The Global Hapkido Association now offers Hapkido weapons certifications. This includes: Level One (Beginner), Level Two (Intermediate), Level Three (Advanced) & Instructor.
There is also one 'Weapon Master' for each continent. The KCAcademy's own Senior Master AJ now holds this position for all of North America. He is the first and only Master in the GHA to hold this position. He is also the VP of GHA-Ohio, the founder of the KCAcademy and a 6th Dan GHA Hapkido Senior Master. More things are soon to come. Stay tuned & see.
The KCA’s own Senior Master AJ is now the Global Hapkido Association’s Weapon Master-North America!
-Hapkido since 1982-
Our humble beginnings of becoming an officially recognized martial arts school were unnecessarily complicated, but nothing worthwhile is ever without obstacles. Necessity required us to establish ourselves outside the confines of despotic restrictions to maintain the honor of our leadership. Once our school officially received a membership appointment into an international organization, it wasn't long before we surpassed all expectations. We greatly appreciate the tremendous amount of support we have received from so many other school owners and organizational leaders along the way.
What makes us different from other martial arts schools?
We value our school's accomplishments and our leadership credibility as a top priority. Stripes and time are no substitute for valued achievements and proven leadership that are recognized on an international level.
We are exclusively a traditional martial arts academy. We offer education, training and experience involving classes, seminars, educational retreats and tournaments in mainly Hapkido, but also a variety of other styles of credible martial arts. The KCAcademy has official school membership appointments from both the Global Hapkido Association and the World Taekwondo Masters Association (Kukkiwon). Our leadership and their curriculum are fully supported by long-standing international organizations. KCAcademy classes, as well as our sister schools, are led only by officially appointed organizational Leadership.
The KCAcademy's Black Belt promotion testing is well known for combining multiple schools simultaneously to achieve a professional cohesion of curriculum uniformity on a regular basis. We ONLY issue and recognize legitimate organizational certificates for all black belt levels, including weapon certifications.
The overwhelming success of our multi-school black belt testing has resulted in a high demand for a similar colored belt test. Starting in 2021, we will start Gup testing on a state wide basis.
Select KCA black belts have the opportunity to request weapons training and certification(s) in the Japanese art of Ninpo. We are also a proud member of the Shinobi community. We are the ONLY Korean school authorized to train in Japanese Martial Arts and be issued credible certifications.
Hapkido classes, private lessons, seminars and demonstrations are available upon request. Class size ranges from over 100 students to individual instruction. Student ages vary, but normally starts around 12-years-old. Younger students are allowed in class with an accompanying parent.
MON & WED: 6:30p - 8:30p
TUES & THURS: 7:30p - 8:30p
SAT: 9:00a - 11:00a & 1:00p - 3:00p
Joint Grappling, Throws/Takedowns, Traditional Korean & Japanese Weapons, Countering Attack/Defense, Kicking/Punching, Pressure Points, Ground Work, Submissions, Restraining Techniques, Breakfalls, Knife & Spike Throwing and the Strategy necessary for each of the above.
We offer Certifications and Training for Instructors in both Individualized and Class Leadership, Tournament Referees, Traditional Korean and Japanese Weapons and Rank in both HKD and TKD on Multiple Organizational Levels.
We specialize in directing all tournament operations for international, national, regional & local events. We train referees, judges, coaches and competitors, as well as oversee and manage all tournament activities in both Hapkido and Taekwondo. All KCAcademy Masters are certified international tournament referees.
Our well established, upgraded and modernized promotion testing procedures/curriculum has vastly improved a system that was long in need of major changes. Our own leadership has also successfully fought to clear up any 'blurred lines' between Hapkido and Taekwondo. These two arts and their ranks are NOT interchangeable or interconnected in any way. These new changes include a COMPLETE separation in rank, training, testing and tournaments. HKD & TKD are now considered to be mutually exclusive.
Our Sister Schools:
The KCAcademy's sister schools are a permanent and equal partnership between school owners. We have spent many years together consistently supporting each other's schools. This requires a great amount of mutual respect to acquire such a unique partnership. This is why it's considered so valuable and why it's so extremely rare in the martial arts community.
1.) Master in the GHA (2017) *REG #150231
2.) Official School Owner Membership in the GHA (2017) *REG #1401340
3.) VP of GHA-OHIO (2019) *REG #150205
4.) Weapon Master of GHA-North America (2020) *REG #150233
5.) Master in the WTMA Rank Certificate (2019) *REG #52019000DAN
6.) Official Master Member & School Owner in the WTMA (2019) *REG #2019002MM
>>> All our organizational appointments are current and registered. <<<
HKD Organization: Global Hapkido Association
TKD Organization: World Taekwondo Masters Association (Kukkiwon)
(Japanese weapons certs are from the DQC.)
Hats (Low Profile with Velcro Strap Closure)
Polo Shirts (Golf Shirts)
(*For Current Students Only)
*Patches (3" diameter)
*Custom KCA Black Belts from Korea
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