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The World Moo Duk Kwan® School Proudly Remembers – Victor Martinov, Dan Bon 10189, Sa bom Nim

The World Moo Duk Kwan® School Proudly Remembers – Victor Martinov, Dan Bon 10189, Sa bom Nim

Black-Ribbon3Victor Martinov, Sa Bom

1936-2015

REST IN PEACE, SA BOM NIM

Sa Bom Nim Victor Martinov,  #10189 of Torrance, California was appointed to the B.O.D. by Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee in 1975 and a Charter Member. He was elected Vice Chairman and elected and served as Chairman for 1976. In 1991 he was appointed to the Technical Advisory Committee (T.A.C.) and appointed as a member of the Senior Advisory Committee (S.A.C.) in 1999. (Taken from Ted Mason: History Volume 3 – U.S. Pioneers, U.S. Soo Bahk Do® Moo Duk Kwan® Wiki series)

Martinov Sa Bom Nim displaying one of his many signature jump kicks.

Martinov Sa Bom Nim displaying one of his many signature jump kicks.

Pyong Ahn Monthly Newsletter Tribute to Victor Martinov, Sa bom Nim – if you want to understand Victor Martinov Sa Bom Nim's dedication to the art, read this article.   Thank you to Fred Messersmith, Sa bom Nim for making this article available.

Photos and videos courtesy of US Federation and Facebook Friends, thank you.

Victor Martinov, Sa bom Nim, was a Charter member of the US Federation since its inception.  Below there are photos showing him involved in the development and founding of the US Federation at the Charter Convention in 1975, held at the JFK Airport Hilton Hotel in New York City.   He was very bit involved in the US Federation until his passing.  He brought great respect to the US Federation and unselfish service toward the goals of the founding charter members to support the wishes of our Founder, Hwang Kee.  He continued his support of the Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang remaining loyal to the art and its Founder, and Kwan Jang Nim.  He will be truly missed by his family, students and friends.

From left; James Lee (14317), Fred Kenyon (14345), Victor Martinov (10189), and Jeff Moonitz (17650) at the 1975 Charter Convention for the US Federation.

From left; James Lee (14317), Fred Kenyon (14345), Victor Martinov (10189), and Jeff Moonitz (17650) at the 1975 Charter Convention for the US Federation.

The founder's clinic at the 1975 Charter Convention for the US Federation. The founder, Ben Cortese (11689), Robert Beaudoin (5661), Robert Shipley (4825), Ron Savage (15879), Victor Martinov (10189), Fred Kenyon (14345) are seen in this photo.

The founder's clinic at the 1975 Charter Convention for the US Federation. The founder, Ben Cortese (11689), Robert Beaudoin (5661), Robert Shipley (4825), Ron Savage (15879), Victor Martinov (10189), Fred Kenyon (14345) are seen in this photo.

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).

Founder Hwang Kee at the Charter Convention in 1975 at JFK Airport.

Founder Hwang Kee at the Charter Convention in 1975 at JFK Airport.

The founder's visit to Torrance, California in 1975. Seated; Victor Gurrella (), Micky Yamasita (18099), HC Hwang (509), The founder, Vic Martinov (), Jerry Taylor (10736),

The founder's visit to Torrance, California in 1975. Seated; Victor Guerrella (), Micky Yamasita (18099), HC Hwang (509), The founder, Vic Martinov (10189), Jerry Taylor (10736), The photo was taken at the famous South Bay dojang in Torrance, California.

Martinov SBN listening to the Founder at the 50th Anniversary clinic.

Martinov SBN listening to the Founder at the 50th Anniversary clinic.

Martinov SBN standing between H.C. Hwang Kwan Jang Nim and Robert Shipley Sa Bom Nim at the 50th Anniversary Demonstration

Martinov SBN standing between H.C. Hwang Kwan Jang Nim and Robert Shipley Sa Bom Nim (4825) at the 50th Anniversary Demonstration

Martinov SBN escorting the Founder to his seat before the 50th Anniversary Demonstration

Martinov SBN escorting the Founder to his seat before the 50th Anniversary Demonstration

Martinov SBN assisting presentation of medals and certificates to attendees at the 50th Anniversary

Martinov SBN assisting presentation of medals and certificates to attendees at the 50th Anniversary

Roberto Bonefont

Roberto Bonefont

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

Soo Bahk Do Institute