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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
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The World Moo Duk Kwan® School Proudly Remembers – Victor Martinov, Dan Bon 10189, Sa bom Nim

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The World Moo Duk Kwan® School Proudly Remembers – Victor Martinov, Dan Bon 10189, Sa bom Nim
H.C. Hwang
Welcome

The Moo Duk Kwan martial art school founded by Hwang Kee had its humble beginnings in Seoul Korea in 1945.

Since those early days, his martial art system and his  Moo Do philosophy have grown in popularity to a worldwide phenomenon today.

This website is dedicated to connecting visitors with the authoritative history of the Moo Duk Kwan martial art school from its inception to its present day popularity.

We trust you will find your visit educational and enjoyable.

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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

http://www.soobahkdoinstitute.com/videos/480/black-belt-magazine-hall-of-fame-award-ceremony

Founder Hwang Kee
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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

 

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History

Understanding one's history, creates opportunities for a future different from one's past. We trust you will enjoy your visits and learn new things during your stay.

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Hwang Kee
The Moo Duk Kwan® Martial Art School Founder

From humble beginnings in Japanese occupied Korea, Hwang Kee founded his Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school (military, virtue, institute)  in Yong San Ku (Seoul), Korea on November 9, 1945 where he began teaching his unique martial art system. He soon became one of the most widely renowned and respected martial artists in Korea. From 1953 to 1964 Hwang Kee began expanding his martial art schools and the Moo Duk Kwan® name that he created and the fist logo that he designed were displayed by instructors affiliated with him and identify them as legitimate sources of instruction and training in his legendary martial art system. Hwang Kee's history, philosophy and accomplishments are documented here among other places:

His history is also told in many other places with varying degrees of accuracy including the following:

Founder Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan martial art school  has deep philosophical base and a rich history that has influenced the lives of millions worldwide since its inception.
We invite you to explore this site and learn more about this extraordinary man, his martial art school and the martial art systems he taught.

http://www.soobahkdoinstitute.com/v/878
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1936-2015

REST IN PEACE, SA BOM NIM

Sa Bom Nim Victor Martinov,  #10189 of Torrance, California was appointed to the B.O.D. by Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee in 1975 and a Charter Member. He was elected Vice Chairman and elected and served as Chairman for 1976. In 1991 he was appointed to the Technical Advisory Committee (T.A.C.) and appointed as a member of the Senior Advisory Committee (S.A.C.) in 1999. (Taken from Ted Mason: History Volume 3 – U.S. Pioneers, U.S. Soo Bahk Do® Moo Duk Kwan® Wiki series)

Martinov Sa Bom Nim displaying one of his many signature jump kicks.

Martinov Sa Bom Nim displaying one of his many signature jump kicks.

Pyong Ahn Monthly Newsletter Tribute to Victor Martinov, Sa bom Nim – if you want to understand Victor Martinov Sa Bom Nim's dedication to the art, read this article.   Thank you to Fred Messersmith, Sa bom Nim for making this article available.

Photos and videos courtesy of US Federation and Facebook Friends, thank you.

Victor Martinov, Sa bom Nim, was a Charter member of the US Federation since its inception.  Below there are photos showing him involved in the development and founding of the US Federation at the Charter Convention in 1975, held at the JFK Airport Hilton Hotel in New York City.   He was very bit involved in the US Federation until his passing.  He brought great respect to the US Federation and unselfish service toward the goals of the founding charter members to support the wishes of our Founder, Hwang Kee.  He continued his support of the Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang remaining loyal to the art and its Founder, and Kwan Jang Nim.  He will be truly missed by his family, students and friends.

From left; James Lee (14317), Fred Kenyon (14345), Victor Martinov (10189), and Jeff Moonitz (17650) at the 1975 Charter Convention for the US Federation.

From left; James Lee (14317), Fred Kenyon (14345), Victor Martinov (10189), and Jeff Moonitz (17650) at the 1975 Charter Convention for the US Federation.

