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Korea Hapkido Federation
Korean name
Hangul 대한합기도협회
Hanja 大韓合氣道協會
Revised Romanization Daehan Hapgido Hyeophoe
McCune–Reischauer Taehan Hapkido Hyŏphoe

The Korea Hapkido Federation is the largest, wholly hapkido, governing body for the Korean martial art of hapkido in the world. It is made up of predominantly Korean born students and instructors or those individuals who have directly trained in South Korea. This organization is based in Seoul, South Korea and its president is Kim, Jong-Yun.



Ji Han Jae was the founder of the original Korea Hapkido Association (Dae Han Hapkido Hyub Hoe) in 1965. The first president of the Dae Han Hapkido Hyub Hoe was Park Jong-Kyu who was Head of Security Forces for the South Korean president. Later Kim Woo Joong, president of the Dae Woo company was elected president of the KHA. These political connections greatly increasing the association's power and influence. The prime movers in this organization were members of Master Ji's original 'Sung Moo Kwan'.[1]

The KHA later grew into the Republic of Korea Hapkido Association (Dae Han Min Gook Hyub Hoe) with the merging of Ji han Jae's 'Dae Han Hapkido Hyub Hoe', Kim Moo-Hong's 'Han Gook Hapkido Hyub Hoe' (Korean Hapkido Association)and Myung Jae Nam's 'Han Gook Hapki Hoe' (Korean Hapki Association) in 1973. Choi Dae-Hoon was elected president of the association with Ji Han Jae serving as senior vice president.[1]

By 1983 Oh, See Lim, with the political problems and many of the original founding members of the association departing (Ji Han Jae, Myung Jae Nam), renamed the association by the name first used by Ji, the Dae Han Hapkido Hyub Hoe, with a new preferred English rendering and the new Korea Hapkido Federation was born.[1] On September 1, 2008, Oh, See Lim retired as President of the KHF and was succeeded by Master Kim, Jong-Youn. President Kim served as a policeman for over 33 years and was a master Hapkido instructor for the police department. He is a direct student of Master Kim, Moo-Hong , founding master of Sin Moo Kwan.

Prominent members

A list of people who were or are prominent members of the Korea Hapkido Federation.

  • Holcombe Thomas - Korea Hapkido Federation certified 7th Dan - Springfield, VA, USA
  • Hal Whalen - Korea Hapkido Federation certified 7th Dan - Boston, MA, USA
  • Lee Sung-Soo - Hapkido Federation Certified 9th Dan - Australia
  • Myung Kwang-Sik - President of the World Hapkido Federation
  • Myung Jae Nam - Founding member (d. 1999) and founder of the International Hapkido Federation
  • Scott Shaw - Korea Hapkido Federation certified 7th Dan - California, USA
  • Son Tae-Soo - Korea Hapkido Federation certified 7th Dan - Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Ryoo Young,Seol - Korea Hapkido Federation certified 7th Dan - Sydney, Australia
  • John A. Johnson - Korea Hapkido Federation certified 5th Dan - Scranton, PA

Recognized Kwans of the KHF

  • Bong Moo Kwan (GM IM Myung Sup, 8th Dan)
  • Chun Do Kwan (GM YU Chun Hee, 8th Dan)
  • Chung Kyum Kwan (GM CHOI Suk Hwan)
  • Chun Ji Kwan (GM KIM Byung Soo, 8th Dan)
  • Da Mool Moo Kwan
  • Dong Yi Kwan (GM KANG Tae Soo)
  • Duk Moo Kwan (GM KIM Duk In, 9th Dan)
  • Eul Ji Kwan (GM Lim Chon-Yun, 8th Dan)
  • Hak Moo Kwan (GM LEE Yong Sik)
  • Han Moo Kwan (GM SONG Young Ki, 9th Dan)
  • Huek Joo Kwan (GM JIN Jong Moon, 9th Dan)
  • Hyo Chun Kwan (GM YOO Dong Gu, 7th Dan)
  • In Moo Kwan (GM NA In Dong, 9th Dan)
  • Kang Moo Kwan (GM CHUN Man Bae)
  • Ki Moo Kwan (GM IM Hyun Yong)
  • Ki Sim Kwan (GM SUH Kwang Won, 8th Dan)
  • Koryo Chun Tong Moo Ye Won
  • Kuh Ho Kwan (GM CHUN Won Il, 8th Dan)
  • Kuk Sool Kwan (GM KIM Woo Tak)
  • Kum Moo Kwan (GM JUNG Soon Sung, 8th Dan)
  • Kun Moo Kwan (GM HAN Kyu Il, 8th Dan)
  • Kwang Moo Kwan (GM NO Kwang Yul, 8th Dan)
  • Kyung Moo Kwan (GM KIM Nam Jae, 8th Dan)
  • Moo Moo Kwan (GM KIM Yong Chang)
  • Mu Hak Kwan (GM LEE Sung Soo, 9th Dan)
  • Pyung Moo Kwan
  • Se Sim Kwan (GM YOO Ki Hyun, 7th Dan)
  • Se Sung Kwan (GM JUNG Ik Chul, 7th Dan)
  • Soo Do Kwan (GM OH Jae Suk)
  • Song Moo Kwan (GM PARK Song Il, 9th Dan)
  • Song Won Kwan (GM JUNG Bong Ok, 8th Dan)
  • Soong Moo Kwan (GM LEE Jung Moon)
  • So Rim Kwan
  • Tae Moo Kwan (GM JUNG Ki Chul, 8th Dan)
  • Yon Bi Kwan (GM KIM Jung Soo)
  • Yong Moo Kwan (GM LEE Dong Woo, 9th Dan)
  • Yoo Sool Kwan (GM BYUN Young Dae)
  • Yoo Sool Won (GM YOO Sang Ho, 9th Dan)
  • Yoo Sung Kwan (GM KIM Nam Kyu)
  • Yun Moo Kwan (GM LEE Ho Il, 8th Dan)
  • KKHH.intl.PUMAS

Korea Hapkido Federation Links

See also


  1. ^ a b c Kimm, He-Young (1991). The Hapkido Bible. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Andrew Jackson Press. 

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