The World Moo Duk Kwan Remembers Chung, Wha Yong Sa Bom Nim, Sip Dan, #410
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In Korea during the 70th Anniversary of the Moo Duk Kwan
2002 US National Festival
2002 US National Festival
2002 US National Festival


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:

Malaysia 1967
Malaysia 1969

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:

  1. Wha Yong Chung *

  2. Larry Seiberlich

  3. Russell Hanke

  4. Yong Ki Hong

  5. Sung Duk Cho 

  6. Andy AhPo

  7. Victor Martinov

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.


The founder explaining Chil Song Hyung. From left; Kang Uk Lee (70), Wha Yong Chung (410), Chung Il Kim (475), and HC Hwang (509) at US Headquartere Do Jang in Springfield, NJ in 1983
1983 Founder instructing on Chil Sung Hyungs
US Federation Korean instrucor's meeting at the Ramada Inn, Newark Airport. Sitting from left:Seong Ki Pak (4737), Kyung Ae Kim (14351), HC Hwang (509), CI Kim (475), TB Chung (12641). Standing from left:Kook H Cho (6963), Young Man Lee (9381), Myong Seok Seo (2322), Tong In Chang (6694), Yong Ju Lee (7575), CS Kim (2457), YK Hong (9193), In Kee Hong (16541), Wha Yong Chung (410), JS Lee ()
The founder's first Chil Song Hyung clinic. From left:Chung Il Kim (475), Kang Uk Lee (70), Wha Yong Chung (410), and HC Hwang (509) received instructions from the founder in 1982.

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.




  • 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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