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By Chris Davies, officially representing TKD & KMA This was THE big event in the Taekwondo calendar the world qualifier for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The event was hosted in Manchester’s 21,000 seater MEN arena, Europe’s biggest indoor concert venue.

DAY ONE Friday 28th saw the start of the competition with 3 fighting areas one of which was a raised centre platform. What was immediately obvious when entering was a notable lack of spectators, but as it was Friday I believed that this was only to be expected and the following days would see the crowds flock in. The fighting progressed throughout the day with smooth consistency and Sarah Stevenson’s preliminary fights brought clear vocal support from the British supporters. She won her fights and progressed to the qualifier, her final bout was quite close and she scored several points in the closing stages to secure her place in the Beijing Olympics. Louise Mair unfortunately did not man-

age to qualify for a place in the Olympics at this event. The opening ceremony with speeches and oaths taken by representatives of the fighters and judges in my opinion lacked any kind of sparkle. The WTF flag was carried in and at times appeared to be dragging on the floor; the speeches by the British representatives were somewhat flat and

lacked inspiration and encouragement. I thought a lot more presentation could have been put into this with better vocal projection and emotion. The latter part of the Friday saw the Korean Tigers give one of their world famous displays which showed why they are considered the best performance team in the world. Unlike some extreme Martial Arts display teams the Tigers retain the style and clearly identifiable elements of Taekwondo, showing power and crispness of technique; the synchronisation of the team was excellent and would make any drill sergeant proud. The scoring system for the bouts stipulated that 3 of the 4 judges had to score a point for it to register, but the downside to this was that often only 2 judges had sight of the hit, which in turn meant that not all points were seen and registered by the judges. This caused a small amount of head shaking and outstretched arms from coaches who felt that their fighter’s points had been missed; on one occasion a much more severe reaction occurred when a Greek fighter competing against a French fighter felt that several points should have been scored thus challenging the French win. Reacting to this one of the spectators leapt from the seating balcony on to the arena floor and headed for the judges table with quite an aggressive demeanour; he was quickly surrounded by arena staff and escorted from the floor with more staff congregating around the other Greek supporters. The incident was quickly brought under control but highlighted the situation. It was an isolated incident and there were no other incidents that I was aware of throughout the rest of the event. In general I think the referees and judges did an excellent job, there were no official protests which support the quality of their work. DAY TWO Saturday saw more spectators arrive but very few in relation to the venue capacity; the venue staff told me only about 1000 tickets had been sold for that day which is extremely poor considering the importance of the event and quality of the fighters. Those I spoke to were seriously concerned about the spectator attendance, many raising some poignant questions such as: 1. Does it show the lack of popularity for WTF sport style Taekwondo in the UK? 2. Was it sufficiently advertised? 3. Was it hosted in the wrong location? 4. Was the venue too big?

5. How will the sponsors view supporting UK hosted events in the future? 6. How will it affect the view of the WTF and IOC? 7. Is it a protest against the BTCB? I heard questions and discussions like this time and time again from BTCB members and non BTCB members. Master Keith Evans felt the attendance was appalling, as did Master Heyes, and a whole host of other people. The staff at the Daedo stall also confessed they had serious concerns about a lack of customers they were experiencing. It was also relayed to me that at times fighter’s and their coaches were being denied access to the blue seating area by arena staff, and told to sit in places with normal spectators which made the venue seem a little fuller. I understand that Iranian Taekwondo star Yousef

Karami and his coach were just some of those who experienced this and that the BTCB had given instructions for the staff to carry out this action. Other points raised were the name boards with country names on that were carried ahead of the fighters; these were extremely difficult to read from the spectator locations so much of the time you did not know which countries were fighting. Some were suggesting there should be a review committee set up by the BTCB or the BOA to look at why the event was so poorly attended by spectators and any organisational issues. Whatever the truth of the matter, the WTF officials and attending countries must be questioning the low spectator attendance...

