Our teacher is Grand Master Lim, Hyun Soo, 9th Dan promoted by Founder, Choi, Yong
Sul.  We pride ourselves on being of direct  lineage to Founder, Choi, Yong Sul through
Grandmaster Lim.  Grand Master Lim studied with  Founder Choi the longest of any HKD
student in Korea - Nine years were special private lessons.   In 1976 Founder Choi closed
his dojang and spent his remaining days with Grand Master Lim at the Jung Ki Kwan.  Our
group journeys yearly to Korea to Grand Master Lim's  Jung Ki Kwan to practice and learn
Jung Ki.  We then  disseminate the original HKD teachings to our students locally,
throughout the U.S., and internationally.  We are particular in preserving the integrity of the

In 2005,2007, 2010, 2012, 2013 , 2018, and 2019 Grand Master Lim came to the U.S. for  
Jung KiI sponsored Hapkido & Kuhapdo seminar tours. His hosts were
Master Michael
D'Aloia of Jung Ki Kwan New Jersey and Master Sheryl Glidden of Jung Ki Kwan Maine.  

When becoming a member, you can expect a great deal of support from the Jung Ki masters
and instructors.  We will help you learn the Jung Ki Hapkido and/or Kuhapdo (sword)
systems.   We are happy to visit your school for seminars and/or private lessons.  We are
open to sharing our teachings with other martial art styles or Hapkido schools who would like
to learn and incorporate Jung Ki Hapkido and/or Kuhapdo into their schools.  We are
particular in preserving the integrity of the techniques therefore we have two membership
(Affiliate School & Full Member School.)  Contact Master D'Aloia  (201) 320-4067 or
Master Glidden (207) 831-1885 for further information.

Masters D'Aloia and Glidden began Hapkido training in the 1980's.  While there are various
Jung Ki masters/instructors in the U.S.A. with various ranks, Master D'Aloia and Master
Glidden are two of the five original  first generation American masters  who first applied to be
direct students of GM Lim  and the Jung Ki Kwan after traveling to his dojang in 1996.  Many
other good masters/instructors have followed as the Jung Ki Kwan has flourished in America
and around the world.  For many years, Masters D'Aloia and Glidden have studied directly in
Korea with Grandmaster Lim and hosted him numerous times in the U.S.  They have also
have had two articles published in
Black Belt Magazine and Tae Kwon Do Times about GM
Lim and  the Jung Ki Kwan.  Out of the American masters, they are two of the  most senior
Jung Ki Kwan students in the U.S.A. who have continued their Jung Ki training in Korea and
the U.S. non-stop since 1996.
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Dedicated to the teachings of Founder Choi, Yong Sul & Grandmaster Lim, Hyun Soo
Korea Jung Ki Hapkido & Kuhapdo Association of America
1st Generation
Jung Ki
American Masters D'Aloia & Glidden
In 1996 Master D'Aloia and Master
Glidden first met Grand Master Lim.
In 1997, Master Michael D'Aloia and  
Master Sheryl Glidden traveled to the
Jung Ki Kwan in South Korea for the first
time.  In 1997, this U.S. group was the
first to apply and be accepted as direct
students of Grandmaster Lim, Hyun
Soo.  They have been practicing the
Jung Ki Kwan Hapkido techniques
passed on from Founder Choi to
Grandmaster Lim since first meeting
Grandmaster Lim in 1996. .
Last updated  February 16, 2013
Master Mike D'Aloia