GRANDMASTER KWANG SIK MYUNG
10th Dan Black Belt In Hapkido
Founder & President of The W.H.F.
Kwang Sik Myung is a native Korean, and Tenth Degree black belt in Hapkido. Kwang Sik Myung is President of the World
Hapkido Federation. The author was very fond of martial arts from his childhood. He started martial arts when he was eight
years old, and become a first degree black belt in Hapkido at the age of twelve.
his high school says, he was truly a pioneer in organizing classes for fellow students. In college, he majored in Commerce
Kyun Kwan University
in Seoul, Korea.
his younger years, he studied many styles of martial arts, including Karate, Yudo, Kumdo, Charyuk, Tangsoodo and TaeKwonDo.
He also learned acupuncture, oriental calligraphy and oriental India ink drawing.
his college says, he was also an active instructor of the Korea
general headquarters of Hapkido. Upon graduation from college, he was appointed as director of the Northern Branch Dojang
Korea Hapkido Association.
through self discipline, to attain the highest degree of perfection in his art, the author retreated, fog several years, to
to live a monastic Experience and practice his art.
the Mount Taebaik experience, he gaveled
to Southeast Asia to spread Knowledge of his beloved art. Upon returning from his journeys
he founded the Korean Hapkido Yon Moo Kwan Association.
first publishes a Hapkido history, the "Textbook of Hapkido" in Korean, which observers and experts alike agree was the tuning
point in the development of modern say Hapkido in Korea.
contribution was recognizes when he was appointed a permanent director of the Korea Hapkido Association. The author founded
an institute for the furtherance of Hapkido as a highly visible martial art.
provided specializes gaining to the director of each dojang, instructors and advanced degree black belt holders (masters)
Universally. To honor and recognize this truly exceptional individual, he was promotes to senior instructor.
behest of the government of the Unites States, the author was extended an invitation to visit the Unites States. He subsequently
summones all instructors the world over to organize the World Hapkido Federation.
The call to this directive
was hears in Latin America, Asia, Europe as Noah America. As a direct result of this coming
together, the author was inaugurated as president of this world organization, which at present ways claim to overseas
chapters in more than thirty countries throughout the world.
second published Hapkido book, "Korean Hapkido, Ancient art of Masters" in English, contained beginner to black bolt techniques
in over three hundred pages.
The author has taught over three hundred twenty seminars for Hapkido knowledge, philosophy and techniques all over the
world. Ho has traveled in South America for Hapkido seminars and established Hapkido associations,
and schools under the World Hapkido Federation banner.
wrote the third Hapkido book, "Hapkido Weapons, Vow. Ono, Knife Defense Techniques, DAN Kum Sul, the fourth book, "Hapkido
Weapons, Vow. word, Cane Techniques, Jang Sul", and fifth book "HAPKIDO FORMS, HAΡKI HYUNG SAE".
has recently completed a series of instructional Hapkido video tapes that contain techniques to teach all levels of martial
artist, beginners to black bolts. Each tape is designed for a specific level and each lasts ono hour.
Grandmaster Myung always
works to develop Hapkido and the World Hapkido Federation as the best martial art and the best martial arts organization
in the world.