On October 29, 2011 master Ko Baek-yong taught the first international hankido seminar in the Woodlands, Texas. Now five years later master Ko Baek-yong visited Texas again. The skills and knowledge of the students in Texas had grown a lot in five years. This enabled master Ko Baek-yong to teach more advanced material.
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.
Instructor Michael Lee from Sangmukwan New York has been busy starting up a new school in Haiti. Michael shares his story with us in the following article.
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.
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!