My name is Scott Yates, founder of The Hapkido Source. I was introduced to the amazing world of martial arts in 1983 at the age of 10. I remember Hong Kong Phooey, Bruce Lee, and Saturday morning TV watching the series Kung Fu. It captivated my attention… the skill, the mystique, the intensity. Earning my Black Belt in my teens allowed me access to seminars and training that shaped the way I would understand and apply the arts as I grew. Fortunate enough to have great instructors, they encouraged me to train with their instructors, seek our other Masters of the arts, and absorb their knowledge as well. That guidance led me around the world to some of the most incredible instructors.
I am forever grateful that I had and still have the ability to travel the world, learn, and live the martial arts.
This is the exact reason The Hapkido Source was created. In my travels, I realized there were an immense amount of people who had limited access to quality Hapkido instruction. They did not have the resources to buy plane tickets, hotel rooms, pay seminar fees, incur travel expenses, or have enough to pay an instructor to come to them.
Our mission at The Hapkido Source is to provide worldwide access to quality instruction. We love the fact that the internet is changing the world by allowing access to information more than ever before. We look forward to working with you on your lifelong journey in the martial arts.