Grand Master Sung Soo Lee (9th Dan)

came to Brisbane to conduct Dan gradings in both Hapkido and Taekwondo.  Among those grading was Head Instructor Michael Tan who was grading for 6th Dan Hapkido with Gabriel Estay.  Michael and Gabriel were successful and are now Masters of Hapkido with more than 20 years experience.  For Master Tan this is his 2nd higher dan to go with his 8th Dan in Taekwondo.

Each Hapkido grading consists of rolling, self defence sets and weapons.  All grading are recognised by the Korea Hapkido Federation and the Australia Moo Hak Kwan Association.

The following students successfully passed on the weekend.


  • Michael Tan 6th Dan
  • Gabriel Estay 6th Dan
  • Shane Hartmann 3rd Dan bo
  • Carlos Lakerdis 2nd Dan
  • Allan Coggins 2nd Dan
  • Chrissie Bowie 2nd Dan bo
  • Andrew James 2nd Dan bo
  • Werner Piehler 2nd Dan bo
  • Stephen Clark 1st Dan
  • Dustin Howlett 1st Dan



  • Louie Beatty 3rd Dan
  • Josh Halter 3rd Dan bo
  • Leigh Crowley 3rd Dan bo
  • Lachlan Crowley 3rd Dan bo
  • Jack Willsher 2nd Dan
  • Zac Biddle 2nd Dan