members of our Academy travelled to San Francisco for the bienniel Wotld Kido Federation/Hanminjok Hapkido Associations's Member Summit. This was attended by over 180 Hapkido practitioners from about 20 countries. We received several days of advanced Hapkjdo training from Grand Master In Sun Seo (10th Dan) who had come over from South Korea for the Summit. In addition to GM Seo there were another dozen or so Hapkido Grand Masters present as well as many Hapkido Masters. It was very stimulating experience being trained by GM Seo and working with other Hapkido students from all over the world and we came back to New Zealand even more motivated to train and train others than ever before!
Here are the Academy attendees with GM Seo!
(from left - Rhiannon Forbes, Michael Viseur, Sean Harvey, GM Seo, Amanda Johnston and Callum Forbes)
Special Autumn Joining Offer!
As we head from Summer into Autumn we find that many people are looking for things to do over the colder months. Why not try martial arts? Good Martial Arts training will not only help keep you fit but also teach you some valuable self defence skills as well. While our Academy recruits new members all year round, we find that most new members will typically join over the March - June period.
To encourage you to start your martial arts journey, we are offering a special joining offer for you. This is sign up for at least one class a week in any of our class options (Young Dragons, Junior Hapkido, Teen Hapkido or Hapkido) and pay three months in advance. We will provide you with a free training uniform worth $50.
If you are a existing member and if you introduce a new member who signs up for 3 months then we will provide you with either a uniform badge set or a black light weight training top.
We find that a 3 month commitment to training will give a new student some good basic self defence skills as well as a soild foundation to look at progressing to their first grading.
Academy Grading Dates - 2014 & 2015
- Tuesday 8th April 2014 - From 5 PM: All Classes and Grades.
- Tuesday 10th June 2014 - From 5 PM: All Classes and Grades.
- Tuesday 12th August 2014 - From 5 PM: All Classes and Grades.
- Tuesday 7th October 2014 - From 5 PM: All Classes and Grades.
- Tuesday 9th December 2014 - From 5 PM: All Classes and Grades.
- Tuesday 10th February 2015 - From 5 PM: All Classes and Grades.