Features Master Steve Tamanini, Master Mitchell Wetherell, Master Ron Rees, Simon Callaghan, Ramon Mitchell and many, many more.
The video was filmed by a friend of Master Tamanini’s so it is mainly focussed on his efforts – does anyone have any other video from that day? if so, then please get it in asap.
Congratulations to the Pittwater Hapkido Kids Class!!
The Grading results are as below
[mantra-multi] [mantra-column width=”1/2″]Yellow Tip
- Matthew Brown
- Jayden Heinz
- Jamie Phillipson
- Leon Hausner
- Callan Scott
- Isaac Ridley
- Alex Rooke
- Dylan Boyce
- Nicholas Gulaj
- Samuel Horton
- Eamon Ritter
- Archie Dillon
- Hugh Dillon
- Oscar Hargreaves
- Elliot Gulaj
- Veronica Carpenter
- Euan Carpenter[/mantra-column]
[mantra-multi] [mantra-column width=”1/2″]Green Tip
- Thomas Horton
- David Roper
- Jayden Currey
- Taylah Currey
- Rohan Dunham
- Ethan Snowsill
- Daniel Roper
- Ben Bower
- Josh Bower
- Harrison … Continue reading
On Saturday 8th, December 2012 Pittwater Hapkido had their First Annual Awards Ceremony & Christmas Party.
The following people successfully graded:
- Bethany Badger-Rahme
- Michelle Burke
- Thomas Burke
- Lauren Burke
- Daniel Burke
- Rose Burke
- Makaela Coghlan
- Riley Dennings
- Anna Dimitrov
- Brandon Forrest
- Tate Foster
- Sarah Kjaer
- Lachlan McAnally
- Nathan McCoy
- Douglas Mock
- Emily Mok
- Emily Parker
- Freya Svanstrom
- Luke Thompson
- Kai Turner
- Fynn George
- Sebastian Massi
- Ellery Prescott
- Hayden Tucker
- Nick Carter
- Poppy Guy
- Amelia Jee
- Jameson Prescott
Quite a few fantastic photos have been submitted from the last black belt grading held in Sydney in Nov 2012 – also includes some photos from the End of Year Party after the grading.
No video has been submitted yet – hopefully some will surface soon.
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On Sat 13th & Sun 14th October 2010, Masters Geister and Marie ran a 2 day instructor course at the Nabiac and Port Macquarie Hapkido Dojangs on the mid-north coast of NSW (5 hrs north of Sydney by car).
The students were very appreciative of the opportunity to obtain their instructor certificates without having to get down to Sydney.
In addition, we had an opportunity to drop in on Clive Stewart’s Retirement Party where he was given a magnificent sword by his students.
Neil Rennie from the Taree Hapkido club also came along and did the instructor course. Some of … Continue reading
The following students graded successfully last weekend in Sydney. It was an amazing performance by all with some excellent examples of quality Hapkido. The years of preparation for this one day was evident in so many of the students, especially those going for the senior grades.
There was also a huge crowd to gave lots of support and encouragement to the students. There were so many black belts on hand to lend a hand by grabbing and holding boards etc.. It was a hard test and a great show and many many people did their part to make it a success. Thanks … Continue reading
Back by popular demand here are some photographic and video highlights from last weekend’s Black Belt class.
If you were there then these photos will bring back many fond memories and you may even be able to show your friends that you look really cool in action!
The Black Belt Class covered Momentum Self Defence, Defence against Hip Throw and Pattern Applications. Everyone learnt a lot and greatly improved the performance of their patterns through a better understanding of the application for each move.
Click here to see the photos … Continue reading
A video of the basic sword patterns for 1st Degree and 2nd Degree black belts was recorded yesterday at the Brookvale dojang after black belt class.
Thanks to Rob Prescott for the excellent videography.
The videos are on Youtube. Click on the links below to see the videos.
Sword Pattern -Standing – for 1st Degree Black Belts Sword Pattern – Sitting – for 2nd Degree Black Belts
This year we are having an end of year function to celebrate another fantastic year of good training, quality learning and great friendships.
Each of you have made great progress in your Hapkido since last year – just take a moment to reflect – and then make sure you book through your instructor before the deadline (see below). Book your place at the next class – don’t leave it until later. Tell your friends you are going so they will want come along too. Organise a group to represent your club.
