Club Advisor, 5th Dan
Mr. Kelly, who started training Hapkido in 1990, currently holds a 5th dan black belt rank within the United States Hapkido Federation and was recently re-elected USHF President for a second term. In 1992, he was appointed the assistant instructor for the Monroe County YMCA and from 1993-1996 he was the Monroe County YMCA Martial Arts Director. In 1996, he was awarded the rank of Full Instructor in Martial Concepts: Fitness and Fighting System. While at the YMCA he taught classes in Hapkido, Martial Concepts, Kid’s Self-defense, and Kid’s Karate. He has been instructing Hapkido and Self-defense classes at the Indiana University Martial Arts program since 1992. He instructed for the IU Self-Defense Club in 1993-1995 where he served as Vice-President from 1992 to 1993 and continues serving as a safety officer and advisor. He also serves as Faculty Advisor for the Martial Arts Committee in the Dept of Recreational Sports. From 1993-2006, he provided security and management for a local business. In 2009, he presented a workshop on Martial Arts for Physical Education: Attribute Development and Self-Defense Application for the Physical Education Summer Institute for the Indiana Department of Education.
Mr. Kelly has studied concepts and techniques from several martial art systems including, Jun-fan Kickboxing, Wing Chun Gung Fu, Muay Thai, Savate, Kali/Escrima, Penjak Silat, Shoot-fighting, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, T’ai Chi, Fencing, Archery and personally subscribes to Sifu Bruce Lee’s philosophy of Jeet Kune Do in both his martial arts training and in life. In what spare time he has, Mr. Kelly enjoys cycling, hiking, reading, and sleeping when the coffee wears off.
Lead Club Instructor, 3rd Dan
Adam Rector has had martial arts influences in his life since a very young age, but began formal training in martial arts when he was 14 with the art of Tae Kwon Do. Since that time he has trained in various styles from different cultures and philosophies. He holds the rank of 3rd degree of black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, 2nd degree black belt in Kyushiki-ryu Kempo Jutsu, and Associate Instructor in Martial Concepts JKD and Kali. In 2011 he graduated from Indiana University with a double major and Honors in both Physics and Martial Arts Training Methodologies. He is also a graduate of the International Stunt School, a member of the United Stuntmans Association, and an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.
Club Instructor, 1st Dan
Kevin began martial arts at some unknown early age in some unknown Karate style before stopping some years later and completely forgetting everything that was taught to him.
He started martial arts again in the fall semester of 2008 solely to avoid the freshman 15, not expecting to achieve much with it. Seven plus years later, he is still completely in love with it. He began with Hapkido and after a year branched out to Jeet Kune Do and Kali/Escrima. After two years of being a white belt, Kevin finally began testing in Hapkido and received a black belt in the spring of 2012.
Kevin’s philosophy and goal for martial arts is to train the mind, body, and spirit. In his mind, training is about being able to control all three parts to do exactly what one wants. Each part is dependent on the other two and all three must be considered during training. He enjoys learning new martial arts whenever he can to push his understanding of himself.
I’m a senior majoring in Political Science and Physics and I began my study of martial arts in 2013 with Hapkido. After quickly becoming obsessed, I branched out to Escrima, JKD, Capoeira, BJJ, and other arts. I’m also president of the parkour club on campus. I received my black belt in August of 2015.
I’m a senior majoring in Biology and I started training martial arts in the fall of 2014 with the beginning Hapkido class. I quickly became an involved club member and have branched out by taking BJJ, as well as helping out with self-defense and hapkido classes. As president of club, I am responsible for keeping club running. So if you ever have any questions about club just let me know!
Becky is a senoir at IU currently studying Human Biology and Psychology. In her free time she enjoys baking, petting dogs and procrastinating on schoolwork. She has the coordination and athletic ability of a baby seal but has somehow has achieved a red belt in Hapkido, proving that with enough practice, anyone can do Hapkido. She has been doing Hapkido since her freshman year and has cross trained in Judo and Brazilian Jujitsu, escrima. Her role in Hapkido club is Vice President so she is in charge of helping manage internal club affairs, organising social events and doing anything else that Courtney tells her to do.
My name is Robert Geyer and I am the treasurer and a senior pyschology major here at IU. I started doing Hapkido my sophomore year of college and loved it enough that I'm still here.
Public Relations, Demo Coordinator
Madison is a junior at IU studying Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management. In her free time she enjoys training martial arts and binge watching Netflix. As the Public Relations officer this year she plans on working with other clubs to create awareness seminars and integrated martial arts settings for a more unique way to train!
Sam is a junior studying informatics and journalism. When it comes to martial arts he focuses on Escrima and Hapkido. His hobbies include video games, art, and photography. He hopes to achieve physical fitness and and a better understanding of himself through martial arts.