All posts by Phil Duncan

Phil Duncan serves as the Executive Administrator of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation providing and coordinating support services for the U.S. Federation Board, the Kwan Jang Nim, the U.S. Technical Advisory Committee, U.S. Regional Officials, U.S. Members, the Board Directors of the charitable non-profit U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan FOUNDATION and the World Moo Duk Kwan. He can be contacted at National Member Headquarters or philduncan@soobahkdo.com or (888) SOO-BAHK
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The Fire

What is it about a fire that draws us to it almost instinctively? We may not even be cold, yet we can’t resist “backing up” to a nice warm fire. Is it just coincidence that we are so predictable when we are near one or could it be that we have an inborn sense that draws us to it? It seems that almost everyone is attracted to and responds the same way to a well tended and controlled fire. Perhaps this offers a unique insight into one aspect of our art.

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Moo Duk Kwan Fist Logo

Are You A Moo Duk Kwan Alumni?

Kee Hwang founded his Moo Duk Kwan® martial arts schools in Seoul Korea in 1945 where he taught his martial art system to eager students and american military personnel.  In the early days of his Moo Duk Kwan® schools he named his martial art system that was taught in them Hwa Soo Do, then Tang Soo Do and later adopted the name Soo Bahk Do®.

Today, only those organizations affiliated with the World Moo Duk Kwan are legitimately authorized to represent themselves as Moo Duk Kwan® schools providing instruction in the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system.  The U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation has sole and exclusive license to use these trademarks in the USA.

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Moo Duk Kwan Fist Logo

Trademarks and Service Marks

Legitimately authorized Moo Duk Kwan schools and instructors can be identified by their use of the following, but not limited to the following, federally registered trademarks and service marks.

Those seeking authentic training from duly credentialed instructors operating licensed Moo Duk Kwan schools teaching Founder Hwang Kee’s Soo Bahk Do Martial art system can identify them by these marks.

Only those entities legally authorized to display these marks are providing legitimate and authentic Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan martial art instruction as intended by Founder Hwang Kee in his Moo Duk Kwan schools.

To search a list of legitimately authorized instructors, schools and organizations click here. (forthcoming)

Hwang Kee’s Moo Duk Kwan public identity and reputation are highly regarded and prized by many practitioners worldwide.
Probably one of the most widely recognized marks of Moo Duk Kwan school used by authorized instructors and students to denote their affiliation with it is the fist logo adopted by Founder Hwang Kee.
Learn more about the history of this legendary iconic logo:
Unfortunately, there are sometimes unauthorized individuals who use the Moo Duk Kwan’s reputation and identity as if it is their own and in doing so misrepresent themselves and their services to the general public.
These “Joe Cola” incidents may occur from  ignorance and/or from the malovence of unlicensed instructors or practitioners seeking to capitalize on the Moo Duk Kwan global identity and reputation.
The World Moo Duk Kwan and its legitimately authorized entities work tirelessly to actively protect the unique public identity of the Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan martial art system.

=== Trademarks ===
Moo Duk KwanUnited States Patent and Trademark Office 3,023,145 and “the fist logoUnited States Patent and Trademark Office 1,446,944 and 3,119,287 are federally registered trademarks of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.

=== Service Marks ===
Soo Bahk DoUnited States Patent and Trademark Office 3,103,190 and the “Soo Bahk Do logoUnited States Patent and Trademark Office 1,811,174 are federally registered service marks of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.

If you have been told that you are training in, or certified in, Moo Duk Kwan and are not currently affiliated with a legitimately authorized World Moo Duk Kwan entity (search them here) please contact us for information about how you can become a member.  email: headquarters@soobahkdo.com

 

Kee Hwang in 1937

1914-1944 Photos

Before the Moo Duk Kwan

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1910-1945 Photos

Korea was occupied by the Japanese …

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Press Release About Founder Kee Hwang's Passing

Founder Kee Hwang Passing And Succession

Upon the Founder’ passing, the secure safe deposit box containing the succession document was opened (and videoed) in front of witnesses pursuant to provisions specified in the the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation’s Charter And Bylaw Article V Section 2:

BYLAWS ARTICLE V SECTION 2
Only one successor shall serve at a time and shall serve in accordance with the Charter and By-laws. The Grand Master shall name his successor and has done so in a sealed document entrusted to the Board of Directors.

 

Press Release About Founder Kee Hwang's Passing

Press Release About Founder Kee Hwang’s Passing

 

In accordance with Bylaws Article V Section 2, an updated document providing for the Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan martial art system’s leadership succession has since been provided by H.C. Hwang, Kwan Jang Nim to the U.S. Board of Directors  and is securely stored in a safe deposit box until such time as it may be updated or executed.

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