With the outbreak of the corona virus the request for other means to receive instruction has been enormous. Our federation has decided to make online private instruction possible. You can order 30 minute private classes with instructor Ko Sehwan from our webshop.
The Corona virus holds many countries in its grip and many schools are forced to postpone their classes. We recently had to cancel seminars in Brazil and Spain. To give everyone the chance to keep on training, we will organise an online seminar on Saturday March 21.
We are proud to announce the first issue of the Hankimuye Magazine. Probably magazine is not the right word. It is a small book about hankido published in a magazine-format. Contents The first issue contains a lot of information about hankido. You can read about the founder, Myung Jae-nam, the founder of our federation, Ko
Sometimes students ask us what the Korean words are for certain techniques or they wonder what it is the instructor exactly says when he says ‘charyeot gyeongnye’ at the beginning of class. For those students we have compiled a list of Korean terms that might come in handy. The Korean words are romanized (converted from
Our federation’s leaders have developed three new certification programs. Next to rearranging the black belt requirements for hankido and hankumdo a new instructor certification program is introduced.
Plans for seminars in 2018 are starting to take shape. In January seminars have been confirmed with instructor Klaas Barends in Thailand and Spain. In May we will host another HKD Spring Seminar in Korea. In June we hope to welcome master Ko Se-hwan to Europe.
It is with great sadness that we must inform you that our father, teacher and founder of our federation, master Ko Baek-yong, has passed away.
Want to train martial arts in Korea? In the spring of 2018 our federation will host a two week hankimuye seminar at our new headquarters in Seosan, South-Korea. Two weeks filled with quality hankido, hapkido and hankumdo training.
Master Ko Baek-yong is in Texas teaching instructors and student of Sangmukwan Texas. On Friday, October 28 three members of our federation tested successfully for their next black belt level. Instructor Tom Foucha was promoted to 4th-degree black belt while Lance McKee and Tim Sorensen, both trainers at Sangmukwan Texas, were promoted to 2nd-degree.
The second hankimuye seminar weekend in Spain took place in Alicante and Valencia. Instructor Klaas Barends traveled to Spain on the invitation of David Martinez. On Saturday morning, October 8, Klaas taught a seminar with David in Alicante. In the afternoon and on Sunday morning Klaas taught the finer details of hankido and hankumdo. to