The founder's clinic at the 1975 Charter Convention for the US Federation. The founder, Ben Cortese (11689), Robert Beaudoin (5661), Robert Shipley (4825), Ron Savage (15879), Victor Martinov (10189), Fred Kenyon (14345) are seen in this photo.

The founder's clinic at the 1975 Charter Convention for the US Federation. The founder, Ben Cortese (11689), Robert Beaudoin (5661), Robert Shipley (4825), Ron Savage (15879), Victor Martinov (10189), Fred Kenyon (14345) are seen in this photo.

The 1975 US Charter Convention clinic: Stand Rear; Robert Rondelli (17416), Psyche Smith (18143), Jame Lee (14317), Greg William (11695), Carl Jenkins (18983), Ron Savage (15879), Dennis Miller (18430), Peter Canciani (18911). Stand second row; CS Kim (2457), Paul Johnson (), Warren Adams (), Jeff Moonitz (17650), Andy Ahpo (10187), Joe Weeks (3596), Frank Bonsignore (15805), Arthur Pryor (), Benjamin Cortese (11689), Larry Seiberlich (1815), HC Hwang (509). The 3rd row seated; Robert Fernandes, Jr.,(17927), Holly Whitehouse (18943), Robert Fernandez, Sr. (14464), The founder, James Rushton (4130), Victor Martinov (10189), Fred Kenyon (14345), Young Ki Hong (9193). Bottom row seated; Joyce Keyes (19448), Russ Hanke (4137), Robert Beaudoin (5661), Ki Yul Yu (5311), Frank Trojanowiz (13333), Robert Shipley (4825).

The 1975 US Charter Convention clinic: Stand Rear; Robert Rondelli (17416), Psyche Smith (18143), Jame Lee (14317), Greg William (11695), Carl Jenkins (18983), Ron Savage (15879), Dennis Miller (18430), Peter Canciani (18911). Stand second row; CS Kim (2457), Paul Johnson (), Warren Adams (), Jeff Moonitz (17650), Andy Ahpo (10187), Joe Weeks (3596), Frank Bonsignore (15805), Arthur Pryor (), Benjamin Cortese (11689), Larry Seiberlich (1815), HC Hwang (509). The 3rd row seated; Robert Fernandes, Jr.,(17927), Holly Whitehouse (18943), Robert Fernandez, Sr. (14464), The founder, James Rushton (4130), Victor Martinov (10189), Fred Kenyon (14345), Young Ki Hong (9193). Bottom row seated; Joyce Keyes (19448), Russ Hanke (4137), Robert Beaudoin (5661), Ki Yul Yu (5311), Frank Trojanowiz (13333), Robert Shipley (4825).

Founder Hwang Kee at the Charter Convention in 1975 at JFK Airport.

Founder Hwang Kee at the Charter Convention in 1975 at JFK Airport.

The founder's visit to Torrance, California in 1975. Seated; Victor Gurrella (), Micky Yamasita (18099), HC Hwang (509), The founder, Vic Martinov (), Jerry Taylor (10736),

The founder's visit to Torrance, California in 1975. Seated; Victor Guerrella (), Micky Yamasita (18099), HC Hwang (509), The founder, Vic Martinov (10189), Jerry Taylor (10736), The photo was taken at the famous South Bay dojang in Torrance, California.

Martinov SBN listening to the Founder at the 50th Anniversary clinic.

Martinov SBN listening to the Founder at the 50th Anniversary clinic.

Martinov SBN standing between H.C. Hwang Kwan Jang Nim and Robert Shipley Sa Bom Nim at the 50th Anniversary Demonstration

Martinov SBN standing between H.C. Hwang Kwan Jang Nim and Robert Shipley Sa Bom Nim (4825) at the 50th Anniversary Demonstration

Martinov SBN escorting the Founder to his seat before the 50th Anniversary Demonstration

Martinov SBN escorting the Founder to his seat before the 50th Anniversary Demonstration

Martinov SBN assisting presentation of medals and certificates to attendees at the 50th Anniversary

Martinov SBN assisting presentation of medals and certificates to attendees at the 50th Anniversary

H.C. Hwang

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Welcome

The Moo Duk Kwan martial art school founded by Hwang Kee had its humble beginnings in Seoul Korea in 1945.

