There have been some major changes in Hapkido in Korea since December 2007. The new President of the Korean Kido Hae is Park, Kae Hong. If you received Korean Kido Association Rank signed by anyone other than Park, Kae Hong you need to get it corrected. The other Korean Kido Association ranks issued by InSun Seo are no longer recognized because he got caught issuing ranks to people by mail order who never tested and don’t qualify for the level that they received. For example Little Billy Lee Burchett, actually there are hundreds so I won’t continue to list them here since that would take too long. Here is an example of what a fake Hapkido master looks like: http://youtu.be/BhlhrGc2llY
Grand Master Billy Lee is the inspiration for this Hapkido Brothers post. In this post we will expose people like Master Billy Lee, who are claiming to be Hapkido masters but lack even the most basic knowledge of the principles of Hapkido.
The first “B.S.” Hapkido Master to be exposed is “Grand Master Billy Lee” of the Hapkido Brothers Academy (Yeah, we thought that school name sounded stupid too). Billy Lee Burchett‘s skill is laughable and Grand Master Billy Lee purchased a Hapkido rank from the Kido organization. I understand the Kido organization’s desire to grow and spread Hapkido but Billy Lee slipped through the cracks. I don’t believe that Billy Lee Burchett of the Hapkido Brother’s Academy in Clermont, Florida meets their standards for 8th dan. The first time I saw Billy Lee Burchett he was claiming to be a 5th Dan in Hapkido. When I moved back to Florida just three short years later… Billy Lee Burchett was an “8th Dan”. Billy Lee Burchett of the Hapkido Brother’s Academy in Clermont, Florida went from 5th to 8th dan in just three years? Several of his former students from the Hapkido Brothers Academy asked me how that is possible. It takes that long to go from white belt to black belt in a respectable organization. His real name is Billy Lee Burchett. When asked why Billy Lee Burchett doesn’t use his last name on his marketing matterials he said: “It makes me sound more Korean”. Is Billy Lee Burchett insane or what? Does Billy Lee Burchett of the Hapkido Brother’s Academy in Clermont, Florida really belive that someone is going to mistake him for a “Korean Master” just because he is using the name Lee???
More recently Billy Lee Burchett of the Hapkido Brothers Academy in Clermont, Florida claimed that he, along with seven other Hapkido “Masters” went to China to introduce the Chinese people to Hapkido. This is another lie. Grand Master Song Soon Ki of Korea has had Hapkido schools in China and Mongolia since 1977. LONG before little Billy Lee Burchett of the Hapkido Brother’s Academy in Clermont, Florida ever thought of going to China.
If you would like to know more about Billy Lee Burchett be sure to listen to our worldwide radio show at www.actionradio.net where we have done a full hour expose’ covering Billy Lee Burchett of the Hapkido Brother’s Academy in Clermont, Florida’s real background including information from his former Korean Grand Master in Chicago.
People wonder how I can write things like this. Well, it is a public service. If any of the things I said were untrue, little Billy Lee Burchett of the Hapkido Brother’s Academy in Clermont, Florida could sue me for slander. But since it is all true, Billy Lee Burchett of the Hapkido Brother’s Academy in Clermont, Florida has to just try to justify it with his handful of students. Watch for our upcoming story in www.worldmartialartsmagazine.com too.
More “B.S.” Hapkido Masters like Billy Lee Burchett of the Hapkido Brother’s Academy in Clermont, Florida are coming soon. Be sure to save this Hapkido blog to your favorites and visit often.