A great way to lean Hapkido is to start a club. It's impossible to learn
Hapkido alone, you may as well make it a group event. The neat thing about this
is you have a willing group of uke's to work with. When a member makes it to
black belt they can transition the club to a fully fledged Hapkido School and
begin teaching their own students.
The rules to your
individual club are entirely up to you, it's your club.
Your club members do not necessarily have to be members of Hapkido Online or THA
to practice Hapkido with you, however you can't test them for (Hapkido) Gup rank
till you are at least a 1st Dan in Hapkido.
2. If you
have club members that want to gain rank in Hapkido they will be have to be
reviewed and tested by me or another one of the teachers at Hapkido Online such
as Master Feathers (in the Digital Dojang). Of course any THA instructor can
promote your club members as well (if your club members are members of
3. In other words in order to be promoted, people
have to join. Once they join they are exactly like any Hapkido Online member in
that they are members and can train and test through Hapkido Online. In a club
environment you can all work together to learn the content, it's a heck of a lot
of fun and creates a pool of uke's.
4. You can
charge your own club fees outside of Hapkido Online to your club
members if you desire, that is none of my business.
you attain first dan your Hapkido Club can then transition to a fully fledged
Hapkido School. Then you are your own school entity and will interface directly
with GM Rodemaker regarding your THA affiliate school status. At that point you
won't be working through Hapkido Online much anymore, though we can always use
6. These rules only apply to Hapkido Online and not
necessarily to the Tactical Hapkido Alliance. Your membership and member school
status to THA is above me and resides with GM Rodemaker.
Teacher and Hapkido Online Developer.