The Korea HapKiDo Federation HaeMuKwan, is the leading and most innovative HapKiDo organization in the world today. Korea HapKiDo Federation HaeMuKwan was founded in 2000 by a group of leading HapKiDo Grand Masters including Dr. Richard Hackworth to serve as a unifying body for HapKiDo practitioners of all styles and disciplines of HapKiDo. Grandmaster Hackworth adopted his personal philosophy for the charter of the Korea HapKiDo Federation HaeMuKwan, adapting the best from all sources to make a stronger whole. It is for this reason that the Korea HapKiDo Federation HaeMuKwan can provide the powerful exchange of information to further the growth of HapKiDo. Because of Grandmaster Hackworth’s tireless efforts, Korea HapKiDo Federation HaeMuKwan has affiliated school members all around the globe.
WHAT IS HAEMUKWAN HAPKIDO?
The principles of HaeMuKwan HapKiDo have been the secret living tradition of Korean self-defense, health and longevity for centuries. HaeMuKwan HapKiDo’s graceful fluid like movements emphasizes proper breathing techniques, posture and balance: Resulting in complete concentration and relaxation for the HaeMuKwan HapKiDo practitioner. No other HapKiDo system applies the principles of Ki and circular force to this extent. HaeMuKwan HapKiDo harmonizes the body’s natural flow of Ki energy with the mind to achieve “Do”.
BENEFITS: For HaeMuKwan HapKiDo Students:
- Long Healthy Life
- Life Long Physical Fitness
- Self-Defense Based Techniques Training
- In depth Studies Of Healing Skills
- Advanced Martial Arts Philosophy
BENEFITS: For HaeMuKwan HapKiDo Instructors
- Direct Affiliation With Korean Headquarters
- Ongoing Support
- Affordable International Certification
- FREE Marketing Program
- Accelerated Advanced Training Program with Professional Quality Educational Resource Materials
Discovering HaeMuKwan HapKiDo … The Korean Martial Art Of Self-Development
When morning covers the Korean sky, crowds gather in parks, university gardens and nearby temples: executives with briefcases, laborers in cotton, people young and old performing flowing exercises. Movements are silently synchronized, postures exotically simple, faces sublimely focused.
They are practicing Ki-Kong breathing, the 3000 year old discipline brought over by Buddhist monks visiting from China. Embracing philosophy, psychology, meditation, physical exercise and martial arts; the discipline, argue its more ardent practitioners, can prevent everything from high blood pressure to tuberculosis and diabetes. Ki-Kong breathing is the first level of physical development training in the HaeMuKwan HapKiDo system. Our first four health building Ki-Kong breathing exercises are the foundation of HaeMuKwan HapKiDo, they are called DanJun HoHup and develop an individual’s Ki or internal energy.
Those who used to roll their eyes at such HaeMuKwan HapKiDo concepts as “Um and Yang” and allowing your energy, or Ki to flow unchecked are now looking beyond such abstract definitions into the heart and soul of this ancient concept. Bottom line, HaeMuKwan HapKiDo could be very effective in reducing stress, improving balance, and providing a good workout as well.
While proper breathing and stretching are an important part of the HaeMuKwan HapKiDo system it is just the beginning. HaeMuKwan HapKiDo also employs self-defense training based on centuries old principles of non-resistance and circular force. HaeMuKwan HapKiDo, when done correctly, makes you feel settled, relaxed and rejuvenated all over.
WHY CHOOSE HAEMUKWAN HAPKIDO FOR HEALTH, SAFETY & FITNESS?
No person who is professionally involved in any aspect of maintaining health and physical fitness can doubt the genuine need for a realistic program for physical fitness. Based on disturbing statistics of general poor health gathered by various state and national health agencies, it now seems the opinion of physicians, physical education instructors and other authorities that some sensible program for physical fitness must be initiated on a national scale.
The Federal Government, well aware of the problem, has taken certain preliminary steps in this direction. However, it is the contention of the author that there is a serious error in the concept of the physical fitness program as it is currently being outlined. Unless this error is rectified the program cannot possibly succeed in its national intent.
The basic mistake which has been made is to promote the idea of physical fitness in such a way that it has become associated in the minds of most people with vigorous activities: The emphasis being on the usual wearisome calisthenics, body building through jumping and running, the use of weights, hikes, and sports. Because physical fitness is now associated with these types of activities, the majority of our population has physically and psychologically excluded itself from the entire idea!
