Korean Hapkido Institute Clubs

 

Korean Hapkido Institute
Prince George, BC

Master Forster is President and Chief Instructor of the Korean Hapkido Institute in Prince George. This school is well known for its traditional style of Hapkido. Traditional Hapkido is non-competitive and stresses self improvement and personal self-defense as the ultimate objective of training.

Korean Hapkido Institute
Martial Arts Center
1175 Village Avenue
Prince George, BC.V2L 4L2
Tel: (250)-964-1843
E-mail: hapkidopg@shaw.ca

 


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Korean Hapkido Institute
Cold Lake, AB

Russell Forster, 5th degree black belt, is the Master Instructor of the Cold Lake Korean Hapkido Institute. Russell was exposed to hapkido from infancy and began serious training at the age of ten. From this early age he has been driven to achieve excellence in all aspects of this martial art. His incredible flexibility have enabled him to perfect kicking techniques to an outstanding degree. His outgoing nature and pleasant personality have enabled him to capture the imagination of children and adults alike, passing on his incredible skills to both junior and adult students.  Russell was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for ten years, during which time the lifetime of discipline learned through hapkido, served him well.

This school is located in Cold Lake South, close to the Canadian Forces Base. Korean Hapkido is well suited to military personnel and is used by various military, police and security forces world wide . The style is non-competitive and techniques are designed to be extremely practical and effective.

The Cold Lake Korean Hapkido Institute
Ecole Voyageur, (school)
6th East Avenue,
Cold Lake, AB
T9M 2E6
(next to Staples)
Tel: (780) 573-2030
E-mail: russforster67@gmail.com


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Korean Hapkido Institute UBC
Vancouver, BC

The Korean Hapkido Institute UBC was founded in 2000 by Michael Currie, 2nd degree black belt. Michael has trained in Hapkido since childhood, first with Master Russell Forster, and then under Grandmaster Michael Forster. He was joined at UBC by Darryl Arnold, 1st degree black belt, who also trained under Grandmaster Michael Forster. Together, they taught the UBC club, establishing a reputation as a physically challenging and high energy school, which was well-suited to the youthful demographic at the University. The school consistently has classes full of highly motivated students who are willing to pursue martial excellence alongside their academic studies, as well as others who are not UBC students, but find it worthwhile to commute to UBC to train with this dynamic club.

Although Michael Currie is not currently teaching at UBC, Dan Read, 1st degree black belt also trained by Grandmaster Michael Forster, came on board in 2011 to teach alongside Darryl. The UBC club trains Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the UBC Student Rec Centre.

The UBC Korean Hapkido Institute:
Student Recreation Center at:
666 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC
Tel: (604)-822-6000
E-mail: ubc-hapkido@shaw.ca


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Korean Hapkido Institute
Winnipeg, MB

Gilbert Magne, a 1st degree black belt, is the instructor at the Winnipeg club. He began his martial arts training at the age of eight in Taekwondo and achieved his black belt at 15. He began instructing two years later, and has since attained his 3rd degree black belt. In 2004, he moved to Cold Lake, where he began his Hapkido training with Master Russell Forster. The depth and challenge of the art enthused him to train diligently. In 2008, he moved back to Manitoba with his family, and is looking forward to bringing his striving manner to his students.

The Winnipeg Korean Hapkido Institute:
Pacific Junction School
715 Cathcart Street
Winnipeg, MB
Phone: (204)414-7217
E-mail: gilbert.magne@gmail.com


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