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He is one the highest known men in the Hapkido world. He has been chief of security for former President of South Korea Park for 18 years. He has been training in Hapkido for more than 70 years.


He first came to the United States in 1969 during the Nixon years as an exchange teacher. He taught Nixon’s bodyguard, OSI, FBI, and military forces. He returned to the Unites States in 1984.


He now teaches Sinmoo Hapkido which he calls a “mind martial art”. A higher technology within martial arts, one that emphasizes  more internal training and strengths than external.  

  • Founder of Hapkido

  • Founder of Sinmoo Hapkido

Dojunim Ji Han Jae

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