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Kee Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan® Founder, Part 6
1990-2002

Kee Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan® Founder, Part 61990-2002
This entry is part of 6 in the series Hwang Kee Timeline

Kee Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan® Founder, Part 6 (1990’s) in a series of timelines about his life and the history of his Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school.    Click on the hyperlinks to see historic photos in the history of the Moo Duk Kwan®

Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee

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1990's

1990 January: Announces “Mission 2000”, along with long range plan for the future of the Moo Duk Kwan.

Mission 2000

By Founder Hwang Kee

Mission 2000 is a statement of goals or ends that comprises a vision of the

global impact of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan by the Founder Hwang Kee.

It includes six objectives, ends or outcome statements or policies delivered to

U.S. Federation members in 1989.

1. Human Relationships (Internal – U.S.): Continue to develop the

atmosphere of respect, courtesy, friendship, brotherhood,

cooperation, goodwill within the Soo Bahk Do Membership.

2. Human Relationships (external – Global): The atmosphere

identified in number one should become consistent throughout the

world. The U.S. should be the leading energy force developing this

atmosphere.

3. Moo Do Organization: We are a martial (Moo Do) organization and

we must continue to develop properly.

4. Administration of the Organization: The officers and the Board of

Directors should take a more active role regarding the administration

of the Federation.

5. Members’ Organization: This is a members’ organization. We must

all work to produce a caring and helpful atmosphere for mutual

benefit.

6. Financial Stability: We should take a more aggressive approach

toward creating a more financially stable organization.

The Founder with H.C. Hwang (509) and Hong Yong Gi (4142).

The Founder with H.C. Hwang (509) and Hong Yong Gi (9193).

1990 March: Conducted International Seminar, London, England.

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Clinics with H.C. Hwang (509) in England. Sandra Russell (21351) is assisting

Clinics with H.C. Hwang (509) in England. Sandra Russell (21351) is assisting

Meeting of European Moo Duk Kwan representatives in London. Romano Yap (17724) standing far left. Han Eung Gyo (1369) seated. H.C. Hwang (509). Hong Yong Gi (4142). Gianni Anile (21328).

Meeting of European Moo Duk Kwan representatives in London. Romano Yap (17724) standing far left. Han Eung Gyo (1369) seated. H.C. Hwang (509). Hong Yong Gi (9193). Gianni Anile (21328).

1990 March: Conducted National Clinics in Belgium, Italy, and Greece.

Meeting with Italian members regarding Kang Uk Lee conflicts.

Meeting with Italian members regarding Kang Uk Lee conflicts.

1990 April: Organized special Ko Dan Ja meeting of Korean Soo Bahk Do Association Moo Duk Kwan in Korea.

Seminars with the Founder in Korea. Left to right; Song Gyu Hwa, Kim Yong Duk (2), Shin Kwan Yong (440), Choi Hee Seok (5), Kim Du Ryeol (5998).

Seminars with the Founder in Korea. Left to right; Song Gyu Hwa, Kim Yong Duk (2), Shin Kwan Yong (440), Choi Hee Seok (5), Kim Du Ryeol (5998).

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Clinics with Founder at the MDK Headquarters in Korea. Hwang Dal Ho (22225) and Oh Moon Seop (20943) are seated in front. Kim Yu Eup (24015), Chun Kwan Ho and Kim Jong Hwan (18051) seated in second row.

 

1991 March: Conducted the FIRST Yuk Ro clinics presenting material and movements translated from the Moo Yei Do Bo Tong Ji.

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1991 December: International demonstration and clinic, Mar Del Plata, Argentina.

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Argentinian members with Francisco Blotta (19455). Ricardo Giorgi (27516) kneeling on far left. Ricardo Longinotti (22616) standing third from right.

Argentinian members with Francisco Blotta (19455). Ricardo Giorgi (27516) kneeling on far left. Ricardo Longinotti (22616) standing third from right.

1992 March: Authored & published 424 pages of Soo Bahk Do (Korean Version) describing the Yuk Ro, Ship Dan Keum and Hwa Sun movements from the Moo Yei Do Bo Tong Ji.

 

Korean Version of the Yuk Ro and Ship Dan Khum hyungs

 

 

 

Original Korean Version

Volume 1 by Hwang Kee

Volume 1 by Hwang Kee English Version

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2nd printing of Volume 1 English Version

 

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Another 2nd Printing of Korean Version of Hwang Kee's work on Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan

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1992 March: Conducted Yuk Ro and Chil Sung Hyung clinics, Headquarters, Seoul, Korea.