Since those early days, his martial art system and his  Moo Do philosophy have grown in popularity to a worldwide phenomenon today.

This website is dedicated to connecting visitors with the authoritative history of the Moo Duk Kwan martial art school from its inception to its present day popularity.

We trust you will find your visit educational and enjoyable.

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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

http://www.soobahkdoinstitute.com/videos/480/black-belt-magazine-hall-of-fame-award-ceremony

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Philosophy
Founder Hwang Kee’s Moo Do Chul Hahk details a philosophy of the “martial way” (Moo Do), a philosophy of balance emphasizing the development of personal virtue and character. It is a book written as a guide for any martial arts practitioner who wishes to deepen their understanding and practice of Moo Do Philosophy to become an authentic moodoin—that is, a true follower and exemplar of the “Martial Way”.

The Moo Do Chul Hahk provides deep insights into the unique life journey of the Moo Duk Kwan Founder.

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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

 

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Tang Soo Do

Tang Soo Do was the name Hwang Kee adopted for the martial art system that he taught in his Moo Duk Kwan schools circa 1947.

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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

Service Marks

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Welcome

The Moo Duk Kwan martial art school founded by Hwang Kee had its humble beginnings in Seoul Korea in 1945.

Since those early days, his martial art system and his  Moo Do philosophy have grown in popularity to a worldwide phenomenon today.

This website is dedicated to connecting visitors with the authoritative history of the Moo Duk Kwan martial art school from its inception to its present day popularity.

We trust you will find your visit educational and enjoyable.

Service Marks

Official Soo Bahk Do Logo

=== Service Marks ===
"Soo Bahk Do" United States Patent and Trademark Office 3,103,190 and the "Soo Bahk Do logo" United 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
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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

 

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History

Understanding one's history, creates opportunities for a future different from one's past. We trust you will enjoy your visits and learn new things during your stay.

Contact

The official entity surviving the Moo Duk Kwan's Founder, Hwang Kee, is the World Moo Duk Kwan headed by H.C. Hwang (President, Kwan Jang Nim) with it administrative Headquarters located at 20 Millburn Ave in Springfield, New Jersey. 

 

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The Moo Duk Kwan® Martial Art School

This website is dedicated to presenting an authoritative history of the Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school founded by Hwang Kee and its achievements and growth from inception to modern day.

Virtually all martial art practitioners with training experience in the martial art systems of  Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do or Soo Bahk Do® have a deep historical connection to Hwang Kee and his Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school whether they realize it or not.

In fact, the Moo Duk Kwan ranking system (Dan Bon) employed by Hwang Kee to acknowledge and credential student practitioners demonstrating skill achievements, has been mimiced by  others issuing confusingly similar rank ID numbers to their students in an attempt to capitalize on the long standing reputation, credibility and authenticity associated with legitimately issued Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bons.
You can confirm whether or not your dan ranking number was issued by Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school with a quick search in the only official database of legitimate Moo Duk Kwan Dan® Bons.  (forthcoming)
This database of Moo Duk Kwan rank certifications has been carefully transcribed from the original hand written records of founder Hwang Kee dating all the way back to the Moo Duk Kwan's orign in 1945.
It provides the only authentic and legitimate record of practitioners who have earned dan rank from the Moo Duk Kwan®.
Understanding one's history, creates opportunities for a new future.
We trust you will enjoy your visits and learn new things during your stay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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H.C. Hwang
Welcome

The Moo Duk Kwan martial art school founded by Hwang Kee had its humble beginnings in Seoul Korea in 1945.