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MODERN HAPKIDO and the Duk Moo Academy By Master Kim Beom What is Hapkido? Hapkido pursues improvement of the body, in a system comprised of Do (the way), Bub (method or rules) and Sul (techniques). ‘The body’ does not only refer to the physical structure, but means both the physical structure and the mind of an individual. The social relationship of Hapki refers to the relationship between a body and another body. That is, between one individual and another individual, or between an individual and society. Overall, the ultimate objective of Hapkido is to combine and transform. For westerners, Ki (energy or power) might be a very difficult concept to understand and many people have misunderstood it. It is not their fault, but there has been a lack of proper interpretation and training methods. Hapki does not only denote the method of concentrating or focusing inner energy. This is only the broad concept that you may encounter online and is nothing more or nothing less than an image, like an advertisement of a product exposed to a consumer. In fact, many people who talk about ‘Ki’ or ‘Hapki’ do not know how to concentrate or focus inner energy themselves. Therefore, their explanations and interpretations do not include the real meaning of Hapki. With regards to personal training, firstly, Hapkido involves maintaining calmness by harnessing the Ki that flows as a result of other Bub and Sul. Secondly, Hapkido is training to overcome a certain limitation, as humans act in opposition to nature in the middle of a very personal interest. When you try to overcome a limitation with a deliberate human act, there will always be accompanying side effects. It may even risk losing life. It is very dangerous to try to perform Bub and Sul deliberately, without the guidance and proper instructions of a Hapkido Master. If you look at Hapkido in relation to an individual relationship, the techniques of 12 TKD/KMA WWW.TAEKWONDOMAG.CO.UK

Hapkido are always considering and dependant upon the opponent, whether the opponent is one’s friend or not... The bible says: “If your friend asks for your clothes then give him your underwear too and if he asks you to accompany him five miles then accompany him 10 miles.” This is similar to the concept of Hapkido. In Hapkido, if another pulls you then be pulled, if another pushes you then be pushed. This puts oneself in the favourable position or condition, without being opposed to nature. Lastly, I would like to address the social meaning of Hapkido. In relation to training, the sprit of Hapkido is freedom. If we look at the daily training system, Hapkido starts from the weak. If, in a fight between two people, where one has 100% strength and the other one has only 50% strength, obviously the one with only 50% strength is always in an unfavourable position. However, with Hapkido, the positions can be reversed. If the weak borrow 30% strength from the strong, then the weak become stronger with 80% strength and the strong become weaker with only 70% strength. At that moment, ‘who is the stronger?’ is not the question, because a small community called ‘us’ is developed. Thus, we form Hapki (us) in our relationships with others. This entire concept is implied in the spirit developed through Hapkido training. An opponent in training should be treated as equal. He has a right and duty to be treated in that manner in the spiritual world developed through Hapkido. Training in Hapkido involves comprehending individual issues, relationships with partners and opponents, and the meaning of society and nature. An ideal Hapkido training/education system is not to reach

the ultimate goal later, but to express and reveal the lessons and understanding as much today, through one’s own trained and developed body and mind.

The position of Duk Moo Hapkido in modern Hapkido ‘Hapkido’ was named when it was opened to, and when it started gaining much popularity with, the general public in Korea. The use of Do has been enshrined in Korean terminology throughout Korean history. For example, the traditional Korean tea ceremony Dado is the unique form of, and etiquette involved in, preparing, serving and drinking tea that has been practiced in Korea for thousands of years. Literally translated, Dado is the way/art of ceremonial tea making (Da). Korea is a country that has maintained its own unique cultural identity for more than 5000 years, despite so many invasions from, and wars with, other countries. Even when the ancient Korean martial arts were becoming overlooked and were losing their true value as a result of several incidents, the Korean nation tried to maintain its connections and its spirit. During the 19th Century, it became a fashion to use the word Do in Japan. The Japanese even call their course of tea ceremony Sado or Chado. The Do concept was distributed by Japan without any significant intention. The true concept of Do has been restored in Korea by senior members of modern Hapkido, as a significant system which embodies Bub and Sul. Grandmaster Ji Han Jae first established the name of Hapkido from Yusool or Jujutsu. Though, kicking and breathing techniques that were different from Jujutsu were already established at that time. It was only an educational system, as Do, Bub and Sul could not reach spiritual training. This is because, as Hapkido became popular with the general public,

so many premature Masters were advanced and you cannot ask for spiritual training from someone who opens up a Dojang (class) as soon as he gains only a 3rd Dan black belt grade. Compared to the present time, it was a relatively formal naming. The very significant meanings lie in the development of modern Hapkido that was formally named. The Duk Moo Academy and the senior members have contributed and have been dedicated to upgrading and developing the content of modern Hapkido. A Master’s role is very important in Hapkido. It is a process of connecting from one to another and it is time-consuming work. One has to go through a proper course of training to gain a Dan black belt grade. Yet, as most Hapkido people know, many Hapkido practitioners contact Hapkido organizations to ask for a higher Dan grade. It is quite often seen that the Dan grade has been traded for money. Therefore, many senior members of Hapkido do not recognize Dan certificates from quite a few organisations. Dan certificates sold through commercial transactions and seminars have caused a huge problem from the traditional martial arts’ point of view. For many, the course of training has been omitted and the issue of training has become the issue of money. Thus, we have to seriously reconsider the Dan grade system. I feel pity for those

senior Grandmasters who left Korea for this reason.

nized as the elder brother between them and Grandmaster Ji’s announcement that he had a superior relationship against Grandmaster Han revealed his fight for a bigger share of pie.

