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Hapkido fed to receive certificate

Hapkido fed to receive certificate

Delegates from the Cambodia Hapkido Federation, which received official recognition from the Global Hapkido Association and made a member on Saturday, are to attend theThailand Prime Minister’s Cup in Pattaya this weekend.

Banh Hormann, an executive member of the Cambodia Hapkido Federation, told the Post: “Delegates from the federation will fly to Thailand [today] at the invitation of the deputy of the Thailand Hapkido Federation. The visit is supported by the chairman of Global Hapkido Association Hong Kee-lee, as well as its founder, Hee Kwan-lee.

“The event will last two days, including a one-day seminar and hapkido performance, while 31 different countries, including the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, India and Brazil, will compete for the cup.”

The general-secretary of the Cambodia Hapkido Federation, Kong Chanthina, added: “The main reasons for this trip are to observe the Thailand Prime Minister’s Cup to gain experience in organising such an event, attend a seminar, and to receive the certificate of recognition from the Global Hapkido Association.”

Hapkido is a Korean martial art that uses throwing and grappling techniques as well as kicking and punching. It can also feature training in such weapons as swords, lances, staffs and nunchaku.

Translated by In Sopheng

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