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Radley Woodhouse

Master Geister’s Seminar in Byron Bay 16-17 September 2022

Master Geister is running an AHA Club Instructor Accreditation Course at the Byron Bay Dojang on Saturday 17th September from 1.00pm – 4.00pm. 

In addition to the Instructor Accreditation Course, Master Geister will be running two general training sessions over the weekend. The general training sessions are open to all students aged 11yrs and up. 

Friday 16th of September

  • 6:00pm – 8.00pm: General Training Session (11yrs and up)

Saturday 17th of September

  • 9:30am – 11:30am: General Training Session (11yrs and up) 
  • 11:30pm – 1.00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 4.00pm: AHA Instructor Accreditation Course 

To book for this event, click on the link and selected the training sessions you want to attend.

2022 Annual Hapkido Interclub Challenge

Hold the Date  – Sunday 28 August

The long awaited Interclub Challenge is back on Sunday 28 August, starting at 8am at Niagara Park Sports Stadium (formerly known as Central Coast Youth Club) at 18 Washington Avenue, Niagara Park

Categories are; Sparring, Patterns & Drills, Self Defense Routines and Break falling.

To register – 

2022 Interclub Challenge Rules

Condensed rules – the essentials 2022

Black Belt/Tip Training Weekend 26-28 March

Hi All

Hope everyone is doing the sunshine dance now, to drive this rain away.

The venue is Point Wolstoncroft Sport & Rec Centre, Kanangra Dr, Gwandalan 

The schedule for Friday is;

  • Registration from 5pm 
  • Dinner at 6:30pm

What to bring

Shin guards, gloves and mouth guards if you have them.

Bring weapons, especially swords and poles 

The majority of you paid for the instructor certificate registration option which included payment for your new accreditation, which will last for 3 years. Anyone who paid for the training weekend only is welcome to upgrade that for an additional fee of $60, payable at the event. Cash or credit card payment. Those who renewed their instructor accreditation in March 2019 (the last course run) have the option of adding 2 years to their remaining 12 months for $30. 

Saturday and Sunday morning programs start at 6.30am – attendance is required by all, no exceptions.

Black Belt Training 2021

Black Belt training has been scheduled for the last Sunday of each month, from 8:30-10:30am.

First training session for 2021 is on Sunday 28 February

Held at Northern Beaches Dojang, Unit H, 134-140 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale.

Cost for each session $25 payable at the time of class.

Similar to last year, we will be hosting various of our senior Instructors each month to impart their knowledge in specific aspects of Hapkido. We will begin in February with Master Geister teaching, who will use this session to get through some of the Black Belt Syllabus to  get an indication of where everyone is at regarding their training.

COVID class restrictions are limited at 25, book in early so you do not miss out. 

This is your chance to train with higher level Black Belts, and learn from each other to take back to your own schools. I highly recommend you put the dates in your Calendars one year in advance, and try and plan your social life to try and incorporate these sessions into your monthly schedule.

Instructors and the planned content for each session will be available soon.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the mats




Alena Turley interview on Martial Arts Women podcast

Northern Beaches club member Alena Turley was recently interviewed for the US-based Martial Arts Woman podcast about her path with Hapkido. 
Listen here 
Alena is also partnering with 2nd Degree Mel Thomas in offering a women’s Hapkido class. Next year it will run on Wednesdays at 9:30. AHA members are welcome to attend casually any time you’re in the area.