Tae Kwon Do Han Moo Kwan
The Han Moo Kwan was founded in August of 1954 and is one of the eight (8) original kwans of Korea. The founder of the Central Gymnasium of Tae Kwon Do Han Moo Kwan, which translates to Korea Military (or Martial) School, is the Great Grandmaster Lee, Kyo Yoon. He is still seated in the President's chair as its first generation President. The Great Grandmaster Lee also sits on several committees and holds several high official positions at the Kukkiwon (World Headquarters for Taekwondo) and the Korea Taekwondo Association, both in Seoul.
In addition to the Great Grandmaster Lee founding the Han Moo Kwan, he is highly accredited and decorated with the following:
July 1953: Founded the Taekwondo Division at Hankook Gymnasium.
July 1953: First Instructor for Taekwondo Division of CIC, the Eighth United States Army.
July 1953: First Instructor for Taekwondo Division of Korea University.
Aug. 1954: Founded Central Gymnasium of Taekwondo Hanmookwan.
June 1955: First Instructor for 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.
June 1965: Authored Taekwondo Textbook for Million Taekwondoists.
July 1970: Authored Taekwondo Textbook - Easy to Understand.
Jan. 1973: Chairman of Subcommittee for Reward and Discipline, Korea Taekwondo Association.
May 1973: Head of Korea National Team for First World Taekwondo Championships.
Jan. 1974: Chairman of Subcommittee for Overseas Dispatch of Instructors, Korea Taekwondo Association.
Jan. 1975: Chairman of Subcommittee for Refereeing, Korea Taekwondo Association.
Jan. 1976: Chairman of Competition Subcommittee, Korea Taekwondo Association.
Jan. 1977: Vice-Chairman of Technical Council of Korea Taekwondo Association.
Sept. 1977: Head of Korean National Team for Third World Taekwondo Championships.
Dec. 1977: Conferred "Korea Athletic Decoration" Medal.
Mar. 1979: Vice-Chairman of Technical Council of Korea Taekwondo Association.
June 1982: Vice-President, Seoul City Taekwondo Association.
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.
Nov. 1987: Authored Taekwondo Textbook.
June 1994: Authored Taekwondo Textbook in Korean and English.
Nov. 1996: Authored and Edited Taekwondo Textbook, A Guide to Taekwondo.
The Great Grandmaster Lee, Kyo Yoon is one of few Kwan founders still seated in the founding President's chair. He has accomplished so much throughout his martial arts career. His contributions toward Taekwondo and its development is unprecedented. The Great Grandmaster Lee holds the 10th DAN, the highest rank attainable in Taekwondo throughout the world.
The Han Moo Kwan's logo or symbol centered on its flag or banner is the colorful Korean Dragon.
The Han Moo Kwan follows, very closely, the requirements of the World Taekwondo Headquarters or the Kukkiwon of South Korea for the DAN Level (Degrees of Black Belt) training and promotions. The following form sets are required for the Han Moo Kwan and U.S. Central Taekwondo Association ranking.
Beginner Level Form Sets:
Palgwe IL-Jang Hyung
Taeguek IL-Jang Poomse
Taeguek Ee-Jang Poomse
Intermediate Level Form Sets:
Taeguek SAM-Jang Poomse
Taeguek SA-Jang Poomse
Taeguek OH-Jang Poomse
Taeguek YUK-Jang Poomse
Advanced Level Form Sets:
Taeguek CHIL-Jang Poomse
Taeguek PAL-Jang Poomse
Palgwe Ee-Jang, SAM-Jang, SA-Jang, OH-Jang Hyungs
Palgwe YUK-Jang, CHIL-Jang, PAL-Jang Hyungs
The preceeding form sets are required for the Han Moo Kwan and U.S. Central Taekwondo Association ranks of 4th DAN (4th Degree Black Belt). Grandmaster In Hui Won oversees all recommendations for promotion under the U.S. Han Moo Kwan Federation and the U.S. Central Taekwondo Association.
The state-side representative of the Han Moo Kwan and Master Boyle's Han Moo Kwan Master Instructor is Grandmaster Won, In Hui, President of the U.S. Central Taekwondo Association and Grandmaster Won's Taekwondo of Oklahoma City. The U.S. Central Taekwondo Training Gym and office headquarters is located just south of Oklahoma City at 10801 S. Sunnylane and is housed in a 10,000 square foot building on 25 acres.
Grandmaster Won is directly under the Great Grandmaster Lee, Kyo Yoon and holds a 10th DAN from the Han Moo Kwan. He also holds an 9th DAN from the Kukkiwon as well as holding a rare (1st Class) International Referee Certification from the World Taekwondo Federation in Seoul, Korea.
Master Boyle is directly under Grandmaster Won and holds the 6th DAN (Yuk-DAN) Black Belt from the U.S. Central Taekwondo Association. He also holds the 6th DAN (Yuk-DAN) from the Han Moo Kwan as signed and sealed by the Great Grandmaster Lee, Kyo Yoon of Seoul, Korea.
In July of 1998, the Great Grandmaster Lee, Kyo Yoon was escorted to the State of Kansas (Wichita) by Grandmaster Won. This was his first visit to Kansas at my Do Jang. A large reception and gathering of U.S. Central Taekwondo Association instructors, students, and affiliates were on hand to offer their warm greetings, respect, and gratitude to the Han Moo Kwan Founder.