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World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers John A, Dellapia, Sa Bom Nim Dan Bon #14363

Posted by on Sep 27, 2019 in Featured, Front Page News, Memorials, Moo Duk Kwan School | 0 comments

This entry is part 4 of 14 in the series Moo Duk Kwan Memorials

World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers June C. Perusse, Dan Bon 42847

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Front Page News | 0 comments

 

 

 

 

 

June C. Perusse  August 03, 1938 – May 17, 2019
Kingston – June C. Perusse, 80, of Kingston, NY (and a former longtime resident of Kerhonkson) died at her home surrounded by her loving family on May 17, 2019. She was affectionately known as “Grammy” and “Joonbug”. She was born in Queens, NY on August 3, 1938, the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Pero Sohl. June worked for the Long Island Lighting Company before she decided to stay home and start a family. After many years, June moved upstate where she made many lasting friendships. She was an animal lover and donated regularly to the ASPCA and the Humane Society. She loved to laugh and be silly, but she was also strong and determined when she needed to be.
As a testament of her determination, in 2004, at the age of 66, she tested for and earned her first degree black belt in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan®.

Mrs. June *Granny” C. Perusse and her son John Perusse, Sa Bom Nim at his dojang in Kingston, NY

With her grandson, Mason.

Her friends who took great care of her during her courageous battle with cancer, and at Kingston Hospital, often said June’s laughter was infectious. June loved spending time with her best friend and caregiver Renee Mensche. June was so proud of her family and would light up a smile when she was around her grandchildren. June was pre-deceased by her husband of 32 years, Richard O. Perusse on February 4, 2015. June is survived by her two sons Stephen F. Mulholland (Gail) of Florida, John J. Perusse (Alexis) of Kingston, four daughters Julie A. Kelleher (Jeffrey) of Saratoga Springs, Jennifer L. Mulholland of Kingston, Dawn P. Countryman (Dana) of Wallkill, and Lauri A. Mulholland (Dave Smith) of Accord,and a step-son Charles E. Perusse (Wendy) of North Carollna. June is also survived by three brothers, Charles Sohl (Judy) of PA, James Sohl (Jeannie) of Florida, and John Sohl (Donna) of Deer Park. June is survived by her grandchildren Ashley, Jordan, Jessica, Kacey, Lauren, Caitlin, Tyler, Mason, Tori, Michelle, Matthew, Griffin and Keaton. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and her beloved pets Jorja and Birdie Girl.
Visitation for family and friends will be 1 to 4 PM Tuesday May 21 at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. At 4 PM following the visitation Rev. Arlene Dawber will officiate her funeral service. Cremation will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to Ulster County SPCA, 20 Wiedy Road, Kingston, NY 12401 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

World Moo Duk Kwan Proudly Remembers Lim Thian Lok Sa Bom Nim DB 23321

Posted by on May 12, 2019 in Moo Duk Kwan School | 0 comments

 

The World Moo Duk Kwan proudly remembers Lim, Thian Lok Sa Bom Nim, who is  recently (May 8th) passed away in Malaysia.  It is with great sadness and sincere condolences that Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang announces his passing.

“Lim, Thian Lok Sa Bom (DB 23321) is one of founding member for the South East Asian Leadership Seminars (SEALS) and he was based in Limbang, Sarawak, Malaysia.  He also have served the WMDK as a Designee for the Malaysia Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan for the last 11 years. His leadership were recognized by all instructors and members in Malaysia as well as South East Asian region.  The World Moo Duk Kwan will miss him.  Our sincere thoughts are with his wife Sandra and family”.

In Moo Duk Kwan,

HC Hwang,

The Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan in Malaysia has a long membership history below are some historical photographs of times when the Founder, Hwang Kee, visited Malaysia during its infancy dating back to 1969 and 1972.

Founder Hwang Kee arriving at Airport and greeted by members of the Malaysian Soo Bahk Do (Tang Soo Do) Moo Duk Kwan. The founder welcome by members and officials of the Sibu Tang Soo Do Association in 1972.

