Instructors

Master Cairney

Branch Owner & Grand Master

 

 

Training, teaching, developing and growing Korean martial arts and philosophy since 1979…

      • 1979 commenced Taekwondo training at 15 years of age – blackbelt 1989
      • 1993 commenced Hapkido- blackbelt 1997 (International Hapkido Federation, South Korea) 
      • 2001 Melbourne Hapkido Academy dojang opened.
      • 2011 National Hapkido competition (Melbourne) coach: demonstration team 1st place.
      • 2012 National Hapkido competition (Brisbane) coach: demonstration team 1st place.
      • 2013 Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association championships coach: demonstration team 1st place; pairs routine 3rd place.
      • 2013 opened permanent purposed built Hapkido dojang.
      • 2015 Hapki-Sundo – Korean Zen meditation, philosophy and exercise program launched.
      • 2017 Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association Branch Master (KwanJangNim).
      • 2018 South Korea team coach at Seongnam KMMKHA regional championships demonstration teams silver.
      • 2018 South Korea team coach at Seongnam KMMKHA regional championships pairs routine gold and bronze medals.
      • 2018 Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association technical Master certificate.
      • 2019 – 40 years training, teaching, developing and growing Korean martial arts.
      • 2020 – Solar Powered the dojang, protecting our environment.
      • 2021 – 20th Anniversary of Melbourne Hapkido Academy.
      • 2022 – Coach: 2nd Place demonstration team at the Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association 4th World Championships.
      • 2022 – Coach: 10 gold, 19 silver and 1 bronze medal for various events at the Korean Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association 4th World Championships.
      • Melbourne Hapkido Academy is affiliated with the Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association (the first and oldest Hapkido association in the World, since 1963).

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Melbourne Hapkido Academy instructors:

Sabomnim Olaf Boon

MTeach (Sec), University of Melbourne; BCom (Hons), Deakin University; CertIV TAA; 4th Dan Hapkido Master Instructor, Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association.

Master instructor.

Master Boon is a fully qualified secondary school teacher and has been teaching Hapkido students from ages 5 to 65 since 2005.

  • 4th Dan Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association Master Instructor.
  • 2nd Dan IHF.
  • Masters of Teaching (Secondary).
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment.
  • 2001 started Hapkido training.
  • 2011 coach: demonstration team 1st place – Melbourne national competition.
  • 2012 coach: demonstration team 1st place – Brisbane national competition.
  • 2013 built permanent Korean martial arts dojang.
  • 15 years of training and teaching Korean martial arts.
  • 2018 Demonstration team captain: Seongnam City Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association regional championships – demonstration team silver trophy.
  • 2018 Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association technical seminar instructors certificate.
  • 2019 developed Hapkido online student resource and learning portal.
  • 2020 – Solar Powered the dojang, protecting our environment.
  • 2021 – 20 years of training and teaching Korean martial arts.
  • 2022 Team mentor Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association 4th World Championships.
  • 2023 Masters of Teaching (Secondary) and Masters of Education in Evidence Based-Teaching.
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Kyosanim Douglas Morrison

Instructor.

Kyosanim Morrison has been training Hapkido since 2015 and is a qualified fitness instructor.

  • 2nd Dan Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association.
  • Certificate 3 & 4 Fitness.
  • Hapkido training since 2015.
  • 2018 1st Dan Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association.
  • 2018 Seongnam City KMMKHA regional championships – demonstration team silver trophy.
  • 2018 Seongnam City KMMKHA regional championships – bronze medal pairs routine.
  • 2018 Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association technical seminar certificate.
  • 2022 Team Captain, 2nd Place demonstration team at the Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association 4th World Championships. 
  • 2022 Gold Medal Pairs routine at the Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association 4th World Championships.
  • 2023 8 years of training and teaching Korean martial arts.

Kyosanim Todd Pearce

Instructor.

Kyosanim Pearce has been training Hapkido since 2014 .

  • 2nd Dan Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association.
  • Hapkido training since 2014.
  • 2016 1st Dan Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association.
  • 2018 2nd Dan Korea Moo Moo Kean Hapkido Association.
  • 2018 Seongnam City KMMKHA regional championships – demonstration team silver trophy.
  • 2018 Seongnam City KMMKHA regional championships – gold medal pairs routine.
  • 2018 Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association technical seminar certificate.
  • 2023 9 years of training and teaching Korean martial arts.
All instructors:
2023 – a combined total of over 82 years of training, teaching and developing Korean martial arts in Australia.

 

 

 

Melbourne Hapkido Academy acknowledges we train on the lands of the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin nation, whose lands were never ceded, and we pay repects to their elders past and present and to Country.  We also acknowledge Master Cairney’s heritage, Jerrinja people of the Yuin Nation of the Illawarra New South Wales and pay our respects to elders past and present and to Country.

 


Tony O'Brien
Tony O'Brien
14 October 2023
I have recently started training here. I was thinking of joining a gym, but thought i would give Hapkido a go. The Masters are very professional, supportive and knowledgeable. The culture is welcoming and there is a good "vibe" about the place. It's early days, but highly recommended.
Matt L
Matt L
8 September 2023
Max Walker
Max Walker
4 September 2023
A welcoming club with great values, a strong sense of tradition and high quality training and tuition adapted for all ages and abilities. My son and I train here regularly and can give an enthusiastic recommendation.
Nicel Mimi
Nicel Mimi
3 September 2023
My husband loves training here, masters are great and incredibly knowledgeable. Very welcoming dojang.
Thomas
Thomas
3 September 2023
Alexandra Murray
Alexandra Murray
3 September 2023
An excellent martial arts training gym. Highly trained instructors and clean modern facilities
Grace Liu
Grace Liu
3 September 2023
We have learnt Hapkido for over a year and enjoyed every moment of it . The masters are knowledgeable and professional . The program is enriching and useful. Other students ( old and young ) are all very friendly and supportive of one another . Good place to stay fit and learn self defence
k foh
k foh
3 September 2023
Friendly, supportive and expert Hapkido masters & seniors who have watched my kids grow up. The best testament is now, 7+ years later, they are both still going strong with their commitment to training and are junior black belts. Most importantly, still enjoying and learning heaps.
Lou
Lou
3 September 2023
Dedicated instructors and excellent facilities
Saeed Nouri
Saeed Nouri
10 May 2023
Such a great and friendly environment

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