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Oh Se-Lim
Hangul 오세림
Revised Romanization Oh Se-Lim

Oh Se-Lim was an early Korean hapkido practitioner and a pioneer of the art. One of the earliest practitioners of the art he was elected president of the Korea Hapkido Federation in 1980.



Oh began his study of hapkido in Andong at Ji Han Jae's first hapki yukwonsool school; the An Moo Kwan. Fellow students were Kwon Tae-Man and Yu Yong-Woo.

He continued training in Seoul at the Ma Jang Dong location in 1957. Joining Oh at that time were also early hapkido practitioners Hwang Duk-Kyu (latter day president of the Korea Hapkido Association), Kim Yong-Jin (founder of the Ulji kwan), Kang Jong-Soo, Kim Yong-Whan and Lee Tae-Joon.[1]


Oh Se-Lim was elected the president of the Korea Hapkido Association in 1980.

By 1983 Oh Se-lim, with political problems and many of the original founding members of the Korea Hapkido Association departing (Ji Han Jae, Myung Jae Nam), renamed the association by the name first used by the organization he had first been a part of with Master Ji, the Dae Han Hapkido Hyub Hoe, with a new preferred English rendering; the Korea Hapkido Federation.

Personal life

References and Further Reading

  1. ^ Hapkido (alternately The Hapkido Bible). Andrew Jackson Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1991
  • Kimm, He-Young. Hapkido II. Andrew Jackson Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1994.

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