Our Instructors

KWAN JUNG NIM TINA

5th Degree

Chief Instructor

Kwan Jung Nim Tina is the Head Instructor at Dynamic Self Defence. Ma’am Tina is a Certified 5th 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 (9th Degree and Founder of Kwan Nyom Hapkido, the IHA and the AHG).

Ma’am Tina has over 18 years Hapkido experience and successfully completed the IHA Instructor Program in 2005.

Grandmaster Geoff J Booth

9TH 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 9th 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 are 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).

Sir Nachi

Sir Nachi is an Instructor at Dynamic Self Defence and began training in 2007. Sir Nachi is a Certified 2nd Degree Black Belt in Hapkido. He loves teaching classes whenever he gets the chance.

Ma’am Jelena

Ma’am Jelena is an Instructor at Dynamic Self Defence and began training in 2009. Ma’am Jelena is a Certified 2nd 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.

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 2nd 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.