Hapkido Class Information
Hapkido Class Costs and Requirements:
New Student Special: New students pay $160 -- for this they receive two sessions (four months/24 classes) of training and a free extra-heavyweight uniform and belt. Effectively, the student commits to trying Hapkido for four months, and in return, we give you a free uniform and belt. After that, tuition is $80 per two-month session.
Additional Costs: During their Hapkido studies, students will need to buy the following equipment as they progress to black belt.
The student may purchase this equipment from any provider they wish. The NHA does have a dealer account with several martial arts equipment suppliers, so they can arrange wholesale prices for students. However, the student is not required to purchase their equipment from the NHA.
Promotional Costs: Students who promote receive rank certificates from the Nebraska Hapkido Association school. The rank fees are $55 for lower belt ranks and $80 for high belt tests up to red/2 stripes.
Students do not have to pay to test--they merely pay the fee if they take the test and pass, and thus promote to the next rank. These are rank/promotional fees, not testing fees. If they do not pass, no fee is assessed. Testing at lower ranks occurs at a minimum time of 4 months between tests, and the time between tests increases as the rank increases.
Belt Ranking in the US Hapkido Association:
These are the rankings of the belts (and their colors) for the US Hapkido Association, which the Nebraska Hapkido Association follows. "Low belts" are the ranks up to and including green belt with blue stripes, "high belts" are blue belts on up. (Normally blue through red w/2 black stripes, since dan ranks are different.)
10th gup: White Belt (then after half the time to next rank, White with black tips)
9th gup: Yellow Belt
8th gup: Yellow w/green stripe
7th gup: Green belt
6th gup: Green w/blue stripe
5th gup: Blue belt
4th gup: Brown belt
3rd gup: Red belt
2nd gup: Red w/1 black stripe
1st gup: Red w/2 black stripes
Black Belt Ranks
Time in Grade: