The United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® is an organization with multiple levels of volunteer leaders working together in pursuit of the Federation's Chartered Purposes and serving the Federation's members.

    Not all Federation Leaders' profiles have been posted. More are being added as time permits.

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    Craig Hays, Sa Bom, 23132
    Appointed Board Director / TAC Chairman
    Jeff Griggs, Sa Bom 23269
    TAC Ki Sul Bu 2017-2020
    Josh Lockwood, Sa Bom, 29755
    TAC Heng Jeung Bu 2017-2020
    Michael Zickafoose, Sa Bom, 30699
    TAC Heng Jeung Bu 2017-2020
    Jennifer Gibbons, Sa Bom, 32238
    TAC Ki Sul Bu 2017-2020
    Thomas Thai, Sa Bom, 32244
    TAC Digital Bu 2017-2020
    Jared Rosenthal, Sa Bom, 32740
    TAC Jin Heung Bu 2017-2020
    Cort Stinehour, Sa Bom, 33190
    TAC Jin Heung Bu 2017-2020
    Sue Fittanto, Sa Bom, 41586
    Board Chairman / TAC Assistant
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    Eric Newman
    Ed Horni, Sa Bom, 36429
    TAC Assistant 2017-2020
    Daymon Kenyon, Sa Bom, 19839
    TAC Weh Gong Bu
    Cash Cooper, Sa Bom, 23082
    TAC Chairman Former
    Kris Poole, Sa Bom, 20632
    TAC Shim Gong Bu
    Lisa Kozak, Sa Bom, 23540
    TAC Neh Gong Bu 2011-2017
    Dae Kyu Chang, Sa Bom, 20780
    TAC Shim Gong Bu
    Bill Nelson, Sa Bom, 21420
    TAC Neh Gong Bu
    H.C. Hwang
    John Mahony, Sa Bom, 23587
    Appointed Board Director
    Ken Campbell
    Larry Seiberlich, Sa Bom, 1815
    Senior Advisory Committee
    Russ Hanke, Sa Bom, 4137
    Senior Advisory Committee
    Frank Tsai, Sa Bom, 32700
    TAC Digital Bu / Region 1 Examiner
    Denise Mullin-Menendez, Sa Bom, 33190
    Region 2 Examiner
    Tom Brnich, Sa Bom, 35142
    Region 2 Examiner
    Gary Brown, Sa Bom, 22043
    Region 3 Examiner
    Rodrigo Cruz, Sa Bom, 33484
    Region 4 Examiner / TAC Assistant
    Christy Cooper, Sa Bom, 33008
    Region 5 Examiner
    Carl Vonck, Sa Bom, 39474
    Region 5 Examiner
    Travis Guinn, Sa Bom, 32771
    Region 6 Examiner
    James Bennett, Sa Bom, 23250
    Region 6 Examiner
    Dwayne Townsend, Sa Bom, 37809
    Region 6 Examiner
    Gene Riggs, Sa Bom, 26263
    Region 6 Examiner
    William Hockman, Sa Bom 27133
    Region 6 Examiner
    Dan Ellenbecker, Sa Bom, 27146
    Region 7 Examiner
    Dave Billings, Sa Bom, 28976
    Region 7 Examiner
    Brian Corrales, Sa Bom, 36264
    Region 8 Examiner / TAC Assistant
    Oliver Whitcomb, Sa Bom, 23268
    Region 8 Examiner Former
    Josh Duncan, Sa Bom, 29793
    Region 9 Examiner / TAC Assistant
    Vicki Kenyon, Sa Bom 32665
    Region 9 Examiner
    Anna Oulashin, Sa Bom, 31097
    Region 10 Examiner
    Wha Young Chung, Sa Bom, 410
    Senior Advisory Committee
    Victor Martinov, Sa Bom, 10189
    1936-2015
    Phil Duncan, Sa Bom, 20631
    Executive Administrator


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    Craig Hays, Sa Bom, 23132

    Appointed Board Director / TAC Chairman

    Craig Hays, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #23132 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    Craig Hays was appointed by Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang as Technical Advisory Committee Chairman 08/10/2017 to 08/10/2020.

