NEWS 7/2013 JEET
KUNE DO BLACK SASH TESTING
NEWS 6/2013 WORLD HEAD OF SOKESHIP COUNCIL MEETING 2013
Master Frank Ehnle was honored by the Jeet Kune Do Association as "Jeet Kune Do Instructor of The Year", Master Frankie Ehnle and Master Annette Ehnle were both honored for "Lifetime Achievement Awards - 20 Years In The Martial Arts", and Nicole Ervast was honored for "Royal Dragon Black Belt of The Year".
Master Ehnle gave a seminar presentation on "Balance Point Attacks" and Master Phil Peplinski gave a seminar presentation on "Handgun Tactics" including the new laser snap cap sighting device.
NEWS 8/2012 INDIANA -AHF MASTER JOHN DVORSCAK
Master John Dvorscak returned from a trip to Virginia Beach where his Daughter, Son in law and three grandchildren reside. He had the opportunity to visit the Oceana Naval base where his grandsons train through the U.S. Military Tae Kwon Do Federation. The evening's tone quickly changed when G.M.Baldwin offered Master Dvorscak the opportunity to Instruct with their adult class as an introduction to Hapkido. This was an honor. After Master Dvorscak's discussion with G.M. Baldwin and the Instructors, he is confident that his Grandsons are is great hands with structured, dedicated support. Photo (left to right): Mr. Jason, G.M. W.D. Baldwin, Master John Dvorscak, Master P. Pedigo, Mr. Brian and John's three Grandsons.
NEWS 8/2012 BLACK BELT TESTING IN TEXAS
Hapkido Martial Arts Academy of Texas conducted a Black Belt testing. Based on
the sweat in the photos it was an honorable and challenging black belt testing!
We would expect nothing less from Master Gibson and his distinguished martial
arts career and high standards. Master
Gibson sent along his format for black belt testing which included 25 questions
on knowledge, lineage, history, and traditions as well as an excellent selection
of open hand, ground and weapon disarm challenges. Excellent format, excellent
school, students should be very proud of their accomplishment. Master Gibson
represents the AHF with extreme honor and excellent standards.
|AHF FIVE MASTERS LIVE
Another great day of training featuring Five AHF Masters. Thank you to all the participants and guests!
Master Ehnle Demonstrates
some JKD hand techniques with pressure points and HKDjoint lock
finishes at the AHF 08 seminar.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SHIHAN LUIS SANTOS
Luis Santos just returned from Japan where he was awarded 6th Dan in Aikido and the title of Shihan. There isn't a more deserving martial artist in my opinion. Shihan Santos represents the best traditional martial arts has to offer. He has the discipline, the integrity, and the skill level that few achieve. We are proud to have him as a staff member and congratulate him on his well deserved accomplishment.
JEET KUNE DO AT AHF
For six years from 1997 to 2003 I traveled the country and had the opportunity to train with some world renowned Martial Artists including The Gracie's, Bill Wallace, Joe Lewis, and many others. One such legendary Martial artist is Prof. Gary Dill. He is one of the original students of Bruce Lee's Oakland Ca. school. He trained under the now legendary James Yimm Lee, one of Bruce Lee's closest friends and the chief instructor at the Oakland, Ca. school. That schools is famous as the origin of JKD.
After training with Prof. Dill and experiencing original JKD as the way Bruce Lee intended, I immediately embraced the trapping, entering and footwork skills. I placed them into my TKD & HKD curriculums and my students and I trained on them regularly. I thoroughly enjoyed the fast hand techniques, strikes & kicks. JKD hand techniques made a perfect bridge for Hapkido in intercepting and entering in order to achieve joint locks. The drills were really natural for my style of training. I spoke to Prof. Dill about eventually starting a full JKD program in my school. At the time I was quite busy in the Hapkido world and did not want to start something I could not devote 100% too. Since then I have trained with Prof. Dill in Washington D.C., West Virginia, Orlando, Bermuda and here in Tampa. We not only trained, but we spent personal time together. We struck up a strong friendship and have very similar approaches to training and the martial arts. I was told of his time in the Oakland Ca. school and was fascinated to learn about those events and that he had some of the original Bruce Lee training manuals. This is a truly historic training reference. Prof. Dill's JKD curriculum & instructor manual contain many of the exact techniques, concepts & drills practiced by Bruce Lee and James Yimm Lee. His instructor manual also contains philosophy and quotes from Bruce Lee's original training manual.
In 2007 Prof. Dill graciously agreed to
become a board member of the AHF. This furthered our bond and our vision for the
future. Since then we've been talking about a Jeet Kune Do program at the
headquarters school under his direction. I had been studying the techniques and
his program and I am proud to say that this May I will complete the requirements
to obtain a Jeet Kune Do Charter and instructor certificate from Prof. Gary
Dill. As of June 2008 we have added Jeet Kune Do classes to our schedule. This
is the first Jeet Kune Do school affiliated with Prof. Gary Dill
in the state of Florida! Students in these JKD classes will be training in
historic techniques, drills & concepts from Bruce Lee's original JKD
curriculum! For more info on Prof. Gary Dill and his JKD
association: Click Here
Jeet Kune Do is a fighting science that can enhance any Martial Art. It is a method of training and practice which can strengthen and improve speed, reflex & coordination for any martial arts practitioner.
STARTING THE NEW YEAR RIGHT!
Our Hapkido adult class at the headquarters school has thankfully grown to its absolute largest. Our average classes now are completely filling our 2000sq.ft. school with adults. The photo above is not everyone, but a typical class these days. We are extremely appreciative to all of our regular students, long termers and new students. It is very true what they say about success. We are very pleased there are students who appreciate a traditional & ethical martial arts school and organization.
