Oh Se-lim

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Oh Se-Lim
Other namesOh Se-Rim
Nationality South Korea
TrainerJi Han-Jae
Rankformer president of KHF,
OccupationMartial artist
Notable relativesKwon 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
Revised RomanizationO Se-Rim
McCune–ReischauerO Se-Rim

Oh Se-Lim (Korean오세림) 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 (Korean지한재)'s first hapki yukwonsool school, the An Moo Kwan (Korean안무관) in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do. Fellow students were Kwon Tae-Man (Korean권태만), and Yoo Young-Woo (Korean유영우).

He continued training at Majang, Seongdong, Seoul in 1957. Oh joined other senior practitioners already training in Seoul at that time, early hapkido practitioners Hwang Deok-Kyoo (Korean황덕규; latter day president of the Korea Hapkido Association), Myung Kwang Sik (Korean명광식; latter day founder of the World Hapkido Federation), Lee Tae Jun (Korean이태준), Kim Yong-Jin (Korean김용진; founder of the Ulji Kwan), Kang Jong-Soo (Korean강종수), and Kim Yong-Whan.[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 (Korean대한 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 (Korean김종윤) 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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