The World Hankimuye Federation was founded in 2014 by master Ko Baek-yong. The goal of the organisation is to promote master Ko Baek-yong’s style. After master Ko Baek-yong passed away in 2017 his students continue to teach and promote the legacy master Ko left behind.
The World Hankimuye Federation’s goal is to promote and aid the development the three H.K.D.’s of Hankido, Hapkido and Hapkido. Together we call these three martial arts hankimuye. We achieve our goals by setting high standards for ourself and our members.
We teach these martial arts to an international audience and run a certification program for instructors. Schools that want to join our organisation are required to follow our certification program.
Provisional membership to our federation is open to anyone who is following our program. Full membership is only available to those schools which have successfully passed certification.
We strive to make high quality martial arts instruction available to a wider audience. We do this with a martial arts program that is highly sophisticated. Our curriculum is traditional but not conservative.
Our federation has active schools in South-Korea, The United States, Brazil, Finland, Turkey, The Netherlands, Spain and Thailand. We have individual members in France, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, South-Africa, Estonia and Belgium.