Mr. Emery McClendon II is currently a 4th Dan (Degree) Hapkido black belt and has taught Hapkido since 2006. He has been studying this style since 2004 and practicing for over 15 years. At the age of 5 years old when he first saw his first Bruce Lee movie. He was interested and hooked into Martial arts, and began taking martial arts classes.
Mr. McClendon has studied Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, and Hapkido (his current style and love.) He began studying Hapkido in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The school in Fort Wayne opened on December 15, 1998 and has been in the same location for over 20 years. Our chief instructor is Master Anthony New, who is a Master Black Belt in Hapkido and has earned the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido. Master New’s instructor is Grand Master J. R. West (9th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido) who is the President of the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation.
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.