On March 4, 2011, Grand Master Hwang Deok-Kyu presented Lok's Hapkido School with a "Medal of Honor" in Seoul, Korea.
Grand Master Hwang presented this medal to support the commitment of Lok's Hapkido School in Canada, which was received by our Canadian President during his latest visit to Korea.
"This is a monumental step in Hapkido to provide this award in support of the Head Quarter in Canada," said Master Michael Lok.
Grand Master Hwang had many discussions with Master Lok in the forward movement of the promotion of Hapkido in Canada. One area of focus was the standards and regulations in Canada.
Master Lok will be in charge of this movement to tighten Canadian regulations in Black belt standards and certifications, under the direct supervision of Grand Master Hwang.