The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® derives its existence and authority from Bylaws Article 2, Section 6 subject to Charter Article IV, Sections 4 and 5.

Learn more about the TAC on the Federation wiki.

Current Technical Advisory Committee Members

Craig Hays, Sa Bom, 23132
Appointed Board Director / TAC Chairman
Jeff Griggs, Sa Bom 23269
TAC Ki Sul Bu 2017-2020
Josh Lockwood, Sa Bom, 29755
TAC Heng Jeung Bu 2017-2020
Michael Zickafoose, Sa Bom, 30699
TAC Heng Jeung Bu 2017-2020
Jennifer Gibbons, Sa Bom, 32238
TAC Ki Sul Bu 2017-2020
Thomas Thai, Sa Bom, 32244
TAC Digital Bu 2017-2020
Jared Rosenthal, Sa Bom, 32740
TAC Jin Heung Bu 2017-2020
Cort Stinehour, Sa Bom, 33190
TAC Jin Heung Bu 2017-2020
Frank Tsai, Sa Bom, 32700
TAC Digital Bu / Region 1 Examiner


Current TAC Assistants

Sue Fittanto, Sa Bom, 41586
Board Chairman / TAC Assistant
Ed Horni, Sa Bom, 36429
TAC Assistant 2017-2020
Rodrigo Cruz, Sa Bom, 33484
Region 4 Examiner / TAC Assistant
Brian Corrales, Sa Bom, 36264
Region 8 Examiner / TAC Assistant
Josh Duncan, Sa Bom, 29793
Region 9 Examiner / TAC Assistant


Former Technical Advisory Committee Members

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

Daymon Kenyon, Sa Bom, 19839
TAC Weh Gong Bu
Cash Cooper, Sa Bom, 23082
TAC Chairman Former
Kris Poole, Sa Bom, 20632
TAC Shim Gong Bu
Lisa Kozak, Sa Bom, 23540
TAC Neh Gong Bu 2011-2017
Dae Kyu Chang, Sa Bom, 20780
TAC Shim Gong Bu
Bill Nelson, Sa Bom, 21420
TAC Neh Gong Bu
Larry Seiberlich, Sa Bom, 1815
Senior Advisory Committee
Russ Hanke, Sa Bom, 4137
Senior Advisory Committee
Victor Martinov, Sa Bom, 10189
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Craig Hays, Sa Bom, 23132

Appointed Board Director / TAC Chairman

Craig Hays, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #23132 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.

Craig Hays was appointed by Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang as Technical Advisory Committee Chairman 08/10/2017 to 08/10/2020.

He also serves as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang's appointed representatives on the Board of Directors of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®. 

  • TAC Chairman 08/10/2017 to 08/10/2020
  • Technical Advisory Committee Weh Gung Bu 2005-2017
  • Appointed Board Director effective 11/26/2014
  • Craig Hays, Sa Bom
  • (214) 850-6832
  • craigbhays@yahoo.com
  • Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 23132

Jeff Griggs, Sa Bom 23269

TAC Ki Sul Bu 2017-2020

Jeff Griggs, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #23269 Sa Bom is an internationally certified 7th 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.

Griggs Sa Bom Nim 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, Technical Performance sub-committee (Ki Sul Bu) 2017-2020.

He was also previously appointed by the Kwan Jang Nim to serve on the TAC Weh Gung Bu 2005-2017.

Griggs  Sa Bom Nim was also previously appointed by the Technical Advisory Committe Chairman as a Regional Examiner for Region 8 (MO,ID,UT,CO,NM) of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

In 1993 he was Region 8 Team Hyung Co-Champion, has served on the Region 8 Board and actively supports Regional and National events.

Born and raised in Aspen, CO.  Owner and Chief Instructor of the Rocky Mountain Martial Arts II in Basalt, CO.    

Starting date – April 10, 1979

Instructor – Jeff Moonitz, Hu Kyu In

 

Josh Lockwood, Sa Bom, 29755

TAC Heng Jeung Bu 2017-2020

Josh Lockwood, Moo Duk Kwan Dan Bon 29755, 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, Administrative sub-committee (Heng Jeung Bu) 2017-2020.

