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Hwang Kee’s Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school’s public identity and reputation are highly regarded by many practitioners worldwide.

One of the most widely recognized marks of the Moo Duk Kwan® school used by authorized instructors and students to denote their affiliation is the fist logo adopted by Founder Hwang Kee.
Learn more about the history of this legendary and iconic image:
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 acts are illegal.
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’s® 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

Internationally Certified Instructor At Every Moo Duk Kwan® School

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Accreditation, Certificates, Certification, Locations, Moo Duk Kwan School, Studios | 0 comments

Internationally Certified Instructor At Every Moo Duk Kwan® School

USA Federation Member Patchquality_control_certified_1005x1008Activity at every licensed Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school in the USA is overseen by at least one Internationally Certified Instructor who assures the quality of the training experience and the authenticity of the Moo Duk Kwan® philosophy and Soo Bahk Do® skills being taught to students who are enrolled there.

Moo Duk Kwan® certified Instructors have completed an extremely rigorous and demanding training regimen and passed strenuous examinations in order to earn their instructor credentials.

You can be sure that every Moo Duk Kwan® certified instructor will provide every student with an authentic training experience that only a Moo Duk Kwan® certified instructor can provide.

How can you know if you are training in a real Moo Duk Kwan® certified martial art school?

Ask a few questions, inspect a few credentials and use your common sense.

Vincent J. Nunno, Dan Bon 7291

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in 1967, 1968, 1969, 2009, Moo Duk Kwan School, Moo Duk Kwan® Memorials | 0 comments

Vincent J. Nunno, Dan Bon 7291

 

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Dr. Vincent J. Nunno

Dr. Vincent J. Nunno

The World Moo Duk Kwan Proudly Remembers…

Dr. Vincent J. Nunno, Dan Bon 7291, Sam Dan.

—– Original Message —– Posted on the USSBDMDK® Wiki
From: Dr. Anne Jacobson Nunno  : doctorajn@hotmail.com
To: headquarters@soobahkdo.com
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 11:14 AM
Subject: RE: Soo Bahk Do Member Update 2009-06-28

Dear directors,

It is with great sadness I tell you the news of Dr.Vincent J. Nunno’s passing–he held a third degree Black Belt and was starting work on the 4th. He was an active member of your organization up to the time of his illness and took much pride in the organization and all it taught him.

He became a Moo Duk Kwan teacher in New York in the 70’s, teaching children and adults, and even taught his own father!

He instilled a love of the martial arts in our son.

I hope the conference is excellent–I knew we would have been there.

Kind regards,

Anne J. Nunno and family

From: ROBERTO BONEFONT    [ Jul 07, 2009  ]

Dear Dr. Anne Jacobson Nunno,

The news of Dr. Nunno’s passing is indeed a sad occasion for many of us.  Many in our organization are not aware of the impact he played in developing the Moo Duk Kwan® in New York City and in New York State. As a former student of Dr. Nunno, I remember his tough workouts and his wise instructional guidance.  As a former member of the Five Towns Karate Center in Lawrence, New York, I was privileged to have tested and trained under his guidance in 1968 – 1971.  I made Cho Dan under his guidance as well as under the guidance of Dr. Robert Sohn and Mr. Michael Masley (my original instructor).  We (former members of the NY Moo Duk Kwan and Five Towns Karate Center) have been gathering stories of those early days of training in Soo Bahk Do (Tang Soo Do) Moo Duk Kwan® and there is a current plan to publish a small history of those times.  The current owner of Five Towns Karate, Master Dan Segarra has organized and contacted many of our former members, and it is unfortunate that we did not get to contact Dr. Nunno sooner.   I would love to include Dr. Nunno’s legacy as part of that history.  If you read this small memorial, please contact me directly at rob29085@optonline.net so you can share any stories he may have shared with you of those early pioneer years that influenced so many of us.

Our sincere condolences, we have lost a well respected pioneer of martial arts and he will be missed.