Clinic with Founder at MDK Headquarters in Korea. Standing left to right; Chun Kwan Ho, Kim Jong Hwan (18051), Oh Moon Seop (20943), Han Chi Seop (17453), Choi Ki Un (22360). Kneeling left to right; Kim Jin Oh, Kim Yu Eup (24015). Seated on floor; Hwang Dal Ho (22225).

Clinic with Founder at MDK Headquarters in Korea. Standing left to right; Chun Kwan Ho, Kim Jong Hwan (18051), Oh Moon Seop (20943), Han Chi Seop (17453), Choi Ki Un (22360). Kneeling left to right; Kim Jin Oh, Kim Yu Eup (24015). Seated on floor; Hwang Dal Ho (22225).

1992 June: Attended the International Demonstration and Clinics at Athens, Greece.

Clinics with H.C. Hwang (509) in Greece.

Clinics with H.C. Hwang (509) in Greece.

1992 November: Published Soo Bahk Do (Tang Soo Do) Volume II (English Version of Soo Bahk Do Dae Kham).

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1993: Presented an award for “his Contributions to better human relations” by the New York Korean Association.

1993 April: Conducted the annual European clinic, Bruxelles, Belgium.

1993 June: Published History of Moo Duk Kwan (Korean Version).

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English Version

 

1993 August: Published Moo Do Chul Hahk ( Korean Version).

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English Version of Moo Do Chul Hahk

 

1993 August: Published Instructional Guides for Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan (4 Volumes).

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1993 November: The 1st Youth Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Goodwill Championship, Zurich, Switzerland.

1994 February: Official announcement of the Moo Duk Kwan 50th Anniversary event in Seoul, Korea.

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1994 June: Annual European Clinic and meeting for preparing the European Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Bruxelles, Belgium.

1994 September: International Youth Goodwill Championship, Zurich, Switzerland.

1994 September: Official birth of the European Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Zurich, Switzerland

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1994 October: Appointed Task force member for future Mexican National Moo Duk Kwan Federation.

Founder, pictured here with the delegation from Mexico, Guzman Sa bom Nim, the designee for Mexico is on the left of the Founder.

1994 October: Last time Hwang Kee attends the Ko Dan Ja, in the United States.

1994 December: Published Limited Edition for the Instructional Guides (Hardcover, all four volumes).

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Limited Edition of the Instructional Guides.

Limited Edition of the Instructional Guides.

1995 January: Sponsored Technical Advisory Committee meeting, San Diego, California .

Here is a current listing of Technical Advisory Committee members who support this function in the U.S. Federation:

  • Cash Cooper, Sa Bom Nim – TAC Chair – Region 8 Oversight
  • Kris Poole, Sa Bom Nim – TAC Shim Gung Bu – Region 9 Oversight
  • Dae Kyu Jang, Sa Bom Nim – TAC Shim Gung Bu – Region 7 Oversight
  • Jennifer Gibbons, Sa Bom Nim – TAC Shim Gung Bu – Region 4 Oversight
  • Bill Nelson, Sa Bom Nim – TAC Neh Gung Bu – Region 1 Oversight
  • Lisa Kozak, Sa Bom Nim – TAC Neh Gung Bu – Region 3 Oversight
  • Josh Lockwood, Sa Bom Nim – TAC Neh Gung Bu – Region 5 Oversight
  • Daymon Kenyon, Sa Bom Nim – TAC Weh Gung Bu – Region 10 Oversight
  • Craig Hays, Sa Bom Nim – TAC Weh Gung Bu – Region 2 Oversight
  • Jeff Griggs, Sa Bom Nim – TAC Weh Gung Bu – Region 6 Oversight

Some photos of various Federation Officials and Instructors who have supported the Moo Duk Kwan and the Founder's Mission 2000, there are many, many others, to many to mention or show here, but we are very grateful for their involvement and action:

 

1995 April: 1st European Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation Clinic and meeting.

1995: History of the Moo Duk Kwan (English Version).  See Above.

1995 September: 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Moo Duk Kwan, Seoul, Korea Culture and Educational Center, Seoul, Korea.

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1996 August 3rd: The U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation Inc. changed its name to the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation Inc.

