A lot of people had gathered at the headquarters of the Dutch HKD Federation in IJsselstein to witness the dan test of their family, friends or students. In total 17 people tested for a dan rank. Eight people tested successfully for their first dan. The test for second dan was completed by three persons while
Black belt test
On Wednesday, May 11, three persons tested for their next dan grade at the Trio Sports Center in Vantaa, Finland. Master Ko Baek-yong and instructor Klaas Barends watched three people test for their next dan grade.
In May master Ko Baek-yong will visit Europe to teach Hankido to members of the Dutch and Finnish Hankido schools. Here we will keep you updated on when and where seminars will take place.
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.
Today Wim van der Linden passed his 4th dan test. Wim tested for this instructor grade in front of masters Ko Baek-yong (9th dan), Leon de Heus (7th dan) and Ko Se-hwan (5th dan).
Urk is a unique village in the Netherlands. This former island is where we will be staying today and Saturday. The main event of the day was the black belt test. Nine people successfully tested for their first or second dan. It was the first official dan test of our federation.
Today was another busy day in Finland. It started with a combined black belt and red belt test. Jouni Lahtinen tested for his black belt (first dan) while his partner during the test, Antti Kuismanen, tested for red belt. After this test several other members of the Finnish Hankido Federation tested for their next coloured