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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)

Latest news

Roland van Boxtel: 4th degree black belt

In May Roland van Boxtel tested successfully for his 4th degree (dan) black belt while in Korea. Roland runs his own school, Jeilkwan, in the Netherlands. Together with two of his students he traveled to Korea for a two week long hankimuye camp.

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