You can see several versions of Hapkido genealogies online, but not many people know about the background behind them. For example, some Grandmasters started The growth of Hapkido would be accelerat the same level, like brothers. Yet, later ated through defining Do. Do completes on, the lineage was distorted and the entire system by reinforcing Bub and Grandmasters have been labelled as Sul and everlasting training. Although we being the disciple of their brother. The cannot see the details of ancient martial public views the lineage of Hapkido as arts nowadays, as a course of spiritual very simple, but there have been a lot of embodiment, redefining the relationship background stories that we do not know between Bub and Sul in spiritual and about. One example refers to the late physical trainings would restore ancient Grandmaster Han Bong Soo. In public, Korean martial arts. Bub and Sul, and a Grandmaster Ji Han Jae claimed that redefinition of the entire system, have Grandmaster Han is his disciple. When been developed by the senior members Grandmaster Han heard this, he got very of modern Hapkido, as the definition of upset and asked the President of Korea Hapkido mentioned earlier implies. Hapkido Federation, Oh Se Lim, not to talk about him any more in public. In fact, For example, the late Grandmaster Kim Grandmaster Han was one of the Yong Jin, Founder of the Ul Ji Academy, Hapkido Masters who helped completed the details of short stick techGrandmaster Ji when he was evading from Duk Moo academy gra Korea due to political ding 1966 and other scandals. In the beginning, Grandmaster Han and Grandmaster Ji formed their relationship as a brotherhood. Grandmaster Han was recog-

Grandmaster Kim Duk in demonstration


niques. Grandmaster Kim Dong Sub developed, and healed many psychiatric patients with, breathing control techniques. Grandmaster Song Young Ki, Founder of the Han Moo Academy, has established a new training and education system and completed the cane techniques. Grandmaster Kim Duk In, Founder of the Duk Moo Academy, has regulated and developed basic and core self-defence techniques. All of these Grandmasters and their Academies (Kwans) have combined their individual accomplishments, contributing to establishing modern Hapkido and the balanced growth of spirit and body.

What makes Duk Moo Hapkido special? The Duk Moo Academy understands the human body more accurately. For example, using acupressure and the way of blood circulation based on Korean medicine. Furthermore, the major difference between Duk Moo Hapkido and many other Hapkido school’s is the consistency and uniqueness of the Duk Moo Academy’s techniques. For example, once you learn Kwonsul (the empty hand attacking skills), you can apply them into sword, long staff and cane techniques. I am the second son of Grandmaster Kim Duk In and I have received all of the secret techniques of Kwonsul, not revealed to the public. The Duk Moo Academy revealed its long staff techniques in public for the first time during a demonstration in Paris several years ago. The President of Haedong Gumdo was there at the demonstration and, when he saw Grandmaster Kim’s 14 TKD/KMA WWW.TAEKWONDOMAG.CO.UK

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“Those techniques are normally used in sword techniques, how come you can use the cane like a sword?” The President was also very impressed by the long staff techniques on display. They were very similar to two-sword techniques - not just spinning techniques, but cutting and striking techniques too. Grandmaster Kim informed him that sword techniques, long staff techniques and cane techniques are the same because they are all just an extension of Kwonsul. Grandmaster Kim also added that he had learnt sword techniques from the late Kim Young Dal, the best sword warrior in Korea. The President gave Grandmaster Kim a wooden sword as a present, asserting: “I met a real Grandmaster abroad, who I can hardly see in Korea.” The Duk Moo Academy’s character is very much related to Grandmaster Kim’s family background. Grandmaster Kim’s family lineage originates from the Kyung Ju Kim family tree, a very noble Kim family in Korea. Some of Grandmaster Kim’s recognised warrior family ancestors are: King Kyungsoon, who reigned during the Shilla Dynasty, and Military Director Tae Jang Kun Kim Soon Eung, who was the Chief of General Staff during the Koryeo Dynasty. Grandmaster Kim’s grandfather, General Jul Chung Kim Kyung Sik, was a senior martial arts warrior and a senior official in charge of the King’s bodyguards at the end of the Chosun Dynasty. When Japan invaded Chosun and colonized Korea, the King’s bodyguards dispersed and the last King of Korea, King Gojong, granted some land

