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Fist_Only_Transparent_LOGOC97B1_2Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school's public identity and reputation are highly regarded by many practitioners worldwide.

One of the most widely recognized marks of the Moo Duk Kwan® school used by authorized instructors and students to denote their affiliation is the fist logo adopted by Founder Hwang Kee.
Learn more about the history of this legendary and iconic image:
Unfortunately, there are sometimes unscrupulous, unauthorized individuals who use the Moo Duk Kwan® reputation and identity for their own advantage and in doing so misrepresent themselves and their services to the general public. These acts are illegal and can result in arrests, court ordered injunctions and monetary judgments against infringers.
These “Joe Cola” incidents may occur from  ignorance and/or from the malovence of unlicensed instructors or practitioners seeking to capitalize on the Moo Duk Kwan® global identity and reputation earned since 1945.
The World Moo Duk Kwan and its legitimately authorized entities work tirelessly to actively protect the unique public identity of the Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan martial art system.

=== Trademarks ===
Moo Duk KwanUnited States Patent and Trademark Office 3,023,145 and “the fist logoUnited States Patent and Trademark Office 1,446,944 and 3,119,287 are federally registered trademarks of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.

=== Service Marks ===
Soo Bahk DoUnited States Patent and Trademark Office 3,103,190 and the “Soo Bahk Do logoUnited States Patent and Trademark Office 1,811,174 are federally registered service marks of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.

If you have been told that you are training in, or certified in, Moo Duk Kwan and are not currently affiliated with a legitimately authorized World Moo Duk Kwan entity (search them here) please contact us for information about how you can become a member.  email: headquarters@soobahkdo.com
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World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers Master Roberto Daniel Villalba. Dan # 16519

Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Memorials, Moo Duk Kwan School | 0 comments

World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers Master Roberto Daniel Villalba. Dan # 16519
This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Moo Duk Kwan Memorials

Our sincere condolences on the passing of Master Villalba, we send our sincere condolences to his family, friends and his students.  The information below was received from the WMDK Argentina TAC in Spanish below.

The information following was taken from his organization website along with the photos.

La Asociación Argentina de Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan lamenta el fallecimiento del Maestro Villalba, quien La Asociación Argentina de Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan lamenta el fallecimiento del Maestro Villalba, quien fue uno de los introductores de Moo Duk Kwan a nuestro País.

Acompañamos y saludamos con nuestro mas sentido pésame a sus familiares, amigos y alumnos.  fue uno de los introductores de Moo Duk Kwan a nuestro País. Acompañamos y saludamos con nuestro mas sentido pésame a sus familiares, amigos y alumnos.  RIP Master Roberto Daniel Villalba. Dan # 16519,

Grandmaster Villalba travelled to California in 1974 and began studying Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan under Sa Bom Nim Ted Mason who introduced him to Grandmaster Hwang Kee. In association with Gustavo Poletti, Rodolfo (“Tolo”) Arce of Buenos Aires and Francisco Blotta of Mendoza, founded the U.D.A.M. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Association.

The next year, Grandmaster Hwang Kee designated him as the official representative of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan in Argentina. He remained in New Jersey and continued study at the U.S. Tang Soo Do headquarters under Kwan Jang Nim Hyun Chul Hwang, son of the founder and at that time Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee (T.A.C).  In November 1977 he moved to Italy in order to spread Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan as a representative officially chosen by the late Kwan Jang Nim.

In 1982, at the International Moo Duk Kwan tournament held in Atlantic City, NJ, Master Villalba's team took 4th place in the fighting category and second place in the Master's demonstration (behind Master Ho Sik Pak who placed first).

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Grandmaster Villalba was born in 1950 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he first studied Yoga, Judo, and Okinawan Karate. In 1968 he began to learn Chung Do Kwan, a style of Tang Soo Do founded by Grandmaster Won Kuk Lee in 1944. His instructor was Master Han Chang Kim. In December 1969, as a member of a selected team of students, he was introduced to General Choi Hong Hi, who was on an official tour to unify all Korean styles under the ITF.

In 1970, Grandmaster Villalba moved to Mar del Plata city to study Anthropology at the local University and while there, started to teach Judo at the renowned “Instituto Vecchio”. Grasping the opportunity to spread Korean Karate in the territory, Master Han Chang Kim asked him to open a branch. Master Villalba was at that time just a 2nd Gup and thereby became the first non-Korean, autonomous instructor in Argentina. In 1971 he passed his Chodan Dan test under Master Han Chang Kim. The required hyung at his testing were the five Pyong Ahn forms, Pal Che (Bassai Dae) and Chul Ki Cho Dan (Naihanchi).

In 1972, as a 2nd Dan, he opened his own dojang in Mar del Plata, with three branches in the province. Grandmaster Villalba then travelled California in 1974 and began studying Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan under Senior Master Ted Mason who introduced him to Grandmaster Hwang Kee. In association with Gustavo Poletti, Rodolfo (“Tolo”) Arce of Buenos Aires and Francisco Blotta of Mendoza, founded the U.D.A.M. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Association. Sr. Master Villalba with the late Grandmaster Hwang Kee and Grandmaster H. C. Hwang The next year, the late Great Grandmaster Hwang Kee designated him as the official representative of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan in Argentina. He remained in New Jersey and continued study at the U.S. Tang Soo Do headquarters under Master Hyun Chul Hwang, son of the late Grandmaster and at that time Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee (T.A.C).

In November 1977 he moved to Italy in order to spread Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan as a representative officially chosen by the late Kwan Jang Nim. In 1982, at the International Moo Duk Kwan tournament held in Atlantic City, NJ, Master Villalba's team took 4th place in the fighting category and second place in the Master's demonstration (behind Master Ho Sik Pak who placed first). In 1984, he was awarded his Cho Dan in Kendo. Under the auspices of Grandmaster Jae Joon Kim and Master Villalba in association with Master Beom Jhoo Lee of Belgium and Master Peter H. Salm of Holland, founded the European Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation in 1987. In 1990 he was officially designated By Grandmaster Kim as an executive committee member of the American Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Association (currently known as the World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation)

In 1994, along with Masters George Mallios and Kostas Vakallelis of Greece, and Akkouh Moustafa of Belgium, founded the International Tang Su Do Academy (I.T.A.) in Athens, Greece. Senior Master Villalba is currently President of the organization. At the second edition of the Budo awards which took place in Italy at the Hall of Congress of C.O.N.I. (Italian Olympic Committee) under the auspices of the Presidency of the Regional Council of Lazio, and the National Sports Veterans Federation, and with more than three hundred guests in attendance, Sr. Master Villalba was presented with the “Oscar of Budo” award for his career in Martial Arts as well as his 8th Dan. Over the years, Grandmaster Villalba and his organizations have promoted many black belts in different parts of the world such as Europe and North America, with several up to the rank of 7th Dan. In addition to his study of Anthropology, he also has a Masters Degree in Philosophy, specializing in Hinduism and Buddhism, and also wrote two books about Tang Su (Soo) Do, published in Italy in 1991 and 1994.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Roberto Bonefont, Sr., #13927

 

World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers Keiko Mason, Sa Bom Nim, Chil Dan, #19023

Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Memorials, Moo Duk Kwan School | 0 comments

World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers Keiko Mason, Sa Bom Nim, Chil Dan, #19023
This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Moo Duk Kwan Memorials

It is with profound regret and deep condolences that we post this sad news.

Keiko Mason, Sa Bom Nim, a significant contributor to the 75th Anniversary of the Moo Duk Kwan, November 9, 2020.

Keiko Mason, Sa Bom Nim, Chil Dan #19023, Age 85, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 15, 2020, due to health issues.  There was a small private family ceremony.

Ted Mason, Sa Bom Nim, also recognized as a significant contributor to the 75th Anniversary of the Moo Duk Kwan, November 9, 2020.

She is survived by her husband, Ted Mason, Sa Bom Nim, Pahl Dan #12895, her children: Brenda, Michael, Teddy, and Jennifer.  The Mason family is a Moo Duk Kwan Family.  All of the children are either KDJ or Dan members.

The Masons, a Moo Duk Kwan Family.

The Mason Family has been providing quality instruction in Soo Bahk Do/Tang Soo Do to North County San Diego since 1968.  Carlsbad Soo Bahk Do:

Carlsbad Soo Bahk Do updated their phone number.

Keiko Mason, Sa Bom Nim, was one of several women in the Moo Duk Kwan, to achieve Ko Dan Ja level, and has been a dedicated and fierce supporter of the Moo Duk Kwan and the U.S. Federation for decades.  Her service to the Moo Duk Kwan has provided a positive and strong role model for Women in the Moo Duk Kwan, around the world.  She attained great success as an instructor and a Moo Do In role model for her own children, as well as every person she met during her Moo Do career.  Her family has had a long personal relationship, not only with the Founder, Hwang Kee, but also continued that connection with the current Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang.  She achieved Chil Dan in her senior years.   She will be truly missed.  May she rest in eternal peace. SOO BAHK!

(NOTE:  Please note that the delay in posting this sad event was due to respect the privacy of the family, until we received clearance and permission to announce her passing.)

Please enjoy these memories of her service and dedication to the Moo Duk Kwan.

Taken during her Chil Dan evaluation in Ramona, California

Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang recognizing both Ted and Keiko Mason Sa bom nim, for their dedication in service of the Moo Duk Kwan.

 

If you wish to leave condolences, please use the comment section or wish to add a final tribute for Keiko Mason, Sa Bom Nim, use the comment section and they will be added to this page post.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Roberto Bonefont, Sr., #13927

Assistant WMDK webmaster

 

Timeline History of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang

Posted by on Dec 29, 2020 in H.C. Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan School | 0 comments

 

Timeline History of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang

Heir to

Soo Bahk Do (Tang Soo Do) Moo Duk Kwan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By

Steven Lemner

(This project would not haven been possible without the guidance and historical input of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang. Special thanks to Frank Bonsignore, Sa Bom Nim and Master Roberto Bonefont Sr., for their insights and proof reading, and historical input.)

 Kwan Jang Nim

of

Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan

H.C. (Hyun Chul) Hwang

Dan Bon#509

1940's

Hwang Family

Hwang Family

March 4th, 1947 Born Seoul, Korea, (Birth Name: Jin Mun, the second child of five)

1950's

1953 October 26th: Se Hun (Hwang) was born in Yong San Ku, Korea. (future Mrs. H.C. Hwang) They will meet in 1988, New York City, NY.

1954 May 5th: Entering the Moo Duk Kwan Discipline. (7 years old)

1957 October 27th: Promoted to Cho Dan (1st Dan) in the Moo Duk Kwan

(he was the youngest Dan holder at the time in Korea)

1958 October 19th: Promoted to E Dan (2nd Dan)

1959 March: Graduated from Yong San Elementary School

1960's

1961 October 8th: Promoted to Samdan (3rd Dan)

1962 March: Graduated from Sun Rin Middle School

1965 March: Graduated from Yang Jong High School

1965 November 15th: Promoted to Sa Dan (4th Dan) in the Moo Duk Kwan

1966: Member of the Korean Team at the 5th Asian Karate Championship, held in Seoul ,Korea

1969 September: Graduated from the Korean University (Major in Philosophy) also held a great interest in art illustration.

1970's

1970 May 24th,: Promoted to O Dan (5th Dan) and Sa Bom in the Moo Duk Kwan

Head Technical Advisor for the first World Karate Tournament in Tokyo, Japan

1970-1973: Served as head instructor at the Central Moo Duk Kwan Do Jang and at the U.S. Army base in Yong San

1973 May-1974 June: Served as Head Instructor of the Greek Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation

1973 November: Head official at the first Pan-Hellenic Martial Arts Championship in Athens, Greece

1974 June: Invitational Instructor of the United Kingdom Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation

July 1974: Promoted to Yuk Dan in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan.

1974-1975  Moved to United States of America and Opened first Dojang in Springfield, New Jersey.

June 30th, 1975 – July 2002: Serves as the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation (Formerly known as the U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation)

1978 July, 22nd: The first U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Championships, Concord Hotel, NY

 1978 October 26th-28th: The 3rd Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Championships at London, England.  Attended with the U.S. Team members

October 26-28, 1979: U.S. National Convention for Ho Sin Sool / Hyungs standardization

1980's 

1980: November: 2nd U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Championship, Pittsburg, PA.

1981 April: 3rd U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Championship , Roselle Park High School, NJ.

May 1981: Promoted to Chil Dan in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan.

1982 November:  4th U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Championship / Internationals, Atlantic City, NJ.

1982 November:  Attended the special Chil Song Hyung clinic by the founder.

1983 August:  The 2nd Chil Song Hyung clinic by the founder. Kang Uk Lee (70), W.Y. Chung(410), C.I. Kim (475), H.C. Hwang (509), and C.S.Kim (2457) were attended.

1983 November:  Attended 5th, U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Championship, San Diego, CA.

1983 December 4th-7th: The 1st U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa (for 4 days) at Springfield, NJ.  Candidates were; Lloyd Francis (14500), Larry Jones (158490, Ron Cehner (18450), Patrick Jorgensen (18934), Daniel Nolan (19035), and Russ Hanke (4137) as an official.