    He also serves as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang's appointed representatives on the Board of Directors of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®. 

    • TAC Chairman 08/10/2017 to 08/10/2020
    • Technical Advisory Committee Weh Gung Bu 2005-2017
    • Appointed Board Director effective 11/26/2014
    • Craig Hays, Sa Bom
    • (214) 850-6832
    • craigbhays@yahoo.com
    • Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 23132

    Jeff Griggs, Sa Bom 23269

    TAC Ki Sul Bu 2017-2020

    Jeff Griggs, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #23269 Sa Bom is an internationally certified 7th Dan Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    Griggs Sa Bom Nim has been appointed by Moo Duk Kwan® President H.C. Hwang to serve on the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® Technical Advisory Committee, Technical Performance sub-committee (Ki Sul Bu) 2017-2020.

    He was also previously appointed by the Kwan Jang Nim to serve on the TAC Weh Gung Bu 2005-2017.

    Griggs  Sa Bom Nim was also previously appointed by the Technical Advisory Committe Chairman as a Regional Examiner for Region 8 (MO,ID,UT,CO,NM) of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    In 1993 he was Region 8 Team Hyung Co-Champion, has served on the Region 8 Board and actively supports Regional and National events.

    Born and raised in Aspen, CO.  Owner and Chief Instructor of the Rocky Mountain Martial Arts II in Basalt, CO.    

    Starting date – April 10, 1979

    Instructor – Jeff Moonitz, Hu Kyu In

     

    Josh Lockwood, Sa Bom, 29755

    TAC Heng Jeung Bu 2017-2020

    Josh Lockwood, Moo Duk Kwan Dan Bon 29755, is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He has been appointed by Moo Duk Kwan® President H.C. Hwang to serve on the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® Technical Advisory Committee, Administrative sub-committee (Heng Jeung Bu) 2017-2020.

    He was previously appointed by Kwan Jang Nim and served on the TAC Neh Gung Bu since 2011.

    Lockwood Sa Bom Nim was also previously appointed by the TAC Chairman as Regional Examiner for Region 5 (MI, Il, IN, OH) of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    He actively supports Regional and National events.

    Michael Zickafoose, Sa Bom, 30699

    TAC Heng Jeung Bu 2017-2020

    Michael Zickafoose, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #30699 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He has been appointed by Moo Duk Kwan® President H.C. Hwang to serve on the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® Technical Advisory Committee, Administrative sub-committee (Heng Jeung Bu) 2017-2020.

    Zickafoose Sa Bom Nim  was also previously appointed by the TAC Chairman as Regional Examiner for Region 5 (MI, Il, IN, OH ) of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    He has also previously served as an assistant to the Technical Advisory Committee and actively supports all Regional and National events.

    Jennifer Gibbons, Sa Bom, 32238

    TAC Ki Sul Bu 2017-2020

    Jennifer Gibbons, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #32238 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    Gibbons Sa Bom Nim has been appointed by Moo Duk Kwan® President H.C. Hwang to serve on the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® Technical Advisory Committee, Technical Performance sub-committee (Ki Sul Bu) 2017-2020.

    She was also previously appointed by the Kwan Jang Nim and served on the TAC Shim Gung Bu 2001 - 2017.

    She is an instructor at both Aspen and Basalt branches of Rocky Mountain Martial Arts.

