Master Maurice Murphy
Growing up, I wanted to be a fighter pilot or a priest, but then martial arts happened. I fell in love with martial arts at a young age by watching Black Belt Theater. In fact, my first martial arts lesson took place in elementary school. My passion for martial arts grew: I started HapKiDo in 1990, began Assistant Instructing in 1991, became a Black Belt in 1994, and then became a Master in 2014. Throughout the 90’s, I competed in a lot of martial arts tournaments. Other martial art areas that I am involved in include being captain of the Demonstration Team, Sparring Team, and Grappling Team.
In addition to continually growing in HapKiDo, I also enjoy hanging out with my beautiful wife and two daughters. As I am heavily involved in practicing martial arts and running multiple Georgia Choe’s HapKiDo & I Love Kickboxing locations, I also get a kick out of watching other lives being changed with martial arts because it has greatly influenced mine.
Maryland Taekwondo Association Award of Commendation 1996
Certified US Olympic Referee 1997
Dedication and Service Award from MooRymWon 2006
Award of Honor from the Baltimore City Mayor
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Favorite MA Movie: Best of the Best
Current Playlist: 80’s Rock, 90’s R&B, Pitbull.
Current Favorite Song: “Pour Some Sugar On Me”
Hobbies: Rollerblade and Golf
Pets: Rescue Dog, Cocker Beagle mix named Dharma