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New club opening in Newcastle

Duk Moo Academy is proud to announce the opening of new traning classes in Newcaslte upon tyne

Location  : Former Sikh Temple, Tindal Close, NE4 5RJ (off Westgate Road)

Mon : 7-8pm Hapkido
8-9pm QI Gong

Wed : 7-8pm Kumdo
8-9pm Hapkido

Frid : 7-8pm Kumdo
8-9pm Qi Gong

Starting Monday 29th September 2014.

Upcoming events
– Saturday 27th September 2014 at 1pm there is a demonstration for a new club opening at; Former Sikh Temple, Tindal Close, NE4 5RJ. This also means that the standard lesson on Saturdays at HIld Bede College East Gym will be off, for this lesson only

– Sunday 28th September 2014, Hapkido Members are putting on a demonstration at Doncaster. (More details to come when available)

– Tuesday 30th September & Wednesday 1st October 2014, Hapkido Members will be promoting the Duk Moo Academy Clubs at Durham Universities Freshers Fair. As this event is over two full days any help from club members would be helpful and appreciated.

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3-day Duk Moo Hapkido Training Course – Chalkidiki, Greece

 

On 5, 6 and 7 July 2013 a Training Course on Duk Moo Hapkido will be offered by Master Dimitris Ifantidis 5th Dan KHF.  The Training Course will take place in Nikiti, Chalkidiki, near the city of Thessaloniki.  The participating students will have the opportunity to combine advanced Hapkido training with 3 days of relaxation in one of the most popular holiday destinations of Chalkidiki region.

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Hapkido spreads to Inner Mongolia

In November 2012, Instructor Matthew Dundon from the U.K. launched the first Hapkido club in the Inner Mongolia province of China. This is the first time Hapkido has been taught in Inner Mongolia and stands as a symbol of Duk Moo Academy’s growing success.

 

Inner Mongolia is an autonomous province, located in northern China. There is great diversity in the region with various ethnic minorities, mountains, deserts and grasslands. Instructor Matthew Dundon (3rd dan Hapkido) trained under Master Kim Beom in England and with Grandmaster Kim Duk-in in South Korea before heading to the capital city of Inner Mongolia -Hohhot.

 

As a professor of English at the Inner Mongolia University of Finance and Economics, this was the perfect place to launch the first club. Both unique and entirely new to the area Hapkido has had quite an impact, attracting students from the city and countryside to come train. Inner Mongolia has a large martial arts community; many students have had prior training in Chinese martial arts and traditional Mongolian wrestling (somewhat similar to Judo). With a diverse and eager lot of students, Professor Dundon intends on starting more clubs in the area. He will also be holding a grading exam for those students who wish to progress up the ranks.

 

Congratulations and best of luck to the Duk Moo Genghis Khan Hapkido club!

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Master Kim travels to Greece

Master Kim Beom (7th Dan Hapkido, 6th Dan Taekwondo and son of the esteemed Grandmaster Kim Duk-in) travelled to Greece to hold a seminar for all martial artists. The seminar was inteded to support Master Dimitrios Ifrantidis (the Technical Director for Duk Moo Greece), and was a large success. Master Kim held the seminar with Master Dimitrios acting as assistant teaching both Master Dimitrios’ Hapkido students and the general public. The seminar was held at the Greek Duk Moo Headquarters near Thessaloniki on 22nd January, and was very popular in Greece’s Martial Art’s community.

For further information and questions concerning this event please contact Master Dimitrios by using the contact details here: Duk Moo Greece website. Or for information concerning anything else please contact the Newcastle Hapkido Director, Matthew Dundon. Mail: matty_dundon@hotmail.co.uk

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Duk Moo Academy expands to Iran

After the recent success of Master Dimitrios’s seminars held in Quazvin, Iran, the Iranian Hapkido clubs have decided to join our Academy. Lengthy talks with Master Payahoo (head of the Iranian Hapkido clubs) came to a conclusion after the seminars were held. The talks discussed the future of Hapkido in Iran under Duk Moo Academy. Master Kim Beom (European Technical Director of Duk Moo Academy) has accepted Master Payahoo into the Academy after Master Dimitrios (Technical Director for Duk Moo Greece) acted as liaison. Plans were made, and Duk Moo Academy is now giving its full support to their new family in Iran, while Master Dimitrios will continue to travel over to Iran to conduct further seminars helping the Iranians come to terms with Duk Moo Academy’s syllabus. The Iranian Hapkido clubs have also issued a new website to be created representing “Duk Moo Iran” and will soon be available for the public to access.

To find out more about this, read the full article here.

Or for further information and questions concerning this event please contact Master Dimitrios by using the contact details here: Duk Moo Greece website. Or for information concerning anything else please contact the Newcastle Hapkido Director, Matthew Dundon. Mail: matty_dundon@hotmail.co.uk

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