First In-Person WMDK Heritage Program Seminar for 2021 - hosted by the International Tang Soo Do Practitioners Association, Hyde Park, NY

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This weekend, Saturday, June 19th, 2021, marked the first in-person World Moo Duk Kwan Heritage Program event for 2021. More than 150 Soo Bahk Do and Tang Soo Do practitioners attended, including some of the most senior members of our Moo Duk Kwan lineage.


The event took place in Hudson Valley, Sportsdome, Milton,NY and was sponsored by the International Tang Soo Do Practitioners Association, the World Moo Duk Kwan, and hosted by the Leclerc Martial Arts Schools. Featured Instructor, Kwan Jang Nim, Hyul Chul Hwang, Dan Bon 509, President, WMDK.

Robert and Laura standing at the sportdome entrance in milton, NY

Robert and Laura Leclerc, owners and Head Instructors with the International Tang Soo Do Practitioners Association, the Leclerc Martial Arts School, located in Hyde Park, NY

l to r: Master Laura Leclerc, Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang, Master Robert Pat Leclerc, Sr., Lisa Kozak, Sa bom Nim. Leclerc Martial Arts School hosted the event. The Leclercs' are the owners and Senior instructors at their schools.

This event marked a moment in the historical timeline of Moo Duk Kwan and another step in the direction towards focusing on the Founder's vision of unifying and developing human relations between all Moo Duk Kwan practitioners - past, present and future.  One of the highlights of this day, was seeing again, fellow Ko Dan Ja, including Senior KDJ of the Moo Duk Kwan, and reuniting old friends and new friends, who have roots in the Moo Duk Kwan.  It was very memorable for so many.  Many starting conversations, that were started years ago, and making it feel like they picked up the conversations, right where they left off.


A wonderful portrait painting of our Founder, the Late Great Grandmaster Hwang Kee, on display during the seminar and presentation.

Below is the embedded link to the WMDK Facebook site with more photos from the seminar. Special thanks to the ITSD photographers who provided this wonderful images of the event. If you have Facebook, click on the Facebook logo to see the picture on Facebook.

This gallery of photos captures  the partnership, brother and sisterhood, Moo Do Spirit of our Moo Duk Kwan Heritage, enjoy.  While I only know a few of the participants, if you want to tag them, you can do so on Facebook and I will add their names to their photos.  Kamsamhamnida.


Enjoying dinner with the Masters, after the World Moo Duk Kwan Heritage seminar taught by Grand Master Hyun Chul Hwang and hosted by Master Robert Pat Leclerc Sr., in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Respectfully Submitted,

Roberto Bonefont, Sr., Dan Bon 13927

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