This day, Saturday, October 28, 2023, The World Moo Duk Kwan® received the very sad news of the passing of one of the Moo Duk Kwan's® influential Moo Do In. Chung, Wha Yong was a practitioner who helped develop the art in the country of Malaysia during the late 1960's, as seen below He eventually moved to the United States and settled in Colorado, then moved with his family to Englewood, New Jersey, where he passed after health complications recently.
His funeral information is as follows;
Sunday 10/29 (6PM)
Central Funeral Home
809 Broad Ave Ridgefield, NJ 07657
He will be buried on Monday at Westwood cemetery. He will be greatly missed..
From 1967 to 1969, Chung Sa Bom Nim was in Malaysia to support the development of the Moo Duk Kwan in that Country. See photos below:
As part of the U.S. Federation, Chung Sa Bom Nim, held several very important positions * within the Federation.
In 1991, Chang Shi Ja Kwan Jang Nim appointed 7 senior members to a 3 year term on the Technical Advisory Committee (T.A.C.):
They were Masters:
Wha Yong Chung *
Yong Ki Hong
Sung Duk Cho
They were to assist its Chairman, H. C. Hwang Sa Bom Nim.
The Senior Advisory Committee (S.A.C.) was created with the following members:
Wha Yong Chung*, Lawrence Seiberlich, Russell Hanke, and Victor Martinov.
In recent communication, our Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang said this of his Sun Beh Nim, and I quote...
“He is truly an one of few Moo Do In (Moo Do practitioner) who I ever met. He is greatly missed. Thank You Chung Sa Bom Nim”.
"His life is about the Moo Do where we all are part of it. I am sorry that I don’t have all list of everyone who had special memories with him, please share his current status with other as a mean of recognizing his positive influences to the Moo Do community.
Although his family were not involved the Moo Duk Kwan, they know how important the Moo Duk Kwan is for him. Their wishes to share with you for his important moment in life."
As many of you are aware, Chung Sa Bom Nim was also the first senior Moo Duk Kwan to be honored as a Sip Dan (10th Dan) in the history of the Moo Duk Kwan, along with Lawrence Seiberlich, Sa Bom Nim, on November 15, 2020, presented by Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang at our Moo Duk Kwan Hq in Springfield, New Jersey. See the video below:
Our sincere condolences to the Chung Family, friends, and students, who cherish his life in their memories, and to those who may have had a special moment in knowing Chung Sa Bom Nim. On behalf of all our World Moo Duk Kwan members, and families, may he Rest in Everlasting Peace.