On January 26th the Silent Stream Martial Arts headquarters is inaugurated. There will be courses, lectures and demonstrations throughout the day. International guests are expected and food and drink are provided.
Gong Kwon Yusul
On January 27th Hapkido master Jens Schimmel starts the Gongkwon Yusul class with a course together with Master Yun. Gongkwon Yusul has developed from the hapkido, the fight especially on the ground plays a bigger role here. It is the Korean BJJ, our KJJ or Korean MMA. "Gongkwon Yusul" is a modern martial art from South Korea, created in 1996. Master Jun Kang developed this system from his long martial arts experience and investigations. "Gongkwon" means "empty (unarmed) fist", "Yusul" means "gentle art". The "empty fist" symbolizes the hard methods such as kicks, punches and kicks, etc., the "gentle art", on the other hand, the flexible methods such as throws, articulated levers and fixing etc., which redirect the opponent's strength. Gongkwon Yusul therefore encompasses all perspectives of an unarmed combat system: distance, contact and ground combat. This martial art, which can be described as a holistic system, is particularly characterized by its organic-dynamic combinations of individual techniques. The aim of the training is to acquire self-defense methods, to increase self-confidence, to control your own body and mind and to learn how to deal politely with other people. Endurance, patience, strength, speed, concentration and agility are trained during the varied training program. In addition, silent meditation is an important part of the training. Gongkwon Yusul allows the techniques to be practiced without any restrictions. The goal of Gongkwonyusul techniques is therefore to put the enemy out of action as quickly as possible in the real situation. The system has been tested and developed over many years in order to combine and harmonize the apparently dilematic perspectives - health safety when training and training effective techniques in real, dangerous combat. Our highest maxim is: treat the partner like your own body, respect and always thank all your classmates. The essence of Gongkwon Yusul is that you go the way of martial arts by freeing yourself from any prejudice and from the forms of the past. Only through the rational, harmonious combinations of all possible fighting techniques is it attempted to control the opponent - ultimately himself - both physically and mentally. Therefore, Gongkwon Yusul is constantly developing. The helpfulness of the individual people and the respect for each other are essential. The trainees develop their own character through the Gongkwon Yusul learning program. This is the path of harmony and peace that our martial art Gongkwon Yusul achieves and that we walk.
The German Hapkido Union (DHU)
The German Hapkido Union, DHU for short, is an amalgamation of numerous Hapkido associations that are located throughout Germany. The federal states with the largest number of members include North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse. The federal capital is the headquarters of the DHU. The association of the associations has the task of publishing the Hapkido system. Cross-national activities such as tournaments, courses or joint leisure activities are also offered. The management of the German Hapkido Union is organized by people who practice Hapkido themselves intensively. This enables the goals to be recognized from the right perspective.
Head coach Dept. Hapkido, 3rd Dan, board member of the European Hapkido Union (EHU) EHU representative Germany member of the Korea Hapkido Federation (KHF)
Department head Hapkido, 6th Dan, Shin Jeon Hapkido, 5th Dan, Taekwon-Do, 3rd Dan, Haidong Gumdo, 1st Dan, Jiu-Jitsu, Kup and Dan examiner, licensed trainer, licensed violence prevention trainer, Vice President of German Hapkido Bundes, instructor Trainer C for the Landes Sportbund
4. Dan Silent Stream Hapkido, Hapkido - World Champion in Shapes, Vice World Champion in Gun Shapes, 2. Dan Kummooyeh, Meditation - Gongkwon Yusul - Tricking. The German Hapkido Union encompasses various styles, which have evolved over time through different founding fathers. Nevertheless, the basic principles of Hapkido can be seen in every style. The principle of circle, flow and influence are still the cornerstone of modern martial arts. The DHU ensures that the basic principles of hapkido continue to be adhered to. 1st German Championships took place on November 4, 2018 in Bielefeld. It was a great success for everyone involved and, like the entire DHU, thanks Grandmaster Guido Böse, who was responsible for the championship. Attached is the poster of the 1st German DHU championship. In 2019, the 2nd German Championship of the DHU is expected to take place in Berlin under the leadership of Björn Wiegand.