    • TAC Ki Sul Bu Bu  08/10/2017 to 08/10/2020
    • TAC Shim Gung Bu 06/01/2011 to 08/10/2017
    • Region 8 Regional Examiner 08/31/2005 to 06/01/2011
    • Sixteen time National Champion in Hyung and/or Sparring
    • USA National Demonstration Team 2001
    • Region 8 Team Hyung National co-Champion 1997
    • Starting date-September 26, 1989
    • Instructor-Jeff Moonitz, Sa Bom Nim

    Thomas Thai, Sa Bom, 32244

    TAC Digital Bu 2017-2020

    Thomas Thai, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #32244 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He has been appointed by Moo Duk Kwan® President H.C. Hwang to serve on the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® Technical Advisory Committee, Digital sub-committee (Digital Bu) 2017-2020.

    Master Thai began training in 1989 at San Diego State University during his sophomore year, under the guidance of Master Lloyd Francis. After two weeks of classes at SDSU he felt he needed more training, and enrolled at Francis Karate.

    Upon graduation from SDSU, Master Thai also received 1st degree black belt. In 1994 he was given the opportunity to teach at one of Master Francis's studios. Within two years, took over ownership of Miramar Martial Arts Academy, pursuing martial arts as a full-time career. He became a certified instructor in 1995, and in 2003 achieved the rank of Sa Bom (master instructor).

    Master Thai has traveled to several countries, training with Grandmaster HC Hwang. He was elected as a member of the Soo Bahk Do U.S. National team, competing in Belgium in 2001.

    Master Thai considers among his most notable accomplishments helping over 40 people achieve the rank of black belt.

    Jared Rosenthal, Sa Bom, 32740

    TAC Jin Heung Bu 2017-2020

    Jared Rosenthal, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #32740 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He has been appointed by Moo Duk Kwan® President H.C. Hwang to serve on the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® Technical Advisory Committee, Moo Duk Kwan® Preservation sub-committee (Ki Sul Bu) 2017-2020.

    Rosenthal Sa Bom Nim  was previously appointed by the Kwan Jang Nim as the Youth Leadership facilitator.

    He has been training in the art of Soo Bahk Do® since the age of seven years old.

    • 1994 Achieved 1st Dan
    • 2001 Established Moo Duk Kwan at the State University of New York at Albany
    • 2003-2004 Trained extensively in Korea and attended Yonsei University Korean Language Program
    • 2004 Achieved 4th Dan in Korea
    • Competed successfully in numerous Regional, National and International tournaments
      • U.S. National Champion (Master's Form) 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017
        • Silver Medalist 2010, 2013, 2014
      • U.S. National Champion (Master's Sparring) 2016, 2017
      • European Champion (Master's Form) 2006
    • 2005 Achieved Bachelor's of Arts Degree
    • 2005 Established Moo Duk Kwan at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    • 2007 Achieved Master's of Arts Degree
    • 2009 Established Oregon Moo Duk Kwan
    • 2009 Achieved 5th Dan in Korea
    • 2015 Achieved 6th Dan in Korea
    • 2017 Appointed to the U.S. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

    Master Rosenthal continues to attend Regional, National and International events to further his personal growth and for the development of Oregon Moo Duk Kwan.

    He operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Oregon.

    Cort Stinehour, Sa Bom, 33190

    TAC Jin Heung Bu 2017-2020

    Cort Stinehour, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #33190 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He has been appointed by Moo Duk Kwan® President H.C. Hwang to serve on the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® Technical Advisory Committee, Moo Duk Kwan® Preservation sub-committee (Ki Sul Bu) 2017-2020.

    Stinehour Sa Bom Nim  was previously appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman, Cash Cooper Sa Bom Nim as a Regional Examiner for Region 2 (NY, PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC) of  the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    He has also served as an elected Board Director for members of Region 2.

    He operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Ellenville, New York and actively supports Regional and National events.

    Sue Fittanto, Sa Bom, 41586

    Board Chairman / TAC Assistant

    Susan Fittanto, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 41586 has been appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman as a Technical Advisory Committee Assistant 08/10/2017.

    She also serves as the Board representative elected by United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® members in Region 8.