Moo Duk kwan Fist Trademark

Moo Duk kwan Fist Trademark

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A photo showing the Founder, Hwang Kee after a Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Springfield NJ, I believe this is where the announcement in the change of name was addressed.

 

1997 October 14th: Mrs. Hwang Kee, Cho Kyung Kap passes away at the age of 83 (married to Hwang Kee for 69 years)

Mrs. Hwang Kee (maiden name: Cho, Kyong Kap) during 1979.

Mrs. Hwang Kee (maiden name: Cho, Kyong Kap) during 1979.

2000's

2000 October: 55th Anniversary Celebration of the Moo Duk Kwan. -Millennium visit to Seoul, Korea for Hwang Kee from Worldwide students.

2000 November: 1st Moment with the Masters held with Ko Dan Ja testing.

2002 October: 1st Korean Ko Dan Ja week long Testing at Dae Doon Mountain.

2002 July 14th: Hwang Kee passes away. ( 88/89 yrs old **depending on Korean birth traditions)

 

In accordance with U.S. Federation Charter & Bylaws, Hwang Kee's successor was previously named in a sealed document entrusted to the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®

The United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® Board of Directors later re-confirmed and documented the legitimacy of the transition of the Moo Duk Kwan® presidency to H.C. Hwang, Kwan Jang Nim.

Resolution Affirming the Appointment of H.C. Hwang as Life-President
of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Inc.

WHEREAS,

Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee, who founded the Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan martial art system and served as the life President of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Inc. passed July 14, 2002, 7:05pm in Seoul, Korea;

WHEREAS,

Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee named his successor in a sealed document retained in a safety deposit box of the First Union Bank, Springfield, New Jersey, USA;

WHEREAS,

as specified and in accordance with the Charter and bylaws of the US Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Inc. the document naming the successor to Kwan Jang Nim, signed by Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee, was opened, witnessed and confirmed August 1, 2002 by Lee Schumacher Sa Bom Nim, Chair of the Board of Directors, Mary Ann Walsh Sa Bom Nim representing the Technical Advisory Committee, Hyun Chul (Jin Mun) Hwang Sa Bom Nim, U.S. Designee, and other senior dan members and officials;

WHEREAS,

the translation of the succession document was confirmed by a member of the Senior Advisory Committee, Wha Yong Chung Sa Bom Nim in a public statement made at the National Championships August 3, 2002;

WHEREAS,

the succession document naming Hyun Chul (Jin Mun) Hwang as Kwan Jang Nim and subsequent confirmation of Hyun Chul (Jin Mun) Hwang as the named successor to Kwan Jang Nim are a matter of public record in statements read at the 2002 National Championships and published and disseminated to the general membership in the Fall 2002 newsletter of the US Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Inc.;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

that the Board of Directors of the US Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Inc. publicly affirms the authenticity and validity of the succession of Hyun Chul (Jin Mun) Hwang as Kwan Jang Nim of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan and his appointment as life-President of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Inc.

James Donnelly,
Chairman,
Board of Directors

[Adopted Unanimously 07-20-2005 Board of Directors]


 

Hwang Kee's life work continues to be celebrated by Moo Duk Kwan® alumni and current supporters

2005: 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Moo Duk Kwan, Sok Cho, Korea.

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2010: 65th Anniversary Celebration of the Moo Duk Kwan, Kyung Ju, Korea.

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2015: 70th Annivesary of the Moo Duk Kwan, Korea (Worldwide)

THANK YOU GRANDMASTER AND FOUNDER HWANG KEE FOR PROVIDING US WITH

70 YEARS OF MOO DO EXCELLENCE.

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70th Anniversary Challenge Chip Side 2

 

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Roberto Bonefont

Roberto Bonefont

Began training in 1967 at the age of 16, as a member of the Brooklyn Highland Park Y.M.C.A., under the guidance and training of Mr. Mike Masley, Jr., Dan Bon 10180, and tested for Cho Dan on June 18, 1969.  Now a certified 4th Dan Ko Dan Ja, and was issued his original testing date Dan Bon 13927 by Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang based on his petition to honor that date and evidence showing Mr. Mike Masley and his instructors,  Mr. Robert Sohn, Dan Bon 6037 and Mr. Vincent Nunno, Dan Bon 7291, were legitimate representatives of the Founder, and Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee and the Korean Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Association in 1969.
Roberto Bonefont

Soo Bahk Do Institute