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Seowon University elevates martial arts mastery to reflect it’s original intent of preservation of life, history, and art. We edify individuals that they may attain the highest level of skill ever found in any discipline of martial arts. Seowon University provides certification in honor and respect of technique and tradition.


  • International focus – our students come from across the globe

  • Residential courses – we encourage learning and growth

  • People not profits – education is a right not a privilege


Distance Learning – On Site Learning – Immersion Learning


Courses for Black Belts, Instructors, Masters and Grand Masters

There are three integral parts to training with Seowon University which permit training while supporting your need for continued attention to current teaching and school related activities. If you are a Black Belt practitioner/student, this program is meant to enrich your current knowledge base, while enhancing your personal skill-set. If you are an Instructor participant the training regimen provided becomes blueprint for supporting, and enhancing your current student base.

We are happy to be able to help you in taking your martial arts career to the next level. The first step you need to take is to identify what your goals are. Do you have an established school that you would like to improve or expand? There is a Dojang management course to meet your needs. Have you wished to improve your personal skills and prepare for rank testing but have no senior master to train you? We have training for rank advancement. If you need assistance in completing registration forms or have questions please feel free to call us.

Each month you will receive an access code for the Student module. In the module is is downloadable material that make up your personalized training textbook. You will complete each section and submit them for review by your instructor.

In addition to the written material each module contains training videos. The training videos reinforce the application of the technical information.

At the end of each module you will submit both a written exam and a video presentation of the sections content. These will be reviewed and your instructor will provide you with comments and corrections.

** These exams and videos are part of your rank testing process

Seowon University’s Grandmaster and Senior masters will travel annually to selected area’s for Seminars. The seminars may be for a selected school, several schools combined or for the State or region. In conjunction with these seminars you will have personal training sessions. These are geared toward review, adjustment and correction of your techniques to help prepare you for your midterm or final testing.

If your training pathway does not include school management curriculum you may be asked to schedule training sessions at Seowon University or another location on a quarterly or semi annual basis.

Seowon University uses an innovative cross training program in three disciplines of martial arts; Taekwondo, Hapkido and Gumbeop (Kumdo). You may take advantage of this opportunity or we can personalize your training program to meet your goals. Our resolve is for each practitioner/student to become the finest possible martial artist in their chosen discipline.

Much of your program may be completed off site and at your own speed. However each student, regardless of their rank, is required to be present for training and or testing at the Seowon University campus, Seowon at Sunglow, or a Korean Training Symposium for training and testing in order to complete their courses. This may be for mid-term or final exams. These finals provide uniformity within the University Ranks, while expanding information essential to the success of each school, system, and personal skill-set.

Leaders from the various world affiliates will be in attendance at your Exam Final. Your Final may also serve as a Rank Advancement Testing if applicable.
** Options for final exam site and dates will be presented for your selection at the beginning of each module.

If you prefer to study in your own time and at your own speed then one of our e-learning packages may be perfect for you.


Seowon University maintains a cross-training approach in three disciplines of martial arts; Song Moo Taekwondo, SinMoo Sung Hwa Do Hapkido and Sain-Geom Yu-Shin Gumbeop (Kumdo). Seowon University is affiliated with the American Song Moo Kwan Association, SinMoo Sung Hwa Do Hapkido and World Institute Yu-Shin Gumbeop.

The University will provide a personalized training program designed to accommodate base system of study, augmenting that knowledge with the overall resolve of the University; that each practitioner/student becomes the finest martial artist possible within their defined discipline.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students:

Seowon University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.




You Have a Choice..

  • Distance Learning

  • On Site Learning

  • On Site Immersion Learning

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