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One of the oldest, most established and highly respected Taekwondo Associations in the world. The founder of Taekwondo Han Moo Kwan Great Grandmaster Kyo Yoon Lee is also one of the founding fathers of the Korea Taekwondo Association, the Kukkiwon and the World Taekwondo Federation.

Han Moo Kwan was founded in August 1954 by Great Grandmaster Kyo Yoon Lee and is one of the nine original Kwans that later formed Kukkiwon Taekwondo.

Korea Han Moo Kwan Headquarters

Lee was a student at the Chosun Yun Moo Kwan Kwon Bop Bu, learning from its founder, Sang Sup Chun. Later, after the Korean War Armistice Agreement was signed in 1953, Lee started teaching the returning Yunmoo Kwan Kwon Bop Bu members at the Hankuk Chaeyuk Kwan Dojang. He later left to start his own Kwan by setting up a tent at a High School.

Kyo Yoon Lee was active in the Kukkiwon and served on the High Dan/Poom Black Belt promotion committee of the Kukkiwon.

Taekwondo Han Moo Kwan still exists today. The official training curriculum endorsed by Taekwondo Han Moo Kwan is the Kukkiwon curriculum. Sadly Great Grandmaster Kyo Yoon Lee passed away in April 2017.  Before his death he appointed a successor and also certified him to the highest rank possible the 10th Dan Black Belt and the title of Great Grandmaster of the World Taekwondo HanMooKwan Association.  The current President of Taekwondo Han Moo Kwan is now Great Grandmaster In Hui Won, one of the world’s highest Black Belts and now the second president. Han Moo Kwan supports the World Taekwondo Federation and Kukkiwon.  Great Grandmaster In Hui Won certified Master Viani to the rank of 8th Dan Black Belt and the title of Grandmaster and Vice President of the World HanMooKwan and President of the Canada HanMooKwan.

Meaning

The word Han means Korea, the word Moo means Military or Martial, and the word Kwan means School or Hall; together Han Moo Kwan means “Korean Military School”.

Great Grandmaster Kyo Yoon Lee was one of four surviving certified 10th Dan (degree) black belts who held many esteemed contributions and accomplishments in his long history dedicated to promoting and establishing Taekwondo around the world.  The following is his biography from his book Global Taekwondo, published in 2010.

MAJOR CAREER APPOINTMENTS:

  • July 20, 1953 Founded the Taekwondo Division at Hankook Gymnasium
  • July 1953 First Instructor for Taekwondo Division of CIC the United States Army
  • July 1953 First Instructor for Taekwondo Division of Korea University
  • Aug 1954 Founded Central Gymnasium of Taekwondo Hanmookwan (Hanmoo School of Martial Art Taekwondo)
  • June 1955 First Instructor of Taekwondo Division of Yonsei University
  • Oct 1960 First Instructor for Taekwondo Division of Seoul Metropolitan Police
  • Mar 1961 Member of Board of Directors, Korea Taekwondo Association
  • Jan 1973 Chairman of Subcommittee for Reward and Discipline, Korea Taekwondo Association
  • May 1973 Head of Korean national team for First World Taekwondo Championship
  • Jan 1974 Chairman of Subcommittee for Overseas Dispatch of Instructors, Korea Taekwondo Association
  • Jan 1975 Chairman of Subcommittee for Referee, Korea Taekwondo Association
  • Jan 1976 Chairman of competition, Korea Taekwondo Association
  • Jan 1977 Vice-Chairman of Technical Council of Korea Taekwondo Association
  • Sep 1977 Head of Korean national team for Third World Taekwondo Championships
  • Dec 1977 Conferred “Korea Athletic Decoration”
  • Mar 1979 Vice-Chairman of Technical Council, KTA
  • June 1982 Seoul City Taekwondo Association
  • June 1983 Vice-President of KTA
  • Nov 1984 Head of Korean Players Delegation touring in Latin America for Goodwill Taekwondo Competitions
  • Jan 1987 Member of Advisory Council, Seoul City Taekwondo Association
  • Mar 2004 Member of Test Commission for High Dan Blackbelts, Kukkiwon
  • Mar 2005 Member of Kukkiwon Advisory Committee
  • Mar 2006 Advisor of Kukkiwon Highest Dan Association

WRITINGS

  • May 25 1965 Taesoodo Text Book for Million Taesoodo Members
  • Apr 25 1969 Taekwondo Text Book for Million Taekwondo Members
  • Apr 30 1971 Taekwondo Text Book-Easy to Understand
  • Dec 25, 1993 Taekwondo Text Book in Korean and English
  • Dec 10, 1994 Taekwondo Text Book
  • Jun 30, 1996 Guideline of Taekwondo
  • Nov 20, 1996 Standard Taekwondo Text Book
  • Dec 5, 1996 A Guide to Taekwondo
  • Apr 10, 2002 Global Taekwondo Text Book (Vol 1)
  • Sep 20, 2008 Global Taekwondo Text Book (Vol 2)
  • Feb 20, 2010 Global Taekwondo English Text Book

NEW PRESIDENT OF THE
WORLD TAEKWONDO HANMOOKWAN ASSOCIATION

GREAT GRANDMASTER IN HUI WON
10th Degree Black Belt

NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF THE
WORLD TAEKWONDO HANMOOKWAN ASSOCIATION &

PRESIDENT OF CANADA TAEKWONDO HANMOOKWAN

GRANDMASTER JEFF VIANI
8th Degree Black Belt

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