    She is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and Master level instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    • Board Chair 02/28/2018 - 02/28/2019
    • TAC Assistant 08/10/2017 - 08/10/2020
    • Region 8 Elected Director 2017-2019
    • Susan Fittanto, Sa Bom
    • (970) 618-8967 cell
    • sfittanto@gmail.com
    • Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 41586
    • Board Vice Chairman 02/28/2017 - 02/28/2018
    • Board Vice Chairman 02/28/2016 - 02/28/2017
    • Region 8 Elected Director 2017-2019
    • Board Treasurer 02/28/2016 - 02/28/2016
    • Board Treasurer 02/28/2014 - 02/28/2015
    • Region 8 Elected Director 2014-2016 (1st Term)

     

     

    Eric Newman

    Ed Horni, Sa Bom, 36429

    TAC Assistant 2017-2020

    Ed Horni, Moo Duk Kwan Dan Bon 36429, is an internationally certified 5th Dan Master level practitioner and certified master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He has been appointed to serve as a Technical Advisory Committee Assistant 2017-2020.

    Master Horni has previously been elected by fellow members to serve as the Region 6 (TX, AR, OK, MO, KS) representative on the Board of Directors of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    He was also twice elected by fellow Board Directors to serve as Board Treasurer and twice as Chairman of the Board.

    Master Horni has also been instrumental in leading a number of Board projects and spearheading multiple Federation initiatives.

    He operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Dallas, Texas and actively supports Regional and National events.

    Daymon Kenyon, Sa Bom, 19839

    TAC Weh Gong Bu

    Daymon Kenyon served as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Technical Advisory Committee Weh Gong Bu.

    He is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He also serves as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Board of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®. 

    Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 19839

    Cash Cooper, Sa Bom, 23082

    TAC Chairman Former

    Cash Cooper served as Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed Technical Advisory Committee Chairperson for the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® 2011-1017. 

    He is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 23082

    Kris Poole, Sa Bom, 20632

    TAC Shim Gong Bu

    Kris Poole served as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the USA Technical Advisory Committee Shim Gong Bu 2011-2017.

    He is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 20632

    Lisa Kozak, Sa Bom, 23540

    TAC Neh Gong Bu 2011-2017

    Lisa Kozak served as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Technical Advisory Committee Neh Gong Bu.

    She is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 23540

    Dae Kyu Chang, Sa Bom, 20780

    TAC Shim Gong Bu

    Dae Kyu Chang served as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Technical Advisory Committee Shim Gong Bu.

    He is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 20780

    Bill Nelson, Sa Bom, 21420

    TAC Neh Gong Bu

    Bill Nelson served as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Technical Advisory Committee Neh Gong Bu.

    He is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 21420

    H.C. Hwang

    Moo_Duk_Kwan_Fist_Established_1945_2014_trans_300x319H.C. Hwang, Kwan Jang Nim is the son and appointed successor of Moo Duk Kwan® martial art organization founded by  Hwang Kee.

    He attends numerous USA regional, WMDK international events and each National Festival and the annual USA Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa and works with the Technical Advisory Committee to assure Moo Duk Kwan® standards are met.

    John Mahony, Sa Bom, 23587

    Appointed Board Director

    John Mahony serves as the local host and coordinator for the annual Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa event in Ramona, CA. He facilitates all aspects of managing the event to assure all participants have the best possible experience.

    He also serves as one of the Technical Advisory Committee's Appointed Regional Examiners in Region 9 of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.

    He is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He also serves as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Board of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®. 

    Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 23587

    Ken Campbell

    Ken Campbell serves as a medical resource during the week long Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa. Ken has donated weeks of service to the Federation's Ko Dan Ja candidates many times.

    Ken Campbell is a registered nurse practitioner and provides comprehensive medical support for candidates during the arduous Moo Duk Kwan Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa training experience.

    Larry Seiberlich, Sa Bom, 1815

    Senior Advisory Committee

    Larry Seiberlich serves as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Senior Advisory Committee.

