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What is hankimuye? Hankimuye has its roots in the Korean martial arts of hapkido, hankido and hankumdo. The development of hankimuye is however also influenced by martial arts from other cultures. Chinese taichi being the foremost of these.

We recognise the positive effects the practice of these arts had on our own lives and want to share these experiences with others. Teaching these arts combined in one coherent system enhances these positive and often life changing effects. Hankimuye has a principle based approach to the instruction of martial arts. Hankimuye has its roots in Korean tradition but is taught for the modern world.


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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.

Many practice!

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!