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      Minutes of the WORLD MOO DUK KWAN 2013 SYMPOSIUM


      Minutes of the WORLD MOO DUK KWAN 2013 SYMPOSIUM,

      Athens, Greece

       DATE: 30 October – 4 November, 2013

      PRESENT:          Hwang HC, KJN (President, WMDK)

                                          Seiberlich, Lawrence, SBN (Chairman)

                                          Blotta SBN Argentina -holds proxy for Uruguay, Mexico, Chile and Puerto Rico

                                          Cooper, Cash, SBN USA

                                          Glenn, Kriton, SBN Australia- holds proxy for Korea

                                          Mollett, Elodie SBN France

                                          Spoerri, Urs, SBN Switzerland

                                          Vatan, Mo, SBN Iran

                                          Papadopoulos, Costas, Master Greece

                                          Salinas, Diego, SBN Spain – holds proxy for Iceland



      Minutes with two attachments is attached as a separate Word Document, see the link below and save to your hard drive.


      Respectfully Submitted,

      Roberto Bonefont, Sr.

      WMDK Web Master

      Minutes WMDK 2013 SYMP issue – Rev 1.

      60th Anniversary for Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang

      An outstanding milestone is being reached by the Kwan Jang Nim this year, he will be 60 years in the Moo Duk Kwan®.   Please extend your best wishes to him for his dedication and Moo Do life.

      Seldom in our lives do we get to meet and share valuable time with such an outstanding role model, teacher, and Master.  Since 1954, when he entered the Moo Duk Kwan® discipline, H.C. Hwang, Kwan Jang Nim has been at the forefront of our art and style.  His never ending devotion and loyalty to his Father’s art and philosophy will soon touch nearly 50, 000 Dan Holders around the world.  

      Whenever we wanted to see the perfection of our art, we only had to see a photo, a video, an article in a martial arts magazine, or personally witness his outstanding skill during a demonstration or have participated in the thousands of clinics, classes or special events where H.C. Hwang, Kwan Jang Nim walked out in a spiritual white do bok and midnight blue Ko Dan Ja belt and gave us a special treat watching him perform the art and style he has come to love so much.  Help us commemorate his 60th year in the Moo Duk Kwan® by posting your thoughts and well wishes on his

      Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang” Facebook Site  

      List your well wishes and comment there.

      Thank you Kwan Jang Nim for your outstanding dedication and devotion to our art and style!  SOO BAHK! 

      Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang, Dan Bon #509, entered the

      Moo Duk Kwan® discipline on May 5th, 1954.

      (Below: That’s is young Kwan Jang Nim H. C. Hwang,  doing the front split kick Kyo Pa)

      60th anniversary mdk kjn

      PVT 2 “Personal Vision Tour” 2014


      The Kwan Jang Nim’s Personal Message about the upcoming PVT 2 Tour.   PVT means, Personal Vision Tour.


      Seven Characteristics of a Moo Duk Kwan® Quality Soo Bahk Do® Practitioner

      70th_Anniversary_Challenge_Chip_2_150x150What characteristics exemplify a Moo Duk Kwan® “quality practitioner”?

      Certainly, producing practitioners with technical excellence is a proud distinction of the Moo Duk Kwan® and some may think of “quality” only in terms of technical performance, but there are so many other dimensions to becoming and being a Soo Bahk Do® practitioner, that viewing quality through only the narrow lens of technique is like trying to see all of our art through the peephole of a door.

      The Kwan Jang Nim refers to ”quality of practitioners” in his Vision Objectives as being one of the two most important outcomes of the Federation’s activity. He goes on the define a quality practitioner as one who embodies and exemplifies our Moo Do values in their daily lives outside the dojang.


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      2009 Board Chairman, Charles Smith, Sa Bom Nim once requested a group of people to provide him with a one-word description of  how they perceived him.

      His question prompted thoughts about work that the NPVT supports and which quantifies some attributes of Quality Practitioners as they correlate to the contextual meaning expressed in the President’s Vision Objectives and the Five Moo Do Values.

