Hapkiyusul history of Australia (Way of Focused Ki in Australia)

Way of Focused Ki in Australia.

In 2001 Jarrod Taylor and Peter Watt, both Black Belt students of the Australian Hapkido Association, met Dojunim Kim Yung Sang in Guem sam, South Korea and were introduced to Hapkiyusul and have trained in it since.

Jarrod is now a resident in Guem Sam and trains daily and is a great ambassador for Australia.  Peter runs Yong Sul Kwan Training in the North Sydney Police Citizens Youth Club, having decided to concentrate his energies exclusively on Hapkiyusul after many years with the Australian Hapkido Association. He has made several trips to Guemsam and was instrumental in organising Dojunim Kim’s first trip to Australia in 2003.

Dojunim Kim's visit to Australia in 2003

Dojunim Kim’s visit to Australia in 2003

In 2003 Dojunim Kim visited Australia and the Hapkido dojang of Barrie Restall at Teven in Northern NSW. In subsequent visits he certified the Teven dojang as the Australian headquarters, and Barrie as the Chi Bu Jang or custodian.

Craig Franklin met Dojunim during his visit in 2003 and subsequently travelled to Guemsam for a 3 month stay in 2004. He continued to visit each year and while living in the UK, assisted in organising Dojunim Kim’s trips and the expansion of Hapkiyusul into Europe.  Craig runs a Yung Sul Kwan class in Bulli, near Wollongong, south of Sydney.

The Australian activities are monitored by Jarrod Taylor, as Dojunim Kim’s representative, during twice yearly visits. Jarrod passes the art to Peter Watt, Barrie Restall and Craig Franklin as the senior students responsible conveying the fundamentals to other Australian students. They are currently assisted by a growing number of experienced students. The Australian members visit the Korean Headquarters from time to time and Dojunim Kim visits biennially.

hapkidoforum – HKYS Seminar 2008 in Europe

Hapkidoforum – HKYS Seminar 2008 in europe

TKDTIMES(2006.11) – Introduction of YongsulKwan

TKDtimes article sample

Hapkidoforum – International HKYS Seminar(2006.10.21) in korea

Hapkidoforum – International HKYS Seminar(2006.10.21)

Aikido Journal BB – by Rupert Atkinson

Rupert Atkinson————————-
* he visited 2003. he is a expert of aikido & japan martial artist.
(http://aikido-in-korea.com )
Being in Korea I find the Yongsul-gwan and GM Kim Yun-sang quite interesting.
Recently, in the Korean media people are discovering that the Hapkido or Kooksul that they have been doing all these years is not really Korean historically.
The Yongsul-gwan is ineresting as what they do is probably the source of most modern Korean Hapki style martial arts.
They teach exactly as taught by Choi Yong-sul. That’s it. And it is a solid, complete system.
All other modern Korean Hapki arts, although they claim to be 2000 years old etc., stem from Choi Yong-sul.
I am not saying they are no good: Koreans are adept at modifying to suit – the only mistake they make is the 2000 years history saga.
And even that is quite understandable – it is only recently, since a couple of years ago, that Japanese culture has been legally allowed to penetrate South Korea.
In that light, Yongsul-gwan’s continuous 50 year claim to Japanese heritage is all the more convincing.
Yongsul-gwan is tiny in comparison to other Korean groups but they have stuck to their guns and kept training – sticking to their source.

a short article of Fukuoka Masami

non-korean martial artists visited Young Sul Kwan, sometime.
some messages of visitors at Aikido Journal Bulletin Board.
(http://www.aikidojournal.com)Fukuoka Masami ———————-
* he who was sub-master of Daitoryu Shesinkai visited at 2000 from japan to korea.
So nothing but go to Kumsan it remained.
GM Kim Yun-sang showed me his techniques.
1)It was special style I never seen.
2)Exactly it had DR characteristic in the stem.
3)He had high skill. It cann’t be denial.
4)That includes some other techniques of DR.(still unideinfied,probably Youshin-ryu stream)

It made me confused.
After that I talked with GM Kim Youn-Sang. He asked me what’s the meaning of some sentence he had memorised.
He said GM Choi Young-Sul tought as that, but he couldn’t understand EVEN very easy Japanese.
GM Choi Young Sul was not good at speaking Korean.
GM Choi Young Sul had big trouble in the communication with his students. So many couldn’t understand Japanese.
And that was just secret know-how of DR. It was same as what Takeda Tokimuse Souke said.