The founder attending the Malaysia Nationals at Kuching, Sarawak in 1972.

The founder's visit to Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia on 1972. He is seated at the center with Dr. Y.Y. Lee (13418, seated the second from left). Standing the 4th from left are Kang Uk Lee (70), Kyu Sik Shin (724), and Myung Seok Seo (2322) at the Dr. Y.Y. Lee's house.

Wha Young Chung (410) and his students from Malaysia during 1969

Hwang Kee KJN visit Malaysia in 1969. Kyu Sik Shin (724) is shown in this photo.

Hwang Kee KJN's visit to Malaysia in 1969. Kyu Sik Shin (724) and his wife are seated with the KJN.

 

World Moo Duk Kwan School® Proudly Remembers Master Scott P. Healy

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in 2019 | 0 comments

With deep and sincere sorrow we announce the passing of Mr. Scott P. Healy, of Grahamville, New York.

Scott P. Healy, 57, of Grahamsville, passed away on February 21, 2019, following a long illness. Born in Yonkers and raised in the Bronx, he was the son of the late John and Aevin Healy.

Scott P. Healy, 57, of Grahamsville, passed away on February 21, 2019, following a long illness. Born in Yonkers and raised in the Bronx, he was the son of the late John and Aevin Healy.

He earned two Associate's degrees from Sullivan County Community College, where he began his career as an instructor in 1987. He continued on to receive his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Liberal Studies/Media Arts from SUNY Empire State College, which earned him the title of full professor at Sullivan County Community College. He was awarded the coveted Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013. He was passionate about teaching and gave one hundred and ten percent of himself to his students. He cared deeply about their achievements and took pride in their successes.

He was a devoted father of three boys, Brennan, age 19, Aidan, age 15 and Liam, age 10. He took immense pride in their achievements and could always be found on the sidelines of their many athletic events, snapping amazing photographs! The boys were his world and Scott spent much of his free time enjoying their company.

Scott was an avid photographer and held a fourth-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. He loved scuba diving, hiking and playing music with his friends.  Scott was an old Hong's black belt like myself that in spite of his cancer Scott did crunches until he was too ill.  A die hard martial artist. Also he was the head of the Media Arts and the Digital Story Telling program at SUNY Sullivan.

He is survived by his children: Brennan, Aidan and Liam Healy, siblings: Stephen, Kathleen and Kevin Healy, and predeceased by his brother Brian Healy. The family wishes to thank everyone for their incredible support and generosity during his extended illness.

A viewing will be held on Friday, March 8th from 6-8 p.m. at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne, NY. A celebration of Scott's life will be held on Saturday March 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the same location.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Scott Healy Memorial Fund to be used for his children's education, in care of Catskill Hudson Bank, P.O. Box 225, Grahamsville, NY 12740.

Arrangements under the care of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, for further information, please call 845-434-7363 or visit www.colonialbryantfuneralhome.com

 

Moo Duk Kwan® School Proudly Remembers Mr. Noah Lange Dan Bon #47891

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Memorials, Moo Duk Kwan School | 0 comments

 

The World Moo Duk Kwan Proudly Remembers…

Mr. Noah Lange – Dan Bon #47891

February 8, 2002 – July 18, 2017

REST IN PEACE

 

Noah Lange, Dan Bon#47891, passed away unexpectedly on July 18th at the age of 15 years old.  Noah began Soo Bahk Do with Mary Williamson when in the 2nd grade.  He loved taking classes with his friends and putting on demonstrations to promote Soo Bahk Do.  He earned is Dan rank on April 21, 2012.  Noah was extremely proud of this accomplishment.  Noah used the discipline he learned as a Dan to become a better leader in the other groups and organizations he was a member of; Children of the American Revolution, Boy Scout Troop 10 (Noah earned his Eagle Scout rank), Chattahoochee Marching Band and his church youth group to name a few.  Noah was a kind, caring, compassionate, giving, talented and funny young man who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Respectfully submitted for

Michelle K. Lange

 

HAPPY 71ST ANNIVERSARY MOO DUK KWAN

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Moo Duk Kwan, Moo Duk Kwan School | 0 comments

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HAPPY 71ST ANNIVERSARY TO ALL WORLDWIDE MOO DUK KWAN MEMBERS, LET'S CONTINUE TO SPREAD THE ART AND OUR MOO DO PHILOSOPHY.

