On Saturday, 15 June 2.019 , Hapkido Master Class 2.019, organized by the Spanish Association of Sin Moo Hapkido with the participation of teachers and students from the Miguelturra clubs, took place in the Martial Arts Center of the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Seca, Sabadell, Ciudad Real and Valencia. Sabom-nim Serafín Martínez led the warm-up, and then GM Rafael Balbastre (9th Dan) started the technical part by teaching the students in blockades and counterattack techniques of western boxing. The master then taught the techniques for improving and correcting the Sonmok Yop Chapki section (lateral wrist grip). The second part of the MC-2019 program started with the "Instructor Round", where students could train with the AESMH teachers present and learn the self-defense techniques they deemed appropriate in freestyle. The Masters participating in this round were: Ernesto Giménez (4th Dan), Javier Ramírez de Verger (4th Dan), Lluis Torner (2nd Dan) and Serafin Martinez (1st Dan). At the end of the event, Kwan Chang-nim Rafael Balbastre presented all the students with a certificate of participation and a pin marking the 25th anniversary of the Spanish Sin Moo Hapkido.
On Saturday, July 6, 2.019 , the Kukkiwon Club of Valencia hosted a Police Hapkido course led by GM Rafael Balbastre (9th Dan), President of the Spanish Association of Sin Moo Hapkido. In this course, he trained the technical content of Module II, starting with theory and legislation. The technical training consisted of arrest, immobilization, driving, search and restraint techniques. The second part of the course was trained in the knife defense technique, in the defense tactics against multiple attacks plus the appropriate police reduction, as well as in the defense against melee threats with the knife in the neck, throat, stomach and sides. Basic techniques for the personal safety of the police. Master Balbastre explained that Police Hapkido is not a new martial art but a highly specialized professional technique in our Hapkido that focuses on police, security forces and black martial arts belts. The complete training consists of three courses (modules) that take place throughout the season. Upon completion of these three courses, the candidate may take the Police Hapkido Instructor exam issued by the AESMH. After the course, the corresponding certificates were delivered to the trainers in training.
Spanish Association of Sin Moo Hapkido
Police Hapkido department
Tel. 963-650590 / 664-360889
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