Thank you for your inquiry and interest in affiliation with the Moo Duk Kwan®.

You can learn more about the rich history of the Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan® organization and his successor and the only authorized USA organization here:

Yes, you can subscribe to the Soo Bahk Do® Institute without being a member of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®; however, rank advancement via video submission to the Institute is not currently available.

Yes, you can become a member of the U.S. Federation and membership entitles you to receive a discount code that will give you a 40% discount off all the subscriptions on the Institute. You can select the membership option for "Moo Duk Kwan Supporter Not Training In A Certified Studio" here:

With Federation membership you receive an official Federation membership ID which is required for rank advancement opportunities, an official membership card, a hardcopy of the 170 page member manual, member pricing on educational items available in the Moo Duk Kwan® Mall and you can then receive the 40% discount code for the Institute.

You can learn more about U.S. Federation membership benefits and access a complete copy of the 170 page Federation Member manual here:

You can learn about the U.S. Federation's Concept of Unity and Charter and Bylaws here:

You can order educational materials and more through the Moo Duk Kwan® Mall with or without a membership, but you will see that non-member prices are significantly higher than member prices. Typically the member savings on Institute subscriptions and educational items exceeds the cost of a membership.

You can explore the various Moo Duk Kwan® sanctioned events that members have access to here:

Be aware that a number of member benefits like rank promotion and participation in some events require you to sustain a relationship with a certified personal instructor of your choice and in the case of instructors and studio owners seeking affiliation with the Moo Duk Kwan®, affiliation with multiple martial art organizations is not supported in most cases.

In case you have not yet reviewed them, these FAQ pages may provide some helpful information about becoming a member of the community of dedicated Moo Duk Kwan® supporters who are the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

Please advise if you require any additional information to make your decisions.

Sincerely,
Phil Duncan
Exeuctive Administrator
United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Inc.
20 Millburn Ave Floor 2
Springfield, New Jersey
(888) SOO-BAHK
(973) 467-3971 main
(973) 467-5716 fax
(973) 671-1440 direct
(903) 263-9807 mobile