Our friendly Master originates from South Korea and began training martial arts in the mid 1970's, well over 40 years of studying and teaching various martial arts, predominantly Hapkido. His benevolent nature presents peace and harmony yet he has a formidable arsenal of techniques to share. He has strong affiliations with Hapkido's largest organisation the Korea Hapkido Federation (KHF) which ensures purity and unity for our academy. Grandmaster Ryoo is commended by many Koreans and Australian martial artists alike for evolving his Hapkido and constructing a professional and effective training curriculum for all ages! GIANT Instructors Giorgio and Anthony have trained regularly with the Grandmaster since 2004, Instructor Anthony has been the Grandmaster's longest serving full time student. Grandmaster Ryoo has accredited himself with:

You can view our Grandmaster Ryoo's website here at the Martial Arts College International (MACI)

Grandmaster Ryoo arrived in Australia in 1999 with a team from South Korea known as the "Korean Tigers" to demonstrate Korean martial arts promoting Taekwondo at the 2000 Olympic games. View a short Channel 9 news reel.

He started teaching shortly after and named his school Young's Martial Arts, two other masters Yong Kil Kim and Jaesung Shin followed him in this venture. A few years later in 2007 he formed the Hapkido College of Australia and then the Martial Arts College International (MACI) which it proudly stands today as the governing body to various martial arts and affiliate schools.

See a short introduction video made back in 2009 featuring Grandmaster Ryoo, Master Kim and GIANT Instructor Anthony Repice displaying techniques. There is also a brief compilation of the history of Hapkido and Grandmaster Ryoo's influence that was edited by his student GIANT Instructor Giorgio Repice, who made this short tribute when he received his 1st degree black belt in 2008.

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