The 2nd WMDK YL Symposium Update Message from WMDK Office

RE: The 2nd WMDK YL (Youth Leaders) Symposium.

DATE: October 20 - 26, 2017

PLACE: Gang Hwa Do, Korea

Dear WMDK Designees, Youth Leaders and Practitioners,

- The WMDK will sponsor one YL leader from each country (lodging, meals, transportation, a day of sightseeing, training sessions, and banquet)

- Each Country can send more than one YL.  There will be $750.00 fee from the 2nd YL from each country to participate in the whole YL program.

- Your YL list from each country should be sent to the WMDK office (Master Bonefont email: by September 15, 2017 (along with flight itinerary)

- Payment can be made upon arrival to Korea (to the Korean Soo Bahk Do Association)

- If your time allows, it's good to stay a few extra days after the Symposium in Korea.  You can explore different sightseeing or attend the extra local MDK events going on for you to attend to experience culture and Human Relations with our Korean MDK practitioners.

It was quite successful at the 1st YL Symposium, we are looking forward to making more YL history toward the future.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Kwan Jang Nim directly.

For the Kwan Jang Nim,

In Moo Duk Kwan,

Roberto Bonefont, Sr.

WMDK Office



  • 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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