With the announcement by the Victorian State Government of the road map out of the COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria, Melbourne Hapkido Academy has aligned its’ training schedule to fit. Let us all hope that we can get through each ‘step’ quicker than planned.
Melbourne Hapkido Academy dojang is a purpose built permanent training centre that has been designed and established to weather any troubled times and continue providing a great space to undertake a wonderful activity for all.
As most of Melbourne students from pre-school to university head back to online learning to all teachers, school staff and communities we thank you for supporting our kids, teenagers, young and older adults at school, TAFE or Uni.
Moo Moo Kwan is the oldest and fastest growing Hapkido school in the world, having been established in 1963 by Grand Master Kim Yong-man.
Moo Moo Kwan uphold the highest standards of martial art technique and syllabus, organisational and procedural standards. KMMKHA is registered with, and recognised by the South Korean government and various regional administrations as a national asset. Black belt certificates are registered and globally recognised.
Moo Moo Kwan has friendships and associations with the IHF and KHF to name a few.
Grand Master Criag Cairney has participated in many Moo Moo Kwan seminars, training and workshops, as well has led teams of instructors and black belts to South Korea to share the Moo Moo Kwan experience.
You too can be part of Moo Moo Kwan, join us today and benefit from becoming a member of the oldest Hapkido school in the world – click here.
Bring balance and energy back in to your body and life with Hapki Sundo.
Bring balance, vitality and mindfulness back in to your life.
Hap Ki Sun Do – Way [‘do’] of coordinating [‘hap’] Zen [‘sun’] energy [‘ki’].
Born out of Korean zen mediation and Hapkido traditions, Hapki-SunDo (Hapki-Yoga) is a Korean Zen meditation and movement, bringing Ki (Chi) – Universal Energy – back in to balance. Hapki-SunDo will enable you to access more energy for your busy life. Unlike Indian styles of yoga, Hapki-SunDo is more dynamic and incorporates Zen Buddhist temple mediation traditions, including prostrations. Born out over 3 millennium of tradition and of the martial arts, Hapki-SunDo can be likened to Tai Chi or Qigong, Zen temple meditation combined in a dynamic, invigorating and movement based art.
Become more flexible, develop a stronger more balanced body with improved posture. Restore the balance that we all seek in a busy modern life.
Beginners welcome, every class allows everyone to benefit immediately.
Grand Master Craig Cairney has over 40 years of martial arts experience including 20 years practising Sundo.
New Hapki-SunDo 5 week introduction course starting Tuesday 3rd March 2020.
Book below when registrations open:
Ki is the word for universal energy that is known in Korea and Japan. It is also known as Chi in China, Prana in India (Sanskrit). An acceptance of the existence of Ki is fundamental to the Asian philosophical concepts, such as Yin-Yang and Taoism and Seon/Zen. Martial arts (including Hapkido), creative arts (such as painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, music and dance), medicine, and all practices that emphasise the connection between mind, body and spirit, such as SunDo, all rely on and utilise Ki energy.
Ki is energy that is the basis of everything in the universe. It is therefore sometimes described as universal energy.
Hapkido, literally translates to the way of unifying with/harmonising with/joining with Ki energy, Hapki-Sundo is an extension of Hapkido:
Hap – unify/join/harmonise/coordinate
Ki – Vital Energy/ Energy of the universe
Sun – Korean for ‘Zen’ of ‘Chan’, simplicity and meditation
Do – the way/ the discipline/ the art
Specifically, Hapkido training seeks to understand and access the power of Ki (energy) to maximise the potential for survival in a threatening situation where physical techniques can be used to overcome an aggressor.
However, our greatest enemy is ourselves.
Fundamentally, when we are born we inherit an original amount of life force that we must use throughout our life. Additionally, we gain energy through food and through breathing.