near Sae Gum Jung to senior warriors who lost their positions. The King granted Grandmaster Kim’s grandfather, General Jul Chung Kim Kyung Sik, some land at the rear of the Palace in Sae Gum Jung and some of Grandmaster Kim’s relatives still live there. Grandmaster Kim learnt some of his martial arts techniques from his grandfather, General Jul Chung Kim Kyung Sik. It is our family tradition that a grandfather has a responsibility to take care of his grandchildren’s education. Grandmaster Kim looks after his granddaughters, by training them and making them read everyday. As they are looked after by Grandmaster Kim, they easily have the opportunity to see and learn Kwonsul and long staff techniques from an early age. The eldest granddaughter is now a red belt in Hapkido. My 15 month old son will also be trained by and receive skills from his grandfather, Grandmaster Kim. Earlier this year, Grandmaster Kim looked after my son when he visited Korea for two weeks. At such an early age, he has not yet learnt long staff skills but, unprompted, he now bows whenever he takes hold of a staff. By simply observing his grandfather, he has already naturally absorbed the first thing, manners. By learning from Grandmaster Kim, they can find the coincidence and consistency between techniques. As Grandmaster Kim says: “If you have learnt 100 techniques, you should be able to summarise them into one. You should also be able to divide one technique into ten. However, if you just count and consider the number of techniques, the techniques already become rubbish and dead. “

Techniques should be embodied throughout our body. Really decent Hapkido techniques cannot be taught via video or books and, therefore, this is why the Duk Moo Academy has not published any books or videos. There is a well-known Chinese story about this principle: A King was walking along a street and he saw an old man making a wagon wheel. The King said to the old man: “Don’t you have any children? How come you are working at that age?” The old man replied: “I have children and I have taught them all of the skills. However, it is easy to deliver knowledge verbally, but it is very difficult for them to receive detailed skills and secrets. Therefore, I still make these wagon wheels by myself.” Knowledge cannot be complete or perfect if it is not embodied throughout our body. When Grandmaster Kim and I lived in France several years ago, he taught me most of his skills and I especially found the connectivity and consistency of techniques. The moment that I found the consistency of techniques, a sword, long staff, cane and my wrist became one. This transformation and wholeness is the true meaning of Hapki and it is the core concept of the Duk Moo Academy’s education and training system.

Senior Members of the Duk Moo Academy (a brief introduction) Choi Jae Sam: Joined the Duk Moo Academy in Seoul. He later moved to Suwon, and then taught Hapkido in Chuncheon. He now resides in the United States. Kim Sang Bae: Has demonstrated since he was a blue belt in Chuncheon. He is a specialist in Yukcha and is famous for his

energy-controlling techniques. He has demonstrated on Korean national television several times, fixing people’s vertebrae without touching their bodies. Jeong Chan Young: Used to be a High School mathematics teacher in Suwon, Korea. He received, and trained in, water energy controlling techniques. He moved to the Duk Moo Academy from the Moo Sul Academy in his early black belt period. Han Sang Duk: Currently resides in Suwon, Korea. His throwing techniques are excellent. Lee Eun Jang: Had very good 2-on-1 and 3-on-1 sparring skills. Competing in the over-60s category, he recently became Korean National Boxing Champion. Yoon Hee Jung: Used to be a Master in the Duk Moo Academy and is currently running a business in Anyang, Korea. He once had an experience of fighting against 30 gangsters. Seo Myung Il: Earned his 1st Dan black belt in 1967. He completed, and was selected as the Group Leader, at the very 1st Korea Hapkido Federation Masters’ Course in 1970. As Group Leader, he was an Assistant Instructor to the Masters, and he was responsible for taking the warm-ups, during the pioneering monthlong Course. Later, he taught and promoted Hapkido in the United States and held a position as the Representative of Kangwon Province in Korea. He now holds the position of International Director of the Korea Hapkido Federation. He has taught Hapkido for over 30 years and has been one of the best next-generation Senior Masters. Disciples and sons: Grandmaster Kim, Duk In has two sons who are also his disciples. His eldest son is Kim June and I, Kim Beom, am his second son. We each

learnt and received a different training system and different kinds of techniques. For example, my brother received Danjun breathing techniques and I received Soocha (maximizing one’s energy by using water) techniques. Master Kim June is a controversialist of martial arts theory. Many people ask him for his advice on controversial martial arts theory and history and, last year, he created a sensation through his discussion and dispute of martial arts theory and issues. He is currently the Korea Hapkido Federation’s Planning Director. I moved to Europe several years ago, in order to teach, share and utilise the Duk Moo Academy’s expertise, and to expand and develop the popularity of Hapkido in Europe. I originally moved to France with Grandmaster Kim, in order to expand and develop the popularity of Hapkido in France and to help establish the Duk Moo Academy France Headquarters in Paris. As well as assisting Grandmaster Kim in teaching Hapkido at various locations, I also taught the Police Nationale’s RAID Police and was requested to teach the Gendarme, before I took up an important national position to teach in Morocco. Following an invitation from the United Kingdom Mudo Academy, I expanded my teaching by moving to the north of England in 2000. In the beginning of my time in England, I concentrated on teaching self-defence techniques to Taekwondo Instructors and later I promoted Hapkido through demonstrations and seminars. I am now the Korea Hapkido Federation’s UK Director and the Duk Moo Academy has well established Hapkido clubs throughout the north east of England. I teach at Durham Constabulary Headquarters and at all of the local Universities, including the University of Durham, the University of Newcastle, Northumbria University, the University of Teesside and the University of

