Our Instructors

MA’AM TINA

4th Degree

Head Instructor

Ma’am Tina is the Head Instructor at Dynamic Self Defence. Ma’am Tina is a Certified 4th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido and a Certified Hapkido Instructor through the International Hapkido Alliance (IHA) and the Australian Hapkido Group (AHG) under Grandmaster Geoff J Booth (8th Degree and Founder of Kwan Nyom Hapkido, the IHA and the AHG).

Ma’am Tina has over 15 years Hapkido experience and successfully completed the IHA Instructor Program in 2005.

Grandmaster Geoff J Booth

8TH DEGREE

Head INSTRUCTOR | Head of the organisation

Grandmaster Geoff J. Booth has been teaching Martial Arts for more than 20 years. He has achieved the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido, as well as recognition as one of the foremost practitioners of Hapkido in Australia.

Grandmaster Geoff has built a traditional dojang where respect and honour is taught, however if you attend any of his seminars in
Australia or overseas, you will discover his unique teaching style that is a mix of solid techniques that work served up with Australian humour and quick wit.

Grandmaster Geoff Booth is the highest ranked non-Korean Hapkidoist in Australia and is the Founder and Head Instructor of
the International Hapkido Alliance (IHA) and the Australian Hapkido Group (AHG).

Ma’am Jelena

Ma’am Jelena is an Instructor at Dynamic Self Defence and began training in 2009. Ma’am Jelena is a Certified 1st Degree Black Belt in Hapkido. Ma’am Jelena enjoys the many benefits of Hapkido, some of which include discipline and focus as well as keeping fit whilst learning life-saving skills. In her spare time, Ma’am Jelena enjoys listening to music and cooking.

Sir Ben

Sir Ben is an Instructor at Dynamic Self and a Certified 1st Degree Black Belt in Hapkido. Sir Ben began training in 2007 and Hapkido’s diverse curriculum, wide application and versatility are a few of the reasons why Sir Ben loves our style and has invested over a decade in learning, teaching and training. Alongside Hapkido, fitness and physical wellbeing are important focuses in Sir Ben’s training.

Sir Nachi

Sir Nachi is an Instructor at Dynamic Self Defence and began training in 2007. Sir Nachi is a Certified 1st Degree Black Belt in Hapkido. He loves teaching classes whenever he gets the chance.

Ma’am Neelab

Ma’am Neelab is an Instructor at Dynamic Self Defence and began training in February 2009. Ma’am Neelab is a Certified 1st Degree Black Belt in Hapkido. Ma’am Neelab’s initial goal was to become active and learn self defence. After many years of training, Ma’am Neelab attained her 1st Degree Black Belt in November 2016. Ma’am Neelab’s goal is to use a personal strength based approach to teaching and encourage students in order to aid in their learning process.