Realistic Martial Arts training for everyone: Men, Women and Kids
Hapkido was designed with pure, realistic self-defence in mind. This is the most complete system of self-defence available. It is not a ‘supplementary’ martial art. Lok’s Hapkido School is a very proud and honourable system that stands on its own. Every question you have about self-defence will be answered through its comprehensive martial arts system. From boxing, kickboxing, ground grappling, weapons extraction/retention – you name it, Hapkido covers it!
Hapkido features only the most effective techniques, with reality-based training. Students who have training in any other martial art will find Lok’s Hapkido School to be the COMPLETE system that satisfies their every training need!
Respect • Discipline
Lok’s Hapkido School is structured on true Korean etiquette and implemented with correct cultural aspects that enable the art of Hapkido to stay pure. Students training in Lok’s Hapkido School are ingrained with the self-control necessary to enable structure and development with an open mind!
Physical • Fitness • Stress Relief
Every Lok’s Hapkido School class begins with structured warm-ups and follows through with physical activities integrated in every session. Learn defence skills of Hapkido plus get in great shape! Physical training and mental stimulation result in stress release. The mental stimulation gained from the complex techniques of Hapkido results in constant challenges.
Flexibility • Stamina
Lok’s Hapkido School works your varied muscle groups on a regular basis increasing a person’s ability to move and remain flexible. The ability to defend yourself depends on your stamina plus ability to maintain control of yourself and your situation. Lok’s Hapkido School will compliment any situation requiring longevity!
Lok's Hapkido School has been the largest Hapkido School in Canada since 1996. The Head Instructor of the school is Master Michael Lok, who has been instructing daily classes to thousands of students in his Richmond, British Columbia’s school for over 15 years. A Hong Kong-born Chinese, his roots are in Canada, where he studied at the University of Regina and practiced Martial Arts in his personal time.
In 1985, Master Lok won his first Canadian Open Sparring Championship and earned numerous trophies from then on. In 1996, he promoted his abilities by opening the first Hapkido School in Richmond, BC.
In 2004, Master Lok was featured on the cover of England's top Martial Arts magazine as "Master Lok - The Next Generation", during the time he was travelling to the European Hapkido Championship. Much of his success was from his numerous appearances in TV interviews such as “Fairchild TV” and "City TV”, as well as on radio and in newspapers. He also released his first book in November 2009.
After years of constant training, Master Lok was awarded 7th Dan black belt from Korea, the highest rank in Canada. He was also appointed as President of the Hapkido Headquarters in British Columbia.
Recently, Master Lok’s Hapkido School has won “Reader’s Choice 2009” by Richmond News as “the best Martial Arts School” for the past seven years.
In addition to his Hapkido awards, Master Lok has many other achievements. Most notably, he is a two-time Melvin Jones award winner, the highest award given to a Lions Club International member.