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Master Pete Canavan

Master Instructor Biography

Location: Larksville, PA
Officially Studied Styles & Official Rankings: Hapkido, 4th Dan / Tae Kwon Do, 4th Dan / Eishin-Ryu Iaijutsu, 7th Kyu
Self-Studied Styles: Wing Chun Kung Fu, Jeet Kune Do, Karate, Tai Chi, Judo, JiuJitsu, Aikido, Kuk Sool Won, Kwon Ko Do, Russian Martial Arts Systems, SCARS, Modern Arnis, others
Years Studying Martial Arts: 27
Years Studying at the Hapkido Tae Kwon Do Institute: 17
Favorite Style of Martial Art: Hapkido
Favorite Technique: "I have no favorite, but I favor any move that works for me individually." That said, if I had to pick one, it would be the devastating middle block / spinning open hand strike combination Pyung Sool technique of Kuk Sool Won.
Martial Arts Achievements:
Rank achievements: 4th Dan, Hapkido, 4th Dan Tae Kwon Do, 7th Kyu Eishin-Ryu Iaijutsu
Weapons Achievements: proficiency with various weapons including Kendo sword, bokken, katana, single & double nunchaku, three-section staff, 6 ft staff, 4 ft staff, arnis sticks, sai, tonfa, shuriken, cane, kama
Memberships: President and Member of The North American Hapkido Taekwondo Federation, Member - The United States Taekwondo Council, Member - The World Hapkido Federation, Member - Nippon Kobudo Jikishen-Kai USA
Favorite Martial Arts Movie: Any Golden Harvest Production from the late 1970s - early 1980s but I'm also fond of Toshiro Mifune in Akira Kurosawa's classics The Hidden Fortress and Seven Samauri
Favorite Martial Artist(s): Of course Bruce Lee has to be mentioned, but I'm also a fan of Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Carter Wong