He was previously appointed by Kwan Jang Nim and served on the TAC Neh Gung Bu since 2011.

Lockwood Sa Bom Nim was also previously appointed by the TAC Chairman as Regional Examiner for Region 5 (MI, Il, IN, OH) of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

He actively supports Regional and National events.

Michael Zickafoose, Sa Bom, 30699

TAC Heng Jeung Bu 2017-2020

Michael Zickafoose, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #30699 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, Administrative sub-committee (Heng Jeung Bu) 2017-2020.

Zickafoose Sa Bom Nim  was also previously appointed by the TAC Chairman as Regional Examiner for Region 5 (MI, Il, IN, OH ) of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

He has also previously served as an assistant to the Technical Advisory Committee and actively supports all Regional and National events.

Jennifer Gibbons, Sa Bom, 32238

TAC Ki Sul Bu 2017-2020

Jennifer Gibbons, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #32238 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.

Gibbons Sa Bom Nim 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, Technical Performance sub-committee (Ki Sul Bu) 2017-2020.

She was also previously appointed by the Kwan Jang Nim and served on the TAC Shim Gung Bu 2001 - 2017.

She is an instructor at both Aspen and Basalt branches of Rocky Mountain Martial Arts.

  • TAC Ki Sul Bu Bu  08/10/2017 to 08/10/2020
  • TAC Shim Gung Bu 06/01/2011 to 08/10/2017
  • Region 8 Regional Examiner 08/31/2005 to 06/01/2011
  • Sixteen time National Champion in Hyung and/or Sparring
  • USA National Demonstration Team 2001
  • Region 8 Team Hyung National co-Champion 1997
  • Starting date-September 26, 1989
  • Instructor-Jeff Moonitz, Sa Bom Nim

Thomas Thai, Sa Bom, 32244

TAC Digital Bu 2017-2020

Thomas Thai, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #32244 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 Thai began training in 1989 at San Diego State University during his sophomore year, under the guidance of Master Lloyd Francis. After two weeks of classes at SDSU he felt he needed more training, and enrolled at Francis Karate.

Upon graduation from SDSU, Master Thai also received 1st degree black belt. In 1994 he was given the opportunity to teach at one of Master Francis's studios. Within two years, took over ownership of Miramar Martial Arts Academy, pursuing martial arts as a full-time career. He became a certified instructor in 1995, and in 2003 achieved the rank of Sa Bom (master instructor).

Master Thai has traveled to several countries, training with Grandmaster HC Hwang. He was elected as a member of the Soo Bahk Do U.S. National team, competing in Belgium in 2001.

Master Thai considers among his most notable accomplishments helping over 40 people achieve the rank of black belt.

Jared Rosenthal, Sa Bom, 32740

TAC Jin Heung Bu 2017-2020

Jared Rosenthal, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon #32740 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, Moo Duk Kwan® Preservation sub-committee (Ki Sul Bu) 2017-2020.

Rosenthal Sa Bom Nim  was previously appointed by the Kwan Jang Nim as the Youth Leadership facilitator.

He has been training in the art of Soo Bahk Do® since the age of seven years old.

  • 1994 Achieved 1st Dan
  • 2001 Established Moo Duk Kwan at the State University of New York at Albany
  • 2003-2004 Trained extensively in Korea and attended Yonsei University Korean Language Program
  • 2004 Achieved 4th Dan in Korea
  • Competed successfully in numerous Regional, National and International tournaments
    • U.S. National Champion (Master's Form) 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017
      • Silver Medalist 2010, 2013, 2014
    • U.S. National Champion (Master's Sparring) 2016, 2017
    • European Champion (Master's Form) 2006
  • 2005 Achieved Bachelor's of Arts Degree
  • 2005 Established Moo Duk Kwan at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2007 Achieved Master's of Arts Degree
  • 2009 Established Oregon Moo Duk Kwan
  • 2009 Achieved 5th Dan in Korea
  • 2015 Achieved 6th Dan in Korea
  • 2017 Appointed to the U.S. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Master Rosenthal continues to attend Regional, National and International events to further his personal growth and for the development of Oregon Moo Duk Kwan.

He operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Oregon.

Cort Stinehour, Sa Bom, 33190

TAC Jin Heung Bu 2017-2020

Cort Stinehour, 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.

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, Moo Duk Kwan® Preservation sub-committee (Ki Sul Bu) 2017-2020.

Stinehour Sa Bom Nim  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®.

He has also served as an elected Board Director for members of Region 2.

He operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Ellenville, New York and actively supports Regional and National events.

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.

Sue Fittanto, Sa Bom, 41586

Board Chairman / TAC Assistant

Susan Fittanto, Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 41586 has been appointed by the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman as a Technical Advisory Committee Assistant 08/10/2017.

She also serves as the Board representative elected by United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® members in Region 8.

She 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.

  • Board Chair 02/28/2018 - 02/28/2019
  • TAC Assistant 08/10/2017 - 08/10/2020
  • Region 8 Elected Director 2017-2019
  • Susan Fittanto, Sa Bom
  • (970) 618-8967 cell
  • sfittanto@gmail.com
  • Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 41586
  • Board Vice Chairman 02/28/2017 - 02/28/2018
  • Board Vice Chairman 02/28/2016 - 02/28/2017
  • Region 8 Elected Director 2017-2019
  • Board Treasurer 02/28/2016 - 02/28/2016
  • Board Treasurer 02/28/2014 - 02/28/2015
  • Region 8 Elected Director 2014-2016 (1st Term)

 

 

Ed Horni, Sa Bom, 36429

TAC Assistant 2017-2020

Ed Horni, Moo Duk Kwan Dan Bon 36429, is an internationally certified 5th Dan Master level practitioner and certified 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 Technical Advisory Committee Assistant 2017-2020.

Master Horni has previously been elected by fellow members to serve as the Region 6 (TX, AR, OK, MO, KS) representative on the Board of Directors of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®.

He was also twice elected by fellow Board Directors to serve as Board Treasurer and twice as Chairman of the Board.

Master Horni has also been instrumental in leading a number of Board projects and spearheading multiple Federation initiatives.

He operates a successful Moo Duk Kwan® Certified school in Dallas, Texas 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

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.

 

Daymon Kenyon, Sa Bom, 19839

TAC Weh Gong Bu

Daymon Kenyon served as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Technical Advisory Committee Weh Gong Bu.

He 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 also serves as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Board of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®. 

Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 19839

Cash Cooper, Sa Bom, 23082

TAC Chairman Former

Cash Cooper served as Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed Technical Advisory Committee Chairperson for the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® 2011-1017. 

He 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.

Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 23082

Kris Poole, Sa Bom, 20632

TAC Shim Gong Bu

Kris Poole served as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the USA Technical Advisory Committee Shim Gong Bu 2011-2017.

He 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.

Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 20632

Lisa Kozak, Sa Bom, 23540

TAC Neh Gong Bu 2011-2017

Lisa Kozak served as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Technical Advisory Committee Neh Gong Bu.

She 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.

Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 23540

Dae Kyu Chang, Sa Bom, 20780

TAC Shim Gong Bu

Dae Kyu Chang served as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Technical Advisory Committee Shim Gong Bu.

He 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.

Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 20780

Bill Nelson, Sa Bom, 21420

TAC Neh Gong Bu

Bill Nelson served as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Technical Advisory Committee Neh Gong Bu.

He 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.

Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 21420

Larry Seiberlich, Sa Bom, 1815

Senior Advisory Committee

Larry Seiberlich serves as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Senior Advisory Committee.

He also serves as the World Moo Duk Kwan Chair facilitating global meetings of Moo Duk Kwan® authorized organizations on behalf of H.C. Hwang, Kwan Jang Nim.

He 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.

Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 1815

Russ Hanke, Sa Bom, 4137

Senior Advisory Committee

Russ Hanke serves as one of Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang’s appointed representatives on the Senior Advisory Committee.

He 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.

Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon 4137

Victor Martinov, Sa Bom, 10189

1936-2015

Victor Martinov, Sa Bom, Dan Bon 10189 
1936-2015

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