Sparring Practice Now Every Saturday from 6pm -7pm

 

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Jan.24th to Mar. 14th (Every Saturday: 6pm to 7pm)

In case you haven’t heard, this year the Tigerbalm tournament is going to be very special. Hapkido will be up front and centre at Tigerbalm 2015 as we welcome Hapkido schools from all over the lower mainland, Alberta and Washington for a unique opportunity to compete in the first Korean Sanctioned Hapkido Tournament in Canada, the Hapkido Games 2015.

Presiding the Hapkido tournament is Master Lim, who will be coming from Korea to represent the Korean New Martial Arts Hapkido Federation to oversee all aspects of judging and insure that this Hapkido Tournament meets with the regulations set forth by the federation. While Master Lim is in town we will have a Hapkido Seminar open to the public at a date still to be determined. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information.

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What is so special about the 2015 Hapkido Tournament?

This is the first tournament of this kind held in Canada sactioned by a Korean Federation!! Unlike other martial arts such as Judo or Taekwondo, Hapkido is not generally focused on competition. Primarily used by law enforcement and the military, Hapkido self defense moves tend to be lethal and is known to cause extreme pain and damage. This is why the rules for the Hapkido Tournament this year at Tigerbalm have been modified to insure the safety of the athletes. For a list of the tournament rules please click HERE

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Hapkido Games at Tigerbalm

This year, the first Hapkido Games will be held at Tigerbalm International. The tournament, Managed by Jon Funk and Colleen Butterley  is has been operating in BC for a number of years and it compiles multiple martial art styles under the roof of the Capilano University Sportsplex located at 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

"This will give us a unique opportunity to promote the art of Hapkido on the North America martial art scene ". – Master Michael Lok, Owner of Lok’s Hapkido and President of the Canadian New Martial Arts Hapkido Federation.

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Master Lok will be working alongside of Master Lim from Korea insuring that the tournament complies with all the Federation and Tournament rules. Their goal will be to insure that the competition keeps the authenticity of Hapkido while promoting the martial art on the international stage.

What does this means for Lok’s Hapkido Students?

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Last week we started training in preparation for the tournament. Every Saturday from 6-7 PM until March 14th we require that all the students attending the tournament to come to sparring and tournament practice.

Bring your sparring gear and get ready to do some tough drills and work on conditioning. Last year students prepared for a whole month and we won big! This year, we’re coming better than ever, starting training earlier to really own the podium. Our goal is that every student from our school who participates gets a medal!  

 What are you waiting for? Pack your gear and get to class!

Get involved:

We are looking for black belts and senior Hapkido practitioners to volunteer some of their time and help referee the tournament. Please contact Master Lok if you want to be involved with the tournament. Referee training will be required.

How to register:

To register please click here to DOWNLOAD the forms 

 

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