1984 October: Attended 6th U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Championship, West Point, NY

1984 November: Assist at the Founder’s Euro Chil Song Hyung clinic in England

1984 December 3rd-7th: The 2nd U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa at the Springfield Hqs Do Jang in NJ.  Candidates were; L Seiberlich (1815), Ben Cortese (11689), Jeff Moonitz (17650), Fred Scott (19187), and Russ Hanke (4137) as an official.

1985 May: Assisted at the 2nd Euro Chil Song Hyung Clinic by the founder at the London, England

1985 November: 7th U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Championship, Anaheim, CA.

1986 March: Assisted at the 3rd Euro Chil Song Hyung Clinic at London, England

1986 June 13th: Their first daughter is born ( Sun Hee Hwang)

1986 August: The 5th World Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Championships at the Watford Leisure Center, England.

November 1986: The 3rd U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa at Springfield Hqs Do Jang in NJ. It was the first full 8 days of Shim Sa at the new headquarters Do Jang in NJ.  Candidates were; Andy Ahpo (10187), Victor Martinov (10189), Wilton Bennett, Jr. (19027), Frank Schermerhorn (19787), Don Southerton (19192), Charlie Ferraro (19986), Yeon Seo (20564), Philip Bartolacci (20571), and Russ Hanke (4137

1986 November: The  8th U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Championship , Stamford CN.

1987 June: Assisted the Founder’s Chil Song Hyung clinics for the South East Asian Region at Sarawak, Malaysia.

1987 July: International Summer Camp at the Pathwalk Center, NY

1987 November:  The 4th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa at the headquarters Do Jang, Springfield, NJ

1987 November: The 9th U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Championship, Bal Harbor, FL.

1987 December: Assisted the Founder’s Chil Song Hyung clinics for the South America Region in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1988 May: Attended the Grand Opening ceremony for the Central Headquarters Do Jang in Seoul, Korea

1988 July: International Summer Camp at the Pathwalk Center in NY

1988 November: The 5th Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, U.S.A. , at headquarters Dojang, Springfield, NJ.

1988 November: The 10th U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Championship, West Point, NY

1988 December: Assisted the Founder’s Ko Dan Ja clinic in Seoul, Korea

1988: Conducted seminars at Winter Camp, (Yuk Ro Hyung) Homestead, FL.

1989 – July 2002: Served as the Vice President for the World Moo Duk Kwan

1989 May15th: Organized the International Goodwill Demonstration & Clinics at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, Korea.

1989 May: Promoted to Pal Dan in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan.

1989 July : International Summer Camp at the Pathwalk Center, NY

1989 October: The 6th Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, U.S.A. at the Headquarters Dojang, Springfield, NJ.

1989 October:  Attended 11th U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Championship, Anaheim, CA.

1990's

1990 March: Conduct the Euro Tour for clinics at England, Belgium, Italy, and Greece

1990 April: Assisted the Founder’s clinics and meeting with Ko Dan Jas in Korea.

1990 July: International Summer Camp at the Pathwalk Center, NY

1990 October 6th: H.C. Hwang and  Se Hun are married

1990 October: The 12th U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Championship, Concord Hotel

1990 November: The 7th Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, U.S.A. at headquarters Do Jang ,Springfield, NJ.

1991 March: The first U.S. TAC Committee members were appointed by the Founder.  They were;

W.Y. Chung (410)

L. Seiberlich (1810)

Russ Hanke (4137)

S.D. Cho (8013),

Y.K. Hong (9193),

A. Ahpo (10187),

V. Martinov (10189)

1991 March: Assisted the founder at the 1st Yuk Ro Hyung clinic for newly appointed U.S. TAC members at the headquarters Do Jang in Springfield, NJ

1991 July: Yuk Ro Hyung Clinics for the U.S. Regional Examiners at the Summer Camp at Owaisa Bauer, FL.

1991 August 21st: Their second daughter is born ( Ji Min Hwang)

1991 August: International Summer Camp at the Pathwalk Center, NY

1991 November: The 8th Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, U.S.A. at headquarters Do Jang, Springfield, NJ.

1991 November: The 13th U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Championship, Hollywood, FL.

1991 December: Attended and assisted the Founder at the International Demonstration and Clinics in Mar Del Plata, Argentina.

1992 March: Assisted the Founder at the Yuk Ro / Chil Song Hyung Clinic at the Central Headquarters Do Jang in Seoul, Korea.

1992 June: Assisted the Founder for the Yuk Ro Hyung Clinics and attended with the U.S. Team for the International Demonstration in Athens, Greece.

1992 July: International Summer Camp at the Pathwalk Center, NY

1992 September: The U.S. Summer Camp in San Bernardino Mountain, CA

1992 October: The 14th U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Championship, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

1992 November: The 9th Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, U.S.A. at headquarters Dojang ,Springfield, NJ.

1993 April: Attended the Euro Clinic in Bruxelle, Belgium.

1993 July: International Summer Camp in Connecticut.

1993 September: Co-author of the Instructional Guide for Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk  Kwan.

1993 October: The 15th U.S. Nationals, Dallas TX.

1993 November: The 10th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa at the Headquarters Do Jang in Springfield

1994 January 10th: Their third daughter is born ( Ji Sun Hwang)

1994: “Instructional Guides” National Tour, to promote New Gup Instructional Guide books to membership for increased standardization.

1994 June: The annual Euro clinics and meeting for preparing the Euro Federation in Bruxelle, Belgium.

1994 June: International Summer Camp at the Pathwalk Center, NY

1994 September:  The 16th U.S. Nationals, San Diego, Ca. The official name changes to the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation from the United State Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation at this event.

1994 September: Attended the 2nd International Youth Goodwill Championships in Zurich, Switzerland.

1994 September: Assisted Birth of the Euro Federation in Zurich, Switzerland.

1994 October: Worked with Mexican Task Force members for the Mexican Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk  Kwan Federation.

1994 November: The11th Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, U.S.A. ,Springfield, NJ. ( last time the Founder, Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee attended a Ko Dan Ja in the U.S.A.)

1995 April: Attended the 1st Euro Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation Clinics and meeting since its official birth in Bruxelle, Belgium.

1995 June: The 17th U.S. Nationals, Orlando, FL.

1995 July: International Summer Camp at the Pathwalk Center, NY

1995 September: The Moo Duk Kwan 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Seoul Culture and Educational Center in Seoul, Korea

1995 November: The 12th Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, U.S.A. at headquarters Dojang, ,Springfield, NJ.

1996 February 24th: Attended and assisted the 1st Euro Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Championships at the Nescot Sports Center, Surrey, England.

1996 March 8th: Assisted the Founder the Ko Dan Ja / Instructor’s clinic at the Central Do Jang in Seoul, Korea.

1996 March 23rd: Conducted the Euro Spring Camp in Belgium.

1996 May 18th: Reunion with the Mexican Moo Duk Kwan.  Conducted clinics and meeting in Mexico City and Queretaro, Mexico.

1996 June 22nd: Conducted Clinics and Demonstration for the French Moo Duk Kwan in Paris, France.

1996 July 18-20: International Summer Camp at the Pathwalk Center in Phoenicia, NY

1996 August 1st-3rd:The 18th U.S. Nationals at the Town & Country Hotel in San Diego, CA.

1996 September 22nd:  Assisted the Founder for the Ko Dan Ja / Instructor’s Clinic in Seoul, Korea.

1996 October 11th-13th: The U.S. National Camp at the Camp Fern in Marshall, Texas.

1996 October 24th-27th:  Conducted the International Goodwill demonstration and clinics in Mendoza, Argentina.

1996 November 10th:  Assisted the Canadian Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation was formed in Toronto, Canada.

1996 November 16th-24th: The 14th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in, at headquarters Dojang,  Springfield, NJ

1997 March 29th: Assisted the Founder’s Neh Gong Clinic at the Central Do Jang in Seoul, Korea.

1997 April 12th-13th:  Conducted the annual Euro Clinic in Belgium. Attended the Grand Opening of the new Headquarters Do Jang for the Belgium Moo Duk Kwan in Perwez, Belgium.

1997 May 17th: Assisted the Founder’s Neh Gong Clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul, Korea.

1997 July 17th-19th: Conducted clinic for the Mexico Moo Duk Kwan in Mexico City, Mexico.

1997 August 15th:  The 19th U.S. Nationals at the Hilton Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ. Demonstrated Chil Song Yuk Ro Hyung for the first time.

1997 September 12th-13th: Attended the 2nd Euro Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Championships in Wald, Switzerland.

1997 October 10th-12th:  The U.S. National Camp at the Camp Fern in Marshall, Texas.

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

1997 November 15th-23rd: The 15th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa at headquarters Dojang,  Springfield, NJ

1997 December 6th: Conducted a clinic for the Puerto Rico Moo Duk Kwan in San Juan, P.R..

1997 December 11th-15th:  Conducted clinics and demonstration for the 30th years of Moo Duk Kwan in Malaysia at Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.

1997 December 17th-21st:The first visit to Philippines Moo Duk Kwan and conducted clinics at Davao City. Philippines.  Accompanied by Daymon Kenyon (19839), Robert Hedges (22420), and Russell Colston

1998 March 21st-22nd: Assisted the Founder’s clinic for Ko Dan Ja and Instructors in Seoul, Korea.

1998 March 28th-29th: Conducted clinics for the Mexico Moo Duk Kwan in Mexico City, Mexico.

1998 April 24th-26th,  Conducted the annual Euro Clinics in Belgium.

1998 May 29th-31st: Conducted the U.S National clinics for Chil Song / Yuk Ro Hyung in San Diego, CA

1998 June 13th-14th: Assisted the Founder for the Ko Dan Ja Clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul, Korea.

1998 June 26th-28th: International Summer Camp at the Pathwalk Center in Phoenicia, NY

1998 July 14th-17th: Attended and assisted for producing the Study Guide Video.

1998 July 30th-August 1st: The 20th U.S. Nationals, Cincinnati, OH.

1998 August 8th-15th: Conducted the Euro Swiss Camp at the Piz Beverin in Swiss Alps.

1998 August 28th-30th:  Conducted Chil Song Yuk Ro Hyung clinic in Seattle, WA.

1998 September 19th-20th:  Assisted the Founder for the Ko Dan Ja Clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul.

1998 October 9th-11th:The U.S. National Camp at the Camp Fern in Marshall, TX.

1998 November 14th-21st: The 16th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Highfall, NY (It is the first time having the Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa outside of the Headquarters Do Jang)

1998 December 10th-15th: Conducted the 1st South East Asia Leaderships Seminars (SEALS) in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.

1998 December 18th-19th: Assisted the Founder’s Clinics for the Ko Dan Ja in Central Do Jang in Seoul.

1999  January 1st: The 1st Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) was appointed by the Founder. They were

W.Y. Chung (410)

Seiberlich (1815)

Hanke (4137)

Ahpo (10187)

Martinov (10189)

1999 January 1st: The 2nd generations of the US TAC members were appointed by the founder.  They were:

Robert Shipley (4825) – Neh Gong Bu

Ted Mason (112895) – Neh Gong Bu

Frank Bonsignore (15805) – Neh Gong Bu

Frank Schermerhorn (19787) – Weh Gong Bu

Daymon Kenyon (19839) – Weh Gong Bu

Philip Bartolacci (20571) – Weh Gong Bu

Hyuk Woon Kwon (10805) – Shim Gong Bu

Jeff Moonitz (17650) – Shim Gong Bu

Mary Ann Walsh (17926) – Shim Gong Bu

1999 March 19th-21st: Conducted the Euro Clinic and Demonstration for cerebrating the 25th anniversary of the Moo Duk Kwan in Belgium.

1999 May 14th-15th: Conducted clinics for the U.K. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation in Manchester, England.

1999 July 29th-31st: The 21st U.S. Nationals, Houston, TX.

1999 October 22nd-24th: Attended the Greek National Championships to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Moo Duk Kwan in Greece and conducted clinics and demonstration in Athens, Greece.

1999 October 29th-31st: Attended the National Championships to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Moo Duk Kwan in Argentina and conducted clinics and demonstration in Mendoza, Argentina.

1999 November 13th-21st: The 17th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Highfall. NY

August 31, 1999: Promoted to Gu Dan (9th Dan) in the Moo Duk Kwan

2000's (by year)

2000

2000 February 25th –March 3rd: Conducted the 2nd South East Asia Leadership Seminars (SEALS) in Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia.

2000 March 4th-5th: Assisted the Founder’s Ko Dan Ja Clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul.

2000 March 17th-19th: Attended and assisted the annual Euro Clinics in Belgium.

2000  March 31st-April 2nd: Attend the symposium for the “Moo Duk Kwan philosophy in Corporate America” in Atlanta, GA.

2000 April 15th: Attend the 25th anniversary celebration for the U.S. Headquarters Do Jang in Springfield, NJ.

2000 May 12th-13th: Assisted the Founder’s Ko Dan Ja Clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul.

2000 June 9th-17th: The 18th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Carbondale, CO.

2000 June 23rd-25th: International Summer Camp in Elka Park, NY.  The new Soo Bahk Do Ki Cho was introduced.

2000 July 15th-22nd: Conducted the Euro Swiss Summer Camp at the Piz Beverin in Swiss Alps.

2000 August 18th-20th: Conducted the U.K. National Clinics at the Clayton Green Sport Centre in Manchester, England.

2000 August 25th-27th: The U.S. National Summer Camp at Fort Casey, WA.

 

2000 September 22nd-October 1st: Organized the Millennium Visit with the Founder in Korea.

2000 October 6th-8th: The U.S. National Camp at the Camp Fern in Marshall, TX.

2000 November 8th-12th: The 22nd U.S. Nationals in Mount Vernon, NJ.

2000 November 16th-20th: Conducted clinics for the Mexico Moo Duk Kwan in Mexico City, Aguas Caliente, and Pachuca.

 

2001

2001 February 23rd-March 1st: Conducted the 3rd South East Asia Leadership Seminars (SEALS) in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

2001 March 3rd-4th: Assisted the Founder’s Ko Dan Ja Clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul.

2001  March 15th-18th: Attended and assisted the annual Euro Clinics in Belgium. The Goodwill championships took placed between team of Euro and U.S.A.

