Congratulations to Olga Mesa-Caporaso! On October 17, 2015, Olga became the First Woman in the United States to receive a Black Belt under Grand Master Chong Min Lee. Grand Master Lee has been teaching Hapkido in the U.S. for over 35 years and this is the first time that he has awarded a woman a Black Belt. Olga has become #63 on the distinguished list of Black Belts under Grand Master Lee. Olga has been training at The Hapkido Center for over 3 years, and continues her journey under Grand Master Lee.
On August 1, 2015 Grand Master Lee of the Hapkido Center of Warren New Jersey, awarded his 62nd Black Belt to Aaron Bu. Master Lee has only awarded 62 Black Belts in his 36 years, showing how difficult this is to achieve. What also makes this an exceptional achievement is that Aaron is one of the youngest students of Master Lee to earn a black belt, as Aaron turned 18 on August 1, as well. Aaron will be attending Cornell University’s School of Engineering this fall as freshman. Congratulations on a job well done Aaron Bu!
45th Anniversary Special Event!
Free Power Breathing Technique Class
We have introduced a new Free Power Breathing Technique class for Seniors. These classes concentrate on Power Breathing Techniques to enhance your well being and overall physical health. Classes are Thursdays at 11:00 am.
Congratulations to Peter Sushko on receiving his Black Belt!
Gerard Bu has attained a second degree black belt test in Hapkido. Gerard, like many of the students, has studied other martial arts such as Kung Fu, Karate and Judo before joining The Hapkido Center to explore and learn the defensive soft style martial art of Hapkido. Congratulations to Gerard Bu on receiving his 2nd Degree Black Belt!
Congratulations to Marc Heflich of Watchung, NJ on receiving his Black Belt! Marc is a private security guard and has been studying Hapkido since February 2008.
Congratulations to William McFadden on becoming a 1st Degree Black Belt. William has been studying with Master Lee for over 6 years. He is the 58th black belt that has come out of the Hapkido center since 1980.
To celebrate our 42nd Anniversary we're offering new special programs
- Family Classes
- In-Home Private Classes
Congratulations to Steven Thielman on receiving his Black Belt! Steven scored a very respectable 90 on his test.
Congratulations to Gerard Bu on receiving his Black Belt! During his test, the mastery of his skills were displayed and recognized being awarded an all-time high score of 93 points.
Congratulations to Sam Masucci on receiving his Black Belt!
We have introduced a new children's program. In this program we will work with young adults in maintaining and improving their mental and physical health, increase their concentration for better school work, overall discipline and increase their self confidence and well-being.
First 20 students get a free uniform!
Power Breathing Technique Class
We have introduced a new Power Breathing Technique class for mature individuals. These classes concentrate on Power Breathing Techniques to enhance your well being and overall physical health. These classes are geared towards those entering their golden years but that want to remain active and obtain the benefits of regular exercise. Please stop by or contact us for further information.
A new Saturday class to increase your familiarity with this wonderful weapon. Working with the nunchaku is sure to improve your hand eye coordination. Contact us or drop by for details!
Congratulations to John on receiving his Black Belt!
Congratulations to Brian on receiving his Black Belt!
Greg Pitts received his Master Instructor Degree as a 5th degree Black Belt!
Congratulations to Steve Hoffman on receiving his 3rd Degree Black Belt