Welcome to American Freestyle Hapkido!

American Freestyle Hapkido was developed by Grandmaster Dr. Buzz Mingin, a lifetime martial arts practitioner and competitor. Dr. Buzz is also the director and president of World Karate Studio, which has been in existence since 1991. It was Dr. Buzz’s effort to create a system of competition that was fast-moving, full contact, and high intensity, with a strong standing and submission game. It was also a goal to have all competitors develop a strong standing game with power kicks and punches.

In addition, AFH competition does not have to be interrupted by having judges award points for each competitor’s punch or kick successfully landed. It is also a goal of AFH to encourage competitors to remain standing while utilizing an arsenal of comprehensive offensive and defensive techniques. This concept was developed similarly to the philosophy of self-defense, where one does not have 2-5 minutes to grapple on the floor in a sometimes crisis situation, but rather compete or protect in a matter of seconds. Therefore, AFH competitors are compelled to execute submissions quickly, efficiently, and accurately in order to secure a win.

AFH competitions maintain a traditional culture of the Asian martial arts while employing an Americanized influence, as well. Overall, AFH is a competitive experience of technique, skill, endurance, and tenacity.




AFH Fight Club Training

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AFH Fight Club is a once-per-month training session where American Freestyle Hapkido is taught and practiced at the World Karate Studio Headquarters. On this unique and inspiring training day, AFH is taught by AFH practitioners and invites outside practitioners to join in the training so all attendees can experience the thrill of learning how to full-contact fight. Although various styles and disciplines of martial arts come together to an AFH Fight Club day with differing philosophies, AFH Fight Club's goal is to teach the tools and techniques of AFH within the rules of the AFH competition so all practitioners can become proficient in full contact competition. Read more...

AFH Fight Club

yinyangAFH Fight Club on Februrary 7th from 11:30 to 1:00 PM. Instructional training for full contact fighting.

You must have your own sparring gear to participate.


For more info:

135 Eayrestown Rd. Unit A,
Southampton, NJ 08088


Great black belt test for 4 great athletes!

Great black test happened on Saturday (8/30) for Senseis Tamir, Nicole, brown belt Ryan, and Master Kenny Hill.

Upcoming Events

We have some events coming up that Buzz wants to share with you.
First, this coming Saturday, January 24th, there will be a tournament at the Tropicana. We have some students in the tournament. I am attaching a flyer and information regarding this event.
Board Breaking Day is on Saturday, January 31. Boards are $2.00 each and bricks are $3.00 each. Please email me with your order, as I need to order these and pick them up to have them available for our board breaking day.
Also on Saturday, January 31, from 1:00-3:00, Master Jose Torres will be providing an instructional workshop at our karate school for students who are Green Belts or higher or 13 years and up. The seminar is to learn the Chil Sung Forms that all Black Belts must learn in order to become certified in Korea. It is a 2 hour class and the fee is $25 for this training. Please let me know via email if you are interested.
Next, AFH Fight Day is Saturday, February 7th. The general population will be at 10:30 to 11:30, and AFH will be at 11:30. You must have your own sparring gear to participate.
On February 7, 4:30-8:00 PM, there is a festivity to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Chinatown in Philadelphia with other martial artists. Attached is the flyer. We will have our own table(s). There will be demonstrations and great food. Let me know via email if you are interested in attending. Anyone can attend.