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Welcome to the official web site of the International Hapkido Federation™. The IHF web site has three main objectives:

To present information about the IHF to instructors, students, and those with an interest in the Art of Hapkido.
To help our members more easily communicate with IHF Headquarters.
To offer membership, training and certification to Hapkido practitioners throughout the world.
The IHF welcomes members from all over the world, into its family. Instructors, if you and your students desire to join the IHF, you will find detailed information and the necessary applications in our "Affiliation Information" section. Don't wait, Join Today!

Grand Master
James S. Benko, Ph.D.
Founder and President of the
International Hapkido Federation

The International Hapkido Federation™ was founded in 1971 by Grand Master James S. Benko, Ph.D. (see biography). Grand Master Benko has been studying the Hapkido and other Korean martial arts since 1959, providing IHF members with guidance from over 40 years experience in the Korean martial arts. The IHF was established to preserve and perpetuate the study of the Art of Hapkido without "politics".

New products, services, and information will be added to this web site on a regular basis. This will provide those interested in the Korean martial arts with a continuous source of accurate and authoritative information.

Enjoy your visit here and please feel free to send correspondence at the IHF address provided below.

How To Contact Us
The IHF may be contacted at:
International Hapkido Federation
(World Headquarters)
P.O. Box 281
Grand Blanc, Michigan 48480, USA

Telephone: (810) 232-6482
Fax: (810) 235-8594
E-Mail: World Headquarters


IHF Guestbook
Thank you for visiting our web site. We hope your visit was both enjoyable and informative. We would be honored if you would sign our Guestbook!

Web Site Awards
Web Site Awards
Our web site has received several awards for excellence and for maintaining the highest standards of the true spirit of the martial arts.

Great Gifts!
Visit our on-line catalogs for one-stop
24-hour shopping.
Video Catalog--great selection.
Book Catalog--specialized books.
Audio Catalog--journeys into the past.
Ordering information.

IHF Information

IHF Affiliation Information

Grand Master James S. Benko
Time In Rank Requirements
Promotion Requirements

Hapkido Information

Dojang (School) Etiquette
Meanings Of The Belt Colors
The Korean National Flag
Korean Terminology

On-Line Catalogs

Video Catalog Main Menu
Tae Kwon Do, Korean Swordsmanship, Hapkido, Law Enforcement, Korean Weapons and More.
Book Catalog Main Menu
Tae Kwon Do Patterns, Korean Cane, Kwan Jyel Sul, Vital Points, and More.
Audio Catalog Main Menu
History, Terminology, How To Teach, Meditation, Dojang Etiquette, and More.
IHF Patches
Order Form
Use our convenient On-line order form or, Phone, Fax, or Mail your order in Today!


Theories Of Defensive Action
Kwan Jyel Sul
Self-Defense Against Weapons
Ground Fighting
Jung Bong (Middle Staff)
In Nae: Perseverance
Ji Pang E (Cane)
Tahn Bong (Short Stick)

Tae Kwon Do Journal

Tae Kwon Do Journal™
Features Articles about the Korean martial arts plus the latest News.

Weapons Programs

Korean Swordsmanship Program
Earn Black Belt ranks in Korean Swordsmanship through our ETP (External Testing Program).
Korean Weapons Program
No matter what style of Korean martial arts you study, you can earn Black Belt ranks in Korean Weapons through our ETP (External Testing Program).


International TaeKwon-Do Association
Korean Martial Arts Federation

Animated Techniques

Animated Techniques
Techniques of the Korean Sword, Korean Cane, Korean Nunchaku, Korean Sickle, Tahn Bong (Short Stick), Kwan Jyel Sul (Joint Manipulations), and Jung Bong (Middle Staff).


Hapkido Seminars
Tae Kwon Do Seminars
Korean Sword Seminars
Korean Weapons Seminars
Korean Martial Arts Summer Camp
Law Enforcement Training


Swordsmanship Certification Program

Last updated - 27th November 2004


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