Greetings Federation members and supporters,
I hope this finds you well and in the best of spirits.
Please find below a summary of recent discussion points and action items from the Board of Directors as well as other information for your awareness.
2019 National Festival
The room block at the Red Lion Hotel for the 2019 National Festival is sold out. The Board authorized the execution of an overflow room block at the nearby Oxford Suites which is located directly across the street from the Red Lion Hotel and provides convenient accommodations for Festival participants.
Reservations can be made at the Oxford Suites by calling the hotel directly at (503) 283-3030 or the toll-free number (800) 548-7848 and mentioning Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation in order to obtain the negotiated group rate.
Only two (2) kings and ten (10) double rooms remain as of 06/01/2019
2020 National Festival
We are still searching for a suitable venue for the 2020 Festival. Our goal is to be able to announce the date and venue at this year's Festival. Any member or region official interested in hosting the 2020 Festival can submit a location and venue proposal by using this online venue proposal form which also provides general facility specifications. You can also contact Duncan Sa Bom Nim at Headquarters.
Volume 1 Autographed Collector's Limited Edition
Preorders are now open for an Autographed Collector's Limited Edition of Moo Duk Kwan® Founder Hwang Kee's Volume 1. This 400+ page hardback is sequentially numbered and personally signed by Moo Duk Kwan® President, H.C. Hwang, Kwan Jang Nim. Get more information and preorder your copy here.
If you are interested in obtaining one or more printed or digital copies of regular edition Volume 1 on an ongoing basis after the limited Collector's Edition preorders end, please complete the Volume 1 reprint survey.
Your input will help the Board make informed decisions about how to proceed with reprint and production of Volume 1 after preorders for the Autographed Collector's Limited Edition have concluded.
Sa Bom Nim Bill Nelson is collecting items to be auctioned off at the 2019 National Festival Silent Auction. If you'd like to donate an item or experience for auction please contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 320-980-1179.
Growth Teleconferences, facilitated by Board Vice-Chair George Broyles, continue to be held on the last Sunday of each month. The most recent Growth Teleconference was Sunday, May 26th and featured Jared Rosenthal Sa Bom Nim discussing “How To Use the National Festival to Make Your Students and Your School Famous!”
Receive Growth Teleconference dial-in info and link to each Growth Teleconference wall by texting GROWTH to 70000. You may also request specific topics and speakers or volunteer to be a presenter by visiting the teleconference wall or submitting them through the online training topic submission form.
Notable School Anniversaries in 2019
Each year the Board Recognition Committee recognizes school owners celebrating anniversaries each year for the first five years after opening their schools and then every five years thereafter. Notable school anniversaries in 2019 include:
|Region||Moo Duk Kwan Certified School Name||School Owner||Anniversary Year|
|3||Master Brown's Karate School||Gary Brown SBN||35|
|4||Waco Tec. Soo Bahk Do||Roy Latimer SBN||30|
|5||Tipp City Soo Bahk Do Center||Tracy Phillips SBN||25|
|9||Maui Soo Bahk Do MDK||Richard Wilcox SBN||25|
|9||Edelweiss Glendora Korean Karate||George Hoffmeister SBN||20|
|10||Anacortes Soo Bahk Do||Colette Arvidson SBN, Andy Arvidson SBN||15|
|3||Wilmington Soo Bahk Do||Michael Mitchell KSN||15|
|8||The Sawbuck Do Jang||Andrew Hamer SBN||15|
|3||Oak Ridge School of Soo Bahk Do||Timothy Simpson KSN||15|
|6||Kick N Fit Karate||Regina Anguiano SBN||10|
|10||Oregan Moo Duk Kwan||Jared Rosenthal SBN||10|
|5||5 Elements Soo Bahk Do||Dave Willard SBN||10|
|9||Palo Alto Soo Bahk Do||Sofus Macskassy JKN||5|
|8||Wasatch Martial Arts – Provo||Caulin Snarr JKN||5|
|1||Boston Chinatown Soo Bahk Do||Andrew Cheever SBN||5|
|1||Mid State Soo Bahk Do||Paul Chiasson KSN||5|
|2||Queens Soo Bahk Do||William Trevino SBN||5|
|5||Keweenaw Korean Martial Arts||Carolyn Dekker JKN||4|
|2||Pennsville Moo Duk Kwan||Michael Dean KSN||4|
|7||Langford Soo Bahk Do||Christine Eichhorst KSN||4|
|10||Skagit Moo Duk Kwan||Pat Macken SBN||4|
|5||Strong Soo Bahk Do||Ron Strong SBN||4|
|2||Guardian Traditional Martial Arts||Tony Le KSN, Master Michelle Hozalski, Master Nancy Borelli||3|
|5||Downriver Soo Bahk Do Acadamy||Michael Zickafoose SBN||2|
|2||Hudson River Moo Duk Kwan||Brandon Bjerke JKN||2|
|2||Fry's Karate||Master Joe Fry||2|
|4||Aguayo Soo Bahk Do||Mr. Andy Aguayo||1|
|10||Cascade Moo Duk Kwan||William Toomey SBN||1|
Respectfully in the Moo Duk Kwan,