Moo Duk Kwan® School Proudly Remembers Eveline Moy Chin Dan Bon #47982

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Memorials, Moo Duk Kwan School | 0 comments

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Eveline Moy Chin

 December 18, 1927 – May 3, 2015

Mrs. Chin's primary instructor has been Gene Riggs, Sa bom Nim, Dan Bon # 26263, since she entered the Moo Duk Kwan discipline in March of 2008, and received her 8th Gup in Sept of 2008.

Mrs. Chin was promoted to E Dan in 2014 under Dan Bon #47982.

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Obituary for Eveline Moy Chin

Devoted wife, cherished mother, beloved grandmother and great-grandmother, Eveline Moy Chin, age 87, passed away in Marshall, TX on May 3, 2015. Eveline was born on December 18, 1927 in Boston, MA. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas W. F. Chin; Her parents, Goon Ark and You Shee Moy; her siblings, Jean, William, Thomas and Ruth and one niece, Ruby. Eveline is survived by her children, Ronald D. Chin and his wife, Heather; Karen B. Chin and her husband, Steven Kelly; Gary D. Chin and his wife, Anne; and Laura C. Darrach and her husband, Gregg. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Meaghan Cain and her husband, Trevor; Joshua, Jessica, and Michael Darrach, Thomas and Emily Chin; her great-grandchildren, Tristin, Tre, Mya, Maci and Skyler; nieces and nephews, Madeleine, Charley, James, Claire, Beverly Ann, Stanley, Robert and her beloved 15 year old cat, Tandy. Eveline was an active member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, enjoyed Karate and recently earned her 2nd Degree Black Belt in November, 2014 at age 86. She loved to cook, bake, knit/crochet and spent many hours watching the cooking channels, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. A celebration of Eveline's life will be held on Friday evening at 6:00pm, May 8, 2015 at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Marshall, Texas with Bro. Scott Tagert officiating. She will be laid to rest at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA next to her husband. In lieu of flowers, please send donations “In Memory of Eveline M. Chin” to Healing Touch Worldwide Foundation at www.HTWFoundation.org.

Personal Message from Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in 2016, Featured, H.C. Hwang | 0 comments

As many of you may know, the Kwan Jang Nim is constantly traveling around the world to spread the art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan, to increase its visibility and to standardize the art and the World Moo Duk Kwan for everyone.   With the recent loss of our Charter Member and Hu Kyun In, Robert Shipley, III, Sa Bom Nim, the Kwan Jang Nim wanted to share his thoughts on this tremendous loss for the World Moo Duk Kwan.

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Shipley Sa Bom Nim was a special friend of mine since I met him in 1965.
He spoke, wrote and understood the Korean culture more than native Koreans in some areas.  He is great part of our living history of the Art and loyal to the Moo Duk Kwan by his actions. He will be truly missed by children, young men and women, and all ages worldwide.”

Kwan Jang Nim H.C, Hwang on the left sitting with Shipley SBN (4825) on the right in Arosa Switzerland, 3.8.16, photo courtesy of Stephanie Spoerri, SBN.

 

 

Moo Duk Kwan® School Proudly Remembers Robert Shipley, III, Sa Bom Nim, Dan Bon #4825, Charter Member and Hu Kyun In

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Memorials | 0 comments

This entry is part 3 of 14 in the series Moo Duk Kwan Memorials

See a Memorial Tribute to Sa Bom Nim Shipley by the Swiss Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan, click on the link below, and many thanks to Urs Spoerri, Sa bom Nim.

Shipley SBN 2016 from Urs Spoerri on Vimeo.

We deeply regret the loss of Robert Shipley, III, Sa bom Nim, who passed away yesterday afternoon surrounding by his family and loved ones.  Announcement came from Camas Karate by Anna Oulashin, Sa bom Nim.

