This Hapkido club is sponsored by John Wilkerson. He has made arrangement with Kelly Recreational Center for room rental. Payment is expected to be paid to Kelly Rec. prior to each class or by purchase of a single month prepaid pass. Every month the Hapkido Club reconciles its attendance records with Kelly Recs.
Release of Liability:
Kelly Recreational Center requires a Release of Liability before use of their facility. This document must be signed and on file prior to attending class. Kelly Rec. will provide you with this form at your first time to register or use of their facility.
Release of Image use:
The Hapkido Club requires a signature release for the use of images. This will allow the club to post images and videos within its web pages and advertising. This form is given out to each new student at their first class.
Taking a martial arts class is completely voluntary. The instructor spends a lot of time organizing and running class. If you are going to miss a class please be courteous and inform the instructor. Email or text is acceptable.
All students are encouraged to attend every class possible. Hapkido is as much training your body to perform physical skills as is mental training. Being class is only taught one night per week. It is highly recommended for students to practice on their own two or three days outside of the studio.
This form of training does not have to be for long periods of time. Just spending 30 minutes per day working through your skills will allow the material to always remain fresh in your mind. In order to be affective in testing and belt progression, a student should expect to spend at minimum two to three hours per week outside of class practicing. Of course if you spend more time your rewards and skills will be greatly improved.
Testing will be scheduled when students are ready. It is possible for some students to test while some students do not. Testing is based upon an individual’s mastery of the necessary material and regular attendance to class.
Actual testing will take place off site from Kelly Recreational Center. Mr. Wilkerson is a longtime member of the World Martial Arts Federation and all testing will be conducted at its primary location here in Lakeland. Dates and times will be given shortly before each testing date.
A fee of $45.00 is to be paid at testing time. When a student is ready to test they will be presented with a testing application form that must be submitted to the instructor no later than the regular scheduled class prior to the scheduled testing day.
All students must be in uniform for testing. An all black top and bottom is recommended but an all white top and bottom will suffice. Please remove past school patches from your uniform before wearing it to testing.
The ability to use correct Korean terminology for specific actions while in class is expected. Students are also expected to be able to verbally or through written word answer concept questions as part of testing (Korean not necessary for this portion).