Moo Duk Kwan® Lifetime Achievement Awards
During 2016, the Moo Duk Kwan® is celebrating its 71st year and the maturity of the organization is evidenced by the number of members who have supported it for many years with a distinguished few earning the Moo Duk Kwan® Lifetime Achievement Award.
There are more than 50,000 official Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon holders worldwide as well as hundreds of Lifetime Members who have pledged their perpetual support of the Moo Duk Kwan® and its mission of preserving Founder Hwang Kee's Korean Soo Bahk Do® martial art system. The support extended by some members is even more exceptional.
At the Moo Duk Kwan 70th Anniversary in Korea several distinguished Moo Duk Kwan® members, Wha Young Chung Sa Bom Nim (#410), Larry Seiberlich, Sa Bom Nim (#1815) and Russ Hanke Sa Bom Nim (#4137) received the Moo Duk Kwan® Lifetime Achievement Award from Kwan Jang Nim, H.C. Hwang.
Moo Duk Kwan® Lifetime Achievement Awards are an historic new distinction that the World Moo Duk Kwan® is encouraging its licensed organizations worldwide to embrace in order to acknowledge those in their respective countries who meet the eligibility criteria to be nominated and recommended to the World Moo Duk Kwan to receive this award.
To be eligible to receive a Moo Duk Kwan® Lifetime Achievement Award, nominees must be:
- Active member in good standing
- Minimum seventy-five years of age
- Ko Dan Ja Rank
- Have a long history of service to the Moo Duk Kwan®
- Be a school owner or have a long history of service in an official role or capacity.
Moo Duk Kwan® Lifetime Achievement Awards In the USA
The United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® has a number of exceptional individuals currently eligible (and others soon to be eligible) for the distinguished Moo Duk Kwan® Lifetime Achievement Award and today in New Jersey, on Dec 3rd,2016 Sa Bom Nim Ed Frampton (#26245) became the most recent USA member to receive this award.
Sa Bom Nim Frampton is a current US Federation member and has been a certified school owner for more than twenty-four years. His efforts have introduced more than 1500 students to the USA Federation and even more to the art of Soo Bahk Do®. His dedication and contributions to the preservation of Soo Bahk Do® are matched by few.
Congratulations Sa Bom Nim Frampton!
Other USA Members identified and nominated to receive the Moo Duk Kwan® Lifetime Achievement Award include, but are not limited to:
- Robert Shipley #4825 (posthumously)
- Vic Martinov #10189 (posthumously)
- Ted Mason #12895
- Keiko Mason #19023
- John Maltby #26558
Each of these members have made significant contributions that have helped shape Moo Duk Kwan® history and have helped lay the foundation for its future.
Please join us in celebrating each of these members remarkable contributions to the One and Only Moo Duk Kwan®.