EUROPEAN HAPKIDO ALLIANCE
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MASTER STANISLAW STERKOWICZ PASSES
Krakow, Poland - It is our sad duty to report the passing away of Master Stanislaw Sterkowicz in October 2018. He was 67 years old. He is survived by his wife, daughter and two grandchildren. Master Sterkowicz began his Hapkido training in 1991 under Grandmaster Sam Plumb. He was the first person in Poland to train ion Hapkido and, with the help of Grandmaster Sam Plumb, he introduced the art to Poland, opening the first school in Krakow.
To give him his professional title, Prof. Dr. hab. Stanislaw Sterkowicz was the head of the Combat Sports Department at the Academy of Physical Education in Krakow. He has trained hundreds of students in Poland.
Master Sterkowicz's daughter and son-in-law, both Hapkido 4th Dans, plan to carry on his teachings in Poland and also to organise a martial arts festival in his name in 2019.
26th KOREA HAPKIDO FEDERATION MASTERS SEMINAR
iIn May 2018, Moo Hak Kwan enthusiasts from around the world rendezvoused in Gyeongju, South Korea for the KHF Masters Seminar. A weekend of intensive training was given by the Senior Masters of the KHF.
When the seminar was over, Grandmaster Sung Soo Lee arranged further training at other dojangs near Seoul. He also organised an intensive programme of sightseeing. Moo Hak Kwan students came from Australia, United Kingdom, India, Poland, and Spain. Here are some pictures of the highlights of the tour:-
GREEK STUDENTS WIN WORLD SELF DEFENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Athens, Greece: Hapkido students from the European Hapkido AllianceHellas recently won the top prizes in the World Self Defence Championships.The event, organised by Michael
Kossivakis, was open to all martialart styles. The winners were as follows:-
Kostas Kallis AS Nemesis Moo Hak Kwan Hapkido school (10 competitors-7 medals)
1st place gold medal: GIANNATOS ANTONIOS, ATSONIOS IOANNIS.
2nd place silver medal: DIAMANTIS NIKOLAOS, VRESAIS IASONAS.
3rd place bronze medal: ASTARAS ILIAS, TERZOUDIS IASONAS, EFTHIMIOS KALPOUZOS.
Michael Paleologos AGS Tzitzifion Moo Hak Kwan Hapkido school (15 competitors-8 medals)
1st place gold medal:
AIKATERINI PALEOLOGOU, KABAKAKIS CHRISTOS, TRAGOUDARAS CHRISTOS, KYRIAZIS DIMITRIOS, PALEOLOGOS MICHAEL.
.2nd place silver medal:
3rd place bronze medal: KYRIAZIS EKTORAS, VOSSOS IOANNIS.
New Magazine for Moo Hak Kwan
The European Hapkido Alliance has produced a new magazine entitled DOJANG specifically for students of Moo Hak Kwan Hapkido.
A printable PDF version is available free to all Moo Hak Kwan and EHA members. To get on the mailing list and receive the latest copy just send an Email to email@example.com
Grandmaster Sam Plumb and Master Nick Sellars with the newly promoted Greek Black Belts.
Greek Moo Hak Kwan Hapkido Seminar & Demonstration Championships
Over the weekend of 17th & 18th March 2018, Grandmaster Sam Plumb and Master Nick Sellars travelled to Athens, Greece to conduct seminars. The seminar was hosted by Chief Master Michael Paleologos and the Panhellenic Hapkido Association. Participants were instructed in offensive and defensive Moo Hak Kwan techniques.
A Demonstration Team Championships took place with participants from various regions of Greece.
Grandmaster Son, Young Gul European Hapkido Seminars
Nottinghamshire, UK - Hapkido practitioners from England, Poland, Slovakia and Australia came together for a weekend of intensive training with Grandmaster Son, Young Gul of Heuk Choo Hapkido USA. The weekend of 18th & 19th March 2017 saw participants learning foundational self defence, striking, kicking, Ki training and practical self defence applications. Additional training in the following days was available for EHA students. The seminar was organised and hosted by Grandmaster Sam Plumb and Master Nick Sellars.
Alicante, Spain - Following Grandmaster Son's successful UK seminar, Grandmaster Sam Plumb and Master Nick Sellars accompanied Grandmaster Son to Alicante in Spain for seminars hosted by Jesus and Alberto Jimenez, Spanish representatives of the EHA. Grandmaster Son taught practical self defence techniques. The EHA would like to acknowledge their Spanish hosts for organizing such a great gathering of Hapkido students, where participants were able to train hard, exchange knowledge and build friendships.
Master Sam Plumb was recently the subject of an interview with the Spanish martial arts magazine El Budoka. To see the full magazine click on the link below.