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
DAN GRADE SUCCESS FOR POLAND
January 2019 - After a lengthy promotion test, Adrian Kamysz of Krakow, Poland, was recently promoted to 2nd Dan in Moo hak Kwan Hapkido.
Adrian is a loyal student of instructor Edyta Gielas.
Adrian is pictured here being presented with his 2nd Dan certificate from Grandmaster Sam Plumb.
NEW BLACK BELT FOR SPAIN
November 2018 - Antonio Vidal Baeza from Alicante, Spain, was recently promoted to 1st Dan Black Belt in Moo hak Kwan. Antonio is a long-time student of instructors Jesus and Alberto Jumenez. Antonio is pictured here receiving his black belt certificate from Grandmaster Sam Plumb.
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.