Practitioners who receive authentic rank or instructor certifications in Tang Soo Do and the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system through legitimately authorized Moo Duk Kwan® schools can proudly trace their unbroken lineage through their instructor and their instructor's instructors all the way back to 1945.Read More
No. Tang Soo Do is not the same as Soo Bahk Do®. The Tang Soo Do martial art system developed by Hwang Kee was a precursor to his more advanced Soo Bahk Do martial art system.
Moo Duk Kwan martial art school Founder Hwang Kee taught an early iteration of his martial art system and philosophy under the name "Tang Soo Do." Later he modified the contents of his system and coined the name "Soo Bahk Do®" to identify his unique martial art system as taught in all authorized Moo Duk Kwan martial art schools worldwide.
Activity at every licensed Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school in the USA is overseen by at least one Internationally Certified Instructor who assures the quality of the training experience and the authenticity of the Moo Duk Kwan® philosophy and Soo Bahk Do® skills being taught to students who are enrolled there.Read More
The Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon system is a very important and traditional part of the Moo Duk Kwan® martial art organization. It is a source of great personal pride for Soo Bahk Do practitioners embracing the Moo Duk Kwan philosophy and goals of technical excellence.Read More
What is it about a fire that draws us to it almost instinctively? We may not even be cold, yet we can't resist "backing up" to a nice warm fire. Is it just coincidence that we are so predictable when we are near one or could it be that we have an inborn sense that draws us to it? It seems that almost everyone is attracted to and responds the same way to a well tended and controlled fire. Perhaps this offers a unique insight into one aspect of our artRead More
Alumni Members of the Moo Duk Kwan® martial art organization include any practitioner who has ever achieved the rank of 1st Dan or higher through one of Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan® schools and was legitimately certified by Founder Hwang Kee and who is recorded in the Moo Duk Kwan® organization records.Read More
Last Updated: 03/16/13Resolution Affirming the Appointment of H.C. Hwang as Life-President of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Inc. WHEREAS, Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee, who founded the Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan martial art system and served as the life President of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo…Read More