World Hosin-Hapkido Federation
Art of Self-Defense
and Rank Awarding Program
Dear Fellow Martial artists:
As you are aware, with
its increase popularity over the last decades, the martial arts business has
become extremely competitive. Often there are many talented instructors in a
single city. The novice seeking out a school for the first time in often
confused and uncertain about the quality of instruction he or she will receive
at a martial arts school.
Unfortunately organizations such as the World Taekwondo Federation and
others have standard of excellence that must be met in order for their
instructors to receive certification. Therefore, if a prospective student
becomes aware of the governing bodies for Taekwondo, Karate, Judo, Hapkido,
Kungfu, etc., he or she seek out certified instructors and have a reasonable
expectation of their quality.
A great many people
begin a study of the martial arts for the purpose of self-defense. Prospective
students may legitimately wonder which martial arts would be the best for them
for this purpose. They may notice a certification on the wall of the martial
arts office, but how are they assured that means the instructor is qualified to
We all know that almost any of the martial arts can be effective for
purposes of self-defense is NOT NECESSARILY a result of martial arts training.
In order to truly understand self-defense the martial arts practitioner must
spend sometime in its study.
The problem with the SELF-DEFENSE instruction business, unlike that of
the MARTIAL ARTS instruction business, is that there has not been a recognized
certification body for self-defense instruction. That is until now.
United States Martial Arts Institute (USMAI), founded by one
of the pioneers of martial arts in the United States, Dr. Daeshik Kim,
announced reorganization of the International Socierty of HOSINSUL (the
name has been changed to the World Hosin-Hapkido Federation), the first
official certification body for SELF-DEFENSE.
The Federation will issue certifications for qualification of Instructor and Master, and martial
arts ranks as well.
Certificates may issue to black belt practitioners with a combination
of martial arts degree. For example, a person with Second (2nd)
degree black belts in both Taekwondo and Judo would be as eligible for a Master Certification as would a person with a Fourth (4th)
degree black belt in a single martial art.
To qualify for the Instructor Certification you
must be at a level of First (1st) through Third (3rd)
degree black belts in any accredited martial arts.
Fourth (4th) degree
black belts and above is eligible for Master Certification.
Certification is an
important element in any profession. Give your students the assurance of
quality they deserve. Join the World Hosin-Hapkido Federation to
bring the same integrity to your Self-Defense Instruction as your martial arts
organization bring to your Martial Arts Instruction.
The Federation welcome to other martial arts to apply for Instructor and Master certification, and black belt rank in Hosin-Hapkido (Art of Self-Defense).
The Certification Awards Program of
the World Hosin-Hapkido Federation, membership will
include the following benefits:
You will be certified as an Instructor or Master of the Art of
Self-Defense. These credentials will obviously allow you to further develop as
a professional practitioner.
2. You also be evaluated by the Board of Certification Program for
Hosin-Hapkido (Art of Self-Defense) Black Belt Rank separately to get a Black Belt Certification if you desire .
As a member of this organization, you will receive professional advice,
assistance, and technical information when needed.
The USMAI, along with the Federation, will provide rank promotion in Hosin-Hapkido, Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Judo assistance
If you are a member of a certain organization and wish to transfer your
rank to an internationally recognized organization, USMAI, along with the
Federation, will act as an agent in this matter.
You will receive a Certified Instructor or Master Certificate in
Hosin-Hapkido and WHHF patch.
7. Once you became a member of WHHF, your name and rank will be posted on
our website (Instructors section) to recongnize by martial artists in the world.
For more details write or e-mail to us:
U.S. Martial Arts Institute
8524 Burnet Rd. #1226
Austin, Texas 78757
- Self-Defense -
Talk if you will,
Walk away if you
Run if you must,
When all else
by Dr. Daeshik Kim
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