United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Inc.

U.S. Federation Was Formed By Hwang Kee and The Charter Members in 1976

The USA Federation was formed by Moo Duk Kwan® Founder Hwang Kee and the Federations Charter Members as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit membership organization chartered to preserve the Korean martial art of Soo Bahk Do® in perpetuity in accordance with Moo Duk Kwan® standards.

Upcoming Federation Member Experiences

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    • Is Tang Soo Do The Same As Soo Bahk Do®?

      Is Tang Soo Do The Same As Soo Bahk Do®?

      No. Tang Soo Do is not the same as Soo Bahk Do®. The Tang Soo Do martial art system developed by Hwang Kee was a precursor to his more advanced Soo Bahk Do martial art system. Moo Duk Kwan martial art school Founder Hwang Kee taught an early...

      July 07, 2014
    • Jo Kyo, Kyo Sa, Sa Bom Instructor Certification Opportunities

      Jo Kyo, Kyo Sa, Sa Bom Instructor Certification Opportunities

      Members interested in applying for certification from the Moo Duk Kwan® to become Jo Kyo, Kyo Sa, Sa Bom Certified Instructors of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system need to plan ahead and acquire the respective Instructor Certification Study k...

      March 14, 2014
    • Phonies, Frauds and Thieves

      Phonies, Frauds and Thieves

      The trademark counterfeiting business is booming! Check out the trademark counterfeits at the bottom of this page. Phonies, frauds and thieves are thriving in an industry that is driven by greed, disregard for the rights and reputations of othe...

      March 14, 2014
    • Karate Changes Your Brain

      Karate Changes Your Brain

      Karate Changes Your Brain. Brain scans carried out by researchers from Imperial College London and University College London have revealed distinctive features in the brain structure of karate experts... ...

      June 19, 2014
    • Gaining Independence Through Martial Arts

      Gaining Independence Through Martial Arts

      By Becka Kurtz, Executive Secretary Opportunity Manor Inc. 1908 Kruchten Court South PO Box 280 Sartell, MN 56377 Martial arts training is said to improve physical functions such as strength, balance and stamina. More importantly, it has been prove...

      October 20, 2012
    • Children Value Themselves to The Extent They Have Been Valued

      Children Value Themselves to The Extent They Have Been Valued

      Self Esteem: The Key To Life A child's development of healthy self esteem is bolstered by every personal success that they enjoy. The Moo Duk Kwan's® Soo Bahk Do® martial art system provides a progressively challenging and rewarding series of exper...

      October 01, 2012
    • Conflict Resolution Strategies Are Inappropriate For Dealing With Bullying

      Conflict Resolution Strategies Are Inappropriate For Dealing With Bullying

      Conflict resolution or peer mediation strategies, however, should not be used to address bullying problems because: Peer mediation/conflict resolution programs assume there is a bit of both right and wrong on both sides. Such programs may plac...

      March 02, 2016
    • Moo Duk Kwan® Certified Instructors Combat Bullying Everyday

      Moo Duk Kwan® Certified Instructors Combat Bullying Everyday

      Today in America, bullying has become an epidemic in our society and we see more and more evidence of parents, schools, universities, churches, governments, etc. adopting policies they hope will minimize bullying behavior. Unfortunately, policies ...

      February 02, 2016
    • Bullying Awareness Guidebook

      Bullying Awareness Guidebook

      Angela Hanners, Communication Director of Accredited Online Schools recently found our list of bullying resources on the wiki: http://soobahkdo.editme.com/Bullies...

      August 12, 2015
    • The Moo Duk Kwan Dan Bon

      The Moo Duk Kwan Dan Bon

      The Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon system is a very important and traditional part of the Moo Duk Kwan® martial art organization. It is a source of great personal pride for Soo Bahk Do practitioners embracing the Moo Duk Kwan philosophy and goals of technic...

      March 16, 2013
    • Region 6 Dan Test May 3rd & 4th Enid Ok

      Region 6 Dan Test May 3rd & 4th Enid Ok

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      March 08, 2013
    • Region 9 Dan Test April 19th & 20th Lomita, Ca

      Region 9 Dan Test April 19th & 20th Lomita, Ca

      ...

