Began his training in martial arts in 1999 taking up Taekwondo and Hapkido at a school in Frederick, MD. Through hard work and a love for the art, he earned his black belt in both disciplines, reaching 2nd degree in November of 2003.
We then felt the need to explore something different, something with a little harder edge. He then branched off and trained a more hard style martial arts for a couple of years, but ultimately came back to Hapkido. He found Korean Martial Arts in Frederick, MD as a place to train and come back to his love of Hapkido.
He was eventually promoted to 4th degree in Hapkido in March of 2009 under the Korean Hapkido Federation and Grand Master Hee Wk Kim.
He wrote the Tool Box Hapkido book later in 2009 and came up with the seminar program soon after. He has been teaching at a variety of locations since receiving his 1st degree in 2002.
Welcome to Take II of the whole Tool Box Hapkido experience! In part one, the original Tool Box Hapkido book we covered techniques from a static situation. In this book we are going to expand on the last volume and add movement. Everything changes when you introduce movement to the equation.
Tool Box Hapkido is a labor of love borne from the idea that self defense techniques can have a basis in traditional martial arts. They also can be simple and effective. This book shows a number of techniques grouped in levels to allow the user to pick up and learn whatever their training level. There are step by step instructions and pictures to help the user apply the techniques.