We actively promote the idea of moving martial
from its current connection to capitalistic gains, and bring it back to its
origins; a method of creating a community of safety and integrity. We plan
to accomplish this by establishing not-for-profit clubs, managed by dedicated
educators, with a goal of providing these skills to any adult who has the
desire to learn.
What is required?
Very little. You provide the space, insurance (minimal), advertising,
and administration (student registration, etc.). We will refer you to
a qualified instructor who will teach classes, handle the distribution of
uniforms, and eventually test and promote students.
Minimal. For the hosting organization, there may be no need for
additional insurance beyond the current coverage for a fitness center.
The major cost of martial arts insurance is tied to injuries sustained in
competitions, which we do not promote or attend. Additional equipment
may be beneficial after a year of operation, but student dues typically
cover this. There is an annual club registration fee of $100 to handle
Student costs are extremely reasonable. Uniforms (not sold through
professional schools) typically run less than $25 and last 2-3 years.
Protective gear (necessary after 6 months of training) may only as high as
$100 with a typical life span of 5 years. Student club dues typically
range from $40 to $100 a year, depending on numbers and need for training
equipment (bags, etc.). Testing fees are as low as $10.
Monies are gathered and managed by the hosting organization. They will
remain a club in good standing as long as they retain a non-profit or
About our instructors:
The instructors within our organization agree with our philosophy regarding
not-for-profit instruction. They continue to receive training at the
highest level at greatly reduced costs in exchange for providing instruction
in the same manner. Although most instructors are not paid, monies
collected can be used to reimburse them for travel expenses and overhead.
Details are to be worked out on a case by case basis.
Clubs within professional fitness centers:
We support professional fitness centers who wish to expand their
business to include martial arts. The above guidelines still apply,
meaning students are not to be charged fees beyond what would be typical for
any other class. Membership fees for the instructor are to be waived.
Affiliating an existing club:
If you own/operate an existing martial arts club and have lost your
affiliation, you may consider joining the Han Moo Kwan Association.
Converting to the Han Moo Kwan style will allow you to reach a new audience
of adults looking for a self-defense based art form.
Where to start?
Contact us to set up an initial phone
interview. If there is an instructor available in your area we will
arrange for a demonstration of the art form, and determine if there is
sufficient interest to start a club.
The Han Moo Kwan Association does not get involved in the details of how
you run your club, the fees you charge, or the agreements you make with your
instructor. This is entirely up to you. All Han Moo Kwan
Association clubs however must be run according to the
association mandates, ensuring an
appropriate environment, including the safety of all the members.
All costs/fees stated within this document are estimations and may change