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Mat Chat - August 2015

Posted on October 8, 2015

Mat Chat - August 2015
Latest News from the Dojang
By SaBomNim Tom
This addition of Mat Chat has a lot to cover:
  • Women's Self Defence Course
  • Tigers Term 3 Kicks Off
  • Gradings & Events Coming
  • Saturday Training from October
  • SaBomNim's Travel & News

Firstly though, we're moving to a new Student Management System called MindBodyOnline - the benefit to you as students will include, once I get all of the information up-to-date, the ability to manage your classes and your children's classes as well as purchase uniforms and much more.


To check out what you can do, pick up the Hapkido Canberra App via these links:

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Or login online here: - make sure you login using this email address. (I'll be trying to link all the students together ASAP.)
Women's Self Defence Course
On Saturday 22nd August 1:00pm - 4:00pm we're hold a All Levels Women's Self Defence afternoon course. All are welcome and so far 7 people have registered to attend. It will be a short-course focusing on blocking, breaking holds and escapes.  


Price: $60 p/person, $100 p/pair - Parents of current students & Current Students Free
This week saw the delayed start of Term 3, it was great to see all the smiling faces returning to the Dojang.  Once again all of our classes are full booked, however we're starting to build our waiting list for each class. Visit our site and fill in your details and let us know which class you're interested in and we'll add you to the waiting list.
November 7th - AIS Combat Centre 
All Tiger, Adults & Kumdo Grading

All Students. On Saturday 7th November we will be holding a whole of Dojang Grading & Seminar. We're asking every single Little Tiger, Big Tiger, Teenager & Adult training in Hapkido & Kumdo at the Dojang to save the date.

In attendance will be 9th Dan Grandmaster Hee Kwan Lee from the US (Hapkido) and 8th Dan Grandmaster Jang from South Korea (Kumdo). 

The day will be filled with Gradings and Seminars in both art forms. More information available soon. See attached our Poster for the Event. Spread the word.

Saturday Training from October
Starting October 3rd we're going to be make a minor, yet important, change to the class schedule - we've heard your feedback and coupled with the arrival of SaBomNim Tom's 3rd child there is no better time. From October the Saturday Schedule will be:
  • 8:30-9:15am - Little Tigers
  • 9:30-10:25am - Big Tigers & Family
  • 10:30-11:30am - Adults
  • 11:35am-12:45pm - Kummooyeh Kumdo
SaBomNim's Travels
Over the month of July SaBomNim Tom managed to escape to Europe for the first time to be introduced, along with his young children, to his Wife's extended family. 9 Countries, 4,600Klms in 21 days - an amazing trip. A quick 9 day return to OZ and he was off to Korea.
In Korea SaBomNim Tom had the honour of attending the 2015 Global Hapkido Master & Instructor Seminar at Myongji University in Seoul.
In 2016 the Global Hapkido Championships have been moved to Thailand - more information coming in the months ahead.
Now that SaBomNim Tom is back, the Dojang will be back into the full swing and full calendar of training. Thank you for your continued support in his absence - keep training hard!!
Big Tiger Adult Grading September 5th - 9:00am

Saturday 5ht September will see our next Big Tiger (7-14yrs) and Adult (14yrs+) Hapkido Grading at the Dojang. 

Train hard between now and then.



Until then, we're looking forward to seeing each and every one of you in the Dojang training.