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Black Belt Grading

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Melbourne Hapkido Academy announces that it will be holding a Black Belt grading on

Saturday 26th November 2024.

 

 

Black Belt

A black belt is someone who did not give up and completed the foundation of Hapkido martial arts techniques, for a black belt is the beginning of your Hapkido martial arts journey.  A journey to 1st Dan black belt is different for every student, needing at the very least two-to-three years of regular training to achieve that grade. Melbourne Hapkido Academy black belts are awarded by the Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association a registered South Korean government institution and the oldest continuous Hapkido school in the world. 

Anyone can award anyone a black belt, and when students embark on their martial arts journey the goal of becoming a black belt is the goal sold to them. Many martial arts instructors align to many other organisations, styles and give away cheap black belts because they can. They sell the black belt goal without the linage and lore, by merging styles, forms, philosophies and personalities, for example: Karate with Arnis or Taekwondo with JuJitSu. 

The true worth of a black belt is in its linage and history, syllabus and depth, instructors and institutions.  Instructors that associate with world class institutions, like the Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association, offer genuine martial arts syllabus, linage and lore to their students.  Martial arts training is not easy, borrowing from Kung-fu it is ‘hard work’, and students who achieve their black belt at Melbourne Hapkido Academy earn globally recognised Dan grades.

When grading for first Dan Black Belt students demonstrate over 150 acquired techniques, breathing exercises, patterns, kicks and break-falls to name a few. This is just the start of their journey, for second Dan students learn 150 integrated techniques layered on top of the first 150 techniques. For third Dan over 100 concepts are acquired and on it goes from there. Unlike many others nothing is borrowed, Hapkido is the original integrated system of martial arts skills. 

 

 
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Grading

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Next Gradings:

Melbourne Hapkido Academy announces the last colour belt gradings for 2024 will be at 9:30am on Saturday 11th May 2024. These are exciting times when students demonstration their newly acquired skills.

 

 

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South Korea tour 2024

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South Korea, Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association adventure, November 2024,

Here we come…

Master Cairney is once again taking a group of black belts to South Korea to attend the Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association annual end of year black belt and masters training in November. The tour includes 10 days for training, cultural immersion, food, training, food, tours, training, food, friendships, food, fun and more training. 

The last trip in 2018 was a wonderful Korean and Hapkido cultural and training tour. The planned 2020 trip was cancelled due to a pandemic. Therefore 5 years later the opportunity has been provided to visit the wonderful people of South Korea again. We are booked and ready to go in mid-November.

Join today and train hard to get ready for the upcoming 2025 and 2026 planned trips to South Korea.

 

 

 

A few memories from 2018:


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The Oldest. The First. Unequalled.

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March 2023 – 60 years of Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido.

Grand Master Kim Young-man began his Moo Moo Kwan school in March of 1963 during a tumultuous time in South Korea’s history.

Grand Master Kim’s persistence has seen Moo Moo Kwan to become the oldest Hapkido school today, with branches all over the world.

Moo Moo Kwan style of Hapkido is unique, comprehensive, powerful and challenging, few students have the fortitude to learn this traditional martial art. Therefore, students who train hard and earn a Moo Moo Kwan Black Belt grade hold one of the most highly respected, recognised and prized Hapkido and martial arts Black Belts globally. Even Bruce Lee understood the power of Hapkido.

Today Moo Moo Kwan is administered by the Korea Moo Moo Kwan Hapkido Association with Grand Master Kim still active today.

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Solar Powered for our Planet

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Melbourne Hapkido Academy is Solar Powered.

Self defence for our planet.

Since August 2020 Melbourne Hapkido Academy has invested in  solar power to help do our bit protecting the environment while we train.  Melbourne Hapkido Academy is 100% solar powered for ten (10) months of the year, and over 85% solar powered during the shorter winter months of July and August.   Join us today to learn a traditional martial art and powerful self defence while saving the environment in Melbourne’s only permanent Hapkido dojang. 

Earth day is on 22 April 2025 and we are doing our bit each year well in advance: https://www.earthday.org/
 
Many days of the year we derive 100% of our energy from the sun.
 
압기 HapKi
Master Cairney
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tony O'Brien
Tony O'Brien
14 October 2023
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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
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Max Walker
Max Walker
4 September 2023
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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
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My husband loves training here, masters are great and incredibly knowledgeable. Very welcoming dojang.
Thomas
Thomas
3 September 2023
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Alexandra Murray
Alexandra Murray
3 September 2023
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An excellent martial arts training gym. Highly trained instructors and clean modern facilities
Grace Liu
Grace Liu
3 September 2023
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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
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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
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Dedicated instructors and excellent facilities
Saeed Nouri
Saeed Nouri
10 May 2023
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Such a great and friendly environment

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