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As many of you may know, the Kwan Jang Nim is constantly traveling around the world to spread the art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan, to increase its visibility and to standardize the art and the World Moo Duk Kwan for everyone. With the recent loss of our Charter Member and Hu Kyun In, Robert Shipley, III, Sa Bom Nim, the Kwan Jang Nim wanted to share his thoughts on this tremendous loss for the World Moo Duk Kwan.
"Shipley Sa Bom Nim was a special friend of mine since I met him in 1965. He spoke, wrote and understood the Korean culture more than native Koreans in some areas. He is great part of our living history of the Art and loyal to the Moo Duk Kwan by his actions. He will be truly missed by children, young men and women, and all ages worldwide."
-- H.C. Hwang
Robert Shipley Sa Bom Nim Moo Duk Kwan Dan Bon 4825
Kwan Jang Nim H.C, Hwang on the left sitting with Shipley SBN (4825) on the right in Arosa Switzerland, 3.8.16, photo courtesy of Stephanie Spoerri, SBN.
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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