Kwan Jang Nim's 70th Birthday Training Seminars Springfield Dojang HQ

March 4, 2017, some of the best martial artists I know gathered together to participate in the training sessions offered by Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang on his 70th Birthday.  The morning session covered Soo Gi and Yok Gi and the meaning and visualization of Sun Sok Mi.  The Grandmaster lectured for several minutes and then went into action for the rest of the morning.  The afternoon session was his presentation on Moo Do Chung Shin and the five Moo Do values.  During the beginning of the afternoon session we witnessed the reading of the promotion certificate for Ramiro Guzman,  Sa Bom Nim and designee for Mexico, his promotion to Pahl Dan which actually took place in 2012.

Historical day! Though he received his Pahl Dan in 2012, this was the official presentation from Kwan Jang Nim. Congratulations, Guzman, Sa Bom Nim! (Dan # 16354) #worldmdk #soobahkdo

Recreating the 1955 photo at the Yongsan Dojang at the Springfield Dojang HQ for Kwan Jang Nim's 70th Birthday celebration and training.

Here is the 1955 photo showing the Founder holding a Yu Dan Ja class at the Yongsan Dojang in 1955.

Recreation in Grayscale.



  • 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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