After master Luiz Miele and his students visited the Hankimuye headquarters in Korea earlier this year, it was now time for Klaas Barends to pay a visit to Brazil. At the invitation of Luiz and his students Klaas spent twelve days in São Paulo. His main mission was to teach hankumdo.
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.
Instructor Klaas Barends will be traveling to Brazil to meet and train with members of the Brazilian Hankimuye Group. On September 19 a seminar will take place in São Paulo.
At the end of the 120-hour HKD course most of the participants were deemed eligible to test for their next belt. Four people tested for their next geup, while nine people test for their first, second or even third dan.
Today instructors Ko Sehwan and Klaas Barends passed the technical part of their sixth dan test in the Netherlands.
On Sunday July 5 instructors of our schools in the Netherlands received their official certification of the World Hankimuye Federation. These already seasoned instructors had followed a eight hour course of master Ko Baek-yong who currently is staying in the Netherlands.
Master Ko Baek-yong has arrived in Holland to teach a series of seminars for three months. At the end of his stay there will be a two week instructor seminar. During the last month of master Ko’s stay master Yang Yong-seok will join him. This article will be updated regularly with new pictures and stories
A team of Brazilian martial artists visited the hankimuye headquarters to learn about hankido as part of their documentary about Korean martial arts.
The Dutch hankido instructors from our federation are key in educating the other member schools in Europe. Instructors Wim van der Linden (4th dan) and Mustafa Fidanci (2nd dan) visited our schools in Istanbul, Turkey for a long weekend of seminars and private teaching.
Chongmukwan in the Netherlands will host a Hankido Festival on May 30 with master Ko Baek-yong. The festival will take place in the new dojang of Chongmukwan.