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Regional Examiners are appointed by the Technical advisory Committee Chairman to serve members of the United States Soo Bahk Do Mo Duk Kwan Federation within each of the 10 geographical regions of the Federation.

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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
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
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


Regional Examiners Former

Not all former REX are listed here. More are being added as time permits.

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  • Board Directors Current
  • Board Directors Former
  • HQ Staff
  • Kwan Jang Nim 2002 to Date
  • Medical Resource
  • News Media Team Current
  • Regional Examiners Current
  • Regional Examiners Former
  • Senior Advisory Committee Current
  • Senior Advisory Committee Former
  • TAC Assistants Current
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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.

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.

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.

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