U.S. Hapkido Association

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“My two great-grandsons just started and
I immediately noticed the first day a positive change in manners and behavior.
Great discipline for the kids.”

Ruth Simkins
(GiGi) Great Grandmother

My daughter started Hapkido karate the first day of school. She didn't participate in the activities that day. The second day I picked her up and she was sweating. I said it looked like she participated and she replied " I love Karate...I want to come every day!" Thank you Hapkido family!!

Becky A.

Bully proof your child

Bullying causes fear, poor grades even suicide. 

When you learn Hapkido you learn about leverages and holds.

First, the student learns to talk or walk away.

Second, they can tell the teacher. 

Third, they can take the bully down and pin them and make them give up without actually hurting them.

The students learns progression of force which means, if the situation escalates, they can use strikes and kicks to defend themselves and their families against a more serious situation.

After School Karate class showing their enthusiasm for Hapkido.

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After School Hapkido Karate is the best, I have lots of friends here,
we are not allowed to say mean things to one and other, here we help each other, that’s a rule, we are a team and everyone helps each other. We are taught to make our parents proud, to work hard mentally and physically and you have to earn everything, nothing is just giving to you, it takes hard work.  The Code of the Dragon encourages us to get good grades in school and have self-control and have good manners.  We are taught nutrition, to eat real food not package food, we bow to each other because it is a sign of respect and to respect each other means that we say encouraging things to each other not discouraging things. The bow also reminds us not to get a big head, we have a saying if your head gets to big you fall over. Come in and see for yourself. See you at the Do Jung.

After School Karate Class enjoying their bus ride.


                                                                     Self-defense tips for children:

  1. Stay away from strangers

  2. Stay away from someone in a car.

  3. If someone tries to get you yell no and fight back.

3-Time Gold Medalist at the 2010 World HKD Games

Kierra at World Hapkido Games

Kierra 1st Poom Black Belt
U.S. Hapkido Association

Keanu practing for World Hapkido Games.

High Dive

Hapkido kids nijna sleep over night.

Ninja Night sleep over
parents night out.

Grandmaster Gagne helping Cat during class.

Cat demonstration splits durning Afterschool Karate Class

Such a phenomenal program to just stumble upon, it's wonderful that the children are learning
so much more then just self-defense. And with your credentials, it's not your everyday 
Martial Art school.

Toni Futick
Bryan's Mom

Don't compare come and see for yourself!

Our son, Jonathan, was not doing well in school earlier this year. He was talking in class, not completing his classwork, talking back to us and his teacher and not passing math. We enrolled him in the after school karate program in hopes that it would help him some. What has happened in the past three months is incredible! Jonathan has learned to respect authority, concentrate on his schoolwork, has started helping around the house and most of all is making an “A” average in all of the subjects at school—including math. 

We never expected to see such a tremendous improvement in our son in such a short period of time. We are very pleased with the results! Thank you for your patience and ambition to teach our children (and the parents) the art of Hapkido—the way of coordinated power.

Respectfully Yours,

 Michael and Sandy Seals

“You are making a difference in the world. Not everyone can say that.
In particular, you are shaping the future through our children.”

Dave Sauve
 High School Teacher.

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(864) 467-4800

Free Transportation Included!

 We will Boost Your Child's Confidence, Self Esteem And Spirit Until He or She Becomes UNSTOPPABLE


ü Academic achievement

üHigh self esteem

üA fit and healthy life style

üA positive attitude

üStrong morals

In my opinion, your program (martial arts) is outstanding and your instructors are very good positive role models for children of any age.
Mr. Richard C. Light
Former Superintendent

- Your program is worth a million dollars-

Denise Wheeler
Child Care Coordinating Council

Greenville/Greer (GSP)
New Day Care Alternative

Our drivers pick your children up at their school and safely transport them to our studio. The students then have a snack, play games, have home work time and have their martial arts and gymnastic lesson. Class ends at 5:00 and they the have home work time or activity's until they are picked up by 6:00 no later then 6:15. Because we are minutes from I-85 and Pelham, it’s easy to get here on your way home from work.

