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Master Oscar Rosado, Dan Bon 35372 - WMDK Designee for Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO UPDATE FROM MASTER OSCAR ROSADO, WMDK® DESIGNEE :

35 YEARS OF MOO DUK KWAN

Below is a recent update from the Puerto Rico Designee, Master Oscar Rosado.  Just to provide some history, the Puerto Rican Moo Duk Kwan has been in existence since 1978, when Mr. Francisco Nieves, Mr. Teddy Mendez and Kyo Sa Nim Richard Morales started training on the island.  Kyo Sa Nim Morales made contact with H.C. Hwang, Kwan Jang Nim to join the World Moo Duk Kwan and get evaluated for membership.

In 1990, in the US Federation Newsletter, William Diaz, Jr., Sa Bom Nim, featured the Puerto Rico Moo Duk Kwan in our newsletter and had personally visited the island to support the membership.  Despite government intervention, legal obstacles and financial difficulties, the Puerto Rican Moo Duk Kwan was reorganized in the 1990's under the leadership of Pedro Vangas, Jr., Sa bom Nim, who eventually left the World Moo Duk Kwan.

In 1991, Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang, Frank Bonsignore, Sa bom Nim, and myself visited the island and were hosted by Vangas Sa Bom Nim, and Mr. Jaime Lazu, where they participated in training and evaluations conducted by the Kwan Jang Nim (at the time, Chairman of the TAC).

However, the current Designee, Oscar Rosado, along with very loyal Moo Duk Kwan practitioners, Mr. Jaime Lazu and his son, Abimael, continued to give the Puerto Rican Moo Duk Kwan renewed life and vision to continue training under the guidance of the Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang.

In 1995 and in 2005, the Puerto Rican Delegation to the Moo Duk Kwan Anniversary events in Seoul, Korea, represented themselves with outstanding demonstrations before the Founder, and our current Kwan Jang Nim.  In 2011, Designee Master Rosado attended the Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Ramona, California and went back to bring new life into the Moo Duk Kwan membership on the island.

That's over 35 years of loyal participation and membership with the World Moo Duk Kwan!  There is a rich heritage on the island of Puerto Rico, if you ever have the opportunity to visit the island, don't leave without meeting Master Rosado and the loyal membership of the World Moo Duk Kwan.    Below is a photo and their seasons greetings from their core of instructors and the Designee... SOO BAHK!

PRMDK-Dan-Members-2013

Puerto Rico World Moo Duk Kwan Members and Designee

Dear Kwan Jang Nim H. C. Hwang,
Hope is in good health.
This year  2013, was very challenging. But we keep up, and working.
January 2013: Visit from Sa Bom Nim Seiberlich, Sa Bom Nim Bill Nelson and Sa Bom Nim Ellenbecker.
February 2013: Beginning for the preparation of Candidate for Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa
June 2013: Close Toa Baja, Dojang and continue with Dan classes in Park Garden Dojang
August 2013: Review candidates for Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa
September 2013: Candidate indicate they need to continue training, not ready for Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa
On December 14, 2013,  we invite all the PRMDK Dan Members, to share a celebration dinner at my home in Levittown, Toa Baja.
We talk about the continual developing of the Moo Duk Kwan in Puerto Rico.
In 2013, too many limitation cause Dan member to stop training. I explain to them that they need to take there time, to fix their family and personal situations, and when they understand they are ready, that our door are open, and they can come back to keep training, and continue with the development of the art.
2014, is another challenging year, but we will continue, the developing of the Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan in Puerto Rico.
At this moment we have a total of 8 Dan Members, and 10 Gup Members.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Sir !
In Moo Duk Kwan,
Oscar Rosado
Puerto Rico

 


 

FROM ONE OF HIS EMAILS TO KWAN JANG NIM H.C. HWANG:

In 2012, I had the opportunity to visit with Sa Bom Nim Seiberlich, and his students.  He is a very good person, and the Moo Duk Kwan® that I observed in Minnesota, was the same Moo Duk Kwan®, that I learned in Puerto Rico.  This, made me feel like I was at home.

The organization of the Puerto Rico Moo Duk Kwan®, in this year 2013, has been helped, by Region 7, Sa Bom Nim Seiberlich, Sa Bom Nim Bill Nelson and Sa bom Nim Ellenbecker.  They came to Puerto Rico, in February, and they gave us some clinics, very good, to show us the way of Soo Bahk Do®.  We spent a very good time together.

In Puerto Rico, the Kyo Sa Nims, are preparing for the Ko Dan Ja 2013, in California.

I am waiting for instructions from Sa Bom Nim Nelson, so he can travel to Puerto Rico to review the men (Kyo Sa Nims) before they travel to California, to participate in the Ko Dan Ja.

The organization in Puerto Rico, continues to be small, we have: Four Kyo Sa Nims, 3rd dans, active, and 10 students, in the school of Park Garden, and 5 students in the school at Levittown.
Soo Bahk!
Master Oscar Rosado
Dan Bon 35372

 Puerto Rico Website

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