The truth of the matter is that only a relatively small segment of the population will exercise with calisthenics for more than a short period of time (especially without constant supervision), because this type of exercising is tiring and simply not enjoyable. An infinitesimal number of people will consider conditioning themselves with the use of weights or through regular training or hiking. People who play tennis, swim, bowl, play basketball, baseball, football, etc., have been doing these things in the past, enjoy them and will in all probability continue to do them without having to be encouraged. But, only relatively few number of people indulge regularly even in these sports. Furthermore, it should be noted that we cannot properly consider weekly or Bi-weekly participation in bowling, tennis, golf, etc. to be a method of truly remaining fit. The truth of this statement will be evident as we proceed.
For a national physical fitness program to be of real value, it must be sufficiently comprehensive to include all segments of the population regardless of age, background or vocation, and must help to condition all systems of the body: Not only the muscular and the circulatory, but the respiratory, nervous, endocrine and other aspects of the body. In addition, such a program must be enjoyable and stimulating so that one wants to exercise, if, for no other reason than that he or she feels a sense of well-being after exercising; not exhausted or strained as is so often the case with calisthenics or sports.
The system which meets all of the above requirements is the age-old physical movements and exercises comprising the system of HaeMuKwan HapKiDo; Korea’s ancient form of physical training that includes energizing Ki-Kong breathing, relaxed stretching and dynamic tension muscle toning.
The various routines of HaeMuKwan exercises which are offered, can easily be modified and extended to apply to every segment of the population from small children to the senior citizen. When you give the HaeMuKwan HapKiDo system a fair trial you will begin to feel more energy, have better flexibility and an increase in overall health. Now, add to this the practical life saving self-defense skills of HaeMuKwan HapKiDo; you can easily see why this is a perfect system for self improvement that can be a lifelong journey.
The Korea HapKiDo Federation HaeMuKwan’s mission is to be the world’s leading HapKiDo Organization by promoting and instructing its Members in the philosophy and technique of Traditional HapKiDo as it has been handed down from Master to student throughout the centuries.The Korea HapKiDo Federation HaeMuKwan has been established to teach its students a “way of life”, based upon Korea’s Ancient Traditional HapKiDo Philosophies and Original Training Methods. We must strive to be recognized throughout the world as the foremost organization for the teaching and training of the traditional history, philosophies and techniques of HaeMuKwan HapKiDo.
The Korea HapKiDo Federation HaeMuKwan international family of instructors will insure that our students receive the highest level of training and education based upon the finest traditional methods of HapKiDo and modern training resources. The Korea HapKiDo Federation HaeMuKwan officially registered Black Belts and students must represent the highest levels of integrity and shall represent the Korea HapKiDo Federation HaeMuKwan headquarters in Korea at all times.
Korea HapKiDo Federation HaeMuKwan doors will always remain open for those who have the inner strength, courage and perseverance to learn, grow and contribute in the continuation of the HaeMuKwan HapKiDo legacy, philosophy and ancient warrior code of ethics.
HaeMuKwan HapKiDo’s Purpose
The purpose of the Korea HapKiDo Federation HaeMuKwan is to create a positive contribution to society by instilling positive characteristics in each and every student that participates in our program. These characteristics create a better person as well as a more productive member of society.
The Korea HapKiDo Federation HaeMuKwan strives to utilize only the most effective instructional methods. We strive to teach the most effective yet practical self-defense techniques while maintaining our devotion to developing the character of each student.
If each student becomes a better person and maintains a positive mental attitude, along with the willingness to put forth their best effort in everything he or she attempts in life, we can freely say that we have accomplished our goal.
Students of the Korea HapKiDo Federation HaeMuKwan are expected to learn the Code of Ethics and apply the Code both in and out of the Dojang. These points should be emphasized in life as well as in HapKiDo. Application of this Code will assist each student in developing a better character resulting in a better person.
- I will seek the best in all people and attempt to make them feel worthwhile.
- I will maintain a positive mental attitude and convey it to everyone I meet.
- I will refrain from making negative statements about anyone.
- I will strive to be the best at whatever I do.
- I will use my mistakes as lessons and utilize this knowledge to achieve great endeavors.
- I will always promote love, happiness, loyalty and respect in my home, family and extended martial arts family.
- I will demonstrate respect for all people in authority.
- I will remain loyal to my country, family and friends; obeying the laws of the land at all times.
- I will be open to the ideas of others; however, I will remain steadfast in my own beliefs knowing them to be accurate and true.
- I will share in the success of others as thought it were my own.
- I will never violate the trust which has been given me by using my skills to initiate violence.
- I will utilize my skills to defend the defenseless, my friends, my family, my honor, my principles and myself.
To begin enjoying the many health, fitness and safety benefits of HaeMuKwan HapKiDo we invite you to join a school near you.