2001 May 15th-16th: Assisted the Founder’s Ko Dan Ja Clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul.

2001 June 1st-9th: The 19th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, at the Camp Pontiac in NY.  The Moment of Master weekend started from this event.

2001 June 24th-30th: Conducted the Euro Camp in Agistri Island in Greece

2001 July 25th-28th:  The 23rd U.S. Nationals at the Town & Country Hotel in San Diego, CA.

2001 August 17th-21st: Organized visits with the Founder in Korea and had a demonstration in Yoju City. Future Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa was discussed with the founder.

2001 October 3rd-4th: Assisted the Founder’s Ko Dan Ja Clinics at the Central Do Jang in Korea.

 

2002

2002 February 11th-12th: Assisted the Founder’s Ko Dan Ja clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul. The 1st Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa plan was made for the 2002.

2002 February 28th-March 3rd: The U.S. Studio team and Leadership seminars at the Meadowland Sheraton Hotel in Meadowland, NJ.

2002 March 14th-18th:  Assisted the annual Euro Clinics in Warve, Belgium.

2002 May 11th-12th: Assisted the Founder’s Ko Dan Ja Clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul.

2002 May 16th-20th: Conducted clinics at cities of Aguas Caliente, Guadalajara, and Irapuato in Mexico.

2002 June 13th-22nd: The 20th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa  in Carbondale, CO.

2002 June 26th-July 2nd:  Conducted the 4th South East Asia Leadership Seminars (SEALS) in Darwin, Australia.

2002 July 14th: Father / Founder:  Hwang Kee passes away.

2002 July 20th: The World Moo Duk Kwan and the Korean Soo Bahk Do Association called the special Board of Director’s meeting for the new successor. Jin Mun Hwang (aka H. C. Hwang) became as the 2nd Kwan Jang Nim for the Moo Duk Kwan.

2002 July 31st-August 3rd:  The 24th U.S. Nationals at the Sheraton Hotel in East Rutherford, NJ.  This National was contributed to memory of the Founder of the Moo Duk Kwan.  The inaugural ceremony of the 2nd Kwan Jang Nim for the Moo Duk Kwan took placed.

2002 September 28th: The inaugural ceremony of the 2nd Kwan Jang Nim for the Moo Duk Kwan took placed at the Central Do Jang in Seoul, Korea.

2002 October 3rd-9th: The week long 1st Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa at Dae Doon Mountain in Korea.

2002 November 1st-3rd: Met with the U.S. Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) to discuss future of the Moo Duk Kwan in Randolph, NJ (Birth of the President Vision Tour).

2002 November 6th-11th: Conducted clinics and shared the Vision in Cordoba, Argentina (The beginning of the PVT)

2002 November: Announces Vision Tour I, world tour to begin in 2003

2002 December 10th-11th,  Conducted the Ko Dan Ja Clinics at the Central Do Jang in Korea.

July 2002 – Present: Serving as the President of the World Moo Duk Kwan and the Life President of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation 

2003

2003: The World wide Vision Tour to relate Moo Duk Kwan History and Traditions. To share Objectives for the Moo Duk Kwan in the upcoming years.

His motivation was as follows, “Our beloved Founder of the Moo Duk Kwan, Grandmaster Hwang Kee passed away on July 14, 2002. Upon his passing, Grandmaster Hwang Kee became part of the Past. We are the present, and the future of the Moo Duk Kwan. It is dependant upon us and our actions. Now is a very important time in the Moo Duk Kwan's history for the present members to “Strengthen  the foundation” of the Art so that the foundation will carry and ensure the future longevity of out art into the next  generations

2003 January 11th: The first Vision Tour at Honesdale, PA

2003 January 25th: The PVT at Houston, TX

2003 February 1st: The PVT at Carlsbad, CA

2003 February 8th: The PVT at Bradley, IL

2003 February 15th: The PVT at Danbury, CT.

2003 February 22nd; The PVT at Atlanta, GA

2003 February 26th: The PVT at the Ko Dan Ja Clinics in Seoul, Korea.

2003 March 13th-17th: The PVT at the annual Euro Clinics in Warve, Belgium.

2003 March 26th-30th: The PVT at the U.S. Leadership seminars in Meadowland, NJ

2003 April 20th: The PVT at Santa Barbara, CA

2003 April 25th: The PVT at Cherry Hill, NJ

2003 May 3rd: The PVT at Myrtle Beach, SC

2003 May 16th-24th,  The PVT at the 21st US Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa and the Moment of Master weekend in Bethany Louisiana.

2003 June 19th; The PVT at Manhasset, NY

2003 June 18th-29th: The PVT at the first week long Euro Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Agistri island, Greece

2003 July 1st-2nd: The PVT and clinics for the Italian Moo Duk Kwan in Rome, Italy.

2003 July 7th: The PVT at New Windsor, NY

2003 July 8th:The PVT at Fishkill,, NY

2003 July 10th: The PVT at Kingston, NY

2003 July 11th: The PVT at Ellenville, NY

2003 July 12th: The PVT at Binghamton, NY

2003 July 16th: The PVT at Baltimore, MD

2003 July 17th: The PVT at Williamstown, NJ

2003 July 18th: The PVT at Cherry Hill, NJ

2003 July 19th:The PVT at Freehold, NJ

2003 July 26th-30th: The PVT at the 25th U.S. Nationals and the 1st World Moo Duk Kwan Designee’s Symposium in Meadowland, NJ

2003 September 4th-8th; The PVT at the United Kingdom National Clinic in Manchester, England.

2003  October 2nd-9th: The PVT at the 2nd Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Dan Yang, Chun Ra Province.

2003 October 23rd: The PVT at St. Cloud, MN

2003 October 24th: The PVT at St. Paul, MN

2003 October 31st: The PVT at New Milford, CT.

2003 November 7th: The PVT at Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

2003 November 8th: The PVT at Mobile, AL.

2003 November 9th: The PVT at Atlanta, GA

2003 December 12th: The PVT at Bradley, IL.

2003 December 13th: The PVT at Lakewood, OH.

2003 December 14th: The PVT at Marquette, MI.

2003 December 15th: The PVT at Southgate, MI.

2004

2004 January 11th:  The PVT at Chesapeake, VA

2004 January 23rd-31st: The PVT at the 22nd U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa and the Moment with Master weekend in Mobile, AL.

2004  February 21st: The PVT at Springfield, NJ

2004 February 27th:  The PVT at Seoul, Korea.

2004 March 17th: The PVT at Camas, WA

2004 March 18th: Channel Town, WA

2004 March 19th, The PVT at Wenatchee, WA

2004 March 25th-27th: The PVT at the annual Euro Clinics in Warve, Belgium.

2004 April 13th: The PVT at Santa Barbara, CA.

2004 April 14th: The PVT at Torrance, CA.

2004 April 15th: The PVT at Aliso Viejo, CA.

2004 April 16th: The PVT at San Diego, CA.

2004 April 17th: The PVT at Carlsbad, CA.

2004 April 21st: The PVT at Tulsa, OK.

2004 April 22nd: The PVT at Dallas, TX.

2004 April 23rd: The PVT at Carthage, TX.

2004 April 24th: The PVT at Houston, TX.

2004 May 2nd: The PVT at Myrtle Beach, SC.

2004 May 21st: The PVT at Danbury, CT.

2004 June 2nd-8th: The PVT at the 5th SEALS (South East Asia Leadership Seminars) in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia (The official Australian National Federation was formed and recognized during the event)

2004 June 12th-13th: The PVT at Clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul.

2004 June 19th: The PVT at Manhasset, NY.

2004 June 26th: The PVT at Red Stone, CO.

2004 July 10th-17th: The PVT at the Euro Swiss Camp at Piz Beverin in Swiss Alps.

2004 August 18th-21st: The PVT at the 26th U.S. Nationals at the Town & Country Hotel in San Diego, CA.

2004 September 24th-27th: The PVT at the U.K. National clinics in Manchester, England.

2004 October 7th-15th: The PVT at the 3rd Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Tcheong Pyung, Korea

2004 October 23rd: The PVT at Cherry Hill, NJ.

2004 October 30th: The PVT at Middleton, MA.

2004 November 1st-6th: The PVT at the 1st week long Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa for the South American Region which was held in Mendoza, Argentina.

2004 November 11th-17th: The PVT at the 2nd World Moo Duk Kwan Designee Symposium at Guadalajara, Mexico.

2004 December 14th: The PVT at Springfield, NJ.

2004: “Man of the Year” for Black Belt Magazine

2005

2005 January 7th-14th: The PVT at the 23rd U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa and the Moment with Master weekend in Ramona, CA.

2005 March 12th-13th: The PVT at the Instructor’s clinics at the Central Do Jang in Korea.

2005 March 19th-25th: The PVT at the 2nd Euro Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Belgium.

2005 March 25th-26th: The PVT at the Annual Euro Clinics in Warve, Belgium.

2005 April 23rd: The PVT at the Instructor’s clinics at the Headquarters Do Jang in Springfield, NJ.

2005 April 29th: The PVT at Myrtle Beach, SC.

2005 May 7th: The PVT at Hudson Valley Region in NY

2005 May 21st: The PVT at Detroit, MI

2005 May 27th: The PVT at Liberty, NY

2005 June 11th: The PVT at the Headquarters Do Jang in Springfield, NJ

2005 June 25th: The PVT at Springfield, NJ.

2005 July 4th-15th: The 3rd anniversary for the Founder’s passing memorial in Korea

2005 July 21st-23rd: The PVT at the 27th U.S. Nationals at the Double Tree Hotel in Orlando, FL.

 2005 July 22nd: Appointed the 3rd Generation of U.S. TAC members. They were;

Steve Diaz (19461) – Neh Gong Bu

Frank Schermerhorn (19787) – Neh Gong Bu

Cash Cooper (23082) – Neh Gong Bu

Daymon Kenyon (19839) – Weh Gong Bu

Craig Hays (23132) – Weh Gong Bu

Jeff Griggs (23269) – Weh Gong Bu

Philip Bartolacci (20571) – Shim Gong Bu –Chairperson

Dae Kyu Jang (20780) – Shim Gong Bu

Ken Trevelyan (21909) – Shim Gong Bu

2005 July 23: Forms the Hu Kyu In: Objective is to maintain, preserve, and perpetuate he History and Traditions of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan, sharing it's knowledge, experience with its members and their community.

Members include:

  1. Robert Shipley, (#4825)
  2. Hyuk Yoon Kwon, (#10805)
  3. Ted Mason, (#12895)
  4. Frank Bonsignore, (#15805)
  5. Arthur Pryor, (#16505) 2005-2009
  6. Jeffery Moonitz, (#17650)
  7. Mary Ann Walsh, (#17926) Deceased: August 22nd , 2012
  8. Wilton Bennett, (#19027)
  9. Fred Messersmith, (#20729)

** 2009 Frank Schermerhorn,(#19787) added as liaison to T.A.C. (Technical Advisory Committee)

** 2012 Phillip Bartolacci, (20571) added

2005 July 29th: The 2004 Black Belt Men of the Year Award ceremony and banquet at the Global theatre Universal Studio in Hollywood, CA

2005 July 30th: The PVT at Hollywood, CA and later at the Santa Barbara, CA.

2005 July 31st: The PVT at Torrance, CA.

2005 August 1st: The PVT at Carlsbad. CA

2005 August 27th: The PVT at Yakoma, WA

2005 September 10th: The PVT at Minneapolis, MN

2005 September 23rd-29th: The PVT at the 4th Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Sok Tcho, Kang Won Province.

2005 September 28th-30th: The PVT at the 3rd World Moo Duk Kwan Designee Symposium at Sok Tcho.

2005 September 30th-October 2nd: The 60th years of Moo Duk Kwan anniversary celebration in Sok Tcho, Kang Won Province, Korea.

2005 October 6th: The PVT at Tcheong Ju, Korea.

2005 October 23rd: The PVT at Myrtle Beach, SC.

2005 October 28th-29th: The PVT at Silver Spring, MD

2005 November 5th: The PVT at Freehold, NJ.

2005 November 7th-14th: The PVT at the South American clinic at Santiago and Vina Del Mar in Chile.

2005 November 11: The PVT at Vina Del Mar in Chile.

2005 November 19th: The PVT at the Instructor’s class in Springfield, NJ.

2005: December 16th-17th: The PVT at the member’s clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul.

2006

2006 January 13th-15th: The PVT at the U.S. Moment of Master weekend at Mobile, AL

2006 January 13th–20th: The PVT at the 24th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa with new TAC in Mobile, AL.

