In the summer of 2017 two seminars are scheduled by international instructor Ko Sehwan (6th dan). From June 12 until June 16 there will be an intensive weeklong seminar in Lohja, Finland. In August a full week seminar will take place in Urk, the Netherlands, starting Monday August 21.
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
In the first week of master Ko Baek-yong’s visit to the Netherlands he taught a week long HKD training camp at Chongmukwan in Urk. Participants from several Dutch schools trained three times a day under the ever watchful eye of master Ko. Each session lasted at least two hours.
Master Ko Baek-yong arrived in the Netherlands where he will kick off the European Hankimuye Seminars of 2016. Master Ko will also travel to Finland and Spain to teach hankido.
Instructor Roland van Boxtel, leader of our charter school Jeilwkan in the Netherlands, received the official World Hankimuye Federation membership certificate out of the hands of Leon de Heus.
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.
On Sunday July 5 instructors of our schools in the Netherlands received their official certification of the World Hankimuye Federation. These already seasoned instructors had followed a eight hour course of master Ko Baek-yong who currently is staying in the Netherlands.