Special recognition is given to:

  • Master Sea Ho Choi – the first Hapkido Master to teach in America
  • Master Bong Soo Han – who brought Hapkido to movies with “Billy Jack
  • Master Joo Bong Lee – an 8th dan student of Choi who formed Hwa Rang Do
  • Master Sung Soo Lee – who introduced Hapkido to Australia and is the only Korean Master to achieve 9th dan with both the Korea Hapkido Federation and the World Taekwondo Federation, Kukkiwon.

Written by:

Andrew Sands

  • Korea Hapkido Federation 8th Dan (first Australian to reach this rank)
  • Secretary/ Treasurer, Australian Hapkido Federation inc
  • International Taekwondo Jidokwan 7th dan
  • World Taekwondo Federation, Kukkiwon 6th dan
  • Secretary, Australian Taekwondo Jidokwan (Australia).

Ref: Sung Soo Lee, Scott Shaw, Rim Jong- Bae, Joe Sheya and Mike Burke