About Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Established in 2002, Eagle Talon Martial Arts (ETMA) is known for its strive for excellence in helping martial arts practitioners in learning realistic self-defense and improving overall fitness and health.

Headed by Grandmaster Kim, ETMA aims to provide a blend of traditional and contemporary martial arts training that gives martial artists a unique and effective self-defense program, and a mean for overall personal development and discipline.

Members of ETMA receive training instructions directly from Grandmaster Kim. Private lessons are available for dedicated practitioners. In addition to the main Hapkido program, special interest courses are offered in the areas of Kum Do, self/home defense, and firearms techniques.

Eagle Talon Martial Arts is located in Campbell, California, USA. To learn more please visit the organization's website:www.EagleTalonUSA.com


About Grandmaster Hye Kyoung Kim

Grandmaster "Major" Kim (pictured middle) is an accomplished martial artist who holds advanced degrees in the arts of Kung Fu, Kendo, Judo, Taekwondo, and Hapkido.

Grandmaster Kim started martial arts at an early age. He started learning Taekwondo at the age of five from the Moo Duk Kwan Martial Arts School in South Korea. Shortly thereafter, he started learning Kung Fu (both Northern Pal Kwa Jang and Southern style Shao Lin). From there, the master progressed to Judo, Kendo (Japanese Sword), Kumdo (Korean Sword), and ultimately, Hapkido.

Grandmaster Kim also holds a University Law Degree and is a retired Major from the South Korean Special Forces.

His experiences in the arm force and in various martial arts had contributed to Grandmaster Kim's unique style of Eagle Talon Hapkido: a blend of traditional skills adapted for realistic combat situations.

About Head Instructor Cha

Instructor Jin Won Cha (pictured right) is a Hapkido 4th Dan black belt. Instructor Cha's training in Hapkido began in South Korea at the age of sixteen; he currently has accumulated over 15 years of training.

Instructor Cha is also accomplished in the arts of Taekwondo and Kumdo, and has served in the South Korean military.

About Senior Instructor Graves

Instructor Rodney Graves (pictured left) is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He began his training in the Bye Reyoung Kwan of of the Korea Hapkido Federation under Lt. Col. Alan A. Banks III. He then acted as an assistant instructor (under Jon Ward) in a YMCA program in Milpitas, CA.

Instructor Graves joined ETMA shortly after its establishment, and he currently holds a 2nd Dan black belt under the direction of Grandmaster Kim.


After releasing two Hapkido DVDs, Master Kim has teamed up with 9thDan.com to produce his latest and most detailed video yet.