Han Bong-soo

Martial Artist

1933 – 2007

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Who was Han Bong-soo?

Han Bong-Soo, also known as Bong Soo Han, was a martial arts instructor, author, the founder of the International Hapkido Federation, and one of the foremost practitioners of hapkido through his participation in books, magazine articles, and popular films featuring this Korean martial art. He is often referred to as the "Father of Hapkido" in America.

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Born
Aug 25, 1933
Incheon
Also known as
  • Han Bong-Soo
  • 한봉수
  • Han Bong-su
  • Han Pong-su
  • Grand Master Bong Soo Han
  • Master Bong Soo Han
  • Bon Soo Han of Korea
  • Snow Tiger
  • Bong Soo Han
Nationality
  • South Korea
Profession
Lived in
  • Santa Monica
  • Incheon
Died
Jan 8, 2007
Santa Monica

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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