What does ‘Hankimuye’ mean?
Hanki (한기) points at Hankido, the primary martial art we teach. Muye (무예) is the Korean term for martial (mu) art (ye). We teach our martial arts on the principles of Hankido.
Is Hankimuye a new martial art?
No, Hankimuye is not the name of a new martial art. Hankimuye stand for the way we feel Hankido should be practiced and taught. Which means teaching techniques based on principles, not just a huge number of techniques.
Can everyone join your federation?
Yes, but we do expect you to train in our system. The federation was founded to serve as a way for people who want to learn our system. Simply said: you have to convert to our style before you can join.
How can I start training?
First check if we have active member schools in your country. The easiest way would be to contact a teacher close to you. When there are no active schools, you can either travel to Korea or invite one of our international instructors to teach you.
Who was master Ko Baek-yong?
Master Ko Baek-yong wa the most prominent student of the late master Myung Jae-nam. Myung Jae-nam was the founder of Hankido. Master Ko Baek-yong was the most senior student who taught Hankido actively besides Myung Jae-nam. Master Ko Baek-yong passed away in 2017, our federation continues to teach his particular style of hankido.
Can I come train?
You are more than welcome to come train with us. Our gym is located in Seoul, you can find the address at the bottom of the page. We appreciate it if you notify us of your visit before hand. Across the street from the gym you will find a guesthouse where you can stay if you want to. It offers affordable accommodation to those who want to train with us for a long time.