What is hankimuye? Hankimuye is not the name of a new martial art! Hankimuye is how we call our approach to practicing and teaching martial arts, mainly hankido.
Hankido is a Korean martial art developed by master Myung Jae-nam. After the death of Myung Jae-nam in 1999 master Ko Baek-yong decided to start an international training center to make the art more accessible. Master Ko Baek-yong’s teaching method focuses on understanding the principles that make techniques work, not just teaching techniques. Hanki in Hankimuye refers to Hankido. With Han being short for Korea and Ki meaning energy.
Muye is the Korean phrase for what in English is often translated as ‘martial art’. Mu means martial, ye means art. Moreover ‘muye’ stands for a sophisticated approach to martial arts.
We don’t just teach techniques. Foremost we teach principles. Only with practical understanding of the basic principles will you be able to execute your technique in an effective manner. To get a practical understanding a theoretical understanding of the working principals is required as well.
True understanding comes however through practice. We strongly believe in the strength of repetition. Not practicing a lot of techniques, but practicing one technique a lot of times. Our motto is: many practice!