Frank Fedele began his training in martial arts in 1999 taking up Taekwondo and Hapkido at a school in Frederick, MD. Through hard work and a love for the art, he earned his black belt in both disciplines, reaching 2nd degree in November of 2003.
He then felt the need to explore something different, something with a little harder edge. He then branched off and trained a more hard style martial arts for a couple of years, but ultimately came back to Hapkido. He found Korean Martial Arts in Frederick, MD as a place to train and come back to his love of Hapkido.
He was eventually promoted to 6th degree in Hapkido in November of 2016 under the Korean Hapkido Federation and Grand Master H.W. Kim.
A move to Florida in late 2016 has changed up his martial arts journey as he moved back to more a student rather than a teacher. He has found some Hapkido friends about an hour and a half up the road and gets up there to train when he can.
He wrote the Tool Box Hapkido book later in 2009 and came up with the seminar program soon after. He has been teaching at a variety of locations since receiving his 1st degree in 2002.
Master Fedele has written Tool Box Hapkido: Redux to help explain the art in his own words and show some techniques that are his go to. The book can be found on Amazon.
Tool Box Hapkido is all about breaking down the techniques into components to make it easier to learn.
“Mr. Frank is without a doubt the best martial arts instructor I have ever had the honor to train with. He is kind and gentle in his instruction style, while still expecting and helping you to be your absolute best. Mr. Frank certainly practices what he preaches—he is loyal and supportive to his students and inspires his students to be loyal and on and off the mat. Mr. Frank adapts his teach style to each student’s learning style and limitations, giving each student the opportunity to excel in their martial arts practice. Mr. Frank is a deeply knowledgeable martial artist in many different arts and philosophies. He has studied with many different masters (and is himself a master) in many different styles of martial arts. He also seeks new knowledge from individual and personal study outside of the studio. He humbly seeks knowledge from all sources—Masters, colleagues, other instructors, books, even his own students. He truly understands that every person is unique and has something to bring to the table (or the mat, as the case may be). More than an excellent and talented martial arts instructor, Mr. Frank is a mentor and a friend.”
“I truly enjoyed classes. I think having Mondays as a “technique” day and Wednesdays as a “let’s practice this technique” day with the ground-sparring was perfect. (If I didn’t want to spar, I knew not to come Wednesdays!)
You kept it fresh: being able to think on-the-fly with how many students were in class always had us wondering what you had up your sleeves.
The classes where we did a round-robin for technique or sparring were cool because we got to practice on everyone, regardless of size, age, and belt color.”
Seminars can focus on self-defense applications or focus on traditional Hapkido
Hapkido with a Self Defense focus. Learn striking and joint locks that work in a self defense situation.
Traditional Hapkido instruction with a full curriculum. Strike, joint locks, throws, rolls and breathing are all covered.
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