 

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E Dan Yup Podo Cha Gi demonstration by Robet Shipley (4825) during 1969 in Hawaii, USA.

Robert Shipley, III was involved in the formation of the US SBDMDK Federation, and was a Charter Member of the Federation and appointed Hu Kyun In.

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The Charter Convention at the Hilton Hotel in JFK, NY on June 28, 1975

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The 1975 US Charter Convention clinic: Stand Rear; Robert Rondelli (17416), Psyche Smith (18143), Jame Lee (14317), Greg William (11695), Carl Jenkins (18983), Ron Savage (15879), Dennis Miller (18430), Peter Canciani (18911). Stand second row; CS Kim (2457), Paul Johnson (), Warren Adams (), Jeff Moonitz (17650), Andy Ahpo (10187), Joe Weeks (3596), Frank Bonsignore (15805), Arthur Pryor (), Benjamin Cortese (11689), Larry Seiberlich (1815), HC Hwang (509). The 3rd row seated; Robert Fernandes, Jr.,(17927), Holly Whitehouse (18943), Robert Fernandez, Sr. (14464), The founder, James Rushton (4130), Victor Martinov (10189), Fred Kenyon (14345), Young Ki Hong (9193). Bottom row seated; Joyce Keyes (19448), Russ Hanke (4137), Robert Beaudoin (5661), Ki Yul Yu (5311), Frank Trojanowiz (13333), Robert Shipley (4825).

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Appointed Hu Kyun In in 2005.

Shipley Sa Bom Nim participating in the Swiss Summer Camp 2016

Swiss Summer Camp 2016

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REST IN PEACE SA BOM NIM

His beloved mountain, Piz Beverin. He even climbed it!!

Special thanks to James Pumarejo, Sa Bom Nim for the historical photos, and those who posted many of these photos on Facebook.

 

Moo Duk Kwan® School Proudly Remembers Master Frank Trojanowiz Dan Bon#13333, Charter Member

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Memorials, Moo Duk Kwan School | 0 comments

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Frank Trojanowicz, 75, of South Scranton, died Saturday surrounded by his family after a brief illness. His wife of 51 years is the former Nancy Coolbaugh.

Born in Dickson City, son of the late Josephine Trojanowicz, Frank was a graduate of Dickson City High School. He was an Army veteran and an avid outdoorsman.

Frank began his instructional career in the early 1960s, teaching one of the first Korean (Tang Soo Do) karate classes in the Northeast at the local YMCA in downtown Scranton. From that point, he continued to plant the seeds of what would become a forest of well-known and highly respected students, master instructors and other grandmasters of karate. Several of these men and women would eventually become internationally famous for their martial art feats and abilities.

The 1975 US Charter Convention clinic: Stand Rear; Robert Rondelli (17416), Psyche Smith (18143), Jame Lee (14317), Greg William (11695), Carl Jenkins (18983), Ron Savage (15879), Dennis Miller (18430), Peter Canciani (18911). Stand second row; CS Kim (2457), Paul Johnson (), Warren Adams (), Jeff Moonitz (17650), Andy Ahpo (10187), Joe Weeks (3596), Frank Bonsignore (15805), Arthur Pryor (), Benjamin Cortese (11689), Larry Seiberlich (1815), HC Hwang (509). The 3rd row seated; Robert Fernandes, Jr.,(17927), Holly Whitehouse (18943), Robert Fernandez, Sr. (14464), The founder, James Rushton (4130), Victor Martinov (10189), Fred Kenyon (14345), Young Ki Hong (9193). Bottom row seated; Joyce Keyes (19448), Russ Hanke (4137), Robert Beaudoin (5661), Ki Yul Yu (5311), Frank Trojanowiz (13333), Robert Shipley (4825).

