HistoryGrand Master Ki. C. Yoon is the founder of Hap Ki Moo Do and is the president of Kum Moo Kwan association which currently consists of over 110 martial studios world wide. Grand Master Ki has worked as a trainer and as a judge for the Korean presidential bodyguard program from 1974-1981. He also trained the Korean military commandos 1195Co.-5698 Co to the black belt level from 1975 - 1981. During 1973 to 1981, he was a member of and head defensive/ offensive instructor for the Seoul Korea West Police. Grand Master Ki is certified in acupressure, acupuncture and corrective exercises as well.
Since December 16, 1981, Grand Master Ki C. Yoon has set his roots in Calgary and has been teaching and practicing the art of Hap Ki Moo Do in Calgary for over 30 years. He studied with the modern Great Grand Master of Hap Ki Do, Choi Young Sul who learned the secret art of Hap Ki Do from Buddhist monks in the Mountains of Korea since Great Grand Master Choi was nine years old.
In describing the art of the Hap Ki Do, Grand Master Ki emphasizes that self-defense techniques are just one aspect of Hap Ki Do. Most importantly, is the education of the mind. "In Kyon Malsa," in Korean this means a good knowledge of one's knowledge of martial arts.
GRAND MASTER KI. C. YOON ACHIEVEMENTS
- 1975 - 1981 Trained 3000 Korean paratrooper Military Commandos 1195 Co. - 5698 Co. to black belt level
- 1973 - 1981 taught special tactical training to Seoul Korea West Police
- 1981 - Right hand man to Korean Presidential bodyguard /Green House (President Bodyguard) *Judge*
- 1981 - Member of Seoul Kwang Song Junior/Senior High School physical education coordinator
- 1981 - Korea Hapkido Association Consultant
- 1977 - 1981 Korea Hapkido Assoc. Judge, Technique, Education, Director
- 1980 - Grand Master Choi Yong Sul awarded Grand Master level
- 1982 - President of the International Hapkido Federation
- 1983 - Received 10th Dan Black Belt
- 1984 - Front page of Calgary Sun newspaper " Apple a Day" Calgary Health Expo exhibition demonstration in Westin Hotel
- 1986 - Involved in Calgary Stampeder halftime exhibition demonstration
- 1990 - Televised for "Star of the Week" with his son Master Michael Yoon on channel 2 & 7 for Calgary prime time
- 2008 - Awarded in high honour of "Excellence & Achievement awarded" by Calgary Lyons Club association
- 2010 - Has participated in over 250 martial demonstrations since 1981 in Calgary
- 2012 - Inducted into the Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame at the Calgary Olympic Park (Third from the right Grand Master Ki)