Since those early days, his martial art system and his  Moo Do philosophy have grown in popularity to a worldwide phenomenon today.

This website is dedicated to connecting visitors with the authoritative history of the Moo Duk Kwan martial art school from its inception to its present day popularity.

We trust you will find your visit educational and enjoyable.

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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.

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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

 

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Hwang Kee
The Moo Duk Kwan® Martial Art School Founder

From humble beginnings in Japanese occupied Korea, Hwang Kee founded his Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school (military, virtue, institute)  in Yong San Ku (Seoul), Korea on November 9, 1945 where he began teaching his unique martial art system. He soon became one of the most widely renowned and respected martial artists in Korea. From 1953 to 1964 Hwang Kee began expanding his martial art schools and the Moo Duk Kwan® name that he created and the fist logo that he designed were displayed by instructors affiliated with him and identify them as legitimate sources of instruction and training in his legendary martial art system. Hwang Kee's history, philosophy and accomplishments are documented here among other places:

His history is also told in many other places with varying degrees of accuracy including the following:

Founder Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan martial art school  has deep philosophical base and a rich history that has influenced the lives of millions worldwide since its inception.
We invite you to explore this site and learn more about this extraordinary man, his martial art school and the martial art systems he taught.

http://www.soobahkdoinstitute.com/v/878
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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.

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H.C. Hwang
Welcome

The Moo Duk Kwan martial art school founded by Hwang Kee had its humble beginnings in Seoul Korea in 1945.

Since those early days, his martial art system and his  Moo Do philosophy have grown in popularity to a worldwide phenomenon today.

This website is dedicated to connecting visitors with the authoritative history of the Moo Duk Kwan martial art school from its inception to its present day popularity.

We trust you will find your visit educational and enjoyable.

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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

http://www.soobahkdoinstitute.com/videos/480/black-belt-magazine-hall-of-fame-award-ceremony

Founder Hwang Kee
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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

 

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Hwang Kee
The Moo Duk Kwan® Martial Art School Founder

From humble beginnings in Japanese occupied Korea, Hwang Kee founded his Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school (military, virtue, institute)  in Yong San Ku (Seoul), Korea on November 9, 1945 where he began teaching his unique martial art system. He soon became one of the most widely renowned and respected martial artists in Korea. From 1953 to 1964 Hwang Kee began expanding his martial art schools and the Moo Duk Kwan® name that he created and the fist logo that he designed were displayed by instructors affiliated with him and identify them as legitimate sources of instruction and training in his legendary martial art system. Hwang Kee's history, philosophy and accomplishments are documented here among other places:

His history is also told in many other places with varying degrees of accuracy including the following:

Founder Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan martial art school  has deep philosophical base and a rich history that has influenced the lives of millions worldwide since its inception.
We invite you to explore this site and learn more about this extraordinary man, his martial art school and the martial art systems he taught.

http://www.soobahkdoinstitute.com/v/878
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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
H.C. Hwang
Welcome

The Moo Duk Kwan martial art school founded by Hwang Kee had its humble beginnings in Seoul Korea in 1945.

Since those early days, his martial art system and his  Moo Do philosophy have grown in popularity to a worldwide phenomenon today.

This website is dedicated to connecting visitors with the authoritative history of the Moo Duk Kwan martial art school from its inception to its present day popularity.

We trust you will find your visit educational and enjoyable.

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Tang Soo Do

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H.C. Hwang
Welcome

The Moo Duk Kwan martial art school founded by Hwang Kee had its humble beginnings in Seoul Korea in 1945.

Since those early days, his martial art system and his  Moo Do philosophy have grown in popularity to a worldwide phenomenon today.

This website is dedicated to connecting visitors with the authoritative history of the Moo Duk Kwan martial art school from its inception to its present day popularity.

We trust you will find your visit educational and enjoyable.

Tang Soo Do

Tang Soo Do was the name Hwang Kee adopted for the martial art system that he taught in his Moo Duk Kwan schools circa 1947.

