In Memory of Yong Duk Kim, Sa bom Nim, Dan Bon #2
Moo Duk Kwan Memorial

With sadness we humbly announce the passing of Master Kim Yong Duk, Dan Number 2. Master Kim Yong Duk was one of Grandmaster Hwang Kee's original students. He is pictured below standing second from left.  This announcement was posted on the internet.


founder and kim yong duk sa bom nim


Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang has responded to an email inquiry concerning Kim Sa Bom Nim's passing:

Thank you for your mail.
I am very sorry to learn about Kim, Yong Duk Sa Bom Nim's passing.
My thoughts are with him and his family.
It was very good visit with him last October when he was in the hospital and we shared many stories and thoughts of the past and present of the Moo Duk Kwan.  He was going to attend the Moo Duk Kwan 70th next year...
I have good memories of him during early days of the Moo Duk Kwan.
I hope all Moo Duk Kwan practitioners join me to wish his peaceful rest.

Yours In Moo Duk Kwan,
HC Hwang


  • 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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