At this time it is near to impossible for our federation to plan new international events in 2020. We already had to postpone three major events planned and at this point the situation is to unclear to plan new events for 2020.
From September 30 until October 5 the first Hankimuye Master Course took place at the headquarters of our federation in South-Korea. The goal of this event was to discus the future of our federation and to set a course for the following years.
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.
Master Ko Sehwan recently traveled to Europe to teach at schools in the Netherlands, Finland and Spain.
Master Ko Sehwan will be teaching seminars in the Netherlands, Finland and Spain in September and October this year. Master Ko Sehwan has been invited by schools in these countries to share his knowledge of hankido and hankumdo.
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.
Leon de Heus tested in front of master Ko Baek-yong and master Yang Yong-seok for his eight dan at the future headquarters of the World Hankimuye Federation. Leon was invited to test for this eight dan earlier this year and the test was supposed to take place in the Netherlands.