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300+ Members Are Time Eligible To Apply For Ko Dan Ja

300+ Members Are Time Eligible To Apply For Ko Dan Ja

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The Moo Duk Kwan® Ko Dan Ja  Shim Sa is a premiere training experience open to candidates who have been invited to test for Ko Dan Ja ranks as well as Dan and Ko Dan Ja Alumni who are all eligible to return to the annual event as visitors.

Variable length stays are available, a mature practitioner training track is offered and the one-of-a-kind Moment With The Masters experience await all who attend this exciting event scheduled for November 10-17 in Montgomery, Texas at the La Toretta Lake Resort and Spa.

More than 300 Federation members have been notified of their time eligibility to apply for Ko Dan Ja Rank promotions in 2017.

You can view the list of time eligible members here.

Members who submit their completed questionnaire before March 31st, 2017 will then be seeking recommendations from their personal instructor, regional officials and Technical Advisory Committee members in order to be invited as a testing candidate.

Invitations are scheduled for distribution in May, 2017.

Take a moment to check out the list of fellow members and extend your encouragement to anyone you know who is targeting this opportunity in 2017.

Board Chairman Update For March Meeting

Board Chairman Update For March Meeting

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Ron Strong, SBN, Dan Bon 37352

Ron Strong, SBN, Dan Bon 37352

Greetings, I hope this finds you all in good health and spirits. The Board of Directors met on March 1, 2017. Following are the major issues that were addressed.

Recommendation Evaluation Process

It has long been a priority of the Board of Directors to encourage recommendations from the membership and recently, there has been an uptick of interest from members about submitting proposals. Because of the increased activity, a Proposal Submission and Vetting Process has been established to document, review, and track proposals received from members. You can review the process at: How To Submit Proposals To The Board Of Directors - United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®

Communication Enhancement

In an effort to increase communication between Board Directors and the membership, a new agenda item has been added for this, and future meetings. Directors and members alike have a responsibility to actively bring forth issues of relevance within their region to the full Board. Each Director will now have an added opportunity to address the Board with concerns directly from their region. I encourage each of you to reach out to your regional directors and share your thoughts and perspectives. Region 8 Director, Sa Bom Nim Susan Fittanto noted that students and instructors within Region 8 are moving to initiate development of an electronic newsletter. More information will be coming out as the process moves forward.

Foundation (501c3) Board Officers

The Foundation Board has elected a new Chair. Master John Maihos has served on the Foundation Board since its inception and has now stepped into the role of Chairman. Master Maihos has in the past served on the Federation (501c4) Board of Directors and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position.

Finance Committee Report

Treasurer Casselton shared a discussion on 2017 finances and progress on the 2018 budget. The Finance Committee will be closely monitoring membership numbers in the months ahead. Additionally, it was recommended that the Federation must resume fund raising to close out the remaining balance of the legal debt which stands at approximately $65,000.

Publish your own Soo Bahk Do Institute Content

(not discussed during the Board meeting but added as an informational topic for the membership) Within the Soo Bahk Do Institute each studio owner can create their own content for their students. The content can be created and published specifically to meet the needs of a school's student body. Access can be limited just to your students. There is no cost to the studio owner. The process is relatively simple. Steps are below.

  1. Notify headquarters of the desire to publish content for your studio
  2. Receive a brief orientation about how to proceed
  3. HQ elevates your publishing privileges so the studio can upload their content as desired and bypass moderation
  4. The studio can film their own video content and create menu access for their students

This concludes the major issues of discussion. Respectfully in the Moo Duk Kwan, Ron Strong, Board Chair Region 5

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Moo Duk Kwan® National Festival 2017

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2017 United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®

National Festival August 10-12,  Montgomery, Texas

Moo Duk Kwan® National Festival 2017
Early Festival Registration ends May 31st, 2017 

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Multiple Teams Per Region Division Now Allowed At National Festival

Multiple Teams Per Region Division Now Allowed At National Festival

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Regions may now field multiple teams in each Regional Team Division at the National Festival.

  1. Regional Adult Sparring Team
  2. Regional Teen Sparring Team
  3. Regional Youth Sparring Team
  4. Regional Senior Hyung Team
  5. Regional Adult Hyung Team
  6. Regional Youth Hyung Team

TAC will accommodate all Regional Teams present at the National Festival.

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SAVE THE DATE:  2017 National Festival August 10-12 Montgomery, TX

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