Grandmaster Kim Duk In (sitting centre, wearing a blue jacket), Instructor at the 6th Korea Hapkido Federation Black Belt Instructors Seminar mheld in 1998



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Kim Duk in a seminar, held at the Durham Police Constabulary Headquarters in August 2002



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1st Duk Moo Academy Summer Camp in Greece - Part 2 By Matthew Dundon ... continued from last issue Thursday Thursday was here already and the same routine began again; the black belts started training at 7:30, with Master Kim teaching Master Dimitrios before hand. After lining up and bowing we done combination kicks and moved on to revising for the grading taking place on the Saturday morning. The black belts worked in groups of two or three whilst the senior black belts and instructors as well as Master Kim and Master Dimitrios went around and helped the others out.


Although limited when it came to mats, the students exercised great control and no one got injured. After forty minutes or so, Master Kim demonstrated dan bong skill (short stick). A very effective weapon used by Korean police today and many centuries ago, the short stick is about thirty centimetres long with a small looped string at the end. The short stick can be used to strike; utilizing a quick flick rather than strength resulting in the ability to smash bones. The stick itself can also be used to lock opponents. The string is used around the thumb to act like a single nun-chuck incorporating spinning which

can act as a great defence and offence. The short stick is many of our members’ favourite weapon as it is simple, effective and utilises many different techniques whilst being small enough to carry in a pocket. Master Kim demonstrated how to strike using the short stick and afterwards the spinning using the string. After telling everyone to revise these techniques in their own time, Master Kim showed us short stick versus bamboo sword. The bamboo sword is different to a normal sword in style and uses much more flicks and quick attacks. Although the short stick is only thirty centimetres long it can be

used effectively to stop an attacker with a sword. These skills help both students master the sword and short stick, but more importantly help with eye coordination and reflexes. Although at first step sparring (a set pattern) was taught with the sword attacking and short stick defending, however once both students become good enough free sparring can be done, yet this can result in injury so it is suggested that you are well trained and supervised. The rest of the black belt class, we all worked on these skills which so many of our students greatly admire. After a while it was clear that we all became much better in these skills and decided to add speed. These skills were new to the Greek students, and helped encourage them as well as help all their techniques. After practicing non-stop in the heat Master Kim made us all face each other and bow, we headed off to breakfast. Here we arranged another night of practice but earlier at 6:00pm instead, as the grading was getting closer. After breakfast we continued with the class. After lining up and bowing, we began the class straight away. Today, Master Kim split each respective colour off and assigned a black belt to teach them. Most of the Greeks understood English quite well, however translators were used to make sure they understood what is being taught. One of the instructors took blue belts and taught Judo and Judo defence, these are important skills as not only do many people study Judo but many of the grabs and grab attempts are realistic and can be seen in street fights. At the same time the other instructor took the green belts through punch defence, explaining the importance of blocks and the theories of inside and out to prevent an attacker from behind or any other direction. The lower belts, white and yellow, and other martial artists, were all taught basic attacks, self-defence and the theories and principles that make Hapkido up. Master Kim and Master Dimitrios both went around and helped everyone. Although there were no mats, all students managed to cope just fine apart from one minor injury off a Shotokan Karate black belt who didn’t understand how to control the moves he was taught. The red belt-black tags went through every thing themselves training through the entire 1st dan syllabus preparing for their grading. Eventually Master Kim ordered each partner face each other and bow, and the entire class including black belts moved on to kicking. Master Kim explained the four different types of kicks, single kicks, combination kicks, aerial kicks and sitting down kicks. He then demonstrated sitting down kicks. Part of Korean culture is to sit down on the floor such as at formal meals and they grow up in such an environment getting used to