"The road to self-improvement"

 Our goal is to teach how to be successful in life.

What our Martial Art Training can do for your child?
- Creates Vitality & Good Health
- Develops Coordination& Intelligence
- Instills Values & Builds Character
- Develops Leadership Skills
- Teaches Self-Control & Responsibility
- Develops Social Competence
- Establishes Self-Confidence
- Lengthens Attention Span & Concentration
- Prepares your child for school achievement
- Helps Overcome Shyness
- Builds Courage To Try New Things

Kids enjoying time after class in activity room.

Snack time, home work time and activities until  pick up by parents.

A fun safe place for children.


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864-213-9903 Greenville, South Carolina

Shauna's progress report..thumbs up...self esteem thumbs up......asks for water rather than any other beverage thumbs up....eating more raw vegs...better manners. All this 2 weeks!

Thank you, Shauna's Mom.


My name is Pam, I am 39 yrs old. You taught me Karate approx 30 yrs ago. I remember many things you taught me and my older brother Tom. My dad use to take us, he was a student too. I also remember being at your home. I believe you had horses or at least just one. I believe you were friends with my father. He was a master parachutist in the Army. His name is George.  Am I remembering correctly?

I have a son who is 9.  I remembered how much I enjoyed Karate and the self confidence it gave me so I was looking for a good place to take him. These Karate places feel so commercial. It made me reflect back to my time and how truly authentic it felt, and I remember your name like it was yesterday. That prompted me to Goggle your name. I was surprised to find it so easily. I went to the summer kids camp sight and scrolled thru some pictures and I recognized you immediately in group shots which very much surprised me. It's been a very long time. I started to cry because it took me back to that time of my life and my dad. I then read your history and I was blown away again. I was not aware of all that you had done when I was 9 and I am pleased to see that you are still doing so much. (Although I was disappointed to see you are no longer in Michigan)

Thank you for making a positive impression on my life as a child!

Last but not least, are there any people in Michigan who teach kids like you did with similar qualifications? Or who should I definitely stay away from!

Thank you for your time!

I would really appreciate a reply. This letter is truly based on my memory as a 9 yr old girl.

Pamela C.

Testimony Susan Mate

 Being a home-school Mom for eight (8) years teaching 3 different grades has been rewarding and challenging. Basically, the only activity my children were involved in was Church activities. Those were great for my children but I needed help in some areas with my children and self-confidence was one of them. Enrolling my children in Hapkido has proven to accommodate me in that quest. I’m very grateful to Master Gagne and all the instructors.

To whom it may concern: February 21, 2005

Typically a letter of reference is difficult for me to write because I rarely know the person well enough to offer an accurate perspective. I am delighted to say that is not the case with Marshall P. Gagne. I have known Marshall and his entire family for more than 40 years and have been witness to his responses to many of life’s circumstances, both positive and negative. I can say without hesitation that I am proud, even envious of the life lessons he has taught me as well as others via the choices he has made and the way he lives his life. He is truly an inspiration.

I first met Marshall in high school and have remained in contact with him throughout our life journey; his in developing his martial arts skills, raising a wonderful family and developing his business. I went on to graduate University and spent the next 27 years as an industrial consultant training managers in the use of Applied Behavioral Analysis (positive reinforcement techniques). I have instructed and advised Marshall in the use of these skills in his business and I must say he is a natural. In my experience, if someone does not have the core values of respect for all life and a strong drive to help others reach their own individual potential, my interventions are much less than effective. The most difficult skill to help people develop is the ability to Shape: Determining the current level of ability and be prepared to sincerely reinforce any small improvement. That is the primary skill of all successful teachers and coaches and I can see ample examples in Marshall’s life, both internally and externally.

In conclusion, I would have to say that the strongest personality characteristic of Marshall is his ability to evoke trust from others, through direct observable actions rather than just his words. If I had children I would feel very comfortable trusting my most precious possession to him.

Sincerely, Andre L. Morency