Hwang Kee's world renown Moo Duk Kwan® organization has spawned schools and instructors in countries worldwide since 1945 and countless alumni and others with an historical connection to the Moo Duk Kwan® who have lost touch with their Moo Duk Kwan® roots and heritage.
November 9th is the Moo Duk Kwan® Founding Anniversary and now is a great time for current members, alumni and others to celebrate Moo Duk Kwan® heritage by acquiring official, licensed apparel that you can wear proudly year-round to share your history.
For the first time ever, officially licensed Moo Duk Kwan® apparel is available during this campaign in several name brands in a wide variety of colors and styles until November 28, 2016 when this campaign ends.
Online ordering closes on November 28th and items that have the required number of minimum orders will be produced and shipped to arrive to you by December 15th.
Counterfeits and knockoffs may be acceptable for those with low self esteem, but those who want to celebrate their Moo Duk Kwan® heritage proudly with legitimacy and authenticity while supporting the Moo Duk Kwan® and all it stands for are invited to do so through this campaign.
To help assure that enough orders are placed for the products that you want to acquire, you can share this link to the campaign page with your friends and others who share some form of Moo Duk Kwan® heritage and invite them to join you and celebrate their history with official, licensed Moo Duk Kwan® swag.
Online orders placed before November 28th will be produced and shipped with guaranteed delivery to you before December 15th provided the minimum order qty is met. Share with friends to help ensure minimums are met so we can produce these items for you. Great gift items for all tang soo do and Soo Bahk Do® practitioners with perfect delivery timing for the holiday giving season. Note: Each different product campaign requires its own order, so if you want a Polo shirt and one of the Jackets, you will be placing a separate order on two different campaigns in order to receive each product. International Moo Duk Kwan® Alumni and supporters: If the payment system does not accept your international billing addresses, then please email your order for the products and colors you want to email@example.com and we will place your order and process your payment for you through USA Headquarters.
Online orders placed before November 28th will be produced and shipped with guaranteed delivery to you before December 15th provided the minimum order qty is met. Share with friends to help ensure minimums are met so we can produce these items for you.
Great gift items for all tang soo do and Soo Bahk Do® practitioners with perfect delivery timing for the holiday giving season.
Note: Each different product campaign requires its own order, so if you want a Polo shirt and one of the Jackets, you will be placing a separate order on two different campaigns in order to receive each product.
International Moo Duk Kwan® Alumni and supporters: If the payment system does not accept your international billing addresses, then please email your order for the products and colors you want to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will place your order and process your payment for you through USA Headquarters.
In the early days of his Moo Duk Kwan® schools he named his martial art system that was taught in them Hwa Soo Do, then Tang Soo Do and later adopted the name Soo Bahk Do®.
Today, only those organizations affiliated with the World Moo Duk Kwan are legitimately authorized to represent themselves as Moo Duk Kwan® schools providing instruction in the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system.
The United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® has sole and exclusive license to use these trademarks in the USA, a right upheld by a Federal District court.
The Tang Soo Do martial art system developed by Hwang Kee was an early precursor to his more advanced Soo Bahk Do® martial art system developed years later.
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 and philosophy being taught in all authorized Moo Duk Kwan® martial art schools worldwide. His Soo Bahk Do® martial art system encompassed the content and attributes of his previous Tang Soo Do martial art system and was expanded and enhanced to include a significant amount of new content.
The Soo Bahk Do® martial art system is a living art that continues to evolve under the guidance of the Moo Duk Kwan President, H.C. Hwang, Kwan Jang Nim.
The Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school's high standards for philosophical understanding, technical excellence and rigorous quality controls stand behind every Moo Duk Kwan® rank certification.
What characteristics exemplify a Moo Duk Kwan® "quality practitioner"?
Certainly, producing practitioners with technical excellence is a proud distinction of the Moo Duk Kwan® and some may think of "quality" only in terms of technical performance, but there are so many other dimensions to becoming and being a Soo Bahk Do® practitioner, that viewing quality through only the narrow lens of technique is like trying to see all of our art through the peephole of a door.
The Kwan Jang Nim refers to "quality of practitioners" in his Vision Objectives as being one of the two most important outcomes of the Federation's activity. He goes on the define a quality practitioner as one who embodies and exemplifies our Moo Do values in their daily lives outside the dojang.
2009 Board Chairman, Charles Smith, Sa Bom Nim once requested a group of people to provide him with a one-word description of how they perceived him.
His question prompted me to think about the NPVT work that supports and quantifies some attributes of Quality Practitioners as they correlate to the contextual meaning expressed in the President's Vision Objectives and the Five Moo Do Values.
What are characteristics (or qualities) that you associate with a quality student practitioner, instructor, leader and/or Federation official?
The following thoughts are what I have come up with so far. I invite you to contemplate how you would express what "makes" a Moo Duk Kwan® quality Soo Bahk Do® practitioner and distinguishes them from other practitioners.
Seven Characteristics of a Moo Duk Kwan® Quality Soo Bahk Do® Practitioner
Think about the characteristics you observe in others, that you admire, aspire to, are inspired by, that motivate, etc. and help the NPVT in their work by contributing your perspective to this list of Seven Characteristics of a Moo Duk Kwan® Quality Soo Bahk Do® Practitioner.
You can post a comment on the page by using the COMMENT button at the bottom of the page and you can also help a friend add their thoughts by emailing them a link to this page or sharing the page on Facebook, etc.
