June 12, 2024





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 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.


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 World Headquarters

 Ongoing Support

 Affordable International Certification

 FREE Marketing Program

Accelerated Advanced Training Program with Professional 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 is 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.


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, 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, most 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 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 lifesaving 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.

Mission Statement:

The Korea Hapkido Federation HaeMuKwan 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 ensure 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 to 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.

To begin enjoying the many health, fitness, and safety benefits of HaeMuKwan Hapkido we invite you to join a school near you like our page at https://www.facebook.com/koreahapkidofederationhaemukwan