World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers Master Robert Emile Beaudoin, Dan Bon #5661

Master Beaudoin was a former member of the Moo Duk Kwan and received his Dan #5661 from the Moo Duk Kwan’s founder, (Kwan Jahng Nim Hwang Kee) while stationed at Osan AFB, South Korea. His official instructor on record is Master Jae Chul Shin.

Charter Convention June 1975, at JFK Hilton Hotel.

Master Beaudoin took part in the Nov 1974 meeting at Burlington, NJ and participated in the Charter Convention in June 1975. He also served on the 1st Board of Directors of the US Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation and as such he was a Charter Member of the US Federation.

We are grateful for his service to the early stages of the federation as a charter member and Board Member.

At the 1975 Convention, then L to R: Mr Ben Cortese, Master Robert Beaudoin, Mr. Robert Shipley, Founder Kee Hwang, Mr. Frank Bonsignore, SBN Yu Ki Yul, SBN Chun Sik Kim.

Master Beaudoin with unidentified students at The Beaudoin Academy of Karate in Waterbury, CT.
Master Beaudoin posing with the Founder, Kee Hwang, KJN, with unidentified student, Founder, R Beaudoin (5661), Jeff Haney (17934), Robert Rondelli (17416), Ron Savage (15879) from his Beaudoin Academy.

With his original instructor, Master Jae Chun Shim at the dojang in South Korea, during his service in the Air Force.
Master Beaudoin started his Beaudoin Academy in 1965 in Waterbury, CT.
Robert Beaudoin and his wife, JoAnn (Conway) Beaudoin

Family portrait of Robert Beaudoin and his wife JoAnn (Conway) Beaudoin, and his son, Eric Beaudoin MD of Southport, CT and his daughter, Jennifer Roberts

His obituary can be found online with Memorial details of time and location at this site:

On behalf of the World Moo Duk Kwan and our Kwan Jang Nim, with deep respect and sorrowful regrets send our sincere condolences to his immediate family, his friends, and students, may he rest in Peace.

Respectfully submitted , 

Roberto Bonefont, Sr., Region 2

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  • 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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