Over the last few day instructor Klaas Barends (5th dan) has been teaching the members and instructors of Sangmookwan NYC. This school is run by instructor Michael Lee (4th dan) with the help of instructor James Kim (2nd dan). Sangmookwan in New York operates from two Korean churches in the Flushing area. Klaas has been teaching both hankido and hankumdo.
Klaas not only took over the regular classes in which he taught the members of Sangmookwan New York but during the day there were also many private sessions with the instructors. Plans are in the making to start an exchange program between members of the Dutch HKD Federation and the New York based schools.
People in New York interested in learning the three HKD’s of hapkido, hankido and hankumdo should contact Michael Lee (917 748-5122).
After his visit to New York Klaas will head to Burlington (Vermont) and Spring (Texas).