Oh Se-lim

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Oh Se-Lim
Born 오세림
Other names Oh Se-Rim
Residence Seoul
Nationality  South Korea
Style Hapkido
Trainer Ji Han-Jae
Rank former president of KHF,
Occupation Martial artist
Notable relatives Kwon Tae-Man (fellow)
Notable club(s) Korea Hapkido Federation (KHF)
Notable school(s) Sung Moo Kwan,
An Moo Kwan
last updated on: 2010-02-24
Oh Se-lim
Hangul 오세림
Revised Romanization O Se-Rim
McCune–Reischauer O Se-Rim

Oh Se-Lim (Hangul오세림) was an early Korean hapkido practitioner and a pioneer of the art. He had been the president of the Korea Hapkido Federation for 18 years.


Oh began his study of hapkido at Ji Han-Jae (Hangul지한재)'s first hapki yukwonsool school, the An Moo Kwan (Hangul안무관) in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do. Fellow students were Kwon Tae-Man (Hangul권태만), and Yoo Young-Woo (Hangul유영우).

He continued training at Majang, Seongdong, Seoul in 1957. Who were joining Oh at that time, were also early hapkido practitioners Hwang Deok-Kyoo (Hangul황덕규; latter day president of the Korea Hapkido Association), Kim Yong-Jin (Hangul김용진; founder of the Ulji Kwan), Kang Jong-Soo (Hangul강종수), Kim Yong-Whan and Lee Tae-Joon.[1]


Oh Se-Lim was elected the president of the Korea Hapkido Association in 1980. By 1983 Oh Se-Lim, with political problems and many of the original founding members of the Korea Hapkido Association departing (Ji Han-Jae, Myung Jae-Nam), renamed the association by the name first used by the organization he had first been a part of with Master Ji, the Dae Han Hapkido Hyub Hoe (Hangul대한 합기도 협회), with a new preferred English rendering; the Korea Hapkido Federation (KHF). Master Oh resigned the position of the president of the KHF, that was succeeded by Kim Jong-Yoon (Hangul김종윤) in 2008.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hapkido (alternately The Hapkido Bible). Andrew Jackson Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1991.
  2. ^ http://www.mookas.com/media_view.asp?news_no=8181 (in Korean)
  3. ^ http://www.mookas.com/media_view.asp?news_no=8299 (in Korean)
  • Kim, He-Young. Hapkido II. Andrew Jackson Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1994.

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