World Moo Duk Kwan Proudly Remembers Master Marcelino Tizon (John) Natividad Jr., Dan Bon #14435
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The World Moo Duk Kwan regrets to announce the passing of Master John Natividad, Alumni and Significant Contributor to the Moo Duk Kwan Legacy.  Master Natividad, known as the "Giant Killer," during his early years as National and International Competitor during the late 1960s and 70s, after receiving his 1st Dan from Master Carlos (Chuck) Norris.  Below is a memorial page on his website, a fitting memorial showing some of his early work in Tang Soo Do.  During the 75th Anniversary of the World Moo Duk Kwan, Master Natividad was recognized as a significant contributor to the art of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan, during the early years of the expansion of Tang Soo Do in the United States.  Aloha Master Natividad, and Rest in Peace.  Tang Soo!

November 29, 1946 - August 13, 2021

Please view this YouTube "A Tribute to John Natividad.

Thanks to Master Ted Gambordella, for this YouTube tribute to Master John Natividad.

Click on the highlighted John Natividad, to go to his website and see the entire article.

Top L: Van, Bob, Darnell, Terry Bottom L: John, Chuck Norris, Pat 1974 Torrance, CA



  • 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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  1. When I started my training in the art of Tang Soo Do in 1971 John Natividad was already on the tournament scene. I remember reading my first few Blackbelt Magazines with either articles about Mr. Natividad, or with Mr. Natividad as a rated tournament fighter. I was sad to read an email today about the passing of Mr. Natividad. While growing up in the art of Tang Soo Do I had a friend when we would spar Brian my friend would be Howard Jackson, and I always wanted to be Mr. John Natividad. My deepest sympathy goes to his family.

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