Posts by Phil Duncan
We may already owe the Founder and our Kwan Jang Nim several haircuts, but in the future, lets not give them cause to ask . . . "How long must I cut my own hair?" -- Phil DuncanRead More
Membership Drive 2018
The Discover Soo Bahk Do® Membership Drive 3.0 runs June 1stto October 31st, 2018 and features some exciting new offerings and opportunities.Read More
Legitimate Moo Duk Kwan® Certification
Its so much more than just paper
Moo Duk Kwan® certified instructors and Moo Duk Kwan® certified school owners voluntarily adhere to similar high standards and disciplined accreditation procedures like those employed by educational institutions. Moo Duk Kwan® certified instructors acquire legitimate Moo Duk Kwan® rank certifications for their students and thus assure each student's credentials bear the full weight and reputation of Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan® organization founded in 1945 plus all the credibility and validity of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation chartered in 1976 in supporting their certified instructor's assertion of their skill level.Read More
Is Soo Bahk Do® Sweeter Than A Bag of Halloween Candy?
What's better than a bag of candy for Halloween and can also empower a child to protect themselves from bullies even when no authority figure is present to do so? What can enhance a child's self esteem like nothing else and boost their confidence? Soo Bahk Do® (say, "Sue Baaak Doe")Read More
Are You A Moo Duk Kwan® Alumni?
Practitioners who receive authentic rank or instructor certifications in Tang Soo Do and the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system through legitimately authorized Moo Duk Kwan® schools can proudly trace their unbroken lineage through their instructor and their instructor's instructors all the way back to 1945.Read More
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 place some blame on the student who is being bullied and free the student or students who are bullying from some responsibility. These programs work toward a compromise that, in the case of bullying, could mean further victimization of the student who has been bullied.
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 iteration of his martial art system and philosophy under the name "Tang Soo Do." Later he modified the contents of his system and coined the name "Soo Bahk Do®" to identify his unique martial art system as taught in all authorized Moo Duk Kwan martial art schools worldwide.
Where There Is Preparation There Is No Fear
On the front wall of my Instructor's martial art studio (dojang) hung an oriental cloth inscribed with calligraphy that translated, "Where there is preparation there is no fear."Read More