2006 February 11th: The PVT at the Instructor’s clinic for the U.S. Region 2 in Springfield, NJ.

2006 March 11th: The PVT at Stratford, CT.

2006 March 17th-18th: The Hu Kyun In’s weekend (The first Guardians of the Art Seminars) at the Headquarters Do Jang in Springfield, NJ.

2006 March 24th-26th: The PVT at the Annual Euro Clinics in Warve, Belgium.

2006 April 22nd: The PVT at the U.S. Region 2 Dan Shim Sa at the Piscataway High School in NJ.

2006 April 28th-29th: The PVT at Myrtle Beach, SC.

2006 May 21st: The PVT at the Instructor’s clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul.

2006 May 26th-28th: The PVT at cities of Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, and Mexico City.

2006 June 3rd: The PVT at the Instructor’s clinic at the Hqs School in Springfield, NJ.

2006 June 24th: The PVT at Williamstown, NJ.

2006 July 15th-22nd: The PVT at the Euro Swiss Camp in Switzerland.

2006 July 28th-30th: Conducted the PVT related seminars at the Black Belt sponsored seminars in Long Beach, CA.

2006 August 10th-12th: The PVT at the 28th U.S. Nationals, San Diego, CA. Jin Tae Hwang (11) was a special guest for the U.S, Nationals,

2006 August 14th: The PVT at Santa Barbara, CA.

2006 September 8th: Visited with Master Walter Okahara (31147) to present his 4th Dan certificates and belt.  He passed on September 11, 2006.

2006 September 15th: U.S.A. Leadership Objectives introduced:

  1. Strengthen our foundation
  2. Emphasize the Moo Duk Kwan's uniqueness
  3. Covey our History
  4. Strengthen our five Moo Do Values
  5. Increase education
  6. Increase public visibility
  7. Financial stability

2006 September 16th: The PVT at the Ko Dan Ja Class in Springfield, NJ.

2006: September 21st-28th: The PVT at the 5th Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa at the Dawit Mountain in Korea.

2006: October 17th-20th: The PVT at the 4th World Moo Duk Kwan Designee Symposium in Crete, Greece.

2006 October 21st-22nd: Conduct the International Clinics and Demonstration in Crete, Greece.

2006 October 21st-28th: The PVT at the 3rd Euro Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Create, Greece

2006 November 9th-13th: The PVT at the South America Region Clinics in Montevideo, Uruguay.

2006 November 18th: The PVT at the Instructors clinics in Springfield, NJ.

2006: December 2nd: The PVT at the Instructors clinics in Gillett, NJ.

2007

2007 January 25th-26th: The PVT at the U.S. Moment with Master weekend in Ramona, CA.

2007 January 26th–February 2nd: The PVT at the 25th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Ramona, CA.  Special sessions for Hwa Sun Hyung for SAC (Senior Advisory Committee member) and Chil Dan candidates.

2007 February 22nd: The PVT at the Instructors clinics in Dae Ku, Korea

2007 February 24th: Conducted Hwa Sun Hyung clinic for SAC members in Korea.

2007 February 26th: Conducted a special clinic for foreign visitors from Australia and Belgium at the Central Do Jang in Seoul.

2007 February 28th: The PVT at the Instructor’s clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul.

2007 March 23rd-25th: The PVT at the Annual Euro Clinics in Andenne, Belgium.

2007 April 20th-24th: The PVT at the 6th SEALS (South East Asia Leadership Seminars) in Canberra, Australia. The international Youth Leadership Program was discussed for the first time.

2007 April 28th: Attended the Board of Director’s meeting for the Korean Soo Bahk Do Association.

2007 May 2nd: The PVT at the Instructor’s clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul.

2007 June 3rd: The PVT at the U.S. Region 3 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

2007 June 16th: Conducted the Hwa Sun Hyung clinic for U.S. Hu Kyun In members in Middletown, NY.

2007 July 8th: Conducted the National PVT Tele-Conference.

2007 July 28th: The PVT at the 30th years of anniversary at the Winding River Do Jang in Binghamton, NY.

2007 August 22nd-26th: The PVT at the 29th U.S. National Festival at the Town & Country Hotel in San Diego, CA. It was the first year to adopt the new format with the Moo Do festival. HC Hwang KJN demonstrated the Hwa Sun Hyung.

2007 September 28th-October 4th: The PVT at the 6th Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Pal Kong San, Dae Ku, Korea

2007 October 7th: Conducted the National Soo Bahk Do Demonstration at Dae Ku, Korea.

2007 October 8th: The PVT at the Instructor’s class at the Central Do Jang in Yong San, Seoul.

2007 October 26th-27th: The PVT at the U.S. Region 9 Dan Shim Sa in Santa Barbara, CA.

2007 November 9th-15th: The PVT at the 2nd South America Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Mendoza, Argentina.

2007: November 15th-18th: The PVT at the 5th World Moo Duk Kwan Designee Symposium in Mendoza, Argentina.

2007 November 17th-18th: Attend the International Goodwill Championships for the 33rd years of anniversary of the Moo Duk Kwan in Argentina.

2008

2008 February 23rd-24th: The PVT at the Instructor’s clinics at the Neo Gu Ri Village in An Seong, Kyong Ki Province where was the 2008 Korea Ko Dan Ja site.

2008 March 13th-16th: The PVT at the Annual Euro Clinics in Bruxelle, Belgium.  Hwa Sun Hyung classes for Senior Dans in Euro.

2008 March 29th: The PVT at the Hwa Sun Hyung Clinics for 6th Dan and higher ranks for the East coast region in Springfield, NJ.

2008 April 18th-19th: The PVT at the U.S. Region 5 Dan Shim Sa in Cleveland, OH.

2008 May 3rd: The PVT at the U.S. Region 2 Dan Shim Sa in Piscataway, NJ.

2008 May 10th: The PVT at the 121st Dan Shim Sa at the Central Do Jang in Yong San, Seoul.

2008 May 23rd-25th: The PVT at the clinics at Mexico City and Agua Caliente, Mexico

2008 June 21st-22nd: The PVT at the 1st South Jersey Moo Duk Kwan Festival in Pennsville, NJ

2008 June 28th: The PVT at the Instructor’s Hyung clinics in Springfield, NJ

2008: July 5th-11th: The PVT at the 4th Euro Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Wald, Switzerland.

2008 July 12th-19th: The PVT at the Euro Swiss Summer Camp in Thusis, Switzerland.

2008 August 14th-16th: The PVT at the 30th U.S. National Festival at the Town & Country Hotel inSan Diego, CA.

2008 August 15th-22nd: The PVT at the U.S. 26th Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa at Town & Country Hotel in San Diego and moved to Ramona on August 17th and finished the Shim Sa in Ramona, CA.

2008: October 17th-23rd, The PVT at the 7th Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa at Neo Gu Ri Village in An Seong, Korea.

2008 November 14th-17th: The PVT at the Greek National Clinics and Championships in Glyfada, Athens, Greece

2008 November 18th-23rd: The PVT at the 6th World Moo Duk Kwan Designee’s Symposium at Spa, Belgium.

2008 December 13th-17th: The PVT at the 7th SEALS (South East Asia Leadership Seminar) in Limbang, Sarawak, Malaysia.

2008 December 21st: The PVT at the Instructor’s Ho Sin Sool Clinic in Dae Ku, Korea

2009

2009 January 31st: Conducted a clinic for the 7th Dan and higher rank at Gillett, NJ

2009 February 7th: The PVT at the Ko Dan Ja / Instructor’s clinic in New Windsor, NY.

2009 February 21st: The PVT at the Regional clinic for R1 at Danbury, CT.

2009 March 7th: The PVT at the Ko Dan Ja Hyung clinics at Springfield, NJ.

2009 March 13th-14th: The PVT at the Il Soo Sik clinics at Santa Barbara, CA.

2009 April 17th: Visited Region 5 for Nai Han Ji Hyung clinic with attended Ko Dan Ja.

2009 April 18th: The PVT at the US Region 2 Dan Shim Sa in Pennsville, NJ

2009 May 1st-2nd: The PVT at the US Region 3 Dan Shim Sa in Myrtle Beach, SC.

2009 May 9th-10th: The PVT at the Ko Dan Ja / Instructor’s clinics at the Central Do Jang in Seoul.

2009 June 20th: The PVT at the 2nd South Jersey Moo Duk Kwan Festival at Pennsville, NJ.

2009 August 27th-29th: The PVT at the 31st U.S. Nationals / Moo Do Festival at the Town & Country Hotel in San Diego, CA.  Introduced the new World Moo Duk Kwan patch as well as the Moo Do Chul Hak in English version at the event.

2009 August 29th-September 4th: The PVT at the 27th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, at Ramona,  CA.

2009 September 12th: Photo taking session for Hwa Sun Hyung, Chil Song Hyungs, and Yuk Ro Hyungs in Springfield, NJ.

2009 September 22nd-27th: The PVT at the 7th World Moo Duk Kwan Designee’s Symposium in Atlanta, GA. International Youth Leader team attended.

2009 October 11th: The PVT at the 1st Youth Hwa Rang training sessions sponsored by the Moo Duk Kwan Academy, Ellenville, NY

2009 October 17th: The PVT during the TAC tour event at the Region 2 Dan Shim Sa in Binghamton, NY.

2009 October 30th: Conducted and presented demonstration with the 2009 Korea Ko Dan Ja candidates at the Yong Oh Rhum Traditional Martial arts Festival in Yong In, Korea.

2009 October 31st-November 6,th The PVT at the  8th Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in An Seong, Korea

2009 November 15th-21st: The PVT at the 3rd South America Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Mar Del Plata, Argentina.

2009 November 21st: International Clinic and Championships for the 35th years of anniversary of Moo Duk Kwan in Argentina.

2010

2010 January 16th: The PVT at the Williamstown, NJ

2010 January 29th-31st: The PVT at the U.S. TAC training and meeting in Atlanta, GA. Sam Soo Sik was organized and the “Moo Do Ja Seh” was set as the theme for the year.

2010 February 13th: The PVT at the U.S. Region 2 Instructor’s clinic at the headquarters Dojang in Springfield, NJ.  Sam Soo Sik was introduced.

2010 February 18th-20th: Attended the U.S. SAC (Senior Advisory Committee) training and meeting at Santa Inez, CA. W.Y. Chung (410), H.C. Hwang (509), L. Seiberlich (1815), Russ Hanke (4137), V. Martinov (10189) were attended.

2010 March 1st: Conducted Moo Duk Kwan ambassador Tele-Conference.

2010 March 13th-19th: The PVT at the 5th Euro Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Warve, Belgium

2010 March 20st-21nd: The PVT at the Annual Euro Clinics in Warve, Belgium.

2010 March 28th: Attended the Regional Championships in Fishkill, NY.

2010 April 9th-11th: The PVT at the R7 TAC tour (Daymon Kenyon, 19839) in St. Paul, MN

2010 April 17th: The PVT at the R2 Dan Shim Sa in NJ.

2010 April 30th-May 2nd: The PVT at the R3 TAC tour (Ken Trevelyan, 21909) in Inwood, WV.

2010 May 4th: HC Hwang KJN started the Tuesday and Thursday classes at the Headquarters Do Jang in Springfield, NJ.

2010 May 21st-23rd: The PVT at the R2 TAC tour (Dae Kyu Jang, 20780) in Fishkill, NY.

2010 June 17th: The PVT at the Instructor’s clinic at the Central Do Jang in Yong San, Seoul.

2010 June 22nd-27th: The PVT at the 8th SEALS (South East Asia Leadership Seminar) in Darwin, Australia.

2010 June 23rd-26th: The PVT at the  8th World Moo Duk Kwan Designee’s Symposium, at Darwin, Australia.  It was the first Zone representative’s symposium.

2010 July 8th-11th: The PVT at the  32nd  U.S. Nationals / Moo Do Festival in Cherry Hill, NJ.

2010 July 22nd-25th: The PVT at the Region 10 TAC tour (Daymon Kenyon, 19839) in Ellenberg, WA.

2010 August 7th-14th: The PVT at the Euro Swiss Camp in Switzerland

2010 August 27th-29th: The PVT at the Region 1 TAC tour (Ken Trevelyan, 21909) in Boston, MA.

2010 September 17th-19th: The PVT at the Region 4 TAC tour (Philip Bartolacci, 20571) in Alpharetta, GA.

2010 September 24th-26th: The PVT at the Region 6 TAC tour (Kris Poole, 20632) at Carthage, TX.

2010 October 9th: The PVT at the R2 Dan Shim Sa in Williamstown, NJ

2010 October 15th: Attended and presented demonstration with Ko Dan Ja candidates at the Traditional Martial arts festival at the Khum Jeong Gym in Pusan.

2010 October 16th: The PVT at the special training session and banquet for the 65th Moo Duk Kwan anniversary in Kyong Ju, Korea.

October 16-22, 2010: The PVT at the  9th Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa,  in Kyong Ju, Korea

November 12-14, 2010: The PVT at the U.S. Moment with Master weekend in Ramona, CA.

