The foundation of MACI dates back to February 1999 when a motivated master, Young Seol Ryoo began as the head martial art instructor at the Australian College of Sports teaching Taekwondo and Hapkido to college students who were looking to complete a Diploma in Sports Coaching. Later, in early 2000 he opened his first dojang in Surry Hills, Sydney.
He appeared in the national martial arts demonstration team at the Sydney 2000 Olympics featuring channel 7 and 10 appearances. By 2003 Master Ryoo moved forward opening Young's Martial Arts in Homebush, Sydney expanding their foundations and built a strong establishment of students and instructors, some of whom have taken up employment and opened their own dojangs through the MACI Instructor system.
Together through the Korea Hapkido Federation he has designed a practical and authentic self defence curriculum that will help turn a complete beginner into a martial arts master. With his extensive experience in various styles of martial arts and networks in the industry, he also offers access to other styles of Martial Arts such as Taekwondo, Danta and Gumdo. These additional styles offer the opportunity to test your limits and further discovery in the martial arts journey.