The curriculum of the World Hankimuye Federation concentrates on teaching students the principles and concepts of self defence. Not the amount of techniques a student knows is what is important, but his understanding of the core principles and the ability to apply these principles in combat.
The requirements for black belt grades up to 4th dan can be downloaded in pdf-format.
Our federation issues grades from first until ninth dan (black belts). Member schools are responsible for the geup examinations (coloured belts).
Tests for first until fourth dan can be done in front of panel consisting of at least two international instructors or one international instructor with two national instructors. All tests for fifth dan and higher are done in front of the federation’s board of international instructors.
Time in grade
Between each dan-grade a set minimum time should pass before one can test for the next level.
- 1st – 2nd dan: two years
- 2nd – 3rd dan: three years
- 3rd – 4th dan: four years
- 4th – 5th dan: five years
- every test from 6th till 9th dan: five years