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The Moo Duk Kwan's history predated Tae Kwon Do and is intricately entwined with the birth and growth of Tae Kwon Do.

 

Phil Duncan

Phil Duncan serves as the Executive Administrator of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® providing and coordinating support services for the U.S. Federation Board, the Kwan Jang Nim, the U.S. Technical Advisory Committee, U.S. Regional Officials, U.S. Members, the Board Directors of the charitable non-profit U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan FOUNDATION and the World Moo Duk Kwan. He can be contacted at National Member Headquarters or philduncan@soobahkdo.com or (888) SOO-BAHK

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
Albert Pike

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Moo Duk Kwan® School Proudly Remembers Frank Trojanowiz Dan Bon#13333

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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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...

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Moo Duk Kwan® School Proudly Remembers John J. Basso, Esq., Dan Bon #38982

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Memorials | 0 comments

Reading Time: 3 minutes John Joseph Basso, Esq., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday May 22, 2016, after a long illness surrounded by his wife and children. He was 63 years old. John was married to Kathleen (Mueller) Basso of St. Louis, MO for 5 days shy of 33 years. John was a PROUD father to three adult sons Raphael John Basso, Luke Henry Basso, and Zachary Emmett Basso. He was a stand-in father to his nieces Corie, Elaina, Gina, and Chrissy, whom he thought of as daughters. He is survived by his brother Donato Basso, II, his sisters,...

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Kee Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan® Founder, Part 2
1950-1959

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in 1950, 1950's, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1953-1961, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, Hwang Kee, Moo Duk Kwan Founder, Moo Duk Kwan School | 0 comments

Kee Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan® Founder, Part 21950-1959

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Hwang Kee Timeline

Kee Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan® Founder, Part 2 (1950’s) in a series of timelines about his life and the history of his Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school.

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The World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers Master Jack Helfgott, Dan Bon #26104

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Memorials | 0 comments

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe World Moo Duk Kwan® School Proudly Remembers Master Jack Helfgott, Dan Bon #26104 Jack Helfgott, Age 63, resided in Edison, New Jersey, 02/22/1952 – 11/1/2015, Moo Duk Kwan Master, Dan Bon #26104 Master Helfgott, known among the Career and Technical Education for his dedication to teaching the Video and editing arts, had a extensive career in education.  He completed his Master of Education degree at Seton Hall University, in Educational/Instructional Technology, received his Bachelor of Arts in Education at The...

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Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang- Moo Duk Kwan® History

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 in H.C. Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan Leaders, Moo Duk Kwan School, Moo Duk Kwan Successor | Comments Off on Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang- Moo Duk Kwan® History

Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang- Moo Duk Kwan® History

Reading Time: 49 minutes Kwan Jang Nim of Moo Duk Kwan® Martial art Organization H.C. (Hyun Chul) Hwang Dan Bon#509 This historical project would not have been possible without the guidance and historical input of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang. Written by Steven Lemner (Dan Bon 23703) Proof reading and historical input by Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang (Dan Bon 509) Proof reading and historical input by Frank Bonsignore, Sa Bom Nim (Dan Bon 15805 ) Layout ,web design and proof reading by  Master Roberto Bonefont Sr. (Dan Bon  13927 ) Layout and web...

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Kee Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan® Founder, Part 1
1914-1949

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 in 1910-1945, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914-1944, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, Hwang Kee, Moo Duk Kwan School | 0 comments

Kee Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan® Founder, Part 11914-1949

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Hwang Kee Timeline

Kee Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan® Founder, Part 1 (1914-1949) in a series of timelines about his life and the history of his Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school.

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

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 in 1990, 1990's, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2000's, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2015, Hwang Kee, Moo Duk Kwan Founder, Moo Duk Kwan School | 0 comments

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.

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Kee Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan® Founder, Part 5
1980-1989

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in 1980, 1980's, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, Hwang Kee, Moo Duk Kwan Founder, Moo Duk Kwan School | Comments Off on Kee Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan® Founder, Part 5
1980-1989

Kee Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan® Founder, Part 51980-1989

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Hwang Kee Timeline

Kee Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan® Founder, Part 5 (1980’s) in a series of timelines about his life and the history of his Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school.

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