Legitimate Moo Duk Kwan® Certification
Its so much more than just paper

Moo Duk Kwan® Founded 1945

Moo Duk Kwan® Founded 1945

Preserving the legitimacy of Moo Duk Kwan® certifications that each student earns from the Kwan Jang Nim is a core organizational function and responsibility of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

While many martial art schools and instructors simply print their own certificates on personal ink jet or laser printers, ONLY Moo Duk Kwan® certified instructors operating Moo Duk Kwan® certified schools can acquire authentic, legitimate, Moo Duk Kwan® rank certification for their students' accomplishments.

Think about highly regarded diplomas that a student receives from reputable educational entities like colleges and universities such as Harvard or Yale. Only the institution prepares and authenticates the diplomas and credentials that are awarded to a student who earns them, not the individual teachers or professors.

Institutions with a valuable reputation and high credibility employ checks and balances and procedures that assure the full weight and reputation of the college or university is preserved and carried by each diploma that the institution awards and the institution maintains permanent records of all credentials it issues.

Moo Duk Kwan® certified instructors and Moo Duk Kwan® certified school owners voluntarily adhere to similar high standards and disciplined accreditation procedures like those employed by educational institutions. Moo Duk Kwan® certified instructors acquire legitimate Moo Duk Kwan® Legitimate Moo Duk Kwan Certificationrank certifications for their students and thus assure each student's credentials bear the full weight and reputation of Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan® organization founded in 1945 plus all the credibility and validity of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation chartered in 1976. Both organizations validate the certified instructor's assessment of the student's skill level.

As a student, would you prefer to have your hard-earned accomplishments documented by a certificate from a personal printer at Joe Doe Karate that just opened last year or would you prefer to receive legitimate rank credentials that have been fully authenticated by an organization founded in 1945 and also by another national non-profit Moo Duk Kwan® organization exclusively chartered in 1976 to promote and preserve the authenticity and legitimacy of certifications issued to students studying Hwang Kee's Soo Bahk Do® martial art systemMoo Duk Kwan Dan Bon?

Which credentials have the most legitimacy?

Which credentials have the most credibility?

Which credentials have the most value?

Each instructor in each Moo Duk Kwan® school adheres to a standardized Soo Bahk Do® curriculum developed by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). TAC members are personally appointed by the Kwan Jang Nim.

Each Moo Duk Kwan® certified instructor employs a disciplined training regimen and an extensive educational process to prepare students for rigorous performance evaluations and exams established by the Technical Advisory Committee.

Students who successfully complete milestone examinations are then recommended by their instructor for rank certification through the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation pending final approval by the Moo Duk Kwan® Kwan Jang Nim.

Upon his final approval authentic Moo Duk Kwan® rank credentials are prepared for each student who has earned them and then they are shipped to the student's instructor for ceremonial presentation.

Moo Duk Kwan® rank credentials carry the highly regarded 70+ year global reputation of the Moo Duk Kwan® organization and the full weight, backing and protection of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

As with all things of high value there are sometimes unscrupulous individuals who seek to use the well known reputation of the Moo Duk Kwan® for their own advantage and they may engage in trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting and/or consumer fraud by issuing counterfeit certificates bearing the Moo Duk Kwan® name or well known fist logo. The United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® takes this kind of deceptive and fraudulent activity very seriously and is chartered to protect its unique identity from trademark infringement and the public from consumer fraud that accompanies such illegal activity. The USA Federation has consistently defended its trademarks and service marks in order to protect the integrity, value and legitimacy of certifications it issues and it has prevailed in 100% of all cases.

Moo Duk Kwan® certifications legitimatize your accomplishments in a unique way that nothing else can and you can be proud that your Moo Duk Kwan® certified instructor cares enough to assure that you receive the best accreditation available in recognition of your accomplishments.




Phil Duncan (35)

Phil Duncan serves as the Executive Administrator of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® providing and coordinating support services for the U.S. Federation Board, the Kwan Jang Nim, the U.S. Technical Advisory Committee, U.S. Regional Officials, U.S. Members, the Board Directors of the charitable non-profit U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan FOUNDATION and the World Moo Duk Kwan. He can be contacted at National Member Headquarters or philduncan@soobahkdo.com or (888) SOO-BAHK

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
Albert Pike

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