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
In November two instructors of our organisation will travel to Haiti to teach Korean Martial Arts at the Korean Mission Center. They need your support to make this mission a great success.
The Hankimuye Summer Seminars 2016 have come to an end. We shared the mat with a group of very enthusiastic hankido practitioners. Training, sleeping and eating 24/7 at the headquarters of our federation in Incheon, South-Korea. The official seminars lasted two weeks, but some people decided to stay a week longer. Here is an overview
This fall master Ko Baek-yong will visit our schools in Texas. Master Ko will be in Texas from October 21 until October 31. Master Ko Baek-yong has been invited by Tom Foucha of Sangmookwan Texas to share his knowledge with the local instructors and students. Master Ko Baek-yong will be accompanied by instructor Klaas Barends.
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
We are glad to announce that three new schools have decided to join our organisation. After a weekend seminar on the Spanish island Mallorca the schools of Pedro Campillo Frontera, David Martinez and Carlos Leal Campón joined the World Hankimuye Federation. We welcome them to our family.
On Wednesday, May 11, three persons tested for their next dan grade at the Trio Sports Center in Vantaa, Finland. Master Ko Baek-yong and instructor Klaas Barends watched three people test for their next dan grade.
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.