It is indeed rare to be able to experience learning a martial art from its creator. Hanmudo has been created by the foremost Korean historian alive today, Dr. He Young Kimm. Trained from an early age, Dr. Kimm holds advanced degrees in Judo, Hap Ki Do and Taekwondo.
Grandmaster and PhD. , Dr. Kimm brings to life centuries of Korean knowledge, fighting techniques and philosophy. Hanmudo is a diverse art form that includes weapons training, Ki breathing technique, powerful and elegant joint locks, takedowns and throws. Our special relationship with Dr. Kimm allows us to go in depth to uncover the real history and practice of Korean Masters throughout the martial art ages of Korea.
The Hanmudo program is open to all active Tiger-Rock members (no age limit), although it is recommended that each student be a Yellow Belt or above. This is the only program outside of Taekwondo that allows participants to earn rank. Curriculum is limited to the Provisional level.
Qualifications for an annual teaching certificate are coordinated between the Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International and the World HanMuDo Association.
My experiences in the programs at the academy have influenced my life for the better. The Academy was a community I felt that I belonged to, not to mention the physical gains like my approved cardio, flexibility and strength. I learned to be confident there by going to tournaments. It was very easy considering I had a whole group of friends to back me up and cheer me on.
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Seven years later my son and I are both 3rd Degree Black Belts and Instructors. We have trained in self-defense, weapons, sparring, counter aggression skills and advanced forms which include “tricking” or Hyper. We have built many friendships with other students and families at our school, from nearby schools and at competitions. We have thoroughly enjoyed not only the training and teaching programs we offer, but we also look forward to our competitions.