Matt Geister (2021)
Inducted into AMAHOF (Inc) for 2021- Continual Excellence and Service to the Australasian Martial Arts Community
Inducted into WKUHOF for 2021- Continual Excellence and Service to the Australasian Martial Arts Community
Apart from heading up Northern Beaches Hapkido in Sydney, his role as President of the Australian Hapkido Association has 6th Degree Hapkido Master Matt Geister striving to provide support, foster growth and development and maintain high quality standards in Hapkido across Australia in keeping with the philosophy and principles of his Grandmaster and Founder of the AHA, GM Matthew Sung Su Kim. To this day he has never stopped training in Martial Arts, since stepping onto the mats as a 13 year old schoolboy.
Over the past 41 years, Master Matt has also achieved Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do and Begeido Karate, but Hapkido has been the style which has kept him challenged and to his day he feels he has so much more to learn and improve on. His Hapkido journey has involved intensive training in Korea, the home of Hapkido, and the more recently established close training links with the International Hapkido Cooperation and the many Hapkido schools around Europe, in particular Germany.
He has a profound effect on so many people’s lives of all ages, inspiring them to develop humility, confidence, self-respect and to live one’s life with a caring and selfless focus. The Hapkido community he has nurtured is a testament to his passion and skills as a Martial Arts Instructor.
His medical knowledge and healing skills as a Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist complement his Martial Arts skills, creating a continuous circle for him.