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.


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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  • Roberto Bonefont

    Began training in 1967 at the age of 16, as a member of the Brooklyn Highland Park Y.M.C.A., under the guidance and training of Mr. Mike Masley, Jr., Dan Bon 10180, and tested for Cho Dan on June 18, 1969.  Now a certified 4th Dan Ko Dan Ja, and was issued his original testing date Dan Bon 13927 by Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang based on his petition to honor that date and evidence showing Mr. Mike Masley and his instructors,  Mr. Robert Sohn, Dan Bon 6037 and Mr. Vincent Nunno, Dan Bon 7291, were legitimate representatives of the Founder, and Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee and the Korean Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Association in 1969.

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