Mr. Emery McClendon II is a 5th Dan (Degree) Hapkido Black Belt and has been a Hapkido Black Belts since 2006. Mr. McClendon’s training has deep roots in the Martial Arts of Hapkido. His instructor is Anthony New who has earned a 7th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido and runs a successful Hapkido school (A W New Hapkido Academy) in Fort Wayne, Indiana since 1998. Master News instructor is J. R. West who has earned a 9th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido. Grand Master West has been a Hapkido Black Belt since 1967 and is currently President and Chief Instructor of the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation (USKMAF) and is Vice-president of the Korea Kido Association for Hapkido operations in America.
Why is Hapkido so Popular?
The Martial Art of Hapkido is so popular because no other activity can provide the same results as Hapkido for each individual participant. Whether your goals are self-confidence, self-defense, personal development, fitness, flexibility or to earn a black belt, we will take you there. Our program provides a well-rounded course of instruction in the traditional Korean martial art of Hapkido. Our focus is on improving the overall being, developing future leaders, and providing a safe environment for the study of Hapkido.
Our Adult and Teen students really appreciate the difference between training at our school and standard exercise programs.
Classes are designed specifically for Teens and Adults at this time. Our comprehensive course introduces the student to the mental and philosophical aspects of the Martial Arts of Hapkido. Not only will we get you in great shape and teach you practical self-defense, but through this ancient philosophy, you will reduce your stress, strengthen your mind and develop your spirit.
• Our workouts are a great way to get in shape
• Our classes relieve stress
• Our classroom practice sessions give you confidence
• What we teach you could save your life
• Our program is a lot of fun
At our school, everything we teach is reality based. We work very hard to insure that most any situation you might encounter is covered in the classroom under very safe learning conditions, so you will be prepared.
Women find our program an excellent art for self-defense. Hapkido relies on knowledge and movement, rather than strength to complete techniques. The size of the person is irrelevant. Consequently, a 220 lb. attacker is at the mercy of a 110 lb. trained practitioner.
The reason our program is so successful is because we make the classes fun and exciting. We learned a long time ago that if people are having fun, they learn much faster.
For your first class you should wear something comfortable, we recommend sweat pants and a long or short sleeve tee-shirt. Our school also provides changing rooms if you want to change at the school. Make sure you drink water before your class to keep hydrated.
For more information and to try a class please contact via email EWM@GMAIL.COM or call EWM HAPKIDO ACADEMY 402-915-2898