      What are characteristics (or qualities) that you associate with a quality student practitioner, instructor, leader and/or Federation official?


      Seven Characteristics of a Moo Duk Kwan® Quality Soo Bahk Do® Practitioner

      1. Strives to achieve the technical expectations of proficiency expressed by the Kwan Jang Nim and TAC for practitioners
        1. takes pride in achieving Gup Rank Testing expectations
        2. takes pride in achieving Dan Rank Testing expectations
        3. takes pride in achieving Ko Dan Ja Rank Testing expectations
        4. takes pride in meeting and fulfilling Instructor Certification expectations
        5. takes pride in meeting and fulfilling Studio Certification expectations
      2. Demonstrates and supports a high moral and ethical standard of personal conduct that is appropriate and proper for a martial artist
        1. conscientiously adheres to the Federation’s membership code of conduct
        2. abides by the Federations Joint Board and TAC Administrative Policies
        3. respects and abides by the Federation’s Policy of non-discrimination and harassment at all times
        4. understands and abides by the terms of the Certified Instructor Letter of Understanding
        5. avoids unethical conduct at all times
        6. avoids conflicts of interest
        7. avoids creating or allowing any circumstances that could jeopardize one’s credibility or integrity as a martial artist representing  the Moo Duk Kwan® or the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system.
      3. Embraces and supports the spirit of the Founder’s Mission 2000 Objectives
        1. seeks understanding and takes personal actions intent upon improve human relationships
        2. has a keen understanding of the concept and precepts of Moo
        3. demonstrates embodiment of Moo in one’s daily life, ergo Moo Do
      4. Diligently displays key attributes of a martial artist as expressed by the Founder
        1. 8 Key Concepts
        2. courageous - possesses and exhibits the Yong Gi ~ brave energy necessary to speak up and/or standup for themselves, for others and for justice even in the face of adversity.
        3. 10 Articles of Faith on Mental Training
        4. self motivated - needs no external urging to take individual action
        5. composed - demonstrates Pyong Ahn ~ peaceful confidence and calm resoluteness, especially when confronted by adversity
        6. intent - demonstrates contemplation and thoughtfulness prior to speaking or taking action
        7. focused - demonstrates keen concentration ~ Chung Shin Tong Il before and while taking action
        8. * please post a COMMENT to add your characteristics or qualities to this incomplete list *
      5. Contemplates and embraces the essence of the Five Moo Do Values
        1. strives to exemplify the proper behavior of a true martial artist at all times
        2. conscientiously adheres to the Federation’s membership code of conduct
        3. respects and abides by the Federation’s Policy of non-discrimination and harassment at all times
      6. Comprehends and appreciates the intent of the President’s Vision Objectives
        1. initiates personal actions that demonstrate Vision Participation
        2. initiates Random Acts of Moo Do
        3. actively embodies and applies mission objectives and vision objectives in one’s daily life interactions with others
        4. engages in active advocacy of the Moo Duk Kwan® and the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system.
        5. seizes every opportunity to promote the public visibility of the Moo Duk Kwan® and the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system.
      7. Supports the Federation’s initiatives to assure the long-term preservation of the Moo Duk Kwan® and the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system
          1. appreciates and embraces the Concept of Unity, community and purpose
          2. believes in acting for the common good of the community
          3. has read and understands the Federation’s 501c4 Charter & Bylaws
          4. supports the Federation’s 501c4 Chartered Purposes
          5. understands, appreciates and respects the Intellectual property shared by the Hwang family
          6. engages in active advocacy of the Moo Duk Kwan® and the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system

      Think about the characteristics you observe in others, that you admire, aspire to, are inspired by, that motivate, etc. and help the NPVT in their work by contributing your perspective to this list of Seven Characteristics of a Moo Duk Kwan® Quality Soo Bahk Do® Practitioner.

      You can post a comment on the page by using the COMMENT button at the bottom of the page and you can also help a friend add their thoughts by emailing them a link to this page or sharing it.