Hurricane Harvey Floods National Festival Site
May Jeopardize 2017 Ko an Ja Shim Sa Location

Dear Federation Members,

I hope this message finds you and your family in good health and spirits.

We have all been watching with horror the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the flooding in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas has created unimaginable hardship.

So far all reports are that our Soo Bahk Do family members in the area are safe. 

As most of you know we have been on course to hold 2017 Moment with the Masters and the 2017 Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa at La Torretta Resort in November.

The complex is about 45 minutes outside Houston and has experienced some serious flooding. 

We are hopeful that La Torretta will still be able to host our event in November, but due to uncertain circumstances we are also exploring alternative locations.

First, I would like to reassure everyone that there will be a 2017 MWM/KDJSS this fall; however, there is a possibility that we could be forced to relocate outside the Houston area or even Region 6.

I would encourage those planning to attend to postpone making airline reservations for a short while until we have a more complete assessment of the situation.

I will get back to you as more information becomes available.

Ron Strong,
Chairman Board of Directors
Region 5

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Ron Strong, Sa Bom Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 37352  serves as the Board representative elected by United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® members in Region 5.  He is an internationally certified Master level practitioner (Ko Dan Ja) and Master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® martial art schools worldwide. He also operates a Moo Duk Kwan® certified school in Crandon, WI.

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