      March 08, 2013
    • Are You Doing It Wrong?

      Are You Doing It Wrong?

      Du Mun Proper Sequence Timing For Red Belts And Dans...

      December 18, 2014
    • Do Rank Certificates Really Mean Anything?

      Do Rank Certificates Really Mean Anything?

      More than 15,000 times per year dedicated practitioners in Moo Duk Kwan® schools earn authentic rank certification for their training achievements in the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system....

      June 02, 2012
    • Rank Testing

      Rank Testing

      Students who have achieved sufficient skill and fulfilled the necessary rank requirements may be provided with an opportunity to test for rank advancement. Beginner ranks (Gup) testing forms available from instructor Blackbelt ranks (Dan - midnigh...

      January 01, 2012
    • Louis Barrier Wenatchee War Veteran

      Louis Barrier Wenatchee War Veteran

      Louis Barrier Wenatchee War Veteran Resumes Soo Bahk Do Training At Age 83 and is striving to earn a black belt in the Korean karate discipline of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan, becoming one of the oldest people in the Northwest region to do so....

      August 21, 2014
    • U.S. Federation Recognized In Congressional Record

      U.S. Federation Recognized In Congressional Record

      When you are bidding to bring the National Festival to your Region, do you think the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® and its National Festival are really that big of a deal? A New Jersey State Representative and the Cong...

      December 08, 2013
    • Gaining Independence Through Martial Arts

      Gaining Independence Through Martial Arts

      By Becka Kurtz, Executive Secretary Opportunity Manor Inc. 1908 Kruchten Court South PO Box 280 Sartell, MN 56377 Martial arts training is said to improve physical functions such as strength, balance and stamina. More importantly, it has been prove...

      October 20, 2012
    • Jo Kyo, Kyo Sa, Sa Bom Instructor Certification Opportunities

      Jo Kyo, Kyo Sa, Sa Bom Instructor Certification Opportunities

      Members interested in applying for certification from the Moo Duk Kwan® to become Jo Kyo, Kyo Sa, Sa Bom Certified Instructors of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system need to plan ahead and acquire the respective Instructor Certification Study k...

      March 14, 2014
    • Internationally Certified Instructor At Every Moo Duk Kwan School

      Internationally Certified Instructor At Every Moo Duk Kwan School

      Activity at every licensed Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school in the USA is overseen by at least one Internationally Certified Instructor who assures the quality of the training experience and the authenticity of the Moo Duk Kwan® philosophy and...

      December 02, 2013
    • Applying For Jo Kyo, Kyo Sa and Sa Bom Certification As a 4th Dan or Higher

      Applying For Jo Kyo, Kyo Sa and Sa Bom Certification As a 4th Dan or Higher

      Question: I never thought about becoming a certified Instructor and am now eligible to test for 4th Dan and life changes now present me with an opportunity to pursue Soo Bahk Do® instructor certification. I have been assisting and teaching at my Ins...

      March 30, 2013
    • Kicking Cookies Raise $266

      Kicking Cookies Raise $266

      Kicking Cookies Raise $266!  Definitely a new concept.  A  Kick-a-thon in a pan! :)  Board Director Charles Smith, Sa Bom Nim representing Region 10 members of the United States Soo Bahk Do Mo Duk Kwan Federation®  is always innovating and c...

      December 06, 2014
    • Soo Bahk Do® Instructor Changing Lives In Oklahoma

      Soo Bahk Do® Instructor Changing Lives In Oklahoma

      Soo Bahk Do® Instructor Changing Lives In Oklahoma Dwayne Townsend is an internationally certified Master level practitioner of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.  He operates a certified studio in Owas...

      October 31, 2014
    • Lomita Park Soo Bahk Do Raises $3542 Dollars

      Lomita Park Soo Bahk Do Raises $3542 Dollars

      Lomita Park Soo Bahk Do students and supporters led by Josh Duncan, Sa Bom Nim  and team leader Monica Canlapan,  more than TRIPLED its initial $1000 goal stated  on the studio's website when they all turned out for Revlon's Walk For The Cure ...

