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Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido-USA Founder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award


Grandmaster Michael Rhoades welcomed the founder of Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido, Grandmaster Kim Myung Yong, in October to celebrate his 70th birthday and to be recognized for his life-long achievements. The event was hosted by both Grandmaster Rhoades, President of Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido-USA, Inc. (Wentzville, MO), and Master Todd Harris, the North Carolina Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido State Representative. Master Instructors and students of Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido from across the country helped celebrate this momentous occasion.

Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido-USA, know for its traditional realistic methods, is a very close-knit organization. The Founder of the Art, Grandmaster Kim, brought this art to life in 1967 after training directly under Ji Han Jae in the 50s and 60s. He also received his ninth-degree directly from the Korea Hapkido Federation in 1993.

Grandmaster Kim was presented with a founderís ring, designed and produced specifically for him by Grandmaster Michael Rhoades and his students. He also received acknowledgments from Governors and government dignitaries from the states currently represented as members.

Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido-USA is currently seeking to expand this opportunity to schools across the United States. Please contact the membership director, Mr. Kyle Ament with any questions.


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