2010 November 12th-19th: The PVT at the  28th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, in Ramona, CA.

2011

2011 January 19th: Attended the Tele-Conference for the Moo Duk Kwan Ambassador sponsored by Terri Coffee (28912)

2011 January 25th: Korean Soo Bahk Do members visited the Headquarters for training.

2011 February 26th: The PVT at the Williamstown, NJ. Theme was the Moo Do Ja Seh.

2011 March 18th-19th: The PVT at the TAC tour (Craig Hays, 23132) for the U.S. Region 2 at the Headquarters Do Jang in Springfield, NJ

2011 March 25th-27th: Attended and assisted the Annual Euro Clinic and General Meeting in Warve, Belgium.

2011 April 14th-16th: The PVT at the TAC tour (Daymon Kenyon, 19839) and Region 9 Dan Shim Sa at Torrance, CA.  The concept of “START” program was started with assistance of V. Martinov (10189), D. Kenyon (19839), J. Mahony (28537), and J. Duncan (29793).

2011 April 30th-May 1st: The PVT at the U.S. Region 3 Dan Shim Sa & Instructor’s clinics in Myrtle Beach, SC.

2011 May 4th: Conducted the U.S. SAC (Senior Advisory Committee) Tele-Conference for the “START (Share The ART)” program.

2011 May 14th: Conducted the 127th Dan Shim Sa and PVT at the Central Do Jang in Yong San, Seoul.

2011 May 15th: The PVT at the Instructor’s clinic at the Central Do Jang in Yong San, Seoul.

2011 June 1st: The 4th Generation of the U.S. TAC was appointed. They were:

Cash Cooper (23082 – Chairman

Bill Nelson (21420) – Neh Gong Bu

Lisa Kozak (23540) – Neh Gong Bu

Josh Lockwood (29577) – Neh Gong Bu

Daymon Kenyon (19839) – Weh Gong Bu

Craig Hays (23132) – Weh Gong Bu

Jeff Griggs (23269) – Weh Gong Bu

Kris Poole (20632) – Shim Gong Bu

Dae Kyu Jang (20780) – Shim Gong Bu

Jennifer Gibbons (32238) – Shim Gong Bu

2011 June 1st: Conducted Tele-Conference for promoting the “START” program.  The U.S. HKI (Hu Kyun In), TAC (Technical Advisory Committee). BOD (Board of Directors), and NPVT (National PVT Committee) were attended the conference.

2011 June 18th: The PVT at the U.S. Region 2 Hwa Rang Camp.

2011 June 10th: The PVT at the Manhasset, NY

2011 June 26th – July 2nd: The PVT at the Euro Summer Camp in Marathon, Greece.

2011 July 6th-9th: The 33rd U.S. Nationals / Moo Do Festival at the Town & Country Hotel in San Diego, CA.

2011 July 21st-24th: The PVT at the U.S. Region 10 TAC tour (C. Cooper, 23082, J. Gibbons, 32238) and Summer Camp.

2011 October 15th-21st: The PVT at the 10th Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in An Seong, Korea.

2011 November 4th-10th: The PVT at the 4th South America Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Mendoza, Argentina.

2011 November 7th-11th: The PVT at the 9th World Moo Duk Kwan Designee’s Symposium in Mendoza, Argentina

2011 November 11th-18th:  The PVT at the 29th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, in Ramona, CA.

2011 December 2nd-6th: The PVT at the 9th SEALS (South East Asia Leadership Seminar) in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

2011 December 10th-11th: The PVT at the Instructor’s clinic in Ja Yu Dae Ryun in Tchoong Ju, Korea.

2012

2012 February 25th: The PVT at the Instructor’s class in Springfield, NJ.

2012 March 30th: The PVT at the Annual Euro Clinics and Championships in Athens, Greece

2012 April 1st-7th: The PVT at the 6th Euro Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Glyfada, Athens, Greece.

2012 April 13th-15th: Attended and assisted the Region 5 Dan Shim Sa and clinics at Merrillville, IN.

2012 April 19th: The PVT at Santa Barbara, CA

2012 April 20th-21st: Attended and assisted the Region 9 Dan Shim Sa and clinics in Santa Barbara, CA.

2012 May 1st: The PVT at Williamstown, NJ.

2012 May 3rd-5th: The PVT at the Region 3 Dan Shim Sa and clinics in Myrtle Beach, SC

2012: May 13th: The PVT at the 129th Classing Dan Shim Sa and Clinic at the Central Do Jang in Yong San, Seoul, Korea.

2012 June 8th-9th: The PVT at the Manhasset, NY.

June 27-30, 2012:  The 34th U.S. National Festival in Cherry Hill, NJ. USA

2012 July 12th: Visited and trained with young generation of Ko Dan Ja at the Headquarters Do Jang in Springfield, NJ

2012 July 29th- August 4th: The PVT at the Euro Swiss Summer Camp at the Piz Beverin, in Swiss Alps.

2012 September 29th: Attended the Binghamton, NY for the 40th years of Moo Duk Kwan of Frank Schermerhorn (19787)

2012 October 12th-18th: The PVT at the 11th Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa at Pal Gong Mountain, Dae Ku,  Korea.

2012 October 20th: The PVT at the 130th Dan Shim Sa and clinics at the Central Do Jang in Yong San.

2012 November 9th-11th: The PVT at the Moment with Master weekend in Ramona, CA.

2012 November 11th-15th: The 10th World Moo Duk Kwan Designees (Zone) Symposium in Ramona, CA.USA

2012 November 9th-16th:  The 30th U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Ramona, CA.

2012 December 8th: Guardians of the Art #2 seminar, Springfield, NJ.

2013 

2013 October 2nd:  S.E.A.L.S. ( South / East / Asian/ Leadership / Seminars) Adelaide, Australia

2013 October 29th: Conducted,11th World Moo Duk Kwan Symposium, Athens, Greece

Objectives: A. Youth Leadership

  1. Standardization of Jo-Kyo / Kyo-Sa / Sa Bom certification
  2. Preparation for 70th Celebration, Seoul, Korea in 2015

2013 March 1st:  7th Euro Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Belgium

2013 March 22nd: Euro Seminars, Belgium.

2013 May: Euro Soo Bahk Do seminars Athens, Greece

2013 July 17th: 35th U.S. National Festival, Cherry Hill NJ.

2013 July 27th: Conducted,7th Euro Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Wald, Switzerland

2013 September 14th: Conducted, Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Moo Do Festival, and seminars, Cordoba, Argentina

2013 October 11th: Conducted,12th Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Seoul, Korea

2013 November 15th: Conducted,30th Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, San Diego, CA.

2014

2014 January: Vision Tour II  tour Announced

2014 March: 21st-30th, Conducted, Euro Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa

2014 April 11th-13th, Attended PVT 2, Region 5, U.S.A. and Dan Shim Sa

2014 July 17th-21st: 36th U.S. National Festival, Salt Lake City, UT.

2014 July 25th-Aug.4th: Euro Summer Camp, Switzerland

2014 October 17th-26th: 13th  Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Seoul, Korea

2014 November 6th-9th: World Moo Duk Kwan symposium, Puerto Rico

2014 November 14th-21st: 31st Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, USA, San Diego, CA.

2015

70th Anniversary of the Moo Duk Kwan

2015 January 17th: USA Region 2 Alpha team seminar at the HQ Dojang in Springfield, NJ

2015 February 9-11th: The trial (IP Protection) in Scranton Federal court, PA

2015 February 13-15th: PVT II tour in Region 4, USA

2015 February 27 – March 1st: East Coast Winter Camp in Connecticut

2015 March 7th: 7th Dan and Up training session at the HQ Dojang in Springfield, NJ

2015 March 21-27th: The 8th Euro Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Belgium

2015 March 27-29th: Annual Euro Seminars in Belgium

2015 April 18th: The 135th Dan Shim Sa in Region 2, USA

2015 April 21-28th: The 135th Dan Shim Sa at the Central HQ in Seoul / Preparing the Moo Duk Kwan 70th celebration in Korea.

2015 June 6th: USA Region 1 tournament for the US SBD MDK Foundation

2015 July 23rd – 26th: attended Region 10 Summer Camp

2015 July 30th – August 2nd: attended 37th U.S. National Festival, Garden Grove, Ca. (I believe it was Boston areas of MA)

2015 August 17th: Wining from the trial for the protection of the name Moo Duk Kwan

2015 October 23rd – 29th: Conducted 14th Korean Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Kang Hwa Kun, In Cheon, South Korea

2015 October 26th – 29th: attended World Moo Duk Kwan symposium, Kang Hwa Kun, In Cheon, South Korea

2015 October 30th – November 1st: attended World Moo Duk Kwan 70th anniversary celebration in Suwon, South Korea

2015 November 13th – 20th: Conducted 32nd U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Ramona, Ca.

2016

2016 February 17th: 7th Dan and up training session at the HQ Dojang in Springfield, NJ 

2016 March 12th, Attended Region 10 championship tournament.

2016 March 18th-20th, Attended Region 1 tournament, Boston, Ma

2016 March 25th – 27th, Attended Euro meeting and seminars, Zurich, Switzerland 

2016 April 16th: Attended Region 2 Dan Shim Sa

2016 April 25th _ May 2nd: Conducted 137th Dan Shim Sa, and clinics, Seoul, Korea

2016 May 13th-15th: Attended Region 3 Dan Shim Sa, Myrtle Beach, SC.

2016 June 29th – July3rd: Attended the 38th U.S. National Festival, Anaheim, Ca. 

2016 July 29th – August 6th: Attended Euro Summer Camp, Switzerland

2016 August 19-21st: US East Coast Spirit Weekend training at the HQ Do Jang in Springfield, NJ

2016 September 22nd – 26th: Conducted seminars, Melbourne, Australia

2016 October 7th – 13th: Attended the 1st World Moo Duk Kwan youth Leadership Symposium, Kang Hwa Kun, In Cheon, South Korea

2016 October 7th – 14th: Conducted  15th Korean Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Kyei Myung Won, Kang Hwa Kun, In Cheon, South Korea

2016 October 15th: Conducted Korean 138th Dan Shim Sa, Seoul, Korea

2016 October 16th: Tae Kwon Do (Moo Duk Kwan heritage) practitioners were invited to the Central HQ Do Jang for Seminars for the Moo Do identity.

2016 October 21st – 27th: conducted South American Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Uruguay

2016 October 26th– 29th: attended 11th World Moo Duk Kwan zone symposium, Uruguay 

2016 October 28-29th: South America Moo Do Festival in Uruguay

2016 November 4-6th: The 10th Years of Moo Duk Kwan in Spain and the 6th Moo Do Festival in Palma Del Malloca.

2016 November 11th – 18th: Conducted 33rd U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Ramona, Ca.

2016 November 11th – 13th: Attended the USA Moment with the Masters, Ramona, Ca.

2016 December 3rd: USA Region 1 & 2 Spirit Weekend training 

2017

2017 January 27th – 29th: Attended Region I Winter Camp

2017 February 11th: 7th Dan and up training in Region 2 at the MDK HQ

2017 March 4th: Attended the 70th year Birthday clinic and cerebration.  Clinics held at the MDK HQ and celebration was held at the Iberia restraint  in Newark, NJ

2017 March 18th – 24th: Attended the 9th Euro Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa which was held in Athens, Greece.

2017 April 14th – 16th: Attended the 139th Dan Shim Sa and Instructor’s clinic at the Central HQ in Seoul, Korea.

2017 April 29th: Attended the 139th Region 2 USA Dan Shim Sa.

2017 May 5th – 7th: Attended the 139th Region 3 USA Dan Shim Sa in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

2017 June 3rd: Attended tournament held by Region 1 USA in Connecticut.

2017 June 10th: Attended a Dan certificates presentation ceremony at the Kwon’s SBD Dojang in Manhasset, NY

2017 June 23rd: Attended Gup Shim Sa at the Hwang SBD in Gillette, NJ

2017 July 28th – 30th: Attended Region 10 USA summer camp in Washington State.

2017 August 10th– 12th  Attended the 39th U.S. National Festival, Montgomery ,TX. 

2017: August 10th: Introduced the New 5th generation of T.A.C. members for the USA: This was made to help increase the visible action of the art to the world though various forms of media and further the growth of the art, and also to support studio owners and the membership. This is also the first time that TAC assistants were added to help serve the TAC and the membership.