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Moo Duk Kwan® History, Articles, Stories, Memorials, Events, News And More
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Hwang Kee
The Moo Duk Kwan® Martial Art School Founder

From humble beginnings in Japanese occupied Korea, Hwang Kee founded his Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school (military, virtue, institute)  in Yong San Ku (Seoul), Korea on November 9, 1945 where he began teaching his unique martial art system. He soon became one of the most widely renowned and respected martial artists in Korea. From 1953 to 1964 Hwang Kee began expanding his martial art schools and the Moo Duk Kwan® name that he created and the fist logo that he designed were displayed by instructors affiliated with him and identify them as legitimate sources of instruction and training in his legendary martial art system. Hwang Kee's history, philosophy and accomplishments are documented here among other places:

His history is also told in many other places with varying degrees of accuracy including the following:

Founder Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan martial art school  has deep philosophical base and a rich history that has influenced the lives of millions worldwide since its inception.
We invite you to explore this site and learn more about this extraordinary man, his martial art school and the martial art systems he taught.

http://www.soobahkdoinstitute.com/v/878
[social-bio]

Tang Soo Do was the name Hwang Kee adopted for the martial art system that he taught in his Moo Duk Kwan schools circa 1947.

Tae Soo Do

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H.C. Hwang
Welcome

The Moo Duk Kwan martial art school founded by Hwang Kee had its humble beginnings in Seoul Korea in 1945.

Since those early days, his martial art system and his  Moo Do philosophy have grown in popularity to a worldwide phenomenon today.

This website is dedicated to connecting visitors with the authoritative history of the Moo Duk Kwan martial art school from its inception to its present day popularity.

We trust you will find your visit educational and enjoyable.

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Moo Duk Kwan® History, Articles, Stories, Memorials, Events, News And More

Hwang Kee’s Martial Art System

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Hwang Kee’s Martial Art System
H.C. Hwang
Welcome

The Moo Duk Kwan martial art school founded by Hwang Kee had its humble beginnings in Seoul Korea in 1945.

Since those early days, his martial art system and his  Moo Do philosophy have grown in popularity to a worldwide phenomenon today.

This website is dedicated to connecting visitors with the authoritative history of the Moo Duk Kwan martial art school from its inception to its present day popularity.

We trust you will find your visit educational and enjoyable.

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Soo Bahk Do
Tang Soo Do

Tang Soo Do was the name Hwang Kee adopted for the martial art system that he taught in his Moo Duk Kwan schools circa 1947.

Hwang Kee’s Martial Art
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Hwang Kee’s Martial Art System

In the early days of operating his Moo Duk Kwan training hall, he referred to his unique martial art system taught in his school as "Tang Soo Do."

Over time Hwang Kee strengthened his resolve that his unique martial art system would be highly representative of Korea's culture and history and he also adopted the name "Soo Bahk Do" for his martial art system and incorporated new content to support his goals.

In 1975 Hwang Kee and loyal practitioners in the U.S. formed the U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, a 501c4 non-profit members' organization chartered to promote his martial art system in the United States.

In 1994 Hwang Kee requested the U.S Board of Directors change the name of the organization to further assure that the influence of Korean history and culture were more closely associated with his martial art system. The U.S. Board of Directors and voting members of the U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation voted to adopt the name "U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation."

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Early Moo Duk Kwan Demonstration
History

Understanding one's history, creates opportunities for a future different from one's past. We trust you will enjoy your visits and learn new things during your stay.

hwang-kee-founder
Hwang Kee
The Moo Duk Kwan® Martial Art School Founder

From humble beginnings in Japanese occupied Korea, Hwang Kee founded his Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school (military, virtue, institute)  in Yong San Ku (Seoul), Korea on November 9, 1945 where he began teaching his unique martial art system. He soon became one of the most widely renowned and respected martial artists in Korea. From 1953 to 1964 Hwang Kee began expanding his martial art schools and the Moo Duk Kwan® name that he created and the fist logo that he designed were displayed by instructors affiliated with him and identify them as legitimate sources of instruction and training in his legendary martial art system. Hwang Kee's history, philosophy and accomplishments are documented here among other places:

