5. What happens during
the first session?
New students can
just watch or join in straight away and begin at their own
6. How much does
it cost to train?
Hapkido is not expensive and fees compare
very favourably with most sports activities. Fees are paid per
session. Please contact your local club for
7. How long does
it take to earn a black belt?
Hapkido covers a
lot of martial arts skills, and these take some time to
develop. Training a student to become a black belt as quickly
as possible is not important in World Koong Joong Hapkido
clubs. Our unhurried approach aims to produce competent
martial artists with complete skills.
8. Are there tournaments
Hapkido is not a competition style. Many hapkido
moves would result in serious injury to the opponent if they
were used in competition.
However, aspects of hapkido are similar to other
styles and hapkido students find that their skills are very
transferable to other competition systems.
9. How are you graded
Students are graded in an established
structured grading system. New students start with a white
belt, followed by orange, yellow, green, blue, and red, before
10. Do I have to
be fit before starting training?
students can begin Hapkido whatever their ability or fitness
level. If you are unfit, you will become fit!
11. I have an injury,
can I still train?
to the varied nature of skills taught in classes, some
students often find that they can train around an injury by
focusing on a different aspect of Hapkido.
12. I have a medical
condition, can I still train?
Students with asthma are able to train in
hapkido. If you have a condition which you think might affect
an aspect of your training, please contact the club