November 2016 News

Welcome to Bayside Hapkido’s November Newsletter. October was a big month with Master Nick seminar, kids and adults grading and the start of the new kid's syllabus. November is also a big month with Adam attempting his Spirit test at IHA headquarters.

Master Nick Seminar

Bayside Hapkido was lucky enough to have a visit from Master Nick who is from London, UK on the 24th of October. Only a few students had seen Master Nick, either in Mexico last year or at a seminar in Sydney. It was great to have him give seminars to both kids and adults; he is an excellent presenter and amazing martial artist.


The kids got to learn a lot of techniques including a few new locks and were treated to a fun time.


The adult’s seminar left everyone with some aching legs! Master Nick took the adults through some intense partner stretching and explained that people often lack power in their kicks, not only due to lack of flexibility but also a lack of strength in leg and core muscles. Legs then stretched, the adults then went through some new kicks and variations to kicks on the syllabus. Adults learned some new blocking/striking/kicking drills and how to generate extra power and flow with some of the strikes. Adults then went through some clinch work, reversals and take-downs. There was then discussion and question time, and Master Nick couldn’t believe how late it was after he had shared so many techniques!


We were very grateful to have Master Nick present at Bayside Hapkido, and all of the seminars were fantastic.


Important Notice

We have had to make a huge decision to close Hilliard for the moment due to some logistical issues that are outside of our control. The last class will be Thursday 10th November.


Though great news is we are starting 5 nights a week at St Rita’s and stay tuned for an amazing timetable. Keep checking back here for times. www.hapkidoqld.com.au/timetable

Upcoming Events

November 4th

Adam attempts his Spirit Test at Moorebank in Sydney


October 1st-8th, 2017

Lock in this date! ITS 2017 in Australia. Tentative schedule now up online at https://www.facebook.com/ITS.2017/

Training Tip

Don’t keep training the techniques you know you’re good at- get better at the techniques you find difficult. Don’t practice your ‘good’ side more than your ‘bad’ side- aim to be able to do techniques well on both sides.


Here is a great video on Motivation:

Reminder Fundraising

Margaret McShane is a Scentsy rep and is selling scent packs. They are $15 each and of high quality. For every one sold the school will receive $5.

Grading Results

Hawks, Falcons and Adults had a grading on the 26th of October. Congratulations to everyone who earned their new belt or moved up into the next class!


Hamish Delaforce, Ethan Muller, Marley Shaw, Cooper Cullen, Kaydean Clapham, Vincent Alexandrou, Archie Iffland, Indianna Dowd, Liam Richards, Mya Cullen, Stevie Harris, Imogen Trappett, James Wight, Jimi Duff, Oliver McLean, Blake Robertson, Jesse Duff, Eden Sewell, Hamish Boobyer, Olivia Fyfe, Cody Li, Zac Storey, Gabe Newitt, Levi Wyeth-Love, Zoe Anemaat, Lani Stone, Savannah Mearns, Preston Nutt, William Thomas, Jack Stone, Kiarna Brown, Ashleigh Jones, Emily McShane, Toby Fyfe


Luke Varpins, Kayden Robi, Latique Bennett, Kaleb Ward, Michael Kokkinis, Blake Joblin, Tahlia Kokkinis, Tylah Edwards, Cailin Currie, Luke Joblin, Ryan Adams, Rio Mearns, Georgina Thomson, Alex Crane, Tyler Christensen, Ciara Stewart


Alec Jansen, Griffin Callus, Madisyn Stockwell, Qi Li, Nathan McShane, Neil Currie, Bronwyn Platts, Matthew Hart

Member of the Month – Hawks

Summer Bortz

How long have you being doing Hapkido? – 3 years

What do you like best about Hapkido? – Working with other students.

What is your favourite technique? – Falling especially cat roll.

What are your goals for Hapkido? – Love training so no real goals but to just keep going.

Tell us something that you like to do outside of Hapkido – I play violin.

Member of the Month – Falcons

Aiden Horn

How long have you being doing Hapkido? 5 years

What do you like best about Hapkido? I like learning new techniques to defend myself

What is your favourite technique? Turning side fall

What are your goals for Hapkido? To become a black belt

Tell us something that you like to do outside of Hapkido Swimming, soccer, touch football, tumbling, motorbikes and golf.

Member of the Month – Adults

Sinead Stewart

How long have you been doing Hapkido for and what belt are you? I have been doing Hapkido for 5 years and currently a green belt adult. I started in the Falcons class originallu.

What made you join up and what do you like about Hapkido? My sister started and then I thought about joining as well after seeing her out their kicking butt. I like knowing that I am able to defend myself now.

Which grade are you in at school? Currently in year 9.

What do you do outside of class and in your spare time? I ride motor bikes and play golf.

What is your favourite TV show? T.V. who has time. Hapkido most nights and school work.

Birthdays in November

Blake Robertson
Olivia McShane
Kaedan Clapham
Adam Jacob
Lachlan Hubbard
Kayden Robi
Oliver McLean
Alistair Terry
Kyle Serbov
Isabel Davis

author: Nathan McDonald