2017 Year End Giving Opportunity

Master John Maihos, Foundation President
Master John Maihos, Foundation President

John Maihos

Dear Moo Duk Kwan supporter,

When Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee first announced Mission 2000, I remember thinking how important each of the six points he outlined were to our mission:

  1. Human Relationships (U.S.)
  2. Human Relationships (Worldwide)
  3. Moo Do Organization
  4. Administration of the Organization
  5. Members' Organization
  6. Financial Stability

I often wondered if one might be more important than another, and I learned over time that each was a vital tenet.

Today as 2017 ends and we prepare to greet 2018, Mission 2000 resonates. We can all be thankful for our good fortune to have the leadership of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang, we can renew our dedication to our mission and we can celebrate the significant achievements we have all made toward the long term preservation of our art. We have learned many things along the way. Of course, our learning never stops.

Supporting Financial Stability

As 2017 wanes to a close, please consider making a generous gift (or an additional gift) to the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Foundation before year end. You can help by shopping through our customized account, and Amazon will donate to our foundation. (There is no extra fee for this service!)

Supporting Human Relations

Through generous donations and dojang fundraising, here are some recent accomplishments:

  • Tuition Free Soo Bahk Do classes to residents of Family and Children’s Aid (FCA) in Danbury, CT. The residents are young women who are displaced from their homes for various reasons (taught by Frank Tsai)
  • Tuition Free Soo Bahk Do classes to Rodgers Park Middle School Extended Learning Program, which is in a lower income area of Danbury, CT.  The Soo Bahk Do Foundation also is partnered with the Danbury Public Schools to provide 100% scholarship assistance for low income individuals to attend Soo Bahk Do classes. (taught by Frank Tsai)
  • Provide Federation Memberships for foster children in Owasso, TX. (taught by Dwayne Townsend)
  • Received Grant from Portland Trailblazer Foundation to teach Soo Bahk Do to inner city children of Portland, OR. (taught by Charles Smith)
  • Provide various scholarships and stipends to participate in Soo Bahk Do National events and testings.

Action Philosophy

Your tax-deductible contribution of $50, $500, $5000 (or whatever is within your ability) will be used to further the growth of our art by:

  • Sustaining critical activities that are so important to the pursuit of our mission objectives
  • Endowing our trademark defense fund that is dedicated to protecting our unique identity so our art can be clearly distinguished from others
  • Providing funds that help enable at risk and in need students to experience the values, techniques and philosophy of the Soo Bahk Do martial art as taught by Moo Duk Kwan certified instructors worldwide.

Some companies will match employee donations, doubling or even tripling donations made to non-profit charitable organizations. If your company does so, please let us know if you need assistance from the Foundation for your donation to qualify for matching.

The Foundation Board is always seeking new ideas for expanding our resources dedicated to growing and preserving our art. If you would like to learn about ways you can contribute and serve our art by working with the foundation, please email info@soobahkdofoundation.org. We will find a way to employ your talents toward pursuit of our mission.

On behalf of the Foundation board, we look forward to applying your generous donation toward our mission pursuit and we wish you and your family much joy and happiness during the upcoming holidays.






John J. Maihos
Unites States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan FOUNDATION®

Barb Schmitt
John Ballard
Paul Eng-wong
Charles McCartney
Frank Tsai




John Maihos (1)

I am a Life Member of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Inc. chartered in 1975 and have served on the Board of Directors. I also serve as President of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Foundation, Inc. chartered in 2012 and I served as secretary from then until elected as President in 2017.  All Board Directors are volunteers.

Community service is important to me; I am active Kiwanis, and served as Governor for the New England District of Kiwanis International through 9/30/2008. I am a Board Member for the North Shore United Way, and serve on the Executive Committee of the North Shore Local Council. I also enjoy fraternal organizations through Freemasonry at Liberty Lodge A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, York Rite and Aleppo Shriners.  Also as a Justice of the Peace and Notary in Massachusetts, I am able to help people in important life issues.