The World Moo Duk Kwan® Proudly Remembers, Russell Duane Hanke, 9th Dan Sa Bom Nim, Dan Bon 4137 * Charter Member *

Hanke, Russell Duane, age 79, January 8, 2020 of Dearborn Heights, MI. Beloved father of Brett and Shane Hanke. Also survived by his grandchildren Brynn Elln, Autumn Marie, Lillith River and Brett, Jr.; his nieces and nephews.  Hear his personal Oral History Interview on the Moo Duk Kwan® Oral Histories site and read his official historic timeline on the WMDK Facebook Site. Respectfully submitted by his lifelong humble student, friend and Sa Bom Nim Steven Lemner, Dan Bon 23703, Region 5. 

{photo credits: WMDK, Steven Lemner SBN, Russ Hanke MDKSBD College, Moo Do Media, Al Caponigro photos, and various facebook sites} (SOO BAHK DO® and World MOO DUK KWAN® are registered trademarks.)
L to r: Dale Drouillard and Russ Hanke (cho dan) 3rd place in tournament in Canada
Master Dale Drouillard, Hanke SBNs first Tang Soo Do instructor, dan bon 757, first American to receive a dan bon from the Founder.
Master Drouillard demonstrating edan yup podo cha ki, 1960s.
Hanke SBN receiving training under the guidance of the Founder in 1975 during the first National Convention at the JFK Hilton in New York.
Hanke SBN kneeling during the first public performance of Hwa Sun Hyung in the 1980s.

Listen to Hanke Sa Bom Nim talk about his early training days of the 1960s to his current responsibilities as a Charter Member of the US Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation. Interview by Mrs. Schemerhorn Sa Bom Nim.






He may be gone, but his spirit and training will always be with us.  Rest in everlasting Peace, Sa Bom Nim.  His loyalty to our art and his compassion and his dedication to spread the art throughout the world, WILL ALWAYS BE AN inspiration to us all.  A true Moo Do In, a true human being. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, supporting us through your training and inspiring us to continue our tradition of Moo Do.   SOO BAHK!

Respectfully Submitted,

Roberto Bonefont, Sr., Dan Bon 13927, Region 2


  • 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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