HJS 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Master Rodriquez celebrated his 5th Year anniversary of Huk Ju Sool. A seminar at his brand new school was attended by students from South America, Puerto Rico as well as students from around Florida. Attendees were treated to three days of high level Hapkido, Jeet Kune Do, Vale Tudo, Western Boxing, Ground grappling and more. It is amazing what truly skilled Grandmasters can demonstrate! The photo is not everyone who attended, but one group photo on Saturday.
A recent class at Headquarters school. Welcome to all of our new Hapkido students at AHF Headquarters! Congratulations To Cynthia Shao and Paul Keeney on the recent promotion to 3rd Dan! Congratulations also to Cynthia Shao and Chris Falanga on their recent Decade Achievement Awards, reaching 10 years of training at Royal Dragon Martial Arts!
Another expample of the large healthy adult Hapkido training program going on at Headquarters.
We are truly blessed.
Two upcoming AHF Events have been scheduled. April 21st, 2007 AHF -Annual Mixed Martial Arts Seminar featuring 5 Masters! Also May 24th,2007 - Jeet Kune Do clinic with legendary student of Bruce Lee's Oakland Ca. school, Prof. Gary Dill. Paperwork, flyers and information will be sent to all Individual & Charter School members.
Very sad to report the death of a true Hapkido Grandmaster and Legend, Bong Soo Han this past Monday. Bong Soo Han was the legendary choreographer responsible for the Billy Jack movies as well as other hollywood productions. He was well known as a highly skilled and ethical Martial Artist. He will be sorely missed in the Hapkido community. Details and thoughts from throughout the Martial Arts industry can be seen at:
MASTER JUNG OF THE WORLD HAPKIDO ASSOCIATION RECENT VISIT TO FLORIDA.
Inside Homeland Security interview with Professor Gary Dill
In his hometown area of Long Island Master Ehnle reunited with his instructor's instructor. Grandmaster Ed McGrath was Sensei Louis Coletti's original Isshinryu Karate instructor. GM McGrath is now a legend in Karate and is in the Isshinryu Hall of Fame. Master Ehnle gave a Hapkido seminar for this fine group of Isshinryu stylists. Photos of the event.
Professor Gary Dill has accepted a position as a Senior Member of the Board of Directors for the American Hapkido Federation. Professor Dill is world renowned Jeet Kune Do practitioner as well as a Grandmaster in Bushido Kempo. He is a student of one of the original Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do schools in Oakland, California. The American Hapkido Federation is honored to have such a distinguished Grandmaster on its Board of Directors. For more on Prof. Gary Dill Click Here.
Master Frank Ehnle and Master Phil Peplinski of the AHF will be giving seminars at this years WHFS Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Orlando. The seminars will feature American Hapkido Federation style Reality based training including weapon disarms, joint locking and striking with advanced pressure points. This will be an excellent International venue for the AHF to demonstrate their style of reality based training.
AHF headquarters School Royal Dragon Martial Arts has its 10th anniversary
Celebration Dinner! CLICK HERE
Great article written by Prof. Dill regarding fraudulent instructors and Grandmasters in the Martial Arts CLICK HERE
|AHF IS PROUD TO WELCOME
JEET KUNE DO CLINIC WITH LEGEND
PROF. GARY DILL
Master Rodriquez Ground Submission Pro-Hapkido clinic was a huge success. Everyone was treated to an extremely high level of strategy and technique on the ground. We are also announcing that Master Rodriquez's next DVD will be filmed at the AHF headquarters school live during an H2H street tactics seminar. This seminar will feature the advanced H2H (hand to hand) portion of his CQDT (close quarters defensive tactics) curriculum. All who attend this seminar will be part of the DVD filming and also receive special pricing once the DVD is released. Look for a series of live seminar and curriculum DVD's from The American Hapkido Federation on a variety of Martial Arts subjects from our distinguished Staff of Master Instructors.
Upcoming AHF filming projects and DVD releases:
1) AHF Hapkido curriculum w/pressure points
2) Master Rodriquez Live H2H
3) AHF MuKiDo Weapons curriculum (sword, bo staff, nunchaku)
4) AHF Pressure Point Striking
* The American Hapkido Federation welcomes its newest school. U.S. Taekwondo in Valrico Florida. Welcome to the students and instructors of our newest affiliated school.
* Plans are being made for the next AHF seminar. Stay tuned.
* The WHA Hapkido Summer Camp in Ventura California is coming up in August. Log on to www.worldhapkido.com for more information on the camp and this years Pro-Hapkido tournament.
The Official American Hapkido Federation Arm Patch is in!
(click image to enlarge). Individual and school members waiting for patch orders will receive them shortly. We will be shipping orders early next week after the A.H.F. seminar. Thank you again for the great response and support!
Our First Annual American Hapkido Federation Seminar will take place in February 19th. This unique training event will feature six masters in a fast paced rotating presentation format. It is sure to be exciting and will present REALITY BASED HAPKIDO TRAINING as well as several other unique topics including, MuKiDo, Ground Survival, Yudo/Hapkido Throwing, Aikido, Close Quarters Defensive Tactics, Pressure Points, Tactical Street Ready Weapon Disarms and more! In the spirit of Martial Arts brotherhood and the sharing of information between Masters this event will be reasonably priced for all in attendance.
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Welcome to our schools and members. Congratulations on selecting an ethical and moral organization that strives for the highest Martial Arts standards. Our support for your training, your school, and your students will be our highest priority without the fear of high pressure sales of videos, merchandises and over priced seminars. Your training and progress in learning the style of Hapkido is our only focus. Reality Based training with traditional respect for Martial Arts rank, hierarchy and protocols. We Welcome You to our Martial Arts Family.
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