World Moo Duk Kwan® Announces Heritage Membership Program

Saturday, Sept 15th, 2018, in a Philadelphia township, World Moo Duk Kwan® President, H.C. Hwang, along with over a dozen Moo Duk Kwan® alumni, seniors from Tang Soo Do  organizations; along with several World Moo Duk Kwan senior members , came together to discuss the World Moo Duk Kwan Heritage Membership program.

To provide some background about this proposal, it has always been the Founder's philosophy and teaching to sustain one body of members in his Moo Duk Kwan® organization. During the 1960's the Moo Duk Kwan® organization was one of the most influential in Korea. Unfortunately, due to political pressures Moo Duk Kwan® members and Alumni diverged into different factions with some launching different organizations.

A number of Moo Duk Kwan® members and Alumni filtered into the Korean government sponsored Tae Kwon Do program and others operated independent schools and organizations teaching Hwang Kee's tang soo do martial art system while the Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan® organization continued producing students highly skilled and credentialed in the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system.

Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang wants the Moo Duk Kwan® organization to continue delivering a high level of education in philosophy, history and technique, to all Moo Duk Kwan® members, alumni and supporters as it was intended by the Founder.  This meeting ended with the formation of a task force to develop this program for the benefit of all.

You can review the Kwan Jang Nim's statement of purpose by clicking on this link: Heritage Membership Program

Please be aware that this is a "work in progress" and we may not have all the answers to your questions.

You can provide your contact information here to be notified when additional information is available about Moo Duk Kwan® Heritage Membership   or  email .


Some of the persons in attendance, Dominick Giacobbe, Frank Bonsignore, Frank Tsai, Larry Seiberlich, Damon Kenyon, Andy Leonard, David Kremin, Stephane Huguier, Donald Straga, KJN HC Hwang, Charles Ferraro, Frederick Scott, Cort Lee Stinehour and Stuart Tierney.


  • 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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