His history is also told in many other places with varying degrees of accuracy including the following:

Founder Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan martial art school  has deep philosophical base and a rich history that has influenced the lives of millions worldwide since its inception.
We invite you to explore this site and learn more about this extraordinary man, his martial art school and the martial art systems he taught.

http://www.soobahkdoinstitute.com/v/878
[social-bio]

In the early days of operating his Moo Duk Kwan training hall, he referred to his unique martial art system taught in his school as Tang Soo Do.”

Over time Hwang Kee strengthened his resolve that his unique martial art system would be highly representative of Korea's culture and history and he also adopted the name “Soo Bahk Do” for his martial art system and incorporated new content to support his goals.

In 1975 Hwang Kee and loyal practitioners in the U.S. formed the U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, a 501c4 non-profit members' organization chartered to promote his martial art system in the United States.

In 1994 Hwang Kee requested the U.S Board of Directors change the name of the organization to further assure that the influence of Korean history and culture were more closely associated with his martial art system. The U.S. Board of Directors and voting members of the U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation voted to adopt the name “U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.”

The Moo Duk Kwan® School

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The Moo Duk Kwan® School
H.C. Hwang
Welcome

The Moo Duk Kwan martial art school founded by Hwang Kee had its humble beginnings in Seoul Korea in 1945.

Since those early days, his martial art system and his  Moo Do philosophy have grown in popularity to a worldwide phenomenon today.

This website is dedicated to connecting visitors with the authoritative history of the Moo Duk Kwan martial art school from its inception to its present day popularity.

We trust you will find your visit educational and enjoyable.

Founder Hwang Kee
Moo Do Chul Hahk Dust Jacket Front 2
Philosophy
Founder Hwang Kee’s Moo Do Chul Hahk details a philosophy of the “martial way” (Moo Do), a philosophy of balance emphasizing the development of personal virtue and character. It is a book written as a guide for any martial arts practitioner who wishes to deepen their understanding and practice of Moo Do Philosophy to become an authentic moodoin—that is, a true follower and exemplar of the “Martial Way”.

The Moo Do Chul Hahk provides deep insights into the unique life journey of the Moo Duk Kwan Founder.

Early Moo Duk Kwan Demonstration
The Moo Duk Kwan® School

In his training hall, Hwang Kee taught students his unique Moo Do philosophy and martial art system.

Founder Hwang Kee named his training hall (Dojang) or school "Moo Duk Kwan®" which translates as "military," virtue," institute."

 

 

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Hwang Kee
The Moo Duk Kwan® Martial Art School Founder

From humble beginnings in Japanese occupied Korea, Hwang Kee founded his Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school (military, virtue, institute)  in Yong San Ku (Seoul), Korea on November 9, 1945 where he began teaching his unique martial art system. He soon became one of the most widely renowned and respected martial artists in Korea. From 1953 to 1964 Hwang Kee began expanding his martial art schools and the Moo Duk Kwan® name that he created and the fist logo that he designed were displayed by instructors affiliated with him and identify them as legitimate sources of instruction and training in his legendary martial art system. Hwang Kee's history, philosophy and accomplishments are documented here among other places:

His history is also told in many other places with varying degrees of accuracy including the following:

Founder Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan martial art school  has deep philosophical base and a rich history that has influenced the lives of millions worldwide since its inception.
We invite you to explore this site and learn more about this extraordinary man, his martial art school and the martial art systems he taught.

http://www.soobahkdoinstitute.com/v/878
[social-bio]

In his training hall, Hwang Kee taught students his unique Moo Do philosophy and martial art system.

Founder Hwang Kee named his training hall (Dojang) or school “Moo Duk Kwan®” which translates as “military,” virtue,” institute.”