By Susan Fittanto |
The Federation’s Board of Directors met July 25, 2019 and the following were the major discussion topics and action items. The 2019 National Festival in Portland, OR was a successful Moo Do event thanks to the outstanding effort put forth by our hosts, Region 10. The Silent Auction held at this year’s National Festival raised over $8,000 to support the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® and United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Foundation® chartered purposes of furthering the study, practice and recognition of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art. Please join us for the 2020 National Festival in Orlando, Florida and for the 2021 National Festival in Denver, Colorado. Information on exact dates and venue locations is forthcoming. Board Director nominations are now open for Regions 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8. Seated Director's terms will run for three (3) years from 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2022. Nominations will be accepted through September 15th with elections to be held later in 2019.
When Volume 1 pre-ordering ends on August 31st, then the $200 price for the Autographed Collector's Limited Edition will increase to $299 for non-members and $249 for members while supplies last.
By Phil Duncan |
Moo Duk Kwan® Founder Hwang’ Kee’s original Volume 1 Textbook (hardback, 450+ pages) has been out of print since 2010. Copies have become extremely rare and expensive if you can even find one. ($575 AbeBooks, $300-$600 Amazon & EBay.) Preorder before Aug 31 to get your personal Autographed Collector's Edition of Volume.
Attendees arriving Wednesday evening for the 2019 Moo Duk Kwan® National Festival were greeted by Portland Oregon at night. Thursday the Technical Advisory Committee members in attendance and the TAC Assistants kicked off the day by meeting to review instructor assignments for the Festival seminars and the other activities plus videoing some exciting new content for the Soo Bahk Do® Institute. Thursday evening attendees registered for the advanced seminar will enjoy high level guidance from various TAC instructors during the Ship Dan Kum seminar and then retire to rest up for a vigorous Friday and Saturday full of competition. Check out the Festival Facebook page for updates throughout the event.
By Soo Bahk Do Biz |
Moo Duk Kwan founder Hwang Kee's original Volume 1 Textbook (hardback, 400+ pages) has been out of print since 2010. Copies have become extremely rare and expensive if you can even find one. ($575 AbeBooks, $300-$600 Amazon & eBay). Now with your support during this time-limited preorder campaign you can help to republish Volume 1 for all. Each Moo Duk Kwan®supporter who places a preorder will receive a limited-run,Collector's Edition of Volume 1 which is sequentially numbered,personally autographed by H.C Hwang, Moo Duk Kwan ® President and encased in unique commemorative packaging. Preorders will only be taken until August 31, 2019 and orders for this special Collector's Edition will be shipped in October, 2019.
Sa Bom Nim Craig Hays, Chairman of the USA Technical Advisory Committee announced two new appointments on July 15th, 2019.