    He also serves as the World Moo Duk Kwan Chair facilitating global meetings of Moo Duk Kwan® authorized organizations on behalf of H.C. Hwang, Kwan Jang Nim.

    He is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 1815

    Russ Hanke, Sa Bom, 4137

    Senior Advisory Committee

    Russ Hanke serves as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Senior Advisory Committee.

    He is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 4137

    Frank Tsai, Sa Bom, 32700

    TAC Digital Bu / Region 1 Examiner

    Frank Tsai, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #32700 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He has been appointed by Moo Duk Kwan® President H.C. Hwang to serve on the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®Technical Advisory Committee, Digital sub-committee (Digital Bu) 2017-2020.

    Master Tsai is currently a 5th degree midnight blue belt with the Moo Duk Kwan® and has trained in the Martial Arts for over 25 years.

    Prior to attaining his masters belt, he was the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® National lightweight sparring champion for 4 years in a row and won 1st place in the full contact continuous sparring division at the Battle of Baltimore.

    Master Tsai has previously studied Japanese Karate, Caeporia, Jiu-Jitsu, Tai-Chi, Wing Chun, and wrestling and regularly practices Astanga Yoga and enjoys break dancing in his free time.

    He also holds a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Engineering and a Masters Degree in Information Systems from the Johns Hopkins University.

    He telecommutes full time for DocuSign as a Technical Consultant.

    Denise Mullin-Menendez, Sa Bom, 33190

    Region 2 Examiner

    Denise Mullin-Menendez, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #33190 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    She was previously appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman, Cash Cooper Sa Bom Nim as a Regional Examiner for Region 2 (NY, PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC) of  the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    She also operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Harrison, New Jersey and actively supports Regional and National events.

    Tom Brnich, Sa Bom, 35142

    Region 2 Examiner

    Tom Brnich, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #35142 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He was been appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman, Craig Hays Sa Bom Nim as a Regional Examiner for Region 2 NY, PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC) of  the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    He also operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Deptford, New Jersey and actively supports Regional and National events.

    Gary Brown, Sa Bom, 22043

    Region 3 Examiner

    Gary Brown, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #22043 Sa Bom is an internationally certified 8th Dan Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He was been reappointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman, Craig Hays Sa Bom Nim as a Regional Examiner for Region 3 (KY, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV) of  the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® where he has served since 1992.

    He also operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and actively supports Regional and National events.

    Rodrigo Cruz, Sa Bom, 33484

    Region 4 Examiner / TAC Assistant

    Rodrigo Cruz is a Certified Master Instructor (Sa Bom) in the traditional Korean martial art of Soo Bahk Do®. He has been training since 1991 under Grandmaster H.C. Hwang, son of the late Grandmaster Hwang Kee, founder of the Moo Duk Kwan®. 

    He is appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman as Regional Examiner for Region 4 (Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana).

    Grandmaster H.C. Hwang has presented Master Cruz with every rank since white belt, including his most recent 6th Dan level, which he tested for at the week long Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa on November 2016, in Ramona, CA.

    Master Cruz has taught all ages throughout his 12-year teaching experience at the U.S. Moo Duk Kwan® Headquarters Studio, in Springfield, NJ, before moving to FL and opening up Viera Soo Bahk Do® on November 3rd, 2012.

    He is also actively participates in support of National and Regional events.

    Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 33484

    Christy Cooper, Sa Bom, 33008

    Region 5 Examiner

    Christy Cooper, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #33008 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    She has been appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman, Cash Cooper Bom Nim as a Regional Examiner for Region 5  (MI, Il, IN, OH) of  the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    She also operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Hancock, Michigan and actively supports Regional and National events.

    Carl Vonck, Sa Bom, 39474

    Region 5 Examiner

    Carl Vonck, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #39474 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He has been appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman, Cash Cooper Bom Nim as a Regional Examiner for Region 5  MI, Il, IN, OH) of  the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    He also operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Hancock, Michigan and actively supports Regional and National events.