      September 18, 2014
    • National Festival and Dan Convention Attendance Commitment Form 2013

      National Festival and Dan Convention Attendance Commitment Form 2013

      National Festival and Dan Convention Attendance Commitment Form 2013. Please use the form below to submit your studio's anticipated attendance of the National Festival and Dan Leadership Convention in Cherry Hill, NJ July 18th to 20th, 2013....

      June 09, 2013
    • The Moo Duk Kwan Dan Bon

      The Moo Duk Kwan Dan Bon

      The Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon system is a very important and traditional part of the Moo Duk Kwan® martial art organization. It is a source of great personal pride for Soo Bahk Do practitioners embracing the Moo Duk Kwan philosophy and goals of technic...

      March 16, 2013
    • Region 6 Dan Test May 3rd & 4th Enid Ok

      Region 6 Dan Test May 3rd & 4th Enid Ok

      ...

      March 08, 2013
    • Are You Doing It Wrong?

      Are You Doing It Wrong?

      Du Mun Proper Sequence Timing For Red Belts And Dans...

      December 18, 2014
    • Submit Your Video To The Soo Bahk Do Institute

      Submit Your Video To The Soo Bahk Do Institute

      While you can upload your video to YouTube or  Facebook or any number of other websites, only when you upload it to the Soo Bahk Do® Institute does it become part of the official  Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school global repository for the body of...

      August 20, 2014
    • The Soo Bahk Do Institute Fast Forwards And Rewinds Videos

      The Soo Bahk Do Institute Fast Forwards And Rewinds Videos

      Did you know that the Soo Bahk Do® Institute allows you to watch all videos in slow motion (1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 speeds) so you can see exactly how a technique is performed? Did you know that you can also fast forward (2X, 4X and 8X speed) to get throug...

      August 01, 2014
    • Kang Family Are Newest Lifetime Members & Moo Duk Kwan® Preservationists

      Kang Family Are Newest Lifetime Members & Moo Duk Kwan® Preservationists

      Congratulations go out to the Kang Family who are the Federation's newest Lifetime Members & Moo Duk Kwan® Preservationists!...

      February 16, 2016
    • 2016 New Year Greeting

      2016 New Year Greeting

      2016 New Year’s greeting I hope this message finds you and your family in the best of health and spirits as you are receiving a bright New Year....

      January 01, 2016
    • MOO DUK KWAN® Wins Landmark Trademark Infringement Case

      MOO DUK KWAN® Wins Landmark Trademark Infringement Case

      On August 17, 2015 Federal District Judge, Robert Mariani handed down a winning verdict to the MOO DUK KWAN®  in the landmark Federation trademark infringement case filed by the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® April 10, 2012 pro...

      August 19, 2015
    • Phonies, Frauds and Thieves

      Phonies, Frauds and Thieves

      The trademark counterfeiting business is booming! Check out the trademark counterfeits at the bottom of this page. Phonies, frauds and thieves are thriving in an industry that is driven by greed, disregard for the rights and reputations of othe...

      March 14, 2014

2016 National Festival In Anaheim, Ca

Wydnham Anheim Garden Grove Hotel To Host 2016 National Festival Low cost group room block ends in The Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Hotel room block for the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® 2016 National Festival.  The block of available, low cost group rooms is expected to sell out. Click for ...

National and International Announcements, News And Updates

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Conflict Resolution Strategies Are Inappropriate For Dealing With Bullying
School Teachers and Administrators Please Read

Conflict resolution or peer mediation strategies, however, should not be used to address bullying problems because: Peer mediation/conflict resolution programs assume there is a bit of both right and wrong on both sides. Such programs may

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2
Mar

Good News And Bad News About 2016 National Festival

There is Good News and Bad News about 2016 National Festival in Anaheim, Ca June 30 to July 2nd

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2
Mar

Kang Family Are Newest Lifetime Members & Moo Duk Kwan® Preservationists

Congratulations go out to the Kang Family who are the Federation's newest Lifetime Members & Moo Duk Kwan® Preservationists!

Read more
16
Feb

Moo Duk Kwan® Certified Instructors Combat Bullying Everyday
What have you done to help stop bullying today?

Today in America, bullying has become an epidemic in our society and we see more and more evidence of parents, schools, universities, churches, governments, etc. adopting policies they hope will minimize bullying behavior. Unfortunately,

Read more
2
Feb

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