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On July 14, 2002, we lost a true martial artist, Warrior-Scholar, and creative leader and Founder of the "Moo Duk Kwan®."
Since his passing many Country member nations take time to remember his lifelong contributions by holding special classes, memorial events and of course, groups performing Kicho hyung Il Bu (Basic Form 1). And of course, it is never too late to remember our Founder.
If you were not aware, Senior Ko Dan Ja and other Masters put together a timeline of the Founder's history several years ago, that history is available to read, see and hear on the World Moo Duk Kwan® History site. Below is the link that will take you to the Founder's timeline page.
We urge everyone, current Country members, Heritage Program members, and anyone who was ever associated with the Moo Duk Kwan® to take a moment to read his history and impact on the martial arts world.
Respectfully remembering our Late Great Grandmaster Kee Hwang, may he continued to rest in peace.
In Moo Do, Forever grateful,
Roberto Bonefont, Sr., #13927
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.