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.
In October instructor Klaas Barends (6th dan) will visit our schools in Finland to teach a weekend long seminar. Hankido and hankumdo will be the topics of the classes. Klaas hopes to arrive on Friday the 13th and the last class will be on Sunday October 15. Everyone who is interested in learning hankido and
Every year we host a HKD Summer Camp. Once every two years the camp takes place in Korea, the other year the camp takes place in dojang of Chongmukwan in the Netherlands. This year it was Chongmukwan’s turn to organize the camp. Students from many Duthc member schools stayed at the dojang to train with
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.
Two instructors from our federation taught a weekend seminar in Finland from December 9 till December 11. Wim van der Linden and Klaas Barends were invited by Sami Munnuka to teach at the newly opened Finnish Hankido headquarters near Helsinki. The Dutch and Finnish federation keep close contact and visits are made regularly back and
Recently two instructors of our federation visited Haïti. Michael Lee and Klaas Barends visited the Mission of Love and Hope in Cité Soleil, the poorest commune of Haïti. The Mission runs a church, hospital, school and supports four local orphanages. Ten students follow a instructor course of our federation which should enable them to teach
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.
The second hankimuye seminar weekend in Spain took place in Alicante and Valencia. Instructor Klaas Barends traveled to Spain on the invitation of David Martinez. On Saturday morning, October 8, Klaas taught a seminar with David in Alicante. In the afternoon and on Sunday morning Klaas taught the finer details of hankido and hankumdo. to