World Moo Duk Kwan® Symposium 2013, Successful Connection !

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Special thanks to Kriton Glenn, Sa bom Nim for posting the pictures on Facebook.



30 October – 4 November 2013

 The Symposium will open with dinner at 6:00 and Orientation at 7:30, 30 October.  Closing Ceremonies are scheduled for 3 November 2013.  Breakfast will be provided on 4 November.557997_10151798772824107_344475712_n

 world mdk meeting greece wmdk 2Sitting also with the Kwan Jang Nim, Lawrence Seiberlich Sa bom Nim, Symposium Chair, HKI, and U.S. Charter member, and Cash Cooper Sa Bom Nim, U.S. Designee and U.S. TAC Chair.AGENDA


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Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang along with other World Designees open the World Symposium to discuss how the World Moo Duk Kwan® Leadership will continue to standardize, grow and spread the art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan® now and into the future.

A historical note, Seiberlich Sa bom Nim was involved in the development of the U.S. Federation and was directly involved in developing the charter for the U.S. Federation back in 1975, when the Founder Hwang Kee was seeking support to help standardize the art in the United States and elsewhere in the World.  In 1974-1976, before the U.S. Federation's formation, Charter Members met, collaborated, conceived the U.S. Federation's primary objective for existence and created the legal structure which became our U.S. Federation.


Seiberlich Sa bom Nim continues to be involved today in the development of the World Moo Duk Kwan®. as the World Symposium Chairman.




President’s opening remarks

Appointment of Officers

Chair’s welcome

Reading of the “WMDK Purpose”


ITEM 1: Discussion of each national organization’s progress in meeting the criteria of the World Moo Duk Kwan® (WMDK) Intellectual Property registration and protection.

ITEM 2: Discussion of how each national organization is promoting and developing the Young Leaders Program in their schools and their country.

This Program is critical to the future of SBD and the WMDK.

ITEM 3: Update of the Soo Bahk Do® Institute activities and opportunities for the participation of all WMDK members.

ITEM 4: Update of the WMDK Website, plans for the future and opportunities for each nation’s further participation.

ITEM 5: Standardization of instructor certification.

This Item was discussed at the 2012 Symposium and the urgent need for standardization was apparent. 

ITEM 6: Future Symposia

ITEM 7: Update on the preparation for the 2015, 70th Moo Duk Kwan® Anniversary Celebration in Korea.  

ITEM 8: New Business


Closing Remarks

Official Closing of the Symposium

Respectfully submitted,

Lawrence Seiberlich, Chair

Larry Seiberlich Dan Bon 1815
Larry Seiberlich Dan Bon 1815


  • 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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