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

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

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020 in Memorials, Moo Duk Kwan School | 0 comments

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

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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
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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 *
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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

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

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We mourn the loss of another Loyal Moo Duk Kwan Member, Read his story.

Posted by World Moo Duk Kwan on Friday, September 27, 2019

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

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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.

 

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

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

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The World Moo Duk Kwan Proudly Remembers…

Mr. Noah Lange – Dan Bon #47891

February 8, 2002 – July 18, 2017

REST IN PEACE

 

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

Respectfully submitted for

Michelle K. Lange

 

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HAPPY 71ST ANNIVERSARY MOO DUK KWAN

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

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

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Eveline Moy Chin

 December 18, 1927 – May 3, 2015

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

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

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Obituary for Eveline Moy Chin

Devoted wife, cherished mother, beloved grandmother and great-grandmother, Eveline Moy Chin, age 87, passed away in Marshall, TX on May 3, 2015. Eveline was born on December 18, 1927 in Boston, MA. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas W. F. Chin; Her parents, Goon Ark and You Shee Moy; her siblings, Jean, William, Thomas and Ruth and one niece, Ruby. Eveline is survived by her children, Ronald D. Chin and his wife, Heather; Karen B. Chin and her husband, Steven Kelly; Gary D. Chin and his wife, Anne; and Laura C. Darrach and her husband, Gregg. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Meaghan Cain and her husband, Trevor; Joshua, Jessica, and Michael Darrach, Thomas and Emily Chin; her great-grandchildren, Tristin, Tre, Mya, Maci and Skyler; nieces and nephews, Madeleine, Charley, James, Claire, Beverly Ann, Stanley, Robert and her beloved 15 year old cat, Tandy. Eveline was an active member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, enjoyed Karate and recently earned her 2nd Degree Black Belt in November, 2014 at age 86. She loved to cook, bake, knit/crochet and spent many hours watching the cooking channels, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. A celebration of Eveline's life will be held on Friday evening at 6:00pm, May 8, 2015 at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Marshall, Texas with Bro. Scott Tagert officiating. She will be laid to rest at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA next to her husband. In lieu of flowers, please send donations “In Memory of Eveline M. Chin” to Healing Touch Worldwide Foundation at www.HTWFoundation.org.
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Moo Duk Kwan® School Proudly Remembers Robert Shipley, III, Sa Bom Nim, Dan Bon #4825, Charter Member and Hu Kyun In

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Moo Duk Kwan® School Proudly Remembers Robert Shipley, III, Sa Bom Nim, Dan Bon #4825, Charter Member and Hu Kyun In
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See a Memorial Tribute to Sa Bom Nim Shipley by the Swiss Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan, click on the link below, and many thanks to Urs Spoerri, Sa bom Nim.

Shipley SBN 2016 from Urs Spoerri on Vimeo.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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Appointed Hu Kyun In in 2005.

Shipley Sa Bom Nim participating in the Swiss Summer Camp 2016

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REST IN PEACE SA BOM NIM

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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