WORLD HUK JU SOOL FEDERATION
Huk Ju Sool
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Heuk Choo Kwan
Heuk Choo Kwan is one of several dozen schools of Hapkido throughout the world over 60 in Korea (22 in Taejon alone) and seven in the United States. It was founded in Korea in 1960 by Grandmaster Jin Jong Moon and his brother, Senior Master Jin Bok Moon.
The Heuk Choo Kwan headquarters in the U.S. is headed by Grandmaster Young Gul Son. Grandmaster Son is dedicated to the growth, exposure and movement of Heuk Choo Kwan in the U.S. Our Association has a direct link to Korea providing us with technique curriculum, training, certified official testing, and dojang materials for schools in America to keep all members current and up to date.
Grandmaster Rodriguez began training in the early 80's under Phil Alsobrook his original Gung Fu Instructor GM Pedro Rodriguez then continued his training in the Korean Art of Huk Ju Kwan HapKiDo in the late 80'S as a personal and private student of Retired Senior Chief Tony A. Ramey, and began spreading the Huk Ju Kwan Hapkido System in the Virginia Beach area alongside Master Ramey in the early 90's. Master Ramey has taught the HJK System to hundreds of Law Enforcement, military and civilians around the World. GM Rodriguez continued his training in HJK HapKiDo and teaching the system upon his return to Florida in the mid 90's. Blending the HJK system with his JKD/Kali, Kenpo, Ju-Jutsu and various other combat systems GM Rodriguez now teaches his Huk Ju Sool HapKiDo under the auspices of Grandmaster Tony A. Ramey and has included the system among others into the CQDT Tactical Training System; "The Modern Science of the Street Fight."TM.Huk Ju Sool is a Korean based "System of many Styles" that draws from Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Kali, Silat, Ju-Jutsu and Western Boxing. The System is perfect for student or instructor alike and is Conceptual in the training methods and techniques.
In November 2002 GM Rodriguez received Official Recognition for his Huk Ju Sool Hapkido System and the World Huk Ju Sool Hapkido Association from His Hapkido Instructor Huk Ju Kwan Grandmaster Tony A. Ramey. Huk Ju Kwan Hapkido is a Recognized and Registered Style of Hapkido in the Korea Hapkido Federation and Korea Kido Hae. Recognition and Authorization is Important as it is rare to find a Master Instructor who comes up the Ranks and is Given this Honor and privilege from his Grandmaster.
The man who is commonly known as the founder of Hapkido returned to Korea from Japan where he had been taken during the Japanese occupation. His name... Choi Yong-Sool. There is much debate about Choi's life. Some say he was taken to Japan as a servant, others as a student, there are no records to support any one argument. Despite For this reason it is IMPORTANT to join an Association who's' Roots are Strong and Organization is not a mere Diploma Mill. Grandmaster Rodriguez is dedicated to bringing his students the Most Scientific and Sound Street Hapkido.