In the summer of 2017 two seminars are scheduled by international instructor Ko Sehwan (6th dan). From June 12 until June 16 there will be an intensive weeklong seminar in Lohja, Finland. In August a full week seminar will take place in Urk, the Netherlands, starting Monday August 21.
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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.
In May master Ko Baek-yong will visit Europe to teach Hankido to members of the Dutch and Finnish Hankido schools. Here we will keep you updated on when and where seminars will take place.
Our federation has made a list of people who are eligible to test for a high dan rank in 2016.
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.
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 about the seminars.
In the last week we were visited by a team from Brazil that is passionate about learning martial arts. They are currently touring Korea to film a documentary about martial arts in Korea. To learn about our martial art they stayed one week at the hankimuye headquarters in Incheon.
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 this year with master Ko Baek-yong. The festival will take place in the new dojang of Chongmukwan. The festival is part of master Ko’s three month tour to visit our federation’s schools in Europe.
We already announced it last year, but you can finally register for our 120-hour instructor course in July. Only 20 persons can take part in this course, so please sign-up early or you might miss your chance to participate.
We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are looking forward to training with you in the new year and to meet new friends.
In October five members from the United States and Texas visited the Hankimuye headquarters in Incheon to take part in the first Hankimuye Fall Seminars. For two weeks they trained three to four times a day under the guidance of master Ko Baek-yong.
The official opening of the World Hanki Martial Arts Headquarters in Incheon was attended by officials of Incheon City, senior and junior practitioners of hankido as well as representatives of the Korean Taichi Federation. Master Yang Yong-seok opened the new headquarters by introducing all attendees. Master Ko Baek-yong spoke a word of welcome and demonstrations were being given by foreign instructors of our federation. International instructor Ko Se-hwan gave a technical explanation.
International instructors Ko Se-hwan and Klaas Barends, both 5th dan, will teach a Hankido seminar together on Sunday November 2 in Bangkok. This three hour seminar will be the first Hankido seminar of our federation in Thailand.
Are you interested in learning and teaching hankido? In the summer of 2015 we will host our first ‘120 hour instructor course’ in the Netherlands. In two weeks time you will follow a intensive two week training program with ten hours of training each day. In these two week you will get acquainted with the entire black curriculum of our federation. When you successfully complete the whole program you will be given permission to teach hankido at your local school.
Luiz Miele (4th dan) is the pioneer of hankido in Brazil and with that in South America. We are very glad to announce that he has agreed to become the contact person of our federation for all people in South America.
In this video master Yang Yong-seok (9th dan) explains how you can easily close the distance between you and your opponent and still deliver a powerful side kick.
The first official Hankimuye fall seminars will take place from October 13 until 24, 2014. We invite everyone to visit our Korean headquarters and train with us in hankido, hapkido and hankumdo during these two weeks. Those people with the required ‘time in grade’ will be able to test for their next dan-rank at the end of the two weeks.
The last training in IJsselstein was attended by students from every corner of the country. We had a great time with master Ko Baek-yong explaining the harmony principle. One last group photo and it was time to say good bye. Looking forward to our next international seminar all ready.
After Wim successfully tested for his 4th dan in the afternoon, we practiced Taichi and Hankumdo with the instructors of the Dutch HKD Federation (NHF) at night.
Today Wim van der Linden passed his 4th dan test. Wim tested for this instructor grade in front of masters Ko Baek-yong (9th dan), Leon de Heus (7th dan) and Ko Se-hwan (5th dan).
On Wednesday we visited Amsterdam. After a walk along the canals and shopping for some souvenirs it was time to teach a class with the students of Chongmukwan.
On this rainy Tuesday we first visited a children’s HKD camp. The camp was organised by two Dutch schools. The kids enjoy a week of games and martial arts at a ‘kampeerboerderij’ (camping farm).
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 in the hands of master Ko Se-hwan, he taught hankumdo.
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.