Master Al-Nasser (6th dan HKD) began his martial arts training by studying Southern-style Praying Mantis Gung Fu at the Bamboo Monastery in Minneapolis, Minnesota under Art Wong and Tommy Wong in 1982. In 1984, he studied Kali, Jeet Kune Do and Muay Thai under Rick Faye of the Minnesota Kali Association. In 1986, he studied Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo under David Hubbard and finally in 1996, Master Al-Nasser began studying Hapkido, the art in which he has chosen to concentrate his martial arts training. He is also a direct student of Grandmaster Myung Jae Ok, the founder of Hoi Jeon Moo Sool and holds an instructor certificate in HJMS.