December 2016 News

Welcome to Bayside Hapkido’s December Newsletter! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone

From SBN


Congratulations to Team Legion and Our Very Own Sir Adam


This month was a proud month for Bayside Hapkido with (now, CGN/Sir) Adam successfully meeting the requirements to earn his blackbelt. Sir Adam was one of the first Queensland members and his journey from the kids’ syllabus through to earning his first degree has been a long and inspirational. The other members of Team Legion were also successful on the night; congratulations to CGN Jelena, CGN Ben, CGN Neelab, CGN Simon, CGN Sean and CGN Luke from Sydney who graded with CGN Adam.


Not many people have achieved an IHA blackbelt, and junior students should make the effort to witness a Spirit Test to begin to understand the commitment it takes. Some students do not pass on their first attempt and it shows true commitment and strength to keep training and re-attempt. CGN Adam has been especially inspirational, training for and passing his Spirit Test with severe asthma, as well as running classes and all of his other commitments.


Congratulations again CGN Adam and Team Legion!

Upcoming Events


December 3

Christmas Party! At St Rita’s Hall, activities from Life Be In It and a BBQ

December 12, 2016

Kids Grading

December 14, 2016

Adults Grading

December 21, 2016

Last official class of the year

October 2017

ITS in Australia! Start saving your pennies for this awesome event. Registration is open!

Training Tip

It’s better to do a technique or exercise correctly once, than to practice incorrectly 100 times.




Wake up with Determination. Go to bed with Satisfaction.

Member of the Month – Hawks

Jordan Currie

How long have you being doing Hapkido? – 1 year

What belt are you? – Yellow

What do you like best about Hapkido? – Multiple Grabs

What is your favourite technique?- Arm Bar over

Why did you start hapkido?- Because Dad (Chad) and Neil were doing it, so I wanted to do it too!

Tell us something that you like to do outside of Hapkido – play games on the Xbox and ride my bike or scooter

Member of the Month – Falcons

Riley Baumann

How long have you being doing Hapkido? 2 years.

What colour is your belt?- Yellow

What do you like best about Hapkido? – Rolls

What is your favourite technique?- My new roll. Side roll.

Why did you start doing hapkido?- I was getting bullied at school, so I wanted to do karate or something. But I started hapkido- the bullying has stopped now!

Tell us something that you like to do outside of Hapkido.- Playing games- my favourite right now is Supermonkey 2

Member of the Month – Adults

Matt Hart

How long have you been doing Hapkido for and what belt are you? I’ve been studying Kwan Nyom Hapkido since 2013. I am currently a Red Belt (2nd Kup)

What made you join up and what do you like about Hapkido?- I was originally looking for a martial art for fitness and self defence, particularly as I have a very young family but I knew I wanted to study a martial art that wasn’t as well known to the general public such as Karate or TKD. I came across Hapkido and I immediately was drawn to it by the throws and joint locks as well as the kicking and striking.

What do you like about Bayside Hapkido?- The thing i like most about Bayside Hapkido is the family like atmosphere. Our students really encourage and strive to get the most out of each other. It’s a fantastic family to be apart of and with our new location at Alex Hills, Bayside Hapkido is just going from strength to strength.

What do you do for work?- I’ve been a Window Tinter since early 2004. My wife and I currently own a Tint a Car franchise in Ipswich.

What do you do in your spare time?- Spare time around our household between our 2 young daughters and the business is very limited but generally it would involve yard work and home improvements as well as extra Hapkido training.

What are your hobbies outside of hapkido?- Outside of Hapkido my interests are researching modern history in particular WW2 and when I’m lucky enough to have the time to make it to the range I enjoy rifle shooting with a couple of select friends.

Birthdays in December

Jens Tampe
Tim Anemaat
Jack Stone
Abby Carty
Tylah Edwards
Maximus Sharkey
Henno Muller
Harserut Bhullar
Blake Muller
Sinead Stewart

author: Katie Everingham