A fabulous treat for the AHA students to have our founder, Grandmaster Matthew Sung Su Kim conduct a wonderful seminar. His wealth of knowledge and explanation of techniques were greatly appreciated by all who attended.
Yesterday I met Rex the instructor at Vanuatu Hapkido
It was great to play and train and simply be in the company of such a beautiful, humble soul. They have been training primarily ground grappling but were really excited to see and train the white belt release techniques, it was wonderful to watch! Although yesterday there was only the smiling, appreciative Max and Michel at class Rex has approx 17 students. They have been training for about a year on the Korman sports ground just outside Port Vila, as they haven’t yet sourced a permanent sheltered venue. Rex’s earned his blackbelt in Fiji, from … Continue reading
A video has just emerged from a sparring seminar conducted by Master Mitchell Wetherell last September in Sydney, Australia (thanks to Ryan Tarran a black belt from Sutherland Hapkido).
In case you were not there you can view this video and see what great concepts and sparring drills Master Wetherell shared with the students on that day and practice them with your training partners.
Also when Master Wetherell has another seminar you will know it is definitely worth making the effort to attend.
Here are the results of a recent grading held at Tuggerah Dojang:
- Stephanie Biviano – Black Tip
- Muurruun Leha – Red Belt
- Travers Scala – Blue Belt
- Alex Knowles – Blue Belt
- Imogen Scala – Blue Tip
- Krystal Maloney- Green Tip
- Alex Cha – Yellow belt
Master Ron Rees – Central Coast Hapkido
You may have seen news last week about a shocking murder that occurred in a restaurant at Hornsby in Sydney. Click here to see news item.
The victim was Keith Collins – a Hapkido student from the Central Coast.
It has been some time since Keith trained with us at Central Coast Hapkido, but his bright outgoing personality and easy friendly manner has not been forgotten. The lives of many of the Club members both present and past have been touched by Keith. … Continue reading
For those of you who could not be with us at the AHA end of year Dinner and Presentation Night, there was an important award presented worthy of mentioning again.
Congratulations to our Master Kevin Brown. This year commemorates 20 Years for Master Brown taking over the reins of the AHA from Grandmaster Matthew Sung Su Kim. In his capacity of President and Technical Director of the AHA, Master Brown has continued to inspire us all and strive to maintain the high … Continue reading
Master Brown and the AHA Demo Team put on an amazing show at the recent 2015 Martial Arts Spectacular.
The annual black belt grading was held on the Sat 21 Nov 2015. Congratulations to all those who graded.
Here are the results:
- Lee McDonald – Pittwater
- Mikael Svanstrom – Pittwater
- Silvia Cupik – Glebe
- Peter Buckworth – Central Coast
- Adam Stayfer – Melbourne
- Paul Maxwell – Melbourne
- Michael Heterick – Redhead
- Jason Sellers – Sutherland
- Michael Sladden – Northern Beaches
- Master John Ansley – Pittwater
Ryan Tarran started training at Sutherland Hapkido under Master Scott Wetherell 23 years ago. He now trains under Master Mitchell Wetherell and had been a red belt for close to 20 years! In Oct 2015 the stars lined up and Ryan finally had his very own black belt grading.
Due to Ryan’s busy work schedule this was his only opportunity to prevent another year from going by wearing his red belt! He passed! Congratulations to Ryan, his instructor Master Mitchell Wetherell and all his training partners who helped Ryan prepare and put him through his paces on the day.
The Northern NSW Hapkido clubs hosted a weekend of Hapkido Workshops on the last weekend of September 2015. The workshops were held in Murwillumbah. The guest instructor was Daniel Marie from Sydney. Hapkido students from Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah and Stokers Siding participated in this series of workshops. This weekend was an opportunity for students to revise the basic principles of Hapkido that underpin all techniques and to learn loads of new stuff. This is what was covered in the series of workshops over the weekend.
Sat 26 Sep 2015
Congratulations once again to all who participated in the 2015 AHA Tournament.
Thank you to Ron and Melissa from Central Coast Hapkido who worked tirelessly to make the day a success.
Some more photos of the day have been made available thanks to Bruce England and Diana Lloyd, parents of Northern Beaches students.
The full selection of these pics can be viewed on the links below.
Photos provided by Bruce England: http://nbhapkido.com.au/gallery-aha-tournament-2015/
Photos provided by Diana Lloyd: http://nbhapkido.com.au/gallery-aha-tournament-2105-thanks-diana-lloyd/
Club of the Tournament
1st Northern Beaches (462 points)
2nd Central Coast (312 points)
3rd Pittwater (255 points)
Man of the Tournament
1st Lee McDonald Pittwater (36 points)
2nd Cory Mills Northern Beaches (29 points)
3rd Steven Mansfield Northern Beaches (28 points)
3rd Mikael Svanstrom Pittwater (28 points)
Woman of the Tournament
1st Stephanie Biviano Central Coast (34 points)
2nd Kim Ansems Northern Beaches (22 points)
3rd Gentleiss Westmore Sutherland (18 points)
Boy of the Tournament
1st Tim Cho Northern Beaches (34 points)
2nd Muurruunyandahl Leha Central Coast (32 points)
3rd … Continue reading
Master Kevin Brown has completed a huge project to develop a promotional video to explain to the world what our Hapkido is about. It is a fantastic video that may look simple but has been several years in the making. Thanks also to Sam Dunworth (budding film maker) and the instructors and students who helped with the video for all the time and effort to produce this video.
Take a look – you will probably see yourself somewhere in the video. Share it with your friends and family so they know why you are away a couple of times a … Continue reading
Recently Arna Baartz visited Paris Hapkido (in Paris, France) and found a a wonderful dojang, really big and bright and great mats, which was lucky since she spent a lot of time being thrown around on them!
They don’t do ANY patterns at all, they were interested to see a pattern from Arna so she chose her best (most current at the time) red belt pattern to perform.
During her visit Arna studied mostly outer wrist locks on the night … Continue reading
Part six of a series of interviews recorded by Scott Wetherell as part of a project he was undertaking to document the Australian Hapkido Association, its history and what it meant to him. The interview with Scott himself was recorded around 2006.
Sadly Scott passed away before he finished, but his ideas and passion for Hapkido live on in his students and peers.
Part five of a series of interviews recorded by Scott Wetherell as part of a project he was undertaking to document the Australian Hapkido Association, its history and what it meant to him. This is 31 minutes selected from a 60 minute interview.
The interview was recorded around 2006. Master Kevin Brown shares his story – why he started, how he trained and what he considers important for all Hapkido students.
Sadly Scott passed away before he finished, but here is the one of those interviews.
Part four of a series of interviews recorded by Scott Wetherell as part of a project he was undertaking to document the Australian Hapkido Association, its history and what it meant to him. This is 32 minutes selected from a 45 minute interview.
The interview was recorded around 2006. Karl Bascomb tells a great story of what it was like to train in Oxford St in the early days with the Kim brothers and tell many personal stories of his time with Matthew Sung Su Kim.
Sadly Scott passed away before he finished, but here is the one of those … Continue reading
Part three of a series of interviews recorded by Scott Wetherell as part of a project he was undertaking to document the Australian Hapkido Association, its history and what it meant to him. This is 30 minutes selected from a 60 minute interview. The camera man is Dean Stather. The interview was recorded around 2006. Master Tamanini provides an insight into his attitude to training, respect and continually striving to improve yourself through hard training.
Sadly Scott passed away before he finished, but here is the one of those interviews – more to follow.