    Travis Guinn, Sa Bom, 32771

    Region 6 Examiner

    Travis Guinn, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #32771 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He was been appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman, Cash Cooper Sa Bom Nim as a Regional Examiner for Region 6 (TX, LA, AR, MO, KS) of  the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    He also operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Montgomery, Texas and actively supports Regional and National events.

    James Bennett, Sa Bom, 23250

    Region 6 Examiner

    James Bennett, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #23250 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He was been appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman, Cash Cooper Sa Bom Nim as a Regional Examiner for Region 6 (TX, LA, AR, MO, KS) of  the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    He also operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in El Dorado, Arkansas and actively supports Regional and National events.

    Dwayne Townsend, Sa Bom, 37809

    Region 6 Examiner

    Dwayne Townsend, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #37809 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He was been appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman, Craig Hays Sa Bom Nim as a Regional Examiner for Region 6 (TX, LA, AR, MO, KS) of  the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    He also operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Owaso, Oklahoma and actively supports Regional and National events.

    Gene Riggs, Sa Bom, 26263

    Region 6 Examiner

    Gene Riggs serves as one of the Technical Advisory Committee's appointed Regional Examiners for members residing in Region 6. 

    He has also served as an elected Director on the Board of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®. 

    He is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 26263.

    William Hockman, Sa Bom 27133

    Region 6 Examiner

    William Hockman, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #27133 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He was been appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman, Cash Cooper Sa Bom Nim as a Regional Examiner for Region 6 (TX, LA, AR, MO, KS) of  the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    He also operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Oklahoma and actively supports Regional and National events.

    Dan Ellenbecker, Sa Bom, 27146

    Region 7 Examiner

    Dan Ellenbecker, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #27146 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He was been appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman, Cash Cooper Sa Bom Nim as a Regional Examiner for Region 7 (WI, ND, SD, NE, IW, MN) of  the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    He also operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Montgomery, Texas and actively supports Regional and National events.

    Dave Billings, Sa Bom, 28976

    Region 7 Examiner

    Dave Billings, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #28976 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He was been appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman, Cash Cooper Sa Bom Nim as a Regional Examiner for Region 7 (WI, ND, SD, NE, IW, MN) of  the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    He also actively supports Regional and National events.

    Brian Corrales, Sa Bom, 36264

    Region 8 Examiner / TAC Assistant

    Brian Corrales, Sa Bom
    Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 36364

    Wasatch Martial Arts Academy is owned and operated by Master Brian Corrales.  Master Corrales brings over 25 years of martial arts experience into his classes, 15 of which where he has owned his own school.  Brian Corrales has participated in the infamous Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, an 8-day Masters Test in the mountains of California in 2008 and again in Switzerland in 2013. He is currently a 5th Dan (5th degree black belt equivalent) in the art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan.  He is also a certified Sa Bom, designating him as a “master model” instructor.  This is the highest level of teaching certification issued by Moo Duk Kwan® for the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system.  Master Corrales is the highest ranking Soo Bahk Do practitioner in Utah and operates the only certified school in the state that is legally authorized to teach Grandmaster Hwang Kee’s art form known as Soo Bahk Do®.

    In 2010, Master Corrales was appointed as Region 8’s Youth Ambassador where teaches seminars at the regional and national level targeting children, teenagers, and young adults.

    In 2011, Master Corrales was appointed by the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee to officiate as a Regional Examiner in Region 8 (Montana, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). He is responsible, along with Oliver Whitcomb Sa Bom Nim, to oversee Dan-level promotions, and ensure that students, instructors, and schools within Region 8 are in accordance with the values set forth by the Technical Advisory Committee and Grandmaster H.C. Hwang.

    Master Corrales has taught many special seminars throughout the Rocky Mountain region and has been a multiple-time National Champion at the Soo Bahk Do National Championships.  He has trained in Korea and has received instruction from both the founder of Soo Bahk Do, Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee and his son Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang.

