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Great Grandmaster Kee Hwang was also born on November 9th, on his 31st birthday he created the Moo Duk Kwan Organization. This year on the anniversary of his birth, the World Moo Duk Kwan will launch the Heritage Program, supporting the Founder's dream of uniting all Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan related organizations.
THE AUTHORITATIVE SOURCE OF MOO DUK KWAN HISTORY
TODAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 1945, OUR GREAT GRANDMASTER, KEE HWANG, ORGANIZED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATIONS IN SOUTH KOREA. THIS SAME ORGANIZATION HAS GROWN FOR THE PAST 74 YEARS THROUGH MOO DO EXCELLENCE. OVER THE LAST 74 YEARS, 22 COUNTRIES ARE NOW ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN THE ART OF SOO BAHK DO MOO DUK KWAN, UNDER THE GUIDANCE AND LEADERSHIP OF KWAN JANG NIM, H.C. HWANG, SUCCESSOR TO HIS FATHER'S ART AND ASSOCIATION.
Hwang Kee at Seok Gon Ri, Jang Dan Myun, Jang Dan Kun, Kyung Ki Province, his home town in 1923
He graduated Do Sang High School in 1935
Hwang Kee at Manchuria field in October 1935. This photo was sent to his wife who stayed in Jang Dan Kun, Kyung Ki Province at that time.
Moo Duk Kwan Shim Sa 1947
MDK before the war The KJN Hwang Kee performing Jang Kap Kwon Kong Kyuk in the Hwa Soo Do Kyo Bon in 1947-1948 time period.
MDK before the Korean war The KJN is performing Yup Podo Cha Gi with extention of Huh Ri which was very unique for the MDK at that time. Photo took 1947-1948 time period.
MDK before the Korean war The 3rd MDK Shim Sa at the Department of Transportation Tang Soo Do Dojang in April 28, 1948. Guests were attended from other Kwan included Mr. Yun, Byong In who is the founder of the YMCA Kwon Bup Bu.
The 38th Classing Dan Shim Sa in California region in October 1966. 10 candidates are sitted from left: Mariano Estioko (759, test for E Dan), Chuck Norris(2819, test for Sam Dan), Kenny Osborne(7200), test for E Dan), Jerry Taylor(10736), Gheral Taylor, Jr., Vic Martinov(10189), Ray Duerr, Weiland Norris, Andy Ah Po(10187), and E. Burns
The founder at the 21st MDK anniversary demonstration in October 1966
pies of documents that showes the outcomes from the legal battle with the goverment for the Korean Soo Bahk Do Association.
The founder at the Charter convention for the US Federation in 1975.
MAY 1975 INSIDE KUNG FU MAGAZINE SHOWING THE FOUNDER IN DO BAK
NOVEMBER 1978 EDITION OF BLACK BELT MAGAZINE SHOWING KWAN JANG NIM H.C. HWANG DOING A PEET CHA KI ON THE COVER.
The founder's clinic in California during 1979. CS Kim (2457) is assisting the clinic.
The founder's visit to US Region 9 in 1979. Sitting from the left: Mrs. Hwang Kee, Founder, CS Kim (2457), JS Lee (). Standing from left: Vic Martinov (10189), Geroge Page (11772), Fred Kenyon (14345), Andy Ah Po (10187), Llyod Francis (12924), Ted Mason (12895), and Terry Updike (18480).
HC Hwang (509) with candidates from the 1st Ko Dan Ja ever, from left: Daniel Nolan (19035), Llyod Francis (12924), HC Hwang, Ronald Cechner (18450), and Patrick Jorgensen (18934)
The founder and HC Hwang are covered on September 1984 Black Belt Megazine.
Grand Opening for the New Central Do Jang of Korean Soo Bahk Do Association, Moo Duk Kwan in Nam Young Dong, Yong San Ku, Seoul in May 1988. The founder is meeting with Professor Na, Hyun Seong who introduced Moo Yei Do Bo Tong Ji to the Founder for the first time.
60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOO DUK KWAN IN KOREA 2005
KWAN JANG NIM H.C. HWANG LEADING THE MEMBERSHIP DURING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY IN SOUTH KOREA 2015
DAY 1 - Moo Duk Kwan Korea Ko Dan Ja 2019 Paying respects to MDK Founder Hwang Kee. #moodukkwan #soobahkdo #tangsoodo #taekwondo #hwangkee #respect
On a personal note, We all have a different image of our Founder , his inspiration and creativity is still inspiring his membership around the world, One of the greatest joys in my martial art life, was being able to shake his strong hand in October of 1989 at HQ. I had just lost my father, and after shaking his hand and spending a very limited time with him, I felt I had a new role model I could follow. And as Bonsignore SBN told me, "you belong here." After 52 years of Moo Do life, I am forever grateful to all my past instructors. On his birth anniversary , Nov 9th... I wish and pray that he is resting in peace knowing how much his Moo Duk Kwan as grown and continues today. Respectfully, Mr. Bonefont, SOO BAHK!