this position. Whereas most Westerns don’t sit on the floor for great periods of time and thus find it hard to stand up without their hands touching the floor. Sitting down defence can go back centuries when key officials would have meetings and sit for hours, if a fight was to begin at a meeting then anyone who understood such concepts could defend themselves without even standing up. Such skills are important to Hapkido-in and being able to defend from such a position without moving helps us learn new concepts and defend against all sorts of attacks. Master Kim demonstrated jumping over someone also sitting down from a sitting down position himself, and at no point did he stand up. After this more kicks were demonstrated all from sitting down and the Greek students and other martial artists were astonished at how quick and effective they were. Subsequent to having practiced a great deal of sitting down kicks, and everyone’s backs were hurting from non-stop practice, Master Kim and one of the black belts from England moved onto demonstrating combination kicks. The black belt student was very proficient in kicks and demonstrated a wide variety of different kicks designed to defend against multiple opponents. After this demonstration and the theories being taught one student held the kick pads and we all made a line and each student participated in kicking. Although this got us all very tired very quickly we still wanted to keep going as we were all very enthusiastic. However, 12:00 finally came and we were lined up. We all bowed paying our respect and Master Kim dismissed us. The rest of the day was spent at another beach close by. Most of the students, both Greek and English went and arrived to find the beach was quite full. This beach was very much a tourist beach and became quite full as the day past. The bar was very popular but the prices were ridiculous as

expected at a tourist location. After spending much of the day at the beach we decided to go for food at around 5:00pm and went to a local pizza restaurant which to our surprise was empty, we found out after that Greeks eat very late, sometimes having dinner as late at 10:00pm. We finished here quickly and headed back for the training class we had arranged at 6:00. Although a little late the other Greek students managed to get in and start their revision as they were so keen. The other arriving students went around and helped whilst revising themselves. Many people were interested in the weapons’ techniques in particular sword and long stick. After a great deal of practice in the cool environment we began to tire. The lesson passed quickly again and it was around 11:00pm by the time we finished so we packed the mats up and put the weapons aside before heading off to our rooms. Most went straight to bed from such a long hot day but others decided to meet together and stay up drinking. Finally, after drinking too much they all headed back to their rooms and went straight to sleep. Friday Friday was here now and this was our last real training class, as the grading was to follow and a photography class on the Sunday. We started again 7:30am, training for the one and a half hours in various different techniques. These included the self-defence and pre-emptive attacks, punch and kick defence, knife defence, chair defence, takeaway techniques, two on one defence, kicking and several different weapons. The instructors went around and helped everyone whilst staying focused themselves. Master Kim helped Master Dimitrios learn new techniques as well as helping the other students prepare for the grading. The black belt class was over quickly and we went for breakfast. Again the instructors arranged their final night class to help with


chips, and various other types of meat. We looked around the village afterwards and talked to the Greek students and were surprised to find that only a small amount of police patrol the entire village and its surrounding. Eventually it became dark and we decided to head back to the hotel for the training class at 8:00. We arrived to find Greek students training once again, however we advised them that they take it easy or they would be too tired for the grading itself. After light training and short breaks, we went straight to bed much earlier for extra rest.

the grading so soon. The coloured belts were beginning to get nervous after hearing so many were attending. However straight after breakfast the coloured class began as normal with lining up and exercising the basic kicks. Master Kim announced the times of the grading, translated by Master Dimitrios. We moved on to the class, with everyone revising for the grading. The black belts helped the coloured belts revise the techniques, insuring that they remember to ki-hap (shout), lock afterwards, and remain in control without injuring the receiver. Although most coloured belts found it difficult for some of the more acrobatic moves as it was early morning and very hot leading to everyone being rigid. The instructors and Master Kim and Master Dimitrios were all happy to see that the students had learnt a great deal in the past few days and had a greater idea of what Hapkido was all about. We finished this class by Master Kim announcing there was a beach party tomorrow, the night of the grading; many students were pleased to hear this. We were dismissed and arranged to meet down at the pool once more. After spending a short time in our rooms 22 TKD/KMA WWW.TAEKWONDOMAG.CO.UK

we headed down to the beach bar and pool. Most of the Greek students headed off to one of the beaches whilst the English students, Master Kim and Master Dimitrios remained at the bar. Master Kim showed us several Hapkido tricks, including smashing bottles. After finishing a drink we would fill the bottle up with water and Master Kim would smash it, each time in a different way, one involving using only his finger. Master Kim left to attend to his family, shortly after with Master Dimitrios leaving. Only the English students remained and we continued to try and smash bottles, spending a great deal of time and money attempting this. However, one of us, the Meadowfield Instructor finally managed to get it, and we were all impressed. Eventually we headed off and met some of the Greek students. They offered us a lift to the beach, although we decided it was getting late and instead asked to be driven to the local supermarket where we bought many different types of food and drink. Some students bought the souvenirs and gifts for family and friends back home while others packed up on Ouzo. After leaving the supermarket we headed out for dinner at a local fast food shop. Here they sold the lovely Mousaka, as well as burgers,

