The Dutch hankido instructors from our federation are key in educating the other member schools in Europe. Instructors Wim van der Linden (4th dan) and Mustafa Fidanci (2nd dan) visited our schools in Istanbul, Turkey for a long weekend of seminars and private teaching.
One last training session on our last day in Istanbul. Tomorrow we will fly to Finland. There we will stay for another week of training and practice.
On Saturday members from other schools were welcome to train with us. After the regular morning sessions teachers and students from several schools in Istanbul started arriving at the dojang. The seminar started with an introduction in hankido with techniques number one, five and twelve.
On our fourth day in Istanbul we taught to the instructors of the Turkish Hankido Federation, gave a little demonstration at a local elementary school and introduced hankido at taekwondo gym.
Today we did some sightseeing in Istanbul. We visited the famous Blue Mosque, shopped at a bhazaar and took a boat trip over the Bosperous. At night there was still time to teach students of the Turkish Hankido federation.
Today’s training schedule started with some private instruction for Cem Uymak. Cem is the head instructor of the Turkish Hankido organisation and the representative for our federation in Istanbul. In the afternoon we trained with both Cem and his two assistants Yasin Erdogan and Fatih Cakir.
Today master Ko Baek-yong and master Ko Se-hwan arrived in Istanbul, Turkey. They will stay there for a week to introduce hankido to members of the Korean Sports Federation. They are accompanied by Klaas Barends and Mustafa Fidanci of the Dutch HKD Federation.