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  • From White Belt Student To Kwan Jang Nim: My 30 Year Journey In The  Martial Arts

    From White Belt Student To Kwan Jang Nim: My 30 Year Journey In The  Martial Arts

    While growing up, after watching cartoons on Saturdays, I would spend the afternoon watching kung fu theater on the USA Network. I was a huge Bruce Lee fan!  ‘Game of Death’ and ‘ Enter the Dragon’ are my all-time favorites! I would watch martial art movies over and over and often imagine what it would … Read more

  • Zen and the Art of Hapkido:  The Mauro Kids journey through Martial Arts

    Zen and the Art of Hapkido:  The Mauro Kids journey through Martial Arts

    by Richard Mauro Starting Martial Arts Classes in Howell, New Jersey This year my two youngest children decided to begin their journey into Martial Arts.  Max (age 7) started first and Mikayla (age 10) followed soon after.  They both decided early one that they loved it and both wanted to make the commitment to continue … Read more

  • More Than Just Combat, Hapkido Offers So Much For The Mind And Body.

    More Than Just Combat, Hapkido Offers So Much For The Mind And Body.

    It’s true that Hapkido is known worldwide as one of the most effective martial arts for self-defense. Since a hapkido practitioner learns how to use an aggressor’s momentum and power against them, it is highly effective for both men and women. Hapkido has its origins from a samurai martial art called Datu Ryu Aiki- jujitsu. … Read more

  • Am I Too Old to Start Martial Arts Classes?

    Am I Too Old to Start Martial Arts Classes?

    For Martial Arts, it really doesn’t matter what your age is. I’ve even had several students begin their training in Hapkido in the late 50s and into their 60s. My oldest student, Dr. John, started classes with me as a white belt when he was just 65 and he’s still currently training with me today … Read more

  • How Many Belts Are There In Hapkido?

    How Many Belts Are There In Hapkido?

    One of the questions I often get as a Hapkido School owner is “How many belts are there between white belt and black belt in Hapkido” That’s a great question! We all have goals and who wouldn’t want to know how long it would take them to reach black belt? Different Martial Arts Styles Have … Read more