LIfetime Achievement Awards Honoring Ted Mason #12895 and Keiko Mason #19023 Sa Bom Nims

Congratulations to Ted Mason Sa Bom Nim #12895 and Keiko Mason Sa bom Nim #19023, for being honored with Moo Duk Kwan® Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang on behalf of the World Moo Duk Kwan.


Moo Duk Kwan® Lifetime Achievement Awards are an historic new distinction that the World Moo Duk Kwan® is encouraging its licensed organizations worldwide to embrace in order to acknowledge those in their respective countries who meet the eligibility criteria to be nominated and recommended to the World Moo Duk Kwan to receive this award.

To be eligible to receive a Moo Duk Kwan® Lifetime Achievement Award, nominees must be:

1. Active member in good standing
2. Minimum seventy-five years of age
3. Ko Dan Ja Rank
4. Have a long history of service to the Moo Duk Kwan®
5. Be a school owner or have a long history of service in an official role or capacity.

There are more than 50,000 official Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon holders worldwide as well as hundreds of Lifetime Members who have pledged their perpetual support of the Moo Duk Kwan® and its mission of preserving Founder Hwang Kee's Korean Soo Bahk Do® martial art system. The support extended by some members is even more exceptional.
At the Moo Duk Kwan 70th Anniversary in Korea several distinguished Moo Duk Kwan® members, Wha Young Chung Sa Bom Nim (#410), Larry Seiberlich, Sa Bom Nim (#1815) and Russ Hanke Sa Bom Nim (#4137) received the Moo Duk Kwan® Lifetime Achievement Award from Kwan Jang Nim, H.C. Hwang.

USA Members identified and nominated to receive the Moo Duk Kwan® Lifetime Achievement Award include, but are not limited to:

Robert Shipley , Sa Bom Nim #4825 (posthumously)
Vic Martinov, Sa Bom Nim #10189 (posthumously)
Ted Mason, Sa Bom Nim #12895
Keiko Mason, Sa Bom Nim #19023
John Maltby, Sa Bom Nim #26558
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Written by Steven Lemner,
Sa bom Nim,
WMDK Facebook Webmaster


  • 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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