Dan Read


Dan Read has been training in martial arts for 35 years, and teaching Hapkido for almost 30. In addition to Hapkido, Dan has a well-rounded background in a variety of other fighting arts, including Karate, Kendo, Tai Chi, and Escrima, as well as historical European martial arts and modern approaches to self-defence. He has trained in Japan for two years, where he studied Daito Ryu Aiki Jujitsu, the style from which both Hapkido and Aikido originate.

Hapkido is a versatile Korean martial art that combines kicking and hand striking with joint-locking and throwing techniques, as well as weapons techniques at higher levels. Hapkido training emphasizes physical fitness, effective self-defence training, and practice that balances challenge with safety.


2nd degree black belt in Hapkido, certified as a black belt and an instructor by the Canadian Hapkido Association.