Saturday The black belt grading began at 6:30am with the 2nd dans heading down first. This grading consisted of around four students, which were tested on the whole 2nd dan syllabus. Master Kim also had them demonstrate smashing bottles. After this grading had finished at around 7:00, the 1st dans arrived, grading part way to 2nd dan. As part of the respect, lower belts are forbidden to watch higher belts grade, not only to prevent them copying such moves but mainly to pay respect. The 1st dans and red belt-black tags arrived, and about five of the black belts began their grading demonstrating selfdefence and pre-emptive attacks as well as punch and kick defence. Once this had finished and the students paid respect, the red belt-black tags began to grade. Here they demonstrated all techniques from white belt to black. They started with demonstrating breakfalls and moved on to the main syllabus. This began with preemptive attacks, and self-defence from grabs, and moved on to throws, punch and kick defence, judo and judo defence, as well as strangle defence, knife defence and sitting down defence. In between different groups of techniques breathing exercises were incorporated to allow them to replenish their energy and focus correctly. Once they had finished the coloured belt syllabus they were all graded on kicks; being more advanced aerial kicks having already demonstrated single and combination kicking in previous gradings. Finally, after the kicks, came the long stick grading, left until last. The students were asked to demonstrate the first hyung, which all did. However, they did not perform as well as was expected, many having forgotten the pattern halfway through it. However, they demonstrated their skills and showed they knew the basics well enough. Master Kim thanked everyone for attending and allowed the coloured belts to enter for their grading, starting at 7:30. This lasted a great deal of time due to the large amount of participants. The Meadowfield instructor stood at the front relaying the orders to the different belts grading and asked them to demonstrate the respective techniques for each belt, this all

included kicking and break falling. Once all the belts had finished with the grading, we all headed off to breakfast. Most students headed straight there and began discussing their grading and whether they passed or not. After finishing breakfast we all headed back together to spend the rest of the time doing long stick. This clearly needed practice for most students because of their poor performance during the grading. We began with the basics, starting how to spin the long stick and moved on to combinative strikes in multiple directions, these included spinning the stick whilst moving the body to dodge an attack and use the long stick in synchronisation with the body to fully control our movements. Non-stop practice was done for the next hour or so, before Master Kim decided to start teaching long stick step-sparring. Demonstrating with the Northumbria University instructor, Master Kim showed that long stick versus long stick should flow well and while one offends the other defends before swapping around. This looks very flashy and good for demonstrations however it also signifies ourselves as traditional martial artists. The students were left to practice this for another hour or so before we all lined up to end the final class of the summer camp. Master Kim thanked everyone and handed out certificates of attendance of the summer camp as well as the belts to certify they have passed. With everyone passing the grading and no fails, many people felt very happy and this helped encourage them to keep practicing harder. Finally we all bowed and packed away. Then Master Kim asked everyone to get together next to the Duk Moo Academy banner for one last group photo. After finishing this and ensuring nothing was left behind we headed to our rooms. Most people especially the girls were eager to dress up for the beach bar party going on that night. We all headed back to our rooms and went in our own

directions. Some decided to go to the supermarket, others to the beach, some went to the beach bar, and others rested in their rooms, while most decided it best to go buy gifts. The beach party that started at 6:00pm at the hotel bar however, most people arrived early. The entire Hapkido group showed up including Master Kim and Master Dimitrios. The party included a local band which we surprised to find out consisted of one person. He sang in English and Greek with many Greek people dancing traditional Greek dances. There was a great deal of food and drink available, and many students took photos before we left. The party came to an end at around 11:00 and people started heading off slowly. However, the English students all stayed up at the bar talking to different Greek people, before heading off back to their rooms at around 1:00. Last Day The next and unfortunately last day, there was no class, only a photography session planned at the beach; we all met outside the hotel at around 8:00 and were kindly driven to the local beach. We arrived in our full do-baks (Hapkido suits) with our belts on and were gazed at for a while by the other people at the beach. However, we continued demonstrating different techniques, from long stick sparring, swords and even two swords, attacking and self-defence and many other techniques. All of this was being recorded by several people both videoing and taking pictures for future use. We finished doing photos in the water and a group photo exercising dan-jun breathing and ki energy techniques that Master Kim demonstrated. Finally we all gathered our belongings and put them in the car and had lunch at the local fast food van at the beach. We stayed here in a large group with some of us leaving after short periods. Master Kim remained with Master Dimitrios and two of the English students

