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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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H.C. Hwang

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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

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.

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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

Tang Soo Do

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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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Hwang Kee’s Martial Art System

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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.”

The Moo Duk Kwan® School

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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.”

 

 

Trademarks

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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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