At the end of the 120-hour HKD course most of the participants were deemed eligible to test for their next belt. Four people tested for their next geup, while nine people test for their first, second or even third dan.
Today instructors Ko Sehwan and Klaas Barends passed the technical part of their sixth dan test in the Netherlands.
Last Sunday the first seminar of our federation took place in Thailand. At the school of master Attawiboon Kampansak located in Central Plaza, Bangkok. Martial arts enthusiasts from all over Bangkok came to the seminar.
After teaching in New York and Plattsburgh Klaas travelled to Texas on the invitation of Sangmookwan Texas. There Klaas was a guest of Tom Foucha who heads the Texas Hankido organisation.
At the moment one of our international instructors, Klaas Barends, is teaching a series of seminar in the USA. After seminars in New York City, Klaas taught seminars at the Hankido school of instructor Ron Woord in Plattsburgh (NY).
Over the last few day instructor Klaas Barends (5th dan) has been teaching the members and instructors of Sangmookwan NYC. This school is run by instructor Michael Lee (4th dan) with the help of instructor James Kim (2nd dan). Sangmookwan in New York operates from two Korean churches in the Flushing area. Klaas has been teaching both hankido and hankumdo.
We are moving the headquarters of our federation from Seoul to Incheon. In our new gym we will be able to house more people and offer the people that stay better facilities. The gym is located in the centre of the Incheon, near the City hall subway station.
In the fall of 2014 international instructor Klaas Barends (5th dan) will visit WHMAF schools in New York, Burlington and Houston. This is your opportunity to experience hankido first hand!