before deciding to head back to the hotel. Most of the English students decided to start packing as we had to leave early the next day to catch our plane. The Greek students spent the rest of the day at the local beach while others had to leave and came to Master Kim and the English students to say goodbye and thanked us for attending and helping them. Eventually it began to get late and the English students invited several people up to one of their rooms and drank on the balcony. However time passed quickly and before we knew it, it was going on to 12:00. We headed back to our rooms for the final time. We awoke in the early morning to finish our packing before heading off at 10:00am, outside the hotel. We all said goodbye and thanked the Greek students for being so kind. Several of the Greek students gave us lifts to the airport far away, and we arrived at around 12:00. We said our last goodbyes as the Greeks left us and we boarded the plane. The whole Summer Camp was a great success for Duk Moo Academy, seeing as how this was its first. Master Dimitrios was very pleased at how it went and Master Kim felt very proud of them. All the Greek students and even the English ones learnt new skills and theories, feeling more confident and happier than before. Not only was the grading a great success but the seminar was very large with so many attending from Duk Moo Academy and other martial arts. Because of its success, another second Summer Camp will be launched next year in Greece, most likely on one of the islands this time. Thank you for reading. If you would like to see some more of the Greek first Summer Camp photos or videos please see the website at or if you are interested in Duk Moo Academy or the second Summer

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THE ULTIMATE MARTIAL ART BUSINESS SEMINAR Is it possible for a single school to gross over £30,000.00 in one month every month? One man does, and has done it for years. For the first time Stephen Thompson, owner of a chain of schools in the UK is sharing his PROVEN strategies and reasons why his schools are one of the highest grossing in the UK.

What can S-M-A-R-T do for you? There is no better job out there than being a Martial Arts Professional. Teaching martial arts has always been a passion for me. As a younger man competing was everything. I could not wait for the next tournament to come around. In my tournament career I have travelled all over the world, but I do not want to bore you with that, I just want to assure you, I am a real martial artist. I Love Martial Arts and what is had done for me and my family. I always wanted to teach full time, and tried. My first clubs went well, apart form, of course summer, when things would slow up, and I was back doing my trade, being a poor carpenter.

I have had a decade of building systems! You see there is not one system out there that tells you what to do from the start, well, there is now. Over one weekend, I am going to tell you how I run my schools and how I have been so successful.

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“Martial Arts should not be about making money” I have heard this so many times, and you know what, I was once like that! But the gift that God gave me was the ability to do martial arts. It just made sense to me. But I can tell you, having to put my hand in my pocket to pay for hall rent because I did not have enough students to pay it, hurt more than any punch or kick I took on the mat. If you have been in Martial Arts for any length of time you will probably have seen some great martial artist. But all to often, these people had to stop teaching because they could not afford to carry on. I believe martial arts is a wonderful sport and has so much to offer everyone, so this is why my martial art schools must run at a profit. This way I can make sure they stay open, and I am giving a great career to my instructors. Whether your goal is to build a massive organisation, or just to make sure your school is paying for itself, do the S.M.A.R.T thing, and ask for more information.

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I started training in 1986 in France at the age of 16 when a friend of mine introduced me to my first club. I first decided to go to complement the training in other sport activities I was doing at the time. My main motivation at the start was to improve my flexibility but it only took me a few weeks to become completely addicted. I could never train enough and I was always hungry to learn more. I very quickly ended up training 2 hours a day, 6 days a week and finally obtained my Black Belt (first Dan) in 1989. At the same time I started teaching as an assistant a couple of sessions a week. This first experience in teaching was a real eye opener and a very good complement to my training, as it obliged me to analyse things more thoroughly.

I started sparring competitions in 1988 and carried on until 1999. After 11 years fighting, I was looking for something different and new when I became more interested in the technical aspect of Taekwondo (Poomsaes). It felt like I was discovering a whole new dimension to the martial art I had already been practising for 13 years. This is when I started to really understand the meaning and value of poomsaes. I naturally started competing in Poomsaes in 2000 and haven’t stopped since. After more than 20 years of practise I feel as motivated as ever to learn for as long as I can. Competitions give me the focus I need for my training and also provide me with an excellent tool to measure my progress.

Technical Taekwondo Achivements Ranked UK number one in my age category since 2002 Ranked 11th at the last world championships in Korea (2006) Unbeaten in the UK since 2001 British National Team member since 2002 Main Competition results (Individuals) Gold British National Championships (x6) 2002 to 2007 London International Open (UTF), July 07 UTA International Open, Manchester July 07 Portugal International Open, June 07 Belgium International Open, March 07 London International Open (x3) Feb, May, July 06 Paris International Open, April OS Scottish International Open, February 02 Silver Belgium International Open, March 06

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