The following were selected as the new technical adversary committee members:

Technical (Ki Sul Bu) – Jeff Griggs SBN 23269 / Jen Gibbons SBN 32238

  • Define technical standards & improve quality of Shim Gung/Neh Gung/Weh Gung
  • Define TAC event clinic material, structure, and perform instruction
  • Nationals competition oversight and supervision
  • Performance of technical content for SBD institute distribution
  • TAC tour content definition
  • Coordinate with Digital Media, Administration, and MDK Preservation to align content and standards with work products deployed to the organization

Digital Media (Digital Bu) – Thomas Thai SBN  32244 / Frank Tsai SBN 32700

  • SBD institute administration and content definition
  • Event filming & content distribution
  • MDK advertisement and awareness programs through social media (twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc)
  • Historical preservation of MDK through social media, SBD institute, and documentation
  • Education of membership at events through social media (communication of history)
  • Coordinate with MDK Preservation to further the goals of spreading the art and awareness of MDK

MDK Preservation (Jin Heung Bu) – Cort Stinehour SBN 33190 / Jared Rosenthal SBN 32740

  • Define studio & teaching programs to support membership growth
  • Define studio business operations programs to support studio growth
  • Perform regular touch points/calls/interfaces with REX and studio owners
  • Define studio retention programs
  • Coordinate with Digital Media & Administration Bu to facilitate content distribution and tools for the studios

 Administration (Heng Jeung Bu) – Josh Lockwood SBN 29755 / Michael Zickafoose SBN 30699

  • Define administration process improvements to simplify studio owner burden (Dan testing processes, paperwork, etc.)
  • Support National event administration, documentation, & process support (Nationals divisions, KDJ manual updates, process, etc.)
  • TAC instructional content documentation for regional distribution
  • Coordinate with MDK Preservation, Ki Sul, and Digital Media Bu to facilitate delivery of work products to be deployed to the organization

TAC Chairman – Craig Hays 23132

  • Supervise and direct the TAC
  • Deliver instruction and event organization
  • Serve at the discretion of the President of Moo Duk Kwan
  • Coordinate with SAC, HKI, BOD to ensure preservation of the Federation’s charter
  • Serve as US representative to the World Moo Duk Kwan

TAC Assistants (The first time in history TAC Assistants were added)

  • Rodrigo Cruz SBN 33484 (Technical & Digital Media)
  • Brian Corrales SBN 36364 (Technical & Digital Media)
  • Josh Duncan SBN 29793 (Technical)
  • Sue Fittanto SBN 41586 (Digital Media & Preservation)
  • Master Ed Horni 36429 (Administration)

2017 August 21st – 27th Attended the 1st Euro Summer Camp, Palma De Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain

2017 September 9th: Attended the final ceremony for late Robert M. Shipley IV Sa Bom Nim’ passing in Hawaii.

2017 October 14th: Attended the 140th Dan Shim Sa at the Region 2 USA.

2017 October 20th – 26th: Conducted the Korean 16th Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Seoul, Korea

2017 October 20th -26th: Attended the 2nd World Moo Duk Kwan youth leadership symposium

Gang Hwa  Do, Korea

2017 October 27th: Conducted seminars for Dan and Youth Leaders in Dae Ku, Korea

2017 November 3rd -5th: Attended the 50th anniversary of the Malaysia Moo Duk Kwan, Miri Malaysia

2017 November 10th – 12th : Attended the Moment with the Masters, Montgomery TX.

2017 November 10th – 17th: Conducted the 34th USA Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Montgomery, TX.

2017 November 29th– December 2nd: Attended the World Moo Duk Kwan symposium, Greece

Attending to represent each country:

Jim Class (Puerto Rico, Designee)

Diego Salinas (Spain, Designee)

Kostas Papadopoulos (Greece, Designee) In support: Stathis Ntaflos (Greece), and

Angelo Piskalis Kyo Sa.

Urs Spoerri (Switzerland, Designee)

Gianni Anile (Italy, Designee) In support:  Antonello Anile (Italy)

Kriton Glenn (Australia, Designee)

Mo Vatan (Iran, Designee)

Roberto Fontora Ortiz (Uruguay, Designee)

Alex Carillo Sanhueza (Chile, Designee) In support: Jacqueline Maturana Olivares (Chile)

Xavier Dufour (Belgium, Designee) In support: Laurent Serruys (Belgium).

Elodie Mollet (France, Designee)

Fabiano Mello (Brazil, Designee)

Craig Hays (USA, Designee)

Lee Dong Gyu (Korea, Designee) In support: Choi Eui-Sun (Korea),

Francisco Blotta (Argentina, Designee)

Cesar Rodriguez (Iceland, Designee)

Ramiro Guzman (Mexico, Designee) represented by Proxy

 

Current World Moo Duk Kwan Country Designees Appointed by the Kwan Jang Nim

Leonardo Barboza Rodríguez. Dan Bon: 47553 Costa Rica

Gil Won Lee Dan Bon: 3759 Korea

Edgardo Grandeza Dan Bon: 12197 Philippines

Ramiro Guzman Dan Bon: 16354 Mexico

Young Ho Lee Dan Bon: 16889 New Zealand

Francisco Blotta Dan Bon: 19455 Argentina

Xavier Dufour. Dan Bon : 36706 Belgium

Gianni Anile Chiarelli Dan Bon: 21328 Italy

Kostas Papadopoulos Dan Bon: 21542 Greece

Thian Lok Lim Dan Bon: 23321 Malaysia

Moshe Jakobi Dan Bon: 23640 Israel

Kriton Glenn, Dan Bon: 23757 Australia

Elodie Mollet Dan Bon: 38935 France

Urs Spoerri Dan Bon: 26021 Switzerland

Frank Schnitzler Dan Bon: 47551 Germany

Diego Salinas Dan Bon: 35919 Spain

Cesar Rodriguez Luna Dan Bon: 44158 Iceland

Robert Hedges Dan Bon: 22420 UK/Ireland

Alex Carrillo Sanhueza Dan Bon: 34686 Chile

Roberto Fontora Dan Bon: 34127 Uruguay

Craig Hays Dan Bon: 23132 USA

Mostafa Mahmoudi Dan Bon: 32958 Iran

Jim Class Dan Bon: #35373 Puerto Rico

Possible pending New designees:

Brazil – Mr. Fabiano Mello Dan Bon: 42480

Panama – Mr. Geovani Ernesto Padiila Arauz Dan Bon: 42479

2018

March 2018

March 16-18: Attended the Region 10, 141st Dan Shim Sa and the TAC tour in Seattle, WA.

March 23-25: Attended the Region 5, 141st Dan Shim Sa and the TAC tour in Illinois.

April 2018 

2018 April :7th: Attended the Region 2 141st Dan Shim Sa at NY State

2018 April: 13th -14th:  Attended the Region 9 141st Dan Shim Sa & T.A.C. tour at Lomita Park, CA

2018 April 20-23rd: Attended the 141st Dan Shim Sa and Sa Bom Clinics, Seoul, Korea

May 2018

2018 May 4th -5th: Attended the Region 3 141st Dan Shim Sa and T.A.C. tour, Myrtle Beach, SC

2018 May 12th: Attended the Region 2 T.A.C. tour, Springfield, NJ

2018 May 18th -19th:  Attended the Region 6 T.A.C. tour, Houston, TX

July 2018 

2018 July 28th –August 4th: Attended the Euro Summer Camp, Switzerland

August 2018 

2018 August 9th -12th: Attended the 40th U.S. Nationals Festival &  World Moo Duk Kwan 12th Designees Zone Symposium, Houston, TX

2018 August 12th:  Presents the NEW World T. A.C. members:

Ramiro Guzman Sa Bom Nim Dan Bon: Dan Bon:16354 Mexico

Donggyu Lee Sa Bom Nim Dan Bon: 16863 Korea

Daymon Kenyon Sa Bom Nim Dan Bon: 19839 U.S.A

Diego Salinas Sa Bom Nim Dan Bon:35919 Spain

September 2018 

2018 September 15th: Historic meeting of Past Moo Duk Kwan Members from Soo Bahk Do, Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do to re-establish their connection to the Moo Duk Kwan through the New World Moo Duk Kwan Heritage Membership Program.

The meeting was attended by:

Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang

Frank Bonsigore, Fred Scott, Larry Seiberlich, Darryl Khalid, Joe Goss, Charles Ferrero, Wesley C. Jenkins, Marco DiScipio, Daymon Kenyon, Tom Wasylyk, Stuart Tierney, Keith J. Bennett, Ricka Rubems, Carmela Fox, Cort Stinehour, Samuel Wallace, Andy Leonard, Guy Petroski, Steve Voelker, Stephane Huguier, Frank Tsai, David Kremin, Rich Kopf, Don Straga, Joe Gross Jr., Dominick Giacobbe, Erica Tierney, John Trudgill.

September 21-23rd: Attended the Region 4, 142nd Dan Shim Sa and TAC tour, Viera, Florida.

September 28th -29th: Attended the Region 8 142nd Dan Shim Sa and T.A.C. tour, Salt Lake City, UT.

October 2018 

October 11th -15th: 10th Attended the SEALS (South East Asia Leadership Seminars), Melbourne, Australia. 

October 19th -25th: Conducted the 17th Korean Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa and attended the 3rd WMDK Youth Leader Symposium, Kang Hwa island, Korea

November 2018

November 9th -16th: Conducted the U.S.A. 35th Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Houston. TX

November 30th –December 2nd: Attended: Greece 50th years anniversary of Moo Duk Kwan, Athens, Greece.Top of Form

2019

Began his 65th anniversary year of training in the Moo Duk Kwan 

April 2019 

April 12th – 14th: Conduct Sa Bom seminars at the Central Do Jang in Yong San, Korea.

April 13th: The 143rd Dan Classing Shim Sa at Central Do Jang in Yong San, Korea.

April 14th: Conduct Seminars for members of the Korean Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan.

April 27th-28th: Attended UK open Tang Soo Do tournament, Cardiff, Wales Hosted by Master John Trudgill and conducted seminar and World Moo Duk Kwan Heritage Membership Program. Task force members: Fred Scott,(Dan # 19187)  Steve Voelker, (Dan#22632)  John Trudgill.(Dan#26146), Dennis Leonard (Dan#22919), Erica Tieney, Cort Stinehour (Dan#33190), Frank Tsai,(Dan#32700) and Steven Diaz (Dan#19461)

May 2019

May 29th – June 4th: Conducted the 10th Euro Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Evia Island, Greece

June 2019 

June 1st: Released 75th anniversary collectors edition of the Founder Hwang Kee’s

Soo Bahk Do (Tang Soo Do) Vol. 1

June 15th: Attended: Jion Hyung Masters Clinic, hosted by Master Frederick Scott and the Traditional Tang Soo Do International. Supporting members included: Frank Bonsignore Sa Bom Nim (Dan#15805), Russell Colston Sa Bom Nim (Dan#22358), Frank Tsai Sa Bom Nim (Dan#32700). and Cort Stinehour Sa Bom Nim (Dan#33190) 

July 2019  

July 25th-27th: Attended the 40thU.S. Nationals Festival, Portland, Oregon

July 27th: promoted the first Kyo-Boms at the U.S. National Festival, Portland, Oregon

George Broyles, Robert Siegel, Doug Countryman, Matthew Wyatt and Sean Oulashin

This is a historic moment for our Art. Prior to the Korean War, our Founder Hwang Kee was the only Sa Bom and instructors were Kyo Sa (usually under the rank of Dan) and Kyo Bom. After the Korean War instructors were Kyo Sa’s (Dan members) and Sa Bom’s

The term of Kyo Bom was not used after the war. There are 2 reasons that the term Kyo Bom is reintroduced.  1) To certify Sa Dan’s that choose not to be an instructor yet be certified to teach and promote students at Gup level. 2) Younger practitioners (21 – 24) have a proper title and certification. Giving them a place to be proud of their connection, rank and position. Kyo Bom meets our 5 Moo Do Values (History, tradition, Philosophy, Discipline/ Respect and Technique) and will add value by elevating our Sa Bom Nim’s

2019

August 2019  

August 10th, presented the Moo Duk Kwan Heritage seminar at an event hosted by Master Dominick Giacobbe in Atlantic City, NJ

August 10th Attended a meeting of the Moo Duk Kwan Heritage task force. In attendance were:

Master Dominick Giacobbe (Dan#18656), Master John Trudgill (Dan#26146)

Master Steve Voelker (Dan#22632), Master Fred Scott (Dan#18187), Master Erica Scott Tiernet, Master Cort Stinehour, (Dan#33190), Master Steve Diaz,(Dan#19461) ,Master Andy Leonard (Dan#22919),Master Frank Tsai (Dan#32700)

October 2019  

October 5th attended the WDU/USG National Championships in Norwich Connecticut

October 17th Attend the Heritage meeting with Masters Jong H Lee and Matt Hugh who represent one of Tae Kwon Do group. 

October 18th 24th conducted the 18th Korea Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa and the 4th WMDK Youth Leader Symposium at the Kyei Myung Training Center in Kang Hwa Island, Korea.

October 26th Conducted the 144th Dan Test  and presented the Moo Duk Kwan Heritage program at the Central Do Jang in Yong San, Korea.

November 2019  

November 8th-10th, attended the U.S. Moment with the Masters, Midway, Utah

November 8th– 15th, conducted the U.S.A. 36th Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Midway, Utah

December 2019 

December 9th-12th, attended the World Moo Duk Kwan Designee’s symposium, Mendoza, Argentina   

December 6th -13th, conducted the South American (WMDK Zone 4)Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Mendoza, Argentina

December 14, The 2019 National Moo Do Festival as a celebration of the 45th years of Moo Duk Kwan in Argentina

2020

Begins his 66th anniversary year of training in the Moo Duk Kwan 

January 8: Russ Hanke Sa Bom Nim’s (Dan#4137,Charter member, S.A.C.) passing 

January 9: Visit to Detroit for the final bow with Hanke Sa Bom Nim 

January 12: Meeting with Moo Duk Kwan alumni Masters Kong, Sin Young (447), John Natividad (14435), Darnell Garcia (14475), and his students to support the WMDK Heritage Program.

January 15: Conducts Sip Dan Khum Hyung clinic at the South Bay Moo Duk Kwan in Torrance, CA.  7th Dan award ceremony for George Dolby Sa Bom (19028).

February

February 8th-9th, attended and conducted a Moo Duk Kwan Heritage event at the Holiday Inn Bolton Centre, U.K. for members from the U.K. and Ireland.

February 9th, conducted a clinic for Ko Dan Ja members from U.K., U.S.A, Spain and France.

