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Instructor Peter Shelp

Instructor Biography

Location: Kingston, PA

Officially Studied Styles & Official Rankings: Hapkido, 2nd Dan / Tae Kwon Do, 2nd Dan

Years Studying Martial Arts: 9 (I first started studying in college at Penn State and studied off and on throughout the years.)

Years Studying at the Hapkido Tae Kwon Do Institute: 7

Favorite Style of Martial Art: Hapkido

Favorite Technique: "I like to practice combinations since it builds muscle memory. For example, middle block / punch / roundhouse kick / spinning back knife strike."

Martial Arts Achievements:

Rank achievements: 2nd Dan, Hapkido, 2nd Dan Tae Kwon Do / I have always had a great deal of respect for the Korean martial arts of Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido. I am very proud of the fact that I was able to achieve black belt at the age of 55. I have admiration for all students who commit to learning the art and who have reached the black belt level. It is quite an honor.

Weapons Achievements: nunchaku, 6 ft bo staff

Memberships: The North American Hapkido Taekwondo Federation

Favorite Martial Arts Movie: "Above the Law" with Steven Segal

Favorite Martial Artist(s): Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Segal, Chuck Norris (one of my all-time favorites)