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The World Hankimuye Federation promotes the practice and development of Korean martial arts. We teach these arts in one coherent system called hankimuye. 

We believe that training martial arts has a positive influence on people’s life and that training together enhances these positive effects. That’s why we warmly invite you to get on the mat with us.


Hankimuye is a martial art created from tradition for modern needs. Hankimuye teaches the three martial arts of hankido, hapkido and hankumdo as one coherent system. Our focus is on teaching general principles that can be applied to each situation. Learning and training new techniques are the tools, not the goal. Hankimuye was created by master Ko Baek-yong. Our federation preserves his legacy with an open mind to new developments.

If you are interested in learning martial arts at a deep level aimed at practical application, hankimuye might be what you are looking for. The World Hankimuye Federation invites people who are interested in sharing time on the mat to contact them. We regularly host seminars both at our own headquarters in Seoul as in gyms around the world. 

We invite both individuals and school owners to join our federation. Our federation offers an extensive learning program and certification program. Our international instructors are ready for your invitation. “Have dobok, will travel” is their motto. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us

Ko Sehwan (7th dan)

Temple of Poseidon. March 2024. Greek Hankimuye Seminars
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Athens Spring Seminar 2024

In Athens the start of spring was kicked off with a set of open seminars and geup tests for the local students. Instructor David Kwakernaak (4th dan) from the Netherlands traveled to Greece during the first weekend of March to teach a set of self defense classes.


Interested in learning more about hankimuye? Click below to learn more. 

Basic techniques

관절기법 – Gwanjeolgibeop

치기법 – Chigibeop

십자기법 – Sipjagibeop

내왜기법 – Nae-oegibeop

겨랑기법 – Gyeoranggibeop

목감아법 – Mokgamabeop

목꺾기법 – Mokkkeokkgibeop

어깨투법 – Eokkaetubeop

중팔투법 – Jungpaltubeop

회전투법 – Hoejeontubeop

팔목기법 – Palmokgibeop

팔배기법 – Palbaegibeop