March

March 1st: Conducted a training session for several members of the Guardian of the Art at headquarters in Spring Field, NJ. In attendance were Sa Bom Nim’s, H.Y. Kwon (Dan# 10805), Benjamin Cortese (Dan #11689),Frank Bonsignore (Dan # 15805), Russell Colston (Dan #22538) 

March 4th, celebrates his 73rd birthday  

2020

March 2020

The world is struck with the COVID19 Pandemic. This global event altered the planned events worldwide for the Moo Duk Kwan as well as all members and their families.  

April 12th,

Understanding the effects of this global situation Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang sets in motion a series of weekly instructional videos to further assist and connect members around the globe through social media. The topics covered were: the use of the huri, fundamental Cha Gi’s and the importance of the eight key concepts. Also included were historical videos of the Founder, his personal growth and the original Dojang.  

May 4th, recognizes 14 Early Moo Duk Kwan Pioneers through the World Moo Duk Kwan Heritage Program: Those pioneers acknowledged were:

    • Dale Drouillard (Dan#757)
    • Mariano Estioko (Dan#759)
    • Robert Thompson (1791)
    • Lawrence Seiberlich (Dan# 1815)
    • John Butterwick (Dan# 2277)
    • Robert Cheezic (Dan# 2278)
    • Chuck Norris (Dan#2819)
    • Joe Weeks (Dan #3596)
    • Lynn Jackson (Dan # 3597)
    • David Praim (Dan # 3593)
    • Russell Hanke (Dan #4137)
    • Robert Shipley (Dan# 4825)
    • Robert Beaudoin (Dan#5657)
    • Robert Sohn (Dan#6037)

May 9th: Conducts ,World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting at 5PM EST.

R Guzman (16354), Dong Kyu Lee (16863), Daymon Kenyon (19839), and Diego Salinas (35919) attended.

May 13th, begins sharing the Moo Duk Kwan’ history though the World Moo Duk Kwan Heritage program in a series of videos through social media through July. 

May 15th, Announced the postponed event for the 75th Anniversary;

             “I hope you and your families are well. As we continue to endure the global crisis of the CORVID 19 pandemic, it has become apparent that a return to normal activity and previously scheduled events is still in the distant future. For this reason I have made the decision to postpone the 75th Anniversary of the Moo Duk Kwan celebration scheduled for this October in Seoul, Korea. Personal, social, and economic hardships have created an environment requiring all of us to re-purpose our lives and essential activities toward our health, recovery, and stabilization.

The new tentative dates are as follows: ‪October 19-25 2021 (Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Kae Myung Facility, Ganghwa Island) ‪October 25-27 2021 , 75th Anniversary of the Moo Duk Kwan celebration (Same hotel venue as previously announced). For those who have already committed financially to this year's event, return reimbursements will be fully honored. It is my hope and sincere wish to see you all safely through this time of hardship, and to join me and the Moo Duk Kwan family in Seoul next year. My best wishes for you during this difficult time.

Sincerely, H.C Hwang, President, World Moo Duk Kwan” 

May 16th: Conducts World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting                                                                                

May 23rd: Conducts World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting

May 30th: Conducts World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting 

June

June12th: PDT (Project Delivery Team) was formed for preparing the 75th Virtual Celebration of Moo Duk Kwan.

 Steve Diaz, Chair person (19461), Frank Tsai (32700), Eui Sun Choi (19203), DK Chang (20780), Cort Stinehour (33190), Jared Rosenthal (32740), Brian Corrales (36364), Robert Hedges (22420), Diego Salinas (35919), Steve Voelker (22632), Ricardo Giorgi (27516), Lauren Brotherton (38008), Stephen LeHars (45754), Kim Wyles (33986), Elodie Mollet (38935), Sean Oulashin (44504), Francisco R Blotta (29030), Steven Lemner (23703) and Tim McHugh. 

June 13th: Conducts Virtual class with US TAC, and World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting

June 20th: PDT meeting and conducts World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting

June 27th: Conducts World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting

June 30th: New appointment for TAC and TAC assistants in Mexico

New TAC members Elizabeth Mora (Dan#31626) to Neh Gong  Bu, Anthony K. Guzman (Dan#42874) to Weh Gong Bu, and New TAC assistants: Francisco Ramírez (Dan#44836),

Lorena Cortés (Dan#45396), Jaime Ambriz (Dan#47524) 

July 

July 3rd: Conducted WMDK Zone 4 (South America zone) Virtual seminar 

July 11th: PDT meeting to plan the 75th virtual celebration

July 14th: The founder Hwang Kee’s 18th memorial service 

July 18th: Conducted World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting

July 19th, Announcement about the Moo Duk Kwan® 75th Virtual Anniversary Celebration to be held from the beginning of October 2020 to November 9th, 2020.

PDT discussed to prepare a daily drift campaign during the month of October. Producing videos from each country for the drift campaign and basic guidelines to include in the video was discussed

July 25th: Conducted WMDK Youth Leader’s Virtual seminars and  World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic

August 

August 1st: PDT and Assist Sip Dan Khum #6 Seminars by the US TAC chair (Craig Hayes Dan # 23132)

August 7th: PDT Meeting 

August 15th: Assist Sip Dan Khum #7 Seminars by the US TAC chair (Craig Hayes Dan # 23132)at and conducts World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting

August 22nd: Assist Sip Dan Khum #8 seminars by the US TAC chair (Craig Hayes Dan # 23132) and conduits World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting

August 29th: Assist Sip Dan Khum #9 seminars by the US TAC chair (Craig Hayes Dan # 23132) and conduits World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting 

September 

September 1st: US TAC re appointment was made for the next 3 years term.

Technical (Ki Sul Bu), Jeff Griggs (Dan # 23269), Jen Gibbons (Dan #32238)

Digital Media (Digital Bu),Frank Tsai SBN(Dan # 32700), Brian Corrales (Dan# 36364)

MDK Preservation (Jin Heung Bu),Cort Stinehour (Dan #33190) Jared Rosenthal (Dan # 32740)

Administration (Heng Jeung Bu)  Josh Lockwood (Dan # 29755), Michael Zickafoose (Dan#30699)

TAC Chairman, Craig Hays (Dan# 23132)

TAC Assistants, Rodrigo Cruz (Dan# 33484) (Technical & Digital Media), (Technical & Digital Media),Josh Duncan (Dan# 29793) (Technical),Sue Fittanto (Dan#41586) (Digital Media & Preservation),Master Ed Horni (Dan#36429) (Administration)

September 5th: Assist Sip Dan Khum #10 seminars by the US TAC chair and Conducted World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting.

September 12th: Conducted World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting. 

September 14th: Australian TAC reappointment was made for the next 3 years term. Sa Bom Nim Mark Koina ( Dan #34685), Kim Wyles (Dan # 33986)

September 19th: PDT meeting

September 20th, announces the agenda for the 75th Moo Duk Kwan Virtual celebration, with live virtual clinics to be conducted by himself for opening and closing ceremonies for the global membership, and clinics from the four zones, conducted by the World Moo Duk Kwan T.A.C. members: Those members were:

Zone 1: Sa Bom Nim Dong Gyu Lee (Dan# 16863) (Korea)

Zone 2: Sa Bom Nim Daymon Kenyon (Dan#19839)(USA)

Zone 3: Sa Bom Nim Diego Salinas (Dan#35919) (Spain)

Zone 4: Sa Bom Nim Ramiro Guzman ( Dan# 16354) (Mexico)

September 26th: Conducted World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting. 

October

October: authorizes and approves the release of videos to begin the celebration for the 75th Virtual celebration, with historic videos of countries from around the globe, demonstrations, senior members interviews to be shared on social media platforms.  

October 17th, attended the first Virtual USA National Championships. The USA T.A.C., T.A.C. assistants , Regional examiners and other trained virtual competition officials are currently working through judging all the excellent performances submitted by members nationwide.

“Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang has commended Federation Officials for the amazing success of this event.

Dear Virtual Festival Officials,

I hope this message finds you and your family safe and well.

Your creative solution for hosting a meaningful National Festival experience for members under the current conditions is greatly appreciated. Excellent member participation indicates that they were very excited about the experience you provided for them. I too, am excited to see the TAC, TAC Assistants, Board, Regional Examiners and selected members working together harmoniously for our common goal and for the preservation of our art. Your use of modern technology to overcome obstacles facing Moo Duk Kwan members is impressive. The Moo Duk Kwan was born amidst very challenging post war circumstances in Korea and yet our Founder persevered against all odds.

I am glad to see his spirit exhibited today by the Federation's leadership. Thank you very much for adding this very successful event to the long list of Moo Duk Kwan achievements.

In Moo Duk Kwan, H.C. Hwang”  

October 3rd: PDT meeting

October 10th: Conducted WMDK Youth Leader and Senior Advisory Team for YL virtual seminars  and World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting.

October 20th, appointed the first panel of members to the inaugural Sa Jei Ji Gahn Committee dedicated to the long-term preservation of harmonious relations among Soo Bahk Do® practitioners and Instructors.

Those members are Sa Bom Nim’s

    • Lawrence Seiberlich (Dan# 1815), USA
    • Kriton Glenn (Dan#23757), Australia
    • Maria Del Pilar Guzman (Dan#22013), Mexico
    • Ricardo Giorgi (Dan#27516), Argentina
    • Diego Salinas (Dan# 35919),Spain

Sa Jei Ji Gahn is defined as:

  • Sa – referring to Sa Bom
  • Jei – referring to the Jei Ja ranking system (student/disciple)
  • Ji Gahn – referring to the relationship between Instructor and Student

Seeking to avoid conflict  is an essential characteristic valued by those who embrace the cultural, philosophical and Moo Do attributes that Founder Hwang Kee infused into his martial art system and which make it unique.

This Committee will consider and provide recommendations to the World Moo Duk Kwan (WMDK) for resolution of relationship issues as encountered on a national and international basis. The Committee will consider only those issues that have not been successfully resolved by the World Moo Duk Kwan’s extensive existing structure.

October 24th: PDT meeting at 10:30AM EST.  World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting.

October 31st: PDT rehearsal meeting for the 75th 

November

November 4th: PDT rehearsal meeting

November 5th: PDT rehearsal meeting 

November 6th, Conducts the opening ceremonies and hosts a international clinic via social media. He presented a historical video of the Founder Hwang Kee and the Moo Duk Kwan.

November 8th: PDT meeting

November 9th, Conducts the closing ceremonies and host an international clinic via social media, with histological videos.

 

  1. Video recognizing the pioneers of the Moo Duk Kwan
  2. Video recognizing the Significant Contributors to the Moo Duk Kwan from around the globe

Criteria: –

  1. Consistent dedication to the Moo Duk Kwan under the Founder’s leadership
  2. Moo Duk Kwan issued Dan Bon (under 24,000)
  3. Use of Moo Duk Kwan Do Bok
  4. Studio Owner, Tournament Competitor or other significant contribution
  5. The World Moo Duk Kwan Heritage Program and its task force.
  6. Video recognizing the World Moo Duk Kwan Heritage Significant Contributors

from Tae Kwon Do.

  1. Certified by the Founder Hwang Kee
  2. Moo Duk Kwan issued Dan Bon
  3. Contributed to the spread of the Moo Duk Kwan legacy through Tae Kwon Do outside of Korea.
  4. Video recognizing the World Moo Duk Kwan Heritage Significant Contributors

from Tang Soo Do.

  1. Certified by the Founder Hwang Kee
  2. Moo Duk Kwan issued Dan Bon
  3. Contributed to the spread of the Moo Duk Kwan legacy through Tang Soo Do outside of Korea. 

November 14th: Conducted World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting

November 15th: WMDK Heritage Program Task Force meeting 

November 21st: Conducted All National TAC with the WMDK TAC seminars

December

December 5th: Conducted WMDK Youth Leader seminars

December 12th: Conducted World Moo Duk Kwan TAC Clinic & Meeting (2020 Year end gathering) 

December 19th: Conducted All National TAC with the WMDK TAC final clinic in 2020

The World Moo Duk Kwan Proudly Remembers Master Alfonso Jesse, Dan Bon #19747
World Moo Duk Kwan Panama

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The World Moo Duk Kwan Proudly Remembers Master Alfonso Jesse, Dan Bon #19747World Moo Duk Kwan Panama
This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series Moo Duk Kwan Memorials

Master Alfonso Jesse, Dan Bon #19747

With Great Sadness, we have lost another Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do) dedicated practitioner just this afternoon. I was notified by Mr. Geovani Ernesto Padilla Arauz, our current representative in Panama for the World Moo Duk Kwan; that his instructor, Master Alfonso Jesse, Dan Bon 19747, has passed away from terminal cancer.

While he was not known to many of us, he was a very early pioneer of Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do) in Panama, and was a student of Prospero Ellis Sa Bom Nim, who initially brought the Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do) Moo Duk Kwan to Panama during his tour of duty with the US Army.

His teacher was C.S. Kim Sa Bom Nim, an instructor at Osan Air Force Base, Korea. Mr. Jesse was also my instructor during my military tour in Panama from '83 -'89. Mr. Padilla was also a student of Mr Jesse, who taught him since he was age 11, up to his Cho Dan testing.

Prospero Ellis Sa Bom Nim with the Founder at Osan AB, Korea.

Master Alfonso Jesse

Master Jesse doing a edan yup podo cha gi

Sa Bom Nim Ellis in the center of his Tang Soo Do Class at Fort Clayton, US Army Base, Panama City, Panama. Master Jesse is to his left.

