Thread: Fariborz Azhakh Hapkido Videos:
02-11-2005, 13:41 #1
Fariborz Azhakh Hapkido Videos:
Just wanted to say that I finally ordered some of Fariborz Azhakh's Hapkido videos and I am very impressed. Honestly, checking out Azhakh's video series was never really a priority to me. There's not really much info about this guy and I prefer to watch videos by Korean Masters. However, This guy was showing some good Hapkido in my opinion. I rank his self defense tapes in my must see video category. Century MA Supplies has his whole series in VHS or DVD on sale for $9.99 each. If anybody trains with this guy please tell him that I love his stuff.
02-11-2005, 13:44 #2
I believe he's a student of GM Ji Han Jae.Ali Alnasser
02-11-2005, 13:50 #3
I think he has trained with GM Ji at seminars. He says on his website though that he received most of his Hapkido training from a man named Mike Sexton. I'm not sure exactly who Mike Sexton is but I think I have seen a DVD or two somewhere with his name on it. Also, according to Azhakh's website, Sexton trained under a Korean GM named "J.B. Lee". I'm attaching his (GM Lee's) pic. Anyone know more about him?
02-11-2005, 14:05 #4
Oh ok. Doesn't he (Azhakh) live in the LA area?Ali Alnasser
02-11-2005, 14:05 #5
I believe that the JB Lee you are speaking of calls himself "James Bond" Lee and has a group called the International Hapkido Karate Association.Sincerely,
02-11-2005, 14:13 #6
GM J.B. (James Bond) Lee:
I just found out more about GM Lee. He uses the name "James Bond Lee" but I believe his Korean name is actually "Lee, Jung-Bai". He does teach Sin Moo Hapkido in Hampton, Virginia (International Hapkido Karate Association Inc.). According to his website (http://hapkidokarate.net/index_002.htm), GM Lee initially trained with DJN Choi, Yong-Sul and then trained under GM Ji, Han-Jae.
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09-03-2005, 22:05 #7
I have several of his videos and I was blown away at his smoothness.
09-04-2005, 10:37 #8
I have a couple of his tapes I got on ebay.
I also think he's very good, however his techniques are not in the Sin Moo style or KHF style, etc.
Deep horse stances, Karate style punching, Tae kwon Do style kicking, combined with good HKD techs.
He's bascially his own style or mixture of techniques IMHO.Hapki,
Stuart N Rosenberg
09-04-2005, 18:25 #9
Originally Posted by American HKD
09-04-2005, 20:54 #10Originally Posted by kiddk1
Kamel -- per BudoSeek rules, please update your profile to include your full first and last names.Ali Alnasser
09-29-2005, 18:10 #11
Originally Posted by jcwebster
This school closed down a few months agoe. A different instructor took it over and it went down hill, so GM Lee closed it. His email still works though.Daniel Wesley 4th Dan, I.H.K.A. Student for life.
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10-14-2005, 08:36 #12
Heres a good example.
A long time ago I went to visit a TKD school here in Brisbane, at the end of the class they began doing self defence techniques. When I asked the instructor what level he was in HKD he asked "whatís that, these are TKDís self defence moves". When I explained it to him a little more & mentioned that I know HKD when I see it as I was at that time 2nd Dan the poor guy became even more confused. Before I left I suggested he ask his master whom I shore would be able to explain in detail.
I donít care if people teach good techniques (thatís really great) but at the very least they could be honest enough to say "& now we'll do some HKD self defence techniques" thatís honourable & not confusing to the next generation of students.
Its always the students left holding the bag.ďTo not know & ask is but a momentís shame, to not know & not ask is a life long shameĒ
12-19-2010, 23:22 #13
I purchased the Fariborz Azhakh's vhs tapes about 18 years ago for my youngest son and I felt they were worth the nearly $50.00 that I paid for each of the eight then. Taejoon Lee credited Azhakh with helping him learn the business end of the martial arts. GM Taejoon Lee is the son of the founder of Hwa Rang DO, GM Joo Bang Lee. There are nice history videos on Youtube about both GMs Lee. As I am disabled, I use the cane as my primary martial arts weapon and having some knowledge of Hapkido and Kali has helped in that area. Currently, I am investigating Kosho Ryu Kempo as taught by Jeff Driscoll. I like a well rounded art that incorporates all aspects of fighting which is why for a few years when healthy, I concentrated on Kali. I hope this information has helped.
12-20-2010, 14:52 #14
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