Universal Peace Training Academy


International Hap Ki Do, Han Ki Do and Sun Do Federation Australia

Grand Master Kimm Yong SupBorn in Korea 1935, Grand Master Kimm Yong Sup (10th Dan), has been based in Melbourne Australia since 1977.  He teaches and trains in Hapkido, Sundo, Hankido and associated arts with the deepest respect for tradition.  The experienced and dedicated instructors at the Universal Peace Training Academy train with and under the expert direction of this energetic and inspirational Grand Master.

At the age of 78 Grand Master Kimm remains dedicated to advancing his training and continues to be actively involved in classes at the Universal Peace Training Academy. Students deem themselves privileged to have the opportunity to train under such a resident Grand Master and appreciate that it is a unique situation.

Grand Master Kimm is widely recognised and held in high esteem for the quality of the seminars he conducts locally, nationally and internationally and for his tireless work for peace.

Please enjoy exploring our website to find out more about what the Universal Peace Training Academy has to offer people of all ages and backgrounds.


“When you step into a different culture, the experience helps you to develop your own unique character.

As you train at our Universal Peace Training Academy you will accumulate many skills and strengths that can be transferred to your personal and professional life. You can be healthier and happier; you can manage stress and the pressure of everyday life more easily.

If you are reading this, we already have some affinity, so I imagine that we will meet one day.”

— Grand Master Kimm Yong Sup.


Recent news and events

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to​ ​learn​ ​from Grand​ ​Master​ ​Kimm​ ​in Melbourne

Posted by on 27 Oct 2017 in Homepage, News | 0 comments

It's been 40 years since Grand Master Kimm brought Hapkido and the ancient Korean art of Sundo meditation to Australia and we're celebrating with a never-to-be repeated offer of 3 ​months​ ​unlimited​ ​training​ ​for​ ​just​ ​$200​, plus dinner with us at the Pullman in Melbourne. Why not take your fitness to the next level this summer with guidance from one of the world’s great Grand Masters. Places are limited and you must book before November 3rd.

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Universal Peace Function November 23rd 2017

Posted by on 17 Jul 2017 in Homepage, News | 0 comments

2017 marks the 40 year anniversary of Universal Peace in Australia. To celebrate, our function will be held on November 23rd, at Pullman East Melbourne, 7 pm – 11 pm. 7 – 7:30 pm will be pre-dinner drinks; 7:30pm – 11pm dinner, demo, speeches, entertainment. Grand Master Kimm and the function committee are pleased to invite you, your family, friends and colleagues to this special event.

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Grand Master Hur-Nan Kimm’s 81st Birthday

Posted by on 17 Feb 2016 in Homepage, News | 0 comments

Grand Master Hur-Nan Kimm had an informal gathering to help celebrate his 81st Birthday. It was a fantastic night with lots of good food and light entertainment.

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The Niigatta Seminar

Posted by on 23 Sep 2015 in Homepage | 0 comments

My most recent trip to Korea and Japan was for 5 weeks at the end of 2014. It was very busy, very positive and time went very quickly. I was fortunate to be invited by Kim Hak Jae founder of the Earth Life Environment Remediation Association and Mrs Maumi, Chairperson of the Japanese branch of the Earth Life Environment Remediation Association.

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Exploring Niigatta

Posted by on 23 Sep 2015 in Homepage | 0 comments

At the end of each of the long seminar days we explored the food culture of the area close to our accommodation. We were impressed by the high quality and great variety of food available.

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