Mr. Jesse taught us on Fort Kobbe Army Base for several years, including the turbulent years of the Noriega Regime. Mr Jesse also trained three of my co-workers, and a dependent wife, from white up to their Cho Dan Testing. Mr. and Mrs. Rick and Lisa Marie Ortiz, and Gilberto Garcia.

At the time of this notification, I haven't received any information on funeral arrangement yet. Master Jesse was a very motivated and inspiring instructor of Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do) Moo Duk Kwan.

Rest in Peace, My Friend, Teacher, and a role model for many in Panama City, Panama. Tang Soo!

Added information:  Master Jesse was buried in Panama City, on Thursday, Nov 12, 2020.  His family had requested that former students and martial art friends wear their Do Boks to his memorial and burial.  Mr. Padilla, provided an Official Letter of Condolences (a Panamanian tradition) to the family on behalf of Hyul Chul Hwang, Kwan Jang Nim of the World Moo Duk Kwan. 

Letter of Condolences

Many thanks to Mr. Geovani Ernesto Padilla Arauz, for providing the photos and videos for this memorial.

 

World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers Mr. Gerald (Jerry) Taylor Dan bon #10188

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World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers Mr. Gerald (Jerry) Taylor Dan bon #10188

UNTIMELY PASSING OF A GREAT INSTRUCTOR

 Mr. Gerald (Jerry) Taylor, Dan Bon 10188

12-5-1945  –  10-8-2020

With great sorrow, we regret to inform all the passing of Jerry Taylor. Jerry made his Dan Bon # 10188 in 1966. He was the third recipient of a Black Belt from Chuck Norris. He taught hundreds of students at the Redondo Beach, California, Norris Studio. Many of his students went on to become exceptional tournament fighters, and instructors of Tang Soo Do. Jerry’s superior communication skills inspired many students to excel.

Jerry had a successful twenty-seven-year career at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department where he retired as a Sergeant.

LASD Badge

He is survived by his wife Detta, daughter Dawson, and three grandchildren, Hannah, Stone, and Nautis.

Memorial Services are scheduled for November 8, 2020, 2:00pm, at Talking Rock Ranch (golf club), 15075 Talking Ranch Road, Prescott, AZ 86305.

-Master Darrell Garcia

 

The Kwan Jang Nim's remarks to the Family of Terry Taylor:

On behalf of Moo Duk Kwan members and alumnus worldwide, please accept our condolences for this loss to the Taylor family.

Jerry has an important place in Moo Duk Kwan history and I regret being unable to attend the celebration of his life due to scheduling conflicts with proceedings of the Moo Duk Kwan 75th Anniversary Nov 6-9, 2020

One purpose of the 75th Anniversary event is to remember our history and celebrate early practitioners like Jerry, who inspired generations of students during the 1960s and 70s with hopes and dreams even as the Moo Duk Kwan in Korea was under tremendous pressure by the military government and Tae Kwon Do movement there. Jerry’s courage as a Moo Duk Kwan alumnus and his example along with those of many other alumnus helped forge a home in the United States for the Moo Duk Kwan. For that I express my sincere gratitude.

A half century has passed since that time and I am saddened today when I observe a younger generation who is unaware of the many contributions of early Moo Duk Kwan alumnus like Jerry and how they helped shape the Moo Duk Kwan of today.

Many great moments in our history deserve to be remembered, memorialized, celebrated and passed on for awareness and education of future generations so the new generation can take pride in their history and the accomplishments of those who came before them and paved the way for them. Jerry’s passing is a moment to be memorialized.

My most important mission has become to help assure that future generations of Moo Duk Kwan alumnus acknowledge our history and remember where they came from, remember who paved the way for them and to assure they appreciate where they are today through ongoing Moo Do education among all Moo Duk Kwan members.

Jerry’s passing is unfortunate, but he and other early alumnus will be remembered through the World Moo Duk Kwan Heritage Program (2018) and the history they helped shape will be shared with future younger generations through the Youth Leader Program (2016). Both programs focus on “Honoring our Past, Building the next generation”.  It is my hope that these programs will ensure that Jerry and other Moo Duk Kwan alumnus will be remembered along with the history they helped create with Founder Hwang Kee, thus providing future generations with a rich foundation of Moo Duk Kwan culture.

November 9, is the exact day the Moo Duk Kwan school founding in Korea 75 years ago.  Jerry and many others of his generation have helped make this historic day possible and while he  will be with us in spirit, others are welcome to continue celebrating the history he and other alumnus helped create by joining in the proceedings.

May the spirit of thousands of fellow Moo Duk Kwan members support the Taylor family in this difficult time.

In Moo Duk Kwan,

HC Hwang

A Memory Shared:

First Tang Soo Do Testing in California 1965

In an exchange agreement between the U.S. and the Korean military, Master Jong Hyong Lee was stationed in San Diego in 1965. While there he contacted Mariano Estioko and Chuck Norris and re-connected them with Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee and the Moo Duk Kwan. As a result of this, the first Tang Soo Do Dan testing in California was held in 1966 at Chuck Norris’s dojang in Torrance, California.

Grandmaster Estioko was promoted to 2nd Dan and Chuck Norris to 3rd Dan at that time (although Estioko was actually Norris’s senior but did not have the opportunity to be tested since leaving Korea).

The Dan testing that day, which was very comprehensive and extremely physically taxing, lasted for over 12 hours. Approximately 12 individuals actually tested for Cho Dan at that testing but only Andy Ah Po (Dan Bon #10187), Gerald Taylor (Dan Bon #10188), and Vic Martinov (Dan Bon #10189) were promoted to Cho Dan at that time. Willie Norris (Chuck’s younger brother who was later killed in Vietnam) also tested that day but was not promoted to Cho Dan until a few months later.

From Master Darrell Garcia:

Jerry Taylor 1971 standing next to Vic Martinov:

World Moo Duk Kwan Proudly Remembers Kendall Jenkins, Sa Bom Nim, Dan Bon #14209

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World Moo Duk Kwan Proudly Remembers Kendall Jenkins, Sa Bom Nim, Dan Bon #14209

From Region 5 Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan

Sad news to report. This was sent by Sa Bom Nim Kendall Jenkins’ daughter 2 days ago:Hello Family and Friends. I felt that it was time to let you all know the journey my dad is currently on now. He was diagnosed with a very aggressive small cell lung cancer. His health is slowly deteriorating. We are still trying to get some tests done to see exactly where it has metasticized. My dad has a great legacy and has touched so many lives and has a lot of friends. I'm sure a visit, or letter would cheer him up greatly. Prayers are always welcomed. We are all very saddened by this news but are staying strong for him. We love you Slick 50.

Sharon Jenkins
Addendum:
Last evening we received news he had been taken by ambulance to the hospital.

It is with great sadness we share that Sa Bom Nim Kendall Jenkins ( Dan Bon 14209, student of Sa Bom Nim Russ Hanke) has passed away. 10/26/41 – 3/1/2020 He was a Region 4 Examiner and an important part of the history in R4. We know Sa Bom Nim Hanke , is waiting to greet him. ❣️💔

Here is a previous article contribution by Sa Bom Kendall Jenkins from Midnight Stories, 1993.

Our first contribution to midnight stories comes from Kendall Jenkins, Dan Bon #14209,  Thanks Sa Bom Nim.

Midnight Story of  Sa Bom Nim Russell D. Hanke

1960–1970

He began his training in 1960 under Mr. Dale Drouillard, Dan Bon #757. During this time he has trained in many different martial arts and was Michigan's leading authority on Oriental and Asian non-projectile weapons and he has displayed in his do jang one of the most impressive weapons display in existence, before he would display a weapon he would research it's applications and practice with it until he became proficient. In 1968 he invented a new type of Police weapon called the “Nutcracker Flails”, with this weapon he went on to teach over 100 police departments throughout Michigan his system of CCC. He was certified by the Michigan Law Enforcement Council (Michigan State Police). 


Besides being a dedicated martial artist, he is a graduate of Psychorientology and a student of Parapsychology. He also is studying theology and majoring in the Aramaic and Hebrew translations of the Bible. After training Police Officers for 2 years he decided that he needed to spend more time on his personal training.


1970–Present

During the early 1970s, when the formation of the U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan was in it's infancy, Sa Bom Nim Hanke was one of the dedicated martial artists who would become one of the original Board of Directors member. After being accepted by Sa Bom Nim H.C. Hwang as his student, he quit his weapons training so that he could focus his attention on Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee's teachings and philosophy. He traveled by motorcycle and van with his faithful dog Satan (which is another great midnight story) to every single State in the continental United States. He would teach clinics and train with nature in remote areas of the country just to spread the art of Tang Soo Do. He would drive from Michigan to New Jersey to train with Sa Bom Nim H.C. Hwang at every chance he could, which was pretty often. Sa Bom Nim Hanke has never once missed a National Federation event, Board of Directors meeting or Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa since the inception of the Federation. This is honest dedication to the teachings and philosophy of Kwan Jang Him Hwang Kee.

Respectfully submitted by,

KENDALL JENKINS, #14209

World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers Master Robert Emile Beaudoin, Dan Bon #5661, Charter Member

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World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers Master Robert Emile Beaudoin, Dan Bon #5661, Charter Member
This entry is part 6 of 14 in the series Moo Duk Kwan Memorials

Master Beaudoin was a former member of the Moo Duk Kwan and received his Dan #5661 from the Moo Duk Kwan’s founder, (Kwan Jahng Nim Hwang Kee) while stationed at Osan AFB, South Korea. His official instructor on record is Master Jae Chul Shin.

Charter Convention June 1975, at JFK Hilton Hotel.

Master Beaudoin took part in the Nov 1974 meeting at Burlington, NJ and participated in the Charter Convention in June 1975. He also served on the 1st Board of Directors of the US Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation and as such he was a Charter Member of the US Federation.

We are grateful for his service to the early stages of the federation as a charter member and Board Member.

At the 1975 Convention, then L to R: Mr Ben Cortese, Master Robert Beaudoin, Mr. Robert Shipley, Founder Kee Hwang, Mr. Frank Bonsignore, SBN Yu Ki Yul, SBN Chun Sik Kim.

Master Beaudoin with unidentified students at The Beaudoin Academy of Karate in Waterbury, CT.

Master Beaudoin posing with the Founder, Kee Hwang, KJN, with unidentified student, Founder, R Beaudoin (5661), Jeff Haney (17934), Robert Rondelli (17416), Ron Savage (15879) from his Beaudoin Academy.

With his original instructor, Master Jae Chun Shim at the dojang in South Korea, during his service in the Air Force.

Master Beaudoin started his Beaudoin Academy in 1965 in Waterbury, CT.

Robert Beaudoin and his wife, JoAnn (Conway) Beaudoin

Family portrait of Robert Beaudoin and his wife JoAnn (Conway) Beaudoin, and his son, Eric Beaudoin MD of Southport, CT and his daughter, Jennifer Roberts

His obituary can be found online with Memorial details of time and location at this site: http://www.eastsidememorial.com

On behalf of the World Moo Duk Kwan and our Kwan Jang Nim, with deep respect and sorrowful regrets send our sincere condolences to his immediate family, his friends, and students, may he rest in Peace.

Respectfully submitted , 

Roberto Bonefont, Sr., Region 2

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World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers Russell Duane Hanke, 9th Dan Sa Bom Nim, Dan Bon 4137 * Charter Member *

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World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers Russell Duane Hanke, 9th Dan Sa Bom Nim, Dan Bon 4137 * Charter Member *
This entry is part 5 of 14 in the series Moo Duk Kwan Memorials

Hanke, Russell Duane, age 79, January 8, 2020 of Dearborn Heights, MI. Beloved father of Brett and Shane Hanke. Also survived by his grandchildren Brynn Elln, Autumn Marie, Lillith River and Brett, Jr.; his nieces and nephews.  Read his official historic timeline on the WMDK Facebook SiteRespectfully submitted by his lifelong humble student, friend and Sa Bom Nim Steven Lemner, Dan Bon 23703, Region 5. 

{photo credits: WMDK, Steven Lemner SBN, Russ Hanke MDKSBD College, Moo Do Media, Al Caponigro photos, and various facebook sites} (SOO BAHK DO® and MOO DUK KWAN® are registered trademarks.)

L to r: Dale Drouillard and Russ Hanke (cho dan) 3rd place in tournament in Canada

Master Dale Drouillard, Hanke SBNs first Tang Soo Do instructor, dan bon 757, first American to receive a dan bon from the Founder.

Master Drouillard demonstrating edan yup podo cha ki, 1960s.

Hanke SBN receiving training under the guidance of the Founder in 1975 during the first National Convention at the JFK Hilton in New York.

Hanke SBN kneeling during the first public performance of Hwa Sun Hyung in the 1980s.

 

 

He may be gone, but his spirit and training will always be with us. Rest in everlasting Peace, Sa Bom Nim. His loyalty to our art and his compassion and his dedication to spread the art throughout the world, WILL ALWAYS BE AN inspiration to us all. A true Moo Do In, a true human being. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, supporting us through your training and inspiring us to continue our tradition of Moo Do. SOO BAHK!
Respectfully Submitted,
Roberto Bonefont, Sr., Dan Bon 13927, Region 2

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

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World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers John A, Dellapia, Sa Bom Nim Dan Bon #14363
This entry is part 4 of 14 in the series Moo Duk Kwan Memorials

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

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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.