History of Hanmudo in Europe

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".

Chief Master Frans van Boxtel :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 Fr. van Boxtel. Upon today, he still conducts seminars around Europe to promote the art of Hanmudo.

The European Hanmudo Association
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