The 1975 US Charter Convention clinic: Stand Rear; Robert Rondelli (17416), Psyche Smith (18143), Jame Lee (14317), Greg William (11695), Carl Jenkins (18983), Ron Savage (15879), Dennis Miller (18430), Peter Canciani (18911). Stand second row; CS Kim (2457), Paul Johnson (), Warren Adams (), Jeff Moonitz (17650), Andy Ahpo (10187), Joe Weeks (3596), Frank Bonsignore (15805), Arthur Pryor (), Benjamin Cortese (11689), Larry Seiberlich (1815), HC Hwang (509). The 3rd row seated; Robert Fernandes, Jr.,(17927), Holly Whitehouse (18943), Robert Fernandez, Sr. (14464), The founder, James Rushton (4130), Victor Martinov (10189), Fred Kenyon (14345), Young Ki Hong (9193). Bottom row seated; Joyce Keyes (19448), Russ Hanke (4137), Robert Beaudoin (5661), Ki Yul Yu (5311), Frank Trojanowiz (13333), Robert Shipley (4825).

In those early years, the “Art of Karate” was mostly unheard of and hardly understood. As karate was slowly gaining recognition throughout the country in the mid-1960s and early 1970s, Frank Trojanowicz, as he was known then, was instrumental in introducing many Korean and American martial artists that would later become famous in their own right. He is listed in textbook encyclopedias of the original martial arts, among others, as being influential in the traditions and historical development of karate as an authentic pioneer in karate in North America. He was always unwilling to use his rank and status for self-promotion or public acclaim.

Before acquiring his grandmaster rank and status, he was respected and admired worldwide by those who knew him or had heard of him. He was first an officer and later president of the American Tang Soo Do Association in the 1960s. Later, a master instructor with the Korean Tang Soo Do Association in the 1970s, and after that a senior master instructor with what became known as the U.S. Tang Soo Do/Moo Duk Kwan Federation in the 1980s. In 1982, he became a charter member of the World Tang Soo Do Association. The predeceased legendary teacher of Chuck Norris once said that Frank Trojanowicz was the “best” technician he had ever taught.

Grandmaster Trojanowicz was deeply and sincerely a private man who did not seek attention or recognition for himself, but unselfishly cast light on others. In spite of many hardships, disappointments and discouraging setbacks, he never gave up or put anyone else down. Examples too numerous to mention give credit to his generous spirit in allowing others to be awarded for success and accomplishments that he had promoted or engineered himself. Even as he watched the growth of commercial and sport karate, and the proliferation of questionable ranks and promotions, he always stayed true to his practice of giving others the benefit of any doubt.

Having been affiliated with martial art associations, federations and associations throughout his life, he turned to enjoy a more independent practice for himself and his students in 1994 while maintaining his local, but still well-known Scranton Karate School, and continued to enjoy the respect and recognition of martial artists near and far.

Perhaps one of the most important things he will be remembered for among his family, friends and students is the exemplary manner in which he lived his entire life in the martial arts and abiding by the traditional codes and tenets of karate. He stood by these ideals in such a steadfast manner, that his most loyal and faithful students always appreciated his core authenticity even as it may have been misunderstood and undervalued by others.

Grandmaster Trojanowicz possessed the integrity, the perseverance, humility and an indomitable spirit that encouraged the heartfelt respect and loyal obedience to his authority that others continue to emulate in the Way of Karate.

The legacy of the Scranton Karate School will live on with the knowledge and guidance passed down to his granddaughter, Master Samantha Kenney.

Also surviving are four daughters, Rebecca Kenney and husband, Robert, Scranton; Sharon Bonning and companion, John Notchick, Simpson; Cindy Poland and husband, Howard, Philadelphia; and Carrie Trojanowicz, at home; a son, Frank Brian Trojanowicz, at home; six grandchildren, Justine and husband, Dustin; Sami, Kerstan, Sydney, Emily and Zachary; three great-grandchildren, Addyson, Richard and Dawson; two brothers, Anthony and Joseph Trojanowicz, and many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, John; and two sisters, Regina Trojanowicz and Frances Trojanowicz.

Private funeral services to celebrate Frank's life will be from the Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave., Scranton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Speranza Animal Rescue, 1216 Brandt Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
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