Myung Kwang-Sik Grand Master, founder of World Hapkido Federation

Grand Master Myung Kwang-Sik (1940 — 2009) was an early Korean hapkido practitioner and a pioneer of the art, first in Korea and then in the United States. He formed the first worldwide organization of hapkido, the World Hapkido Federation, and wrote comprehensive books on the art. His pioneering spirit led him to establish a worldwide inclusion of Hapkidoists, once only reserved for Korean nationals. He wrote over 10 books, including the first ever written on the subject and 32 instructional teaching videos that guide the beginner to expert level training.
• 10º Blackbelt, Hapkido
• 9º Blackbelt, Taekwondo
In 2003, Grand Master Myung Kwang-Sik came to St. Petersburg to give the seminar at the School of Martial Arts of Demid Momot. This version of Hapkido — WHF is widespread in Russia.