July 20, 2024


Why You Should Join the International Independent Hapkido Alliance
The International Independent Hapkido Alliance (IIHA) is a non-profit
an organization dedicated to the promotion and development of Hapkido.

The IIHA is an alliance of independent Hapkido organizations from around the world,
united by their common goal of preserving and perpetuating this great martial art.

There are many reasons why you should join the IIHA. Here are just a few:

● Improved training: The IIHA offers a variety of training programs that can
help you improve your Hapkido skills. These programs include instructor
training, self-defense, traditional Hapkido, and advanced Hapkido.

● Access to resources: The IIHA has a library of Hapkido books, videos,
and articles that you can use to learn more about the art. The IIHA also
has a forum where you can discuss Hapkido with other practitioners and

● Discounts on products and services: The IIHA offers discounts on
Hapkido products and services, such as uniforms, books, and equipment.

● Opportunities to compete: The IIHA hosts a variety of tournaments and
competitions where you can test your skills against other Hapkido

● Sense of community: The IIHA is a community of Hapkido practitioners
who are dedicated to the art. By joining the IIHA, you will become part of
this community and can meet other Hapkido enthusiasts from around the

We would be happy to answer any questions you have about our organization
and our programs.

How to Join the IIHA
To join the IIHA, please fill out the application form and send it with your
membership fees to worldhapkidonews@gmail.com .

The International Independent Hapkido Alliance is a great resource for Hapkido
practitioners of all levels. If you are looking to improve your skills, learn more
about the art, or meet other Hapkido enthusiasts, then the IIHA is the perfect
place for you.

Dear Fellow Seekers of Truth and Mastery,

I write to you today, not merely as an individual, but as a harbinger of
transformation—an advocate for personal growth, discipline, and the
pursuit of excellence. I extend to you an invitation, a call to embark on
a profound journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Join me in
the International Independent Hapkido Alliance, where the art of
Hapkido becomes a conduit for profound transformation, both
physically and spiritually.

In the chaotic tapestry of modern existence, we often find ourselves
adrift, searching for meaning and purpose. It is within this labyrinth
that the timeless wisdom of Hapkido reveals itself—a path of
enlightenment that transcends the boundaries of martial artistry.

Hapkido teaches us the interplay of strength and grace, the
harmonization of body and mind, and the cultivation of character.
Within the International Independent Hapkido Alliance, we offer a
sanctuary, a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to the
principles of personal growth, resilience, and the refinement of one’s
character. As members of this esteemed alliance, we are committed
to fostering an environment that nurtures the inherent potential within
each individual, facilitating the development of physical prowess and
a sense of deep inner balance.

Through our carefully curated curriculum and the guidance of
experienced instructors, we provide a comprehensive framework for
personal transformation. From the foundations of technique and
discipline to the exploration of philosophical underpinnings, our
alliance offers a holistic approach to Hapkido that encompasses both
the external and internal aspects of this ancient art form.

In joining the International Independent Hapkido Alliance, you will
gain access to a rich tapestry of knowledge—a repository of ancient
wisdom, refined through generations of dedicated practitioners.
Through seminars, workshops, and lectures, we offer the opportunity
to deepen your understanding of Hapkido, exploring its history,
principles, and applications. Within this community, you will find not
only instructors but mentors, guiding you on the path towards self-

Yet, let us not forget the significance of the individual journey.
Hapkido serves not as a means of dominance or aggression, but as a
vehicle for personal growth and self-realization. Through the rigorous
practice of techniques, we develop discipline, perseverance, and
resilience—the virtues that extend beyond the confines of the training
hall, enriching every aspect of our lives.

Furthermore, the International Independent Hapkido Alliance provides
a platform for collaboration and camaraderie. Engage with fellow
practitioners from diverse backgrounds, engaging in dialogue, and
exchanging perspectives. Embrace the opportunity to challenge your
own assumptions, broaden your horizons, and deepen your
understanding of the human experience.

Ultimately, joining the International Independent Hapkido Alliance is
an invitation to embark on a transformative journey—a journey that
transcends the confines of physicality, delving into the depths of the
human psyche and unlocking the latent potential within. It is a call to
cultivate virtue, to seek excellence, and to foster a deep sense of
responsibility towards oneself and the world.

I urge you to consider this invitation carefully. Reflect upon the
yearning within you, the longing for growth, and the desire to navigate
the complexities of life with grace and purpose. Join us in the
International Independent Hapkido Alliance and embrace the path of
self-mastery, where the union of body, mind, and spirit becomes a
testament to the heights one can achieve.

May your steps be guided by wisdom and your journey one of
profound self-discovery.
With utmost sincerity,

KJN James R. Hogwood, PhD.
President: International Independent Hapkido Alliance