WKF 4th Nordic Hapkido Cup and Seminar – Sweden

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Date(s) - 10/29/2016 - 10/30/2016

Rikard Larsson | nordichapkidocup@sooshim.se

Soo Shim High Performance Center

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Sweden Seminar

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October 29-30 2016

We hereby invite all Hapkido schools to participate in the 4th Nordic Hapkido Cup and seminar. 
Join us for a fun, fast paced and educative weekend.
The competition will include both demonstration and sparring divisions. Seminar will be taught by Grandmaster Scott Seo, World Kido Federation/Hanminjok Hapkido Association.

The competition and seminar is open to all Hapkido practitioners whatever “style” or organizational affiliation.  

Date: Saturday, October 29 2016

Location: Eddahallen, Skelleftea, Sweden

Divisions: Daeryun, Hosinsul, Hyung and Mookisul

Rank Requirements: 9 gup – 4 dan
Participants must be member of an official Hapkido School.


  • Miniors: born in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Cadets: born in 2002, 2003 and 2004
  • Juniors male and female: born in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 (Athletes born in 2002 may compete as cadet or as junior, not in both).
  • Seniors male and female: born in 1999 and older (juniors born in 1999 or 2000 may compete as junior or senior, not in both).
  • Old Boys/Girls: born in 1981 and older

Liability: All competitors participate at their own risk. The organizers shall not accept responsibility for any damages, injuries or losses sustained or incurred.

Rules: World Kido Federation/Hanminjok Hapkido Association, STF

Coach: For every 5 contestants within the same team, one coach is granted free admission, with a maximum of 3 coaches.
Only competitors and coaches have admittance to the competition areas.

Insurance: The organization and supervisor assume no responsibility for teams, any damages, violence, losses and injuries during the stay in Sweden. All contestants must bring their own documents and forms for any medical treatment in Sweden. If not, this must be paid in cash.

Sparring (Dae Ryun)
Weigh-in: Friday, October 28 at 17:00 – 20:00 p.m. at the Soo Shim High Performance Center.
All competitors have to prove their age and nationality by presenting their passport or identification card at the weigh-in.

Rounds: 2 rounds x 1.5 minutes. Rest between rounds 1 minute

Match System: We will use a pool system, which means that athletes are guaranteed at least two fights in all weight categories that has a minimum of 3 participants registered.

Equipment: The competition will be run with DAEDO protector scoring systems. All athletes must use their own Daedo socks.
Head gear, groin/forearm and shin guards are compulsory and must be brought by the contestant. Mouthpiece is compulsory!


  • To compete as a beginner in the sparring the contestants must hold the rank 9-5 Gup
  • To compete as an advanced in the sparring the contestants must hold the rank 4 Gup – 4 Dan

Weight divisions:

  • Minors: -28 -30 -32 -34 -38 -42 -46 -50 +50
  • Cadets: -33 -37 -41 -45 -49 -53 -57 +57
  • Men Junior male: – 48 -55 -63 -73 -78 +78
  • Junior female: -44 -49 -55 -63 +63
  • Senior male: – 58 -68 -80 +80
  • Senior female: -49 -57 – 67 +67
  • Old Boys / Girls: Same as senior male/female

For Minors and cadets there is no gender separation, i.e. boys and girls will compete in the same category.

If there are too few participants in any weight category it might be necessary to combine two or more categories, if that is the case the coaches it concerns will be announced.

Demonstration divisions (Hosinsul, Hyung, Mookisul)
Registration: Friday, October 28, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Soo Shim High Performance Center.
All competitors have to prove their age and nationality by presenting their passport or identification card at the registration.

Individual competition takes place between participants in the same category. For lack of participants, two categories may be merged due to lack of participants, concerned coaches will be announced if such is the case!

Age categories as above, men and women compete in the same category, ie. no gender breakdown

To compete as a Beginner in demonstrations the contestants must hold the rank 9-5 Gup.
To compete as an Advanced in demonstrations the contestants must hold the rank 4 Gup – 1 Gup.
To compete as Elite in demonstrations the contestants must hold the rank 1 Dan – 4 Dan.

Location: Soo Shim High Performance Center, Skellefteå, Sweden
Date: Sunday, October 30 2016, 10:00 – 16:00

Grandmaster Scott Seo, the oldest son of Grandmaster In Sun Seo, was born in Busan, Korea. He started martial arts training from early childhood in the headquarter dojang of Grandmaster In Sun Seo and was the youngest member of the children’s demonstration team at the age of 5 in 1977. Ever since childhood, he has been privileged to learn directly from Grandmaster In Sun Seo and has had the opportunity to learn and train with many of the Grandmaster’s senior masters as well.

Currently, Grandmaster Scott is the General Secretary of the Hanminjok Hapkido Association, which oversees more than 600 member schools in Korea.

He is also the chief administrator of World and National Hapkido Championships, Master and Instructor Referee/Leadership Seminars and Hapkido Technical Seminars that are conducted by the Hanminjok Hapkido Association and the World Kido Federation.

Grandmaster Scott Seo is visiting Skellefteå, Sweden to attend the 4th Nordic Hapkido Cup and will be teaching an open 1 day intensive Hapkido Seminar on the day following the championship, Sunday October 30.

We are happy to invite all participants for dinner on Saturday evening, October 29, this will be a very pleasant evening with good food and an unique opportunity to socialize and have fun together.

More information about the dinner will be sent out together with registration information.

Applications: Deadline Sunday, 16 October 2016
To start the application process and to receive further information about registration, please contact the organizing committee via email nordichapkidocup@sooshim.se

Entry fees:
Championship: 300kr
Championship + Seminar: 600kr
Seminar: 500kr
Dinner: To be announced

Hotel Scandic Skellefteå offers special rates for participants of The 4th NORDIC HAPKIDO CUP.

Please contact organizing committee for more information.

Feel free to contact Rikard Larsson
Phone: +46 70 275 26 06
email: nordichapkidocup@sooshim.se