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 Soo Bahk Do® skills being taught to students who are enrolled there.
Moo Duk Kwan® certified Instructors have completed an extremely rigorous and demanding training regimen and passed strenuous examinations in order to earn their instructor credentials.
You can be sure that every Moo Duk Kwan® certified instructor will provide every student with an authentic training experience that only a Moo Duk Kwan® certified instructor can provide.
How can you know if you are training in a real Moo Duk Kwan® certified martial art school?
Ask a few questions, inspect a few credentials and use your common sense.
=== Trademarks === "Moo Duk Kwan" 3,023,145 and "the fist logo" 1,446,944 and 3,119,287 and "United States Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation" 1,443,675 are federally registered trademarks recorded with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for owner U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.
=== Service Marks === "United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation" 3,170,613, "Soo Bahk Do" 3,103,190 and the "Soo Bahk Do logo" 1,811,174 are federally registered trademarks recorded with United States Patent and Trademark Office for owner U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.
You can find Moo Duk Kwan® Certified Schools in the global database of licensed Moo Duk Kwan® martial art schools by using our interactive search map here: http://soobahkdo.biz/locations/
Kee Hwang founded his Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school in Seoul Korea in 1945 where he taught his martial art system to eager students and american military personnel. In the early days of his Moo Duk Kwan® schools he named his martial art system that was taught in them Hwa Soo Do, then Tang Soo Do and later adopted the name Soo Bahk Do®.
Today, only those organizations affiliated with the World Moo Duk Kwan® are legitimately authorized to represent themselves as Moo Duk Kwan® martial art schools providing instruction in the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system.
The United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation@ is exclusively licensed to use these trademarks and to teach the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system in the USA.
What is it about a fire that draws us to it almost instinctively? We may not even be cold, yet we can't resist "backing up" to a nice warm fire. Is it just coincidence that we are so predictable when we are near one or could it be that we have an inborn sense that draws us to it? It seems that almost everyone is attracted to and responds the same way to a well tended and controlled fire. Perhaps this offers a unique insight into one aspect of our art.
Jae Chul Shin
Dan Bon 1599
Tuesday, a message of sympathy and flowers were sent to the Shin family on behalf of all members and officials of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.
Soo Bahk Do® is a federally registered trademark identifying the martial art system founded by Kee Hwang and instructed exclusively in the U.S. through the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation by Certified Instructors at certified locations.
Today Moo Duk Kwan® schools nationwide authorized by Kee Hwang through the non-profit U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation of which he was lifetime president are the only legitimate sources of instruction for the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system.
The United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® Concept of Unity (1994 - To Date)
"The Federation's purpose is to prepare a home in the United States for a unified Moo Duk Kwan® assembly. It must earn the right and the privilege of having many Master's Dans and Gups, who study Soo Bahk Do®, as it's membership.
As a vehicle that promulgates the Korean Martial Art of Soo Bahk Do, it must keep developing the environment, atmosphere and respectability that will encourage many individuals to join in this unification effort and process.
The home that is being built must be a warm, comfortable and peaceful place that can be respected by all the Moo Duk Kwan stylists. It should have the ability to understand and serve each member's needs.
The present Federation members are the carpenters of this home. If the job is well done, tenants will surely move in and the Moo Duk Kwan assembly will finally have a home in the United States other than in their minds and hearts."
The Federation's Concept of Unity is read at the beginning of every meeting of the Board of Directors, but you may never have heard the story of its origin. Click to hear Sa Bom Nim Larry Seiberlich, Dan Bon 1815 recount the creation process behind this cornerstone of the Federation.
Watch on the Soo Bahk Do Institute.
Alumni Members of the Moo Duk Kwan® martial art organization include any practitioner who has ever achieved the rank of 1st Dan or higher through one of Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan® schools and was legitimately certified by Founder Hwang Kee and who is recorded in the Moo Duk Kwan® organization records.
Alumni Members of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® need not be active in a certified dojang in the USA, but can still elect to activate and maintain a Moo Duk Kwan® Alumni membership.
"Moo Duk Kwan® Alumni membership provides former students of Moo Duk Kwan® schools an opportunity to continue expressing their loyalty to, and support of, the philosophy, principles and Moo Do values expressed by Moo Duk Kwan® Founder Hwang Kee while extending support for preservation of the Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school's legacy."
-- Phil Duncan
The Board of Directors has extended the Membership Drive to Dec 31, 2016!
When you extend your membership support during the USA Federation's inaugural Fall Membership Drive we'll throw in a FULL YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to the Soo Bahk Do® Institute and you can catch up with what's new in the art or just brush up at home and "knock off the rust."
This is a limited time offer so take action today and claim your FULL YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to the Soo Bahk Do® Institute [$204 VALUE] for only $1.
Take action today because the Fall Membership Drive ends in:
Take action today because the Fall Membership Drive ends in:
During the Federation's inaugural Fall Membership Drive there is something special for everyone! We have put together some REALLY GREAT benefits for all who participate in the Fall Membership Drive.
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United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®
United States Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®
20 Millburn Ave
Springfield, NJ 07081
Many different volunteers serve the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation's members in many different roles and capacities. Contact information for most Federation Officials can be found on the following wiki pages, Regional Websites and Regional Facebook pages. You may need an active wiki account to access some information.
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