The event includes … Continue reading
Stewart Dwelly from the Melbourne Hapkido Dojang recently visited Shinson Hapkido in Germany (in Darmstadt near Frankfurt). This is a great story and show how Hapkido around the world is all part of the one family. Thanks to Stewart for sending in this story and the photos.
For background – Daniel Marie visited this club and met the instructor back in 1987 – 25 years ago!!
I thought you might like to read an update of my Hapkido adventures in Germany, with “Shinson Hapkido”.
The Club itself is very beautiful, with a dedicated training hall … Continue reading
Another successful AHA 2 day Seminar took place over the weekend in Byron Bay. Master Brown ran the 2 day seminar alongside Master Geister (5th Degree Brookvale, Sydney).
Saturday morning saw students arriving from the Central Coast, Port Macquarie, Murwillumbah, Tyalgum, Stokers Siding, Mullumbimby and Byron Bay.
Sunshine and smiling faces were greeted by a fast warm up and straight into Hapkido self-defence drills.
After a delicious lunch at Citrus students were treated to more sunshine and an outside session with Master Brown taking Black belts through their … Continue reading
Last Wednesday 19 Sep 2012 there was a grading for the Kids Class at Brookvale. Congratulations to the following students:
– Angus Dunn
– Sophia Wall
– Callan Brown
– Ellie Walker
– Timothy Cho
– Jian Ming Purkiss
– Louis Wall Green
– Mark Donovan
– Andrew England
– Filip Novakovk
Last Saturday the Hunter Hapkido clubs (Mannering Park and Redhead) held a grading at Mannering Park. The grading was conducted by Daniel Marie for Hunter instructors Tup Meokaa and Mick Collins.
The grading started at 10am and went on to 1:30pm. The junior belts were well represented by the children’s class from Redhead. The higher grades were fully tested in the second half of the grading. The grading finished off with some impressive and effective board breaks. Congratulations to all the Hunter students and to the instructors at Mannering Park and Redhead for their excellent work at delivering quality Hapkido … Continue reading
On Wednesday 4th July 2012 we had our grading at Glebe Dojang.
Master Brown along with Mr.Ansley oversaw the grading and was happy with the progress of the Students. Overall,
all the students showed their focus, determination and their
understanding of their techniques. The following students successfully
graded:- Yellow Tip Blue Tip
- Josh McGill
- Ben Janiszewski
- Sophie McGill
- Andrew Hedges
- Silvia Cupik
- Mike Holland
Thanks to Master Brown for grading us and Mr.Ansley visiting our club. Congratulations to all students. Well done. Some action by our Students.
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Students from a Hapkido club in Nabiac (between Newcastle and Port Macquarie) are joining the Australian Hapkido Association.
Their instructor Andrew Dutka has built up the Nabiac club with the help of Neil Rennie (ex Sutherland student) and Clive Stewart (ex City Gym student). We will be assisting Andrew in achieving his Instructor Certification with the AHA. The club has been using our syllabus from about ten years ago – so it should not be too hard for them to learn the new syllabus,
From Left to Right – Neil Rennie, Clive Stewart, … Continue reading
This is an extract from a recent discussion in the forum the contents of which were deemed newsworthy by the esteemed panel of AHA editors.
Let it be known throughout the land, that at Melbourne Hapkido and Combative Arts there was a grading tonight. Let us raise our recyclable Powerade bottles in tribute to the handful of valiant young men who were put to the test under the watchful and experienced eyes of Mr Ansley.
There is no animated emoticon that can express our boundless gratitude to Mr Ansley for making the trip south and to Mr … Continue reading
Last Friday two Hornsby students tested for their Yellow Belts (8th Kup) and passed:
- Alvin Mintjara
- Joel Kennedy
Congratulations – arrangements are being made by sacred monks in the mountains of South Korea for the appropriate animal sacrifices to honour your achievements!
Hapkido North Coast recently enjoyed
training with Daniel Marie in Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and Murwillumbah.
Daniel shared his knowledge in each class and explained how to practice and perfect the Hapkido core
techniques. Daniel also tested each student and truly
brought out the best in each of us and gave us all something to work on.
Thank you Daniel for your time, and a special thank you to Annette for
joining us in training and sharing your skills and experience, and also for giving Daniel a great excuse
to visit us up North.
We … Continue reading
The article below (click on the image) provides very interesting and scary information about how your card details can be so easily skimmed and your money then taken without even having to grab your wrist or even punch you in the nose!!
Very interesting reading and information we should all know. Thanks to Low Tech Combat for providing this article.