International Hapkido Dorchester and
Before you start training !
Before you commence any training it is important you understand the nature of what you are taking on so please watch this video carefully !
So why should you join a class like ours?
Ok, so why should you do Hapkido with wheelchair warriors or an able bodied class. Will you feel you are NOT part of the class? Is it a bit daunting to walk through that door with all those other experienced martial artists and wheelchair users? Hear what other people who have experienced the same feelings have to say after they joined us!
Meet your Wheelchair Warriors instructors
Here are some of the instructors including Master Rick lee who is the author of the book "way of the Wheelchair Warrior" on which most of the Wheelchair Warrior classes are based. This is to be published in the spring as an eBook and limited paperback edition. Instructional videos will also be available on a host website by the early summer.
Here's some of our other instructors in the organisation and recent events.
Sally Legg gets her 4th Dan! (above) Congratulations
After much hard work and long hours of training Sally Legg gained her 4th Dan Black Belt! Sally raced through her grading with great speed and accuracy, ably accompanied by Master Jake Downton5th Dan her partner. Both a credit to the organisation and to themselves, after 27 to 30 years constant training to achieve this high standard. Many congratulations to our first Female Master
Featuring Bridport Hapkido
We would like to feature our sister club in Bridport organised by Master Jake Downton 5th Dan. This club was originally established 30 years ago at the Judo club in Bridport which sadly no longer exists. Plenty of good instruction here for all over the age of 16 years.
Most of our grading for students up to Black belt happen at the Bridport club. Master Downton and Sally Legg 3rd Dan grade the Dorchester students including wheelchair candidates. Master Lee and Steve Hall 3rd Dan from Dorchester grade all the Bridport students. This obviously avoids any bias during the process
Development of Black belt syllabus for Wheelchair users
Over the past two years Master Lee and Hugh Gange-Harris 3rd Dan have been working on a Wheelchair Black belt syllabus for International Hapkido. Hugh who was badly injured in an road accident is a wheelchair user but still retains his skills from before his accident as you will see in this video!
Get in touch!
Activities studio 2
The Thomas Hardye School
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2ET
Master Rick Lee 07721343569
Able bodied classes
Mon-: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed-: Temporarily suspended
Wheelchair Warriors class
Mon-: Temporarily suspended
How to find us in Dorchester
Finding us in Dorchester is a little difficult to start with so here are some video instructions to get you to the right place.