Respectfully submitted,

Roberto Bonefont, Sr. (Former member of the Five Towns Karate Center)

Dan Bon 13927

The communication above serves only to remember the great contributions of a wonderful Martial Artist who lived the Moo Duk Kwan® philosophy and taught the art of Soo Bahk Do® .  He along with Dr. Robert Sohn, Master Eugene Perceval, Dan Bon 7954 and Master Ed Gross, Dan Bon 6780 were the appointment officers for the New York Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do)® Association, by the Founder and Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee in 1967, see the historical document below.  This document is courtesy of Master Eugene Perceval, Dan Bon 7954, who was the secretary of the NYMDKTSD Association in the 60’s.  He kept most of the testing documents and material from those early years, and we thank him for that.  And credit must be given to Dan Segarra, Owner and President of the Warrior-Scholar Academy who published the documents and provided me with copies. Thank you.

It is interesting to note, that there was some correspondence from the Founder/Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee in the 60’s disagreeing with an article published by Black Belt Magazine that the Moo Duk Kwan had united with the Korean Tae Kwon Do Association and was considered one organization.  The Kwan Jang Nim wrote a letter to all Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan members stating that the Korean Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan had never united with the Tae Kwon Do Association and that the report was false in nature and content.   Below is a copy of that correspondence.  I believe Korean version and its translated version.

 

 

“Copyright Aug 13,2013 by World Moo Duk Kwan®”

The Fire

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 in H.C. Hwang, Hwang Kee, Leaders, Moo Do Values, Moo Duk Kwan Successor | 0 comments

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. (more…)

Are You A Moo Duk Kwan Alumni?

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Alumni, Featured, Front Page News, Trademark Licenses, Trademarks | 0 comments

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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H.C. Hwang

Posted by on Feb 12, 2012 in | 0 comments

H.C. Hwang
H.C. Hwang

H.C. Hwang

H.C. Hwang (Jin Mun Hwang) Biography

  • May 5, 1954: Entering the Moo Duk Kwan discipline.
  • October 27, 1957: Promoted to Cho Dan (1st Dan) in Moo Duk Kwan.
  • March 1959: Graduated Yong San Elementary School
  • March 1962: Graduated Sun Rin Middle School.
  • March 1965: Graduated Yang Jong High School
  • November 15, 1965: Promoted to Sa Dan (4th Dan) in Moo Duk Kwan.
  • September 1969: Graduated Korea University (Major in Philosophy)
  • May 24, 1970: Promoted to O Dan (5th Dan) and Sa Bom in Moo Duk Kwan.
  • 1970-1973: Served as the chief Sa Bom at the Central Headquarters Dojang.
  • 1973-1974: Served as the chief Moo Duk Kwan Sa Bom in Athens, Greece
  • June 30, 1975 – July 2002: Served as the chairman of Technical Advisory
  • Committee of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation (Formarly known as
  • the U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation).
  • 1989 – July 2002: Served as the Vice President for the World Moo Duk Kwan.
  • August 31, 1999: Promoted to Gu Dan (9th Dan) in the Moo Duk Kwan.
  • July 2002 – Present:  Serving as the President of the World Moo Duk Kwan and
  • Life President of U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.
  • Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame 2004 Man of Year

Trademarks and Service Marks

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in Logos, Moo Duk Kwan Identity, Trademarks | 0 comments

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

 

Service Marks

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Official Soo Bahk Do Logo

=== 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

Moo Duk Kwan® Headquarters

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Moo Duk Kwan® Headquarters

Seoul, Korea is home to Founder Hwang Kee’s original Moo Duk Kwan® school headquarters. Today, headquarters for the World Moo Duk Kwan are located in Springfield, NJ USA.

 

 

 

 

 

World Moo Duk Kwan

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World Moo Duk Kwan

Founder Hwang Kee  named his son, H.C. Hwang, as his successor in a sealed document that was opened by the U.S. Board Chairperson and other officials upon his passing.

The U.S. Federation Board of Directors and leaders of other authorized Moo Duk Kwan organizations around the world honored the Founder’s directive and H.C. Hwang assumed leadership of his martial art system wordlwide.

He formed the World Moo Duk Kwan organization to unify Moo Duk Kwan practitioners around the world and continue pursuit of the Founder’s dream and the long term preservation of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan.

www.worldmoodukkwan.com

 

Soo Bahk Do

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Soo Bahk Do