What is Hopae Sool?
Hopae Sool is a Korean martial art systematized by grandmaster Do Ki-Hyun.
Hopae served several times in Korean history as an identification card and every Korean had to wear hopae. There was written basic information about the owner as a name, birth, domicile or occupation on Hopae. In dangerous situations, Hopae, of course, was the only weapon that each Korean had with him, and so he learned to use it for self-defence.
These techniques have been systematized in recent decades by Korean Grandmaster of Taekkyun and fencing Do Ki-Hyun. Thus arose Hopae Sool, a martial art suitable as a supplement to every fighting style. This was also the idea of Grandmaster to create a platform for meeting students and teachers of various martial arts. The basic techniques are divided between the techniques in the grip and the very dangerous snap techniques.
Hopae is a very practical weapon for self-defence. It is easy to use, very dangerous and easily portable in your pocket, purse bag or behind a belt. Within a second you can very effectively use Hopae without any need of training. Grandmaster Do flies regularly with Hopae by plane :-)
Hopae Sool in the Czech Republic
The history of Hopae Sool in the Czech Republic began to write itself in 2016, when Martin Zámečník, a master of Taekwon-Do ITF, on his way to a better understanding of Korean martial arts traveled for a two-week stay to Korean Seoul, where he also completed daily trainings of Taekkyun and taught Taekwon-Do ITF. In this way he became acquainted with the Grandmaster of Taekkyun, Grandmaster Do, who began to teach him personally from the first hour.
Over the next years Martin Zámečník continued in training with Hopae on other training stays in Korea or at the Grand Master´s seminars in Paris until 2018 when he gained, as the first non-Korean, permission to teach from Grandmaster Do. In this year, the Czech association of Hopae Sool (ČSHP) was also founded and regular trainings and seminars started. The first seminar was conducted in February 2018 in Prague under the leadership of Grandmaster Do and his student Master Hwang In-Mu. The seminar was attended by the first Hopae student of Martin Zámečník - Radek Záhejský and the Korean martial arts enthusiast Luděk Kastner, who had previously met Hopae on the Internet.
Trainings are suitable for all age categories without the need of previous martial arts experience. For preschool children we recommend the participation of older sibling, parents or grandparents.
Since 10. 5. 2018 we start trial trainings. Meanwhile, we are opening up to three lessons per week at elementary school Campanus, Prague 11. On the basis of interest we will open other groups outside of Prague since September 2018.
You will be also able to practice Hopae at selected camps of School TKD ITF GBHS.
- Monday 11:00 - 12:00 - Tipsport Beroun (only for employee of Tipsport)
- Wensday 11:00 - 12:00 - Tipsport Beroun (nly for employee of Tipsport)
- Thursday 17:30 – 18:30 - ZŠ Campanus, Praha 11 - Martin Zámečník
- Friday 19:00 – 20:00 - Vráž, Pražská 310, Sokolovna - Radek Záhejský
- Sunday 17:30 – 18:30 - ZŠ Campanus in these terms:
- 9. 9. 2023 (Saturday - Beztahov)
- 10. 9. 2023
- 8. 10. 2023
- 15. 10. 2023
- 12. 11. 2023
- 19. 11. 2023
- 2. 12. 2023 (Saturday)
Trainings and examinations are only for members. Perhaps one training to try. Except for the first exam, exams must be carried out exclusively in hp uniform.
Big Winter Camp
25th Dec 2023 - 2nd Jan 2024
Tution-fee are required for participation in regular trainings, trainings at GBHS camps, special weekends and exams. The first training is a trial. To sign up to study hopae sool, fill out the online application form. You can finish your studies by excluding, dying, or completing a cancellation form.
The annual tuition fee is for the period August to July of the following year. Half-yearly are August - January and February - July.
Teachers and assistants have a 100% discount. The second member of the family has a discount of 25%, the third member 50%, the fourth member 75%, the fifth and each additional member 100%. One family is defined as 2 parents and children living in the same household.
A new member pays 1500 CZK in the semester in which he/she first comes to the training. Newcomers in January and July can pay this fee in the next semester.
By paying a lifetime membership, you get the opportunity to register for free in all other martial arts offered by our school and receive a 20% discount on renting our center in Beztahov.
A member paying an annual or semi-annual membership receives a 10% discount on renting our center at Beztahov.
It is possible to pay at the trainings in cash to the teacher or to an account with the name for whom and what you pay for in the note. For example, "Jan Žižka tuition hopae".
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