    Brian Corrales has also been nominated into the Black Belt Hall of Fame and was invited to participate on the USA Karate Team.

    Soo Bahk Do is Master Corrales’ primary art and always will be. He has, however, experimented in the following martial art systems:  Tae Kwon Do, Shorin-ryu, Shotokan, Budoshin Jiujitsu, and Brazilian Jujitsu.  He also acquired a black belt in Tang Soo Do (Korean karate) before training in Soo Bahk Do.  He is also known to hold special seminars using the Kan Bong (6 foot Korean staff). Master Corrales is a seeker of knowledge and his classes given unique insight that he has acquired from his diversity of training.

    Master Corrales holds dan number 36364, which was issued to him by Grandmaster Hwang Kee.  His lineage can be traced back to the founder himself.

    Oliver Whitcomb, Sa Bom, 23268

    Region 8 Examiner Former

    Oliver Whitcomb, Moo Duk Kwan Dan Bon 23268 is the owner/chief instructor of Sawtooth Martial Arts and has trained consistently in the art of Soo Bahk Do since 1979. 

    He is a full time instructor and manager of Sawtooth Martial Arts, teach martial arts to some schools, work with wounded veterans and teach them breathing and stretching as part of their healing and recovery, and put on extensive camps for kids of all ages and abilities.

    Areas of expertise include: martial arts, stretching, breathing, conditioning, archery, and conflict resolution.

    He is an internationally certified master level instructor who has:

    • Trained extensively in Korea from 1986-1992
    • Run schools in Hawaii (1989 – 1992) and Seattle (1993 – 1995)
    • Taught full time in the Wood River Valley since 1996
    • Has a BA with honors from the University of Washington in Korean Studies
    • He has had a deep involvement within the community in various capacities:
    • Teaching modified martial arts to children and adults with cognitive disabilities in the Wood River Valley since 2003
    • Developed Integrated Breathing & Movement (IBAM) which is a therapeutic form of martial arts that has been beneficial for injured veterans and others as a way of optimizing health and performance
    • Worked in many school systems teaching introductory martial arts classes as a tool for bringing discipline, focus and exercise into the class room, as well as promoting conflict resolution

    Josh Duncan, Sa Bom, 29793

    Region 9 Examiner / TAC Assistant

    Josh Duncan, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #29793 Sa Bom is an internationally certified 6th Dan Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    He has been appointed to serve as a TAC Assistant 2017-2020.

    Duncan Sa Bom Nim  has also been appointed by the TAC Chairman as Regional Examiner for Region 9 (CA, HI ) of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    He was also previously appointed by the Kwan Jang Nim as the Chairman of the National President's Vision Tour Committee.

    He operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Lomita Park, CA and actively supports Regional and National events.

     

    Vicki Kenyon, Sa Bom 32665

    Region 9 Examiner

    Vicki Kenyon, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #32665 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    She has been appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman, Craig Hays Sa Bom Nim as a Regional Examiner for Region 9 (CA,HI) of  the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    She also operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in California and actively supports Regional and National events.

    Anna Oulashin, Sa Bom, 31097

    Region 10 Examiner

    Anna Oulashin, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #31097 Sa Bom is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    She has been appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman, Craig Hays Sa Bom Nim as a Regional Examiner for Region 10 (WA, AK, OR) of  the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

    She also operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Camas, Washington and actively supports Regional and National events.

    Wha Young Chung, Sa Bom, 410

    Senior Advisory Committee

    Wha Young Chung serves as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Senior Advisory Committee.

    He is an internationally certified Master level practitioner and master level Instructor (Sa Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

    Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 410

    Victor Martinov, Sa Bom, 10189

    1936-2015

    Victor Martinov, Sa Bom, Dan Bon 10189 
    1936-2015

    Phil Duncan, Sa Bom, 20631

    Executive Administrator

    Phil Duncan, Sa Bom, 20631

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