Grand Master Gerhard Agrinz
with Hap-Ki-Do system Kim Sou Bong
on Hap-Ki-Do Mission in Nepal
First International Martial Arts HapKiDo Seminar 2020
Grandmaster Gerhard Agrinz visited distant Nepal in January 2020, at the personal request of the President of the Nepal Martial Arts HapKiDo Association, Mr. Kali Bahadur Gharti Magar, to provide support and support. This event was by far the largest HapKiDo event that had ever taken place in this region. HapKiDo is currently still in its infancy in Nepal in terms of distribution. This "1st International Martial Arts HapKiDo Seminar 2020" was organized to establish HapKiDo as a martial art in Nepal. Grandmaster Gerhard Agrinz supported the Nepal organization with his presence and thus representation of his HapKiDo style "System Kim Sou Bong" and helped it to a high reputation. The stay lasted a week and was carefully planned. The days before the big event were used for numerous individual special seminars. Grandmaster Gerhard Agrinz taught basic techniques and at the same time conveyed an understanding of the function. The participants came mainly from the military and police sector, but also many from the most diverse social classes were represented. In some cases, up to four hundred participants frolicked on the mats. The challenge of holding an orderly, controlled seminar here was very big. The interest in the shown and the associated joy of being there kept the participants emotionally constantly at the limit. The overview and control was only possible with consistent discipline requests.
At the same time, Grand Master Gerhard Agrinz was constantly asked by the local media, especially television, for an interview or press conference.
Presentation visits to various ministers were also on the agenda. The main event of the "1st International Martial Arts HapKiDo Seminar 2020" took place on January 25th and 26th in the city of Pokhara. The opening ceremony was initiated with a public move into the event hall and continued in the hall through traditional demonstrations by many ethnic groups. In between, martial arts performances from various clubs were constantly shown.
The highest ranking politicians and representatives of many organizations, in particular the military and the police, were guests of honor. The speeches showed the highest level of appreciation and respect.
Grand Master Gerhard Agrinz President of the International HapKiDo Dan Federation System Kim Sou Bong / Austria in his opening speech. In his speech, Grand Master Gerhard Agrinz emphasized that he was very satisfied with the activities of the Nepal HapKiDo Association.
“I will support the Nepal HapKiDo Association wherever I can. In the following seminars I will not only show the students powerful techniques, but also convey the values associated with HapKiDo. I will motivate the participants to practice HapKiDo. HapKiDo develops self-confidence and enables an upright life. I personally have many years of experience and can say that HapKiDo changed my life.
"It is my way of life, I love HapKiDo!" With this in mind, I wish all participants good luck and the coaches a lot of patience. All a Hap-Ki Kamshamnida - Namaste "
Grandmaster Gerhard Agrinz presented the President of the Nepal HapKiDo Association, Mr. Kali Bahadur Gharti Magar, with a certificate of recognition and an original gift from Austria as a thank you for the cooperation.
Personal impression of Gerhard Agrinz
The hospitality I received was unique; I felt in my heart. I was taught a lot about the Nepalese way of life and culture, especially how time is dealt with. I have enjoyed and learned to love every shape and made many new friends. I am convinced that through my presence and the direction of my seminar, I was able to make a contribution to HapKiDo development and thus lay the foundation for a successful Hapkido future in Nepal. We found a lot of new friends there!