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Welcome To The Official IHF Website

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

  1. To present information about the IHF to instructors, students, and those with an interest in the Art of Hapkido.
  2. To help our members more easily communicate with IHF Headquarters.
  3. 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.
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 his many 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

International Hapkido Federation
(World Headquarters)

P.O. Box 281
Grand Blanc, Michigan 48480, USA

e-mail:   World Headquarters

IHF Instructor/School Verification

  • IHF Instructor/School Verification Form
    If you find someone claiming to be an IHF (International Hapkido Federation) Instructor or that his/her school is a member of the IHF, you can check by submitting this form. The IHF takes legal action against anyone attempting to use the IHF name. Beware of advertisements where IHF membership is claimed.

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Tae Kwon Do Journal™
  • Tae Kwon Do Journal™ is an online publication which features articles and information related to Traditional and Combat Martial Arts. Below are just some of the articles you can find in Tae Kwon Do Journal.

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).

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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).
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