Dear Federation Members,
I hope this message finds you and your family in good health and spirits.
We have all been watching with horror the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the flooding in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas has created unimaginable hardship.
So far all reports are that our Soo Bahk Do family members in the area are safe.
The complex is about 45 minutes outside Houston and has experienced some serious flooding.
We are hopeful that La Torretta will still be able to host our event in November, but due to uncertain circumstances we are also exploring alternative locations.
First, I would like to reassure everyone that there will be a 2017 MWM/KDJSS this fall; however, there is a possibility that we could be forced to relocate outside the Houston area or even Region 6.
I would encourage those planning to attend to postpone making airline reservations for a short while until we have a more complete assessment of the situation.
I will get back to you as more information becomes available.
Chairman Board of Directors
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.
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.