Through Hapki-SunDo we seek to sense and enhance our natural ability to experience the flow of energy within our bodies, removing blockages. The basis of energy flow throughout our bodies is understood in the same manner as in oriental therapy systems. There are twelve meridians or rivers of energy (Kyung Rak) that flow through our body, with specific points that can be accessed to provide treatment such as in acupuncture, acupressure or Ji-Ap (Shiatsu). These meridians are linked to the major organ systems. Theoretically, a body that is free of blockages in these meridians can achieve optimal health.
Some areas along theses energy lines are referred to as chakras. These are energy centres that can be focussed on in training. The main energy centres for training in Hapki-SunDo are located on the centreline of the body ( see diagram below) . These are widely understood by the term “chakra”. The most important chakra in Hapki-SunDo is located just below the navel and is called the Hadan-DanJeon (lower level energy centre). It is here that we aim to focus our mind and bring fresh energy into our bodies and accumulate it.
By attaining flexibility in our body we can reduce blockages in the energy pathways and achieve better energy flow, leading to natural balance.
Training consists of:
Warm up and loosening exercises
Deep breathing exercises
Exploration of oriental thought systems including Taosim, Seon (Zen/Chan) and Buddhism that have influenced the development of Hapkido historically.
Introductory Workshops are offered to enable students to understand the basic concepts and nature of the subject.
Melbourne Hapkido Academy
Hapki-Yoga course terms and conditions.
Open to ages 18 and over. Registration will require full payment and completion of a membership form. Discount only applies to Web registrations using valid discount code before 11:00pm Sunday 26th August 2018.
Refunds: Our policy lasts up to 24 hours prior to event starting. If event starts with in 24 hours we can’t offer you a full refund. A 50% booking fee is applicable to late refund requests.
In the case of you not attending the event unfortunately no refund will be given.
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
Refunds (if applicable)
Once your cancelation is confirmed, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your cancellation. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. Melbourne Hapkido Academy will always consider exceptional circumstances when rejecting any refund request.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
Late or missing refunds (if applicable)
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melbourne Hapkido Academy reservse the right to reschedule the event.
안녕하서Annyeonghaseo, With most of Melbourne’s schools going back to online learning for the rest of the year, more than ever we need to support our teachers, school admin and school communities. It is tough. We thank all teachers and staff for supporting our kids education. 깜사함니다 from all at Melbourne Hapkido Academy. …
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We are back Zooming classes from Saturday 11th July. Tonight, Wednesday 8th July, is the last class at the dojang for at least six weeks.
Remember not many other activities or sports can be practised at home while under lock-down. However we all can do Hapkido to keep fit and healthy physically and mentally.
With the possibility of schools heading back to #onlinelearning for the last school term for 2020 more than ever having a Hapkido training routine is important for your health and well-being.
To get a few things ready for the second lock-down there will be no class Thursday 9th July. Therefore we will see ALL Students at 10:00am Saturday 11th July via Zoom. Go to the Facebook Student Group or log-in on the Web site for more details.
Remember you have a vast library of training resources online with: over 135 videos; 25 live classes; 8 weeks of Hapki-Sundo training; gradings online; over 3500 photos; App integration; Facebook feeds; exercises, activities and much more. …
안녕하서Annyeonghaseo, The Melbourne metropolitan area has been put back in to lock down effective from midnight (11:59pm) Wednesday 8th July.
Melbourne Hapkido Academy is in the best position to carry on under the lock down with: Live secure Zoom classes ready to go. Over 135 training videos online. Over 25 existing classes online. Eight (8) weeks of Hapki-Sundo sessions online. Dozens of online activities, and much more.
There are only four reasons to be out: to get food; medical needs or care giving; work (from home if you can); or exercise (no more than two people or families). School holidays have been extended for a week pending further announcements (VCE students exempted).
Remember, you cannot do many other sports at home (football, tennis, golf, swimming, lawn bowls) however YOU CAN practice Hapkido at home.
Warm wishes to everyone, keep safe, wash hands, keep your distance.