Information about Hanmudo in Europe
Information about Han Mu Do in Europe!
Han Mu Do is recognized and registered by the Korean government (reg. no. 534) as a traditional Korean Martial Art. This official status of Hanmudo makes it also in Europe a recognized martial art, only to be compared with arts like WTF Taekwondo.
Go to the following websites for information about Hanmudo in Europe:
The Netherlands website Hanmudo NL
England website Hanmudo GB
Italy website Hanmudo IT
Switzerland website Hanmudo CH
Liechtenstein website Hanmudo FL
About Master Banham and Master van Boxtel:
Master Bob Banham (6th Dan Hanmudo)
Master Bob Banham went to America in 1992 to attend a seminar with Dr. Kimm He-Young. He wanted to see for himself what this martial art of Hanmudo was like. He was impressed. Not only with the martial art, but with Grandmaster Kimm himself. Dr. Kimm He-Young asked him to represent him in Europe and made a promise to come to England twice a year for the next 5 years. In return, Master Bob Banham agreed to attend 2 seminars a year in Baton Rouge for the same time. Since then, Hanmudo has been the main martial art taught at his school “Chilsong”.
Master Frans van Boxtel (6th Dan Hanmudo)
Two years after Master Bob Banham embraced Hanmudo, Master Frans van Boxtel came in contact with Hanmudo and Dr. He-Young Kimm (10th Dan). He also was impressed by the art and its founder that he attended many seminars under Dr. He-Young Kimm in the USA and Great Britain. After 4 years he took over the position of European Director in 1996 for Master Bob Banham. A lot of the Hanmudo Instructors in Europe are personal students of Master Van Boxtel. Upon today, he still conducts seminars around Europe to promote the art of Hanmudo.
Contact the European Hanmudo Association:
Chön-Ji-Kwan Martial Arts Centre
Frans van Boxtel
5405 NC Uden
Tel. +31 413-331697
article I Hanmudo Europe (Fall seminar 2006)
article II Hanmudo Europe (Fall seminar 2007)
article III Hanmudo Europe (Fall seminar 2008)
article IV Hanmudo Europe (Summer seminar 2009)
article V Hanmudo Europe (Summer seminar 2012)
article VI Hanmudo Europe (Summer seminar 2013)
article VII Hanmudo Europe (Fall seminar 2013)