During the day we practiced with the Dutch instructors in IJsselstein at the headquarters of the Netherlands HKD Federation. In the evening it was time to perfect our kicking techniques. Lots of spinning and low spinning kicks.
April 27, 2014 was an historic day for our federation. We officially announced our organisation and what better way to start than with a seminar? Just like the day before we taught all three HKD’s, with master Yang Yong-seok. teaching hapkido kicking, master Ko Baek-yong teaching hankido self defence and master Ko Se-hwan teaching hankumdo.
Our first big open seminar in the Netherlands took place in Urk. In total more than 40 people attended the seminars. The seminars started with a session in traditional hapkido kicking with master Yang Yong-seok. The second part was for master Ko Baek-yong who taught hankido self defence. The last sessions of the day was
Urk is a unique village in the Netherlands. This former island is where we will be staying today and Saturday. The main event of the day was the black belt test. Nine people successfully tested for their first or second dan. It was the first official dan test of our federation.
In the evening of our third day in the Netherlands we visited Cheonjikwan. Cheonjikwan is a school located in Veldhoven. On Sunday we will teach an open seminar, but today was for members-only.
On our second day in the Netherlands we taught at the headquarters of the Dutch HKD Federation (NHF). During the day we mainly taught the instructors, in the evening it was time for a youth and adult class. We taught self defence and spinning kicks.
On our first full day in the Netherlands we taught two classes at Baekyongkwan in Alphen. In Alphen one of our federation’s national instructors, Jenne Meyster (5th dan), teaches several classes with the help of a team of loyal instructors.
Today was our last day in Finland. Tomorrow we will fly to the Netherlands, where we will stay until Saturday May 3. We taught one final seminar on this last day and had a great time. Everyone was wearing his or her fresh new belt and was extra motivated to make the last seminar count.
Today was another busy day in Finland. It started with a combined black belt and red belt test. Jouni Lahtinen tested for his black belt (first dan) while his partner during the test, Antti Kuismanen, tested for red belt. After this test several other members of the Finnish Hankido Federation tested for their next coloured
Today we had only two training sessions, but that only means we also had a lot of time to talk with the instructors of the Finnish Hankido Federation about the future of Hankido in Finland.