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.
In April instructor Klaas Barends (6. dan) wil lead a hankido and hankumdo seminar in Vantaa, Finland. Klaas was invited by Sami Munukka (4. dan), head-instructor at Seongmukwan Finland.
Instructor Klaas Barends visited Palma de Mallorca to teach a hankido seminar to the members of our federation in Spain.
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.
Want to train martial arts in Korea? In the spring of 2018 our federation will host a two week hankimuye seminar at our new headquarters in Seosan, South-Korea. Two weeks filled with quality hankido, hapkido and hankumdo training.
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.
Dear friends, we need your help to raise money for master Ko Baek-yong who has been diagnosed with cancer.