From the Chairman, World Moo Duk Kwan®

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13 July 2015


I hope you and your members are all in good health and spirit.

At our 2014 Zone Symposium in Puerto Rico in November, the Designees considered many Items and created action plans for a number of them.  At this time, eight months after our Symposium, Kwan Jang Nim has identified six Items of Importance.

  • Submission of videos for the demonstrations at the Moo Duk Kwan 70th

Members have responded well to this Item and it is currently on schedule.

  • Awareness of each National Organization that they are responsible for securing the WMDK Intellectual Property in their country. This is an on-going Item that requires continual effort and attention.
  • Use of the Soo Bahk Do Institute website as a worldwide Learning Resource. The Site provides an excellent opportunity for all members, worldwide, to improve technical skills and standardization.  But it also benefits from the contribution of material to the Site by all WMDK members.  We look forward to seeing yours.
  • Translation for the Instructor Kit for Kyo Sa and Sa Bom. It is definitely a benefit for all of our members to be able to read and understand the requirements and opportunities presented in the Instructor Kits.  Currently Greek and English versions are available.  We encourage each nation to complete this project as necessary for the benefit of your members.
  • Annual WMDK License fee payment. Organizations who are in good standing are: Australia, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, USA and Korea.  Progress Reports for those Organizations not in good standing, will be submitted at the 2015 Symposium.
  • Planning of the Moo Duk Kwan 70th This is an on-going Item that requires communication between members, and member Organizations related to many activities.  Your active participation in the planning is encouraged.

Kwan Jang Nim and I thank you all for your active participation in these Items which strengthens our Art and makes it possible to provide opportunities for our members throughout the world to both learn and advance in our Art.

Since I walked into my first class in Seoul Korea in the summer of 1959, my participation in the Moo Duk Kwan has been an important part of my life and growth as a person.  I’m sure it’s the same for all of you.

In Moo Duk Kwan,

Lawrence Seiberlich, Chair


  • 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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