Mr. Vasileios (or Vassilios) Topatsis is engaged in Hapkido for many years and he has adopted it as his “way of life”. He is also studied many types of martial arts and dynamic sports, too.
Concerning his degrees and experience in other martial arts and sports, he holds several certifications, such as: Taekwondo: 4th Dan (15 July, 2002), Kick Boxing: 1st Dan (15 January 2001), Aikido: 7th Kyu (1 February, 1998), Wrestling (Olympic Game): many years experience & practise, Boxing: 2008 – 2009 etc.
He emphasized not only in the everyday physical training but also in the culture, research and study of Hapkido. He always believed and still believes that previous factors can co-exist in harmony.
Regarding Hapkido, he is involved in many activities, such as: Organizing seminars, Demonstrations, TV & Radio presentations, Writing articles, Awarding prizes, CD ROM & DVD production etc.
Ηe is founder of the Effective Hapkido™ (style of Hapkido), Martial Arts School of Peace™ (his school that established in 1998 for promoting exclusive the art of Hapkido) and he is founder & president of the Effective Hapkido™ Association (E.H.A.).
Concerning his general education, he holds Master Degreer.
Effective Hapkido™ | Approved & Registered (A-261 | E.H.A.) with the:
World Kido Federation (An official KOREAN Government recognized Organization)
Hanminjok Hapkido Association (Registered with the Ministry of Culture/Tourism of KOREΑ)