- done No Fitness Requirement To Start
- done Adaptable Techniques For Any Age
- done Learn About Yourself As You Train
The Way Of Coordinated Energy
HAPKIDO @ CANBERRA MARTIAL ARTS
Start in January 2011 renting a small room with 3 students, the Hapkido Canberra club grew to over 200 members by mid-2017. The Chief Instructor, SaBomNim Tom Adam, decided to take the leap of faith and opened Canberra Martial Arts along with other Korean Martial Arts Instructors.
Hapkido is more than just martial arts, it’s a complete self-defence system that encompasses joint-locks, takedowns, kicking, punching, grappling and much more. Our system has been developed to ensure that every single person can achieve their goals through adapting the system to suit the student – not the other way around.
If you’re looking for a martial art that will make you think harder than you thought before, help you understand your body and that of your attacker, and teach you that in every scenario that: 90% is self-confidence, 9% is technique and only 1% is strength – then HapKiDo is where you need to start.
SUCCESS STORIES FROM MEMBERS
Around 8 yrs old, decided on my own to start training, my parents didn’t make me go ever. One of my distant friends was training, along with lots of people I recognized in my community. They all left through the years and I decided to stay, despite changeovers in instructors 4 times as well. I think that’s success for a kid/teenager. As a result, I got the long term benefits mentally, physically and I gained the disciple to train hard at home all my life. I reached my peak at 16 but was told I was too old for a junior black belt and too young for a senior black belt so I waited. Just the next year I quickly learned life started to get more complicated and therefore harder to focus: college, uni, work, having a family. I’ve been training on and off for the last 10 years but never was able to peak like that again. Being older I also started noticing flaws in the organization, stayed loyal and determined as previously but those flaws started becoming unfair which made it hard to excel. Also, after having my first born I felt like I lost most of my identity and needed to reconnect with my old self, it was a success for me not to give up and stop forever despite obstacles and that I found this club and supportive team at 27. Taekwondo is also my happy place. I’m looking forward to the future!
Had a bad car accident at 27 years old and was told I’d never do any sport again. 35 years old and I met an amazing doctor who helped me and he help me set up a good support team of physiotherapists and massage therapists. Started taekwondo at 37 years old and at first every lesson meant days of pain and intensive physiotherapy afterwards. But slowly i was getting fitter and stronger through taekwondo. Finally at 41 years old I was strong enough to take on obstacle racing and of course that meant Tough Mudder (21 km obstacle course). I still have physio but it’s now only once a month (and not as intensive as it used to be). Everyday I’m at taekwondo is a massive win for me. I love training. It’s my happy place.
Started as a child and now after 32 years of Taekwondo, I’ve got my black belt. Helped many others achieve theirs. Trained people of all ages. Met some of the best friends ever. Trained champions. Become a champion. Met, trained with and competed against many from overseas. And made friends with lots of them too. Had the opportunity to visit different countries. Became an international instructor (IV degree). Crossed of lots on my bucket list.