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Master J. R. West, 9th dan
kidohae dan number 89
Jackson, Mississippi

Bonkwon Dojang
Master Jere R. Hilland, 8th dan
kidohae dan number 18-02-315
Cypress, Texas



Hapkido was founded by Choi Young Sul (11.9.1904-6.15.1986).

The kidohae (Korea Kido Association) 대한 기도회 was created in March 1960, and established as a non profit organization for the purpose of spreading hapkido by the Ministry of Education (number 24) on September 2, 1963.

It is the oldest and original hapkido organization.

Choi Young Sul was the first Chairman of the kidohae.
The first President was Lee Kyu Jin.
Kim Jung Yun was appointed Secretary General by Choi Young Sul.
The headquarters was moved to Daugu, the residence of Choi Young Sul.

Ji Han Jae was not satisfied with his appointment as he was under the supervision of Kim Jung Yun as the Seoul District Director. He subsequently founded the Korea Hapkido Association in 1965.

As of September 23, 2006, the only organizations recognized but the National Intelligence Service were the Korea Kido Association and the Korea Hapkido Association.

The USKMAF is a US representative organization for the kidohae under the Korea Kido Association of America (Dr. He Young Kimm, President).

The website for the kidohae in Korea is