Your generous support and donations are needed today to help keep it that way.
From humble beginnings in Japanese occupied Korea, Hwang Kee founded his first Moo Duk Kwan martial art school in Yang San Ku on November 9, 1945. He began teaching his unique martial (Moo Do) philosophy and his highly effective martial art there and soon became the one of the most widely reknown and respected martial artists in Korea.
From 1953 to 1964 Hwang Kee began expanding and the Moo Duk Kwan name that he coined and the fist logo that he designed were displayed by instructors affiliated with him to identify them as legitimate sources of training in his legendary martial art system.
In 1964 at the height of the Moo Duk Kwan's growth and success a political move to unify all Korea's martial art schools under one name resulted in the ministry of education filing legal action to dissolve Hwang Kee's Korean Soo Bahk Do Association in an effort to eliminate his hugely successful Moo Duk Kwan school's unique identity.
Although under attack by his own government that was attempting to usurp his well known name and reputation, Hwang Kee resolutely defended his organization from dissolution by fighting his legal battle up to the Korean Supreme Court and on through an appeal process where he won the right to retain his organization and his Moo Duk Kwan's unique identity.
Hwang Kee's unflagging dedication to his principles and his unwavering courage in the face of daunting and overwhelming odds exemplified his embodiment of the very martial art philosophy that he embraced and taught in each of his Moo Duk Kwan schools. His resolution never wavered in protecting that which was his and he never retreated in his battle to preserve his Moo Duk Kwan schools' unique identity. His action way back then still provides a sterling example of resolve and Moo Do Jah Seh that all Moo Duk Kwan practitioners can aspire to exemplify in our actions today.
Since 1945 Hwang Kee, and today his successor H.C. Hwang Kwan Jang Nim, have only authorized those to use the Moo Duk Kwan name and logo who have committed themselves to maintaining the standards of technical quality and philosophical understanding that is expected of Moo Duk Kwan studio owners and practitioners.
As with all things of great value, there have always been and will continue to be, unscrupulous individuals endeavoring to use the Moo Duk Kwan's famous name and logo to their advantage and without authorization. Those engaging in this form of "identity theft" seek to benefit from the Moo Duk Kwan's rich history, its stellar reputation and the global recognition of its name and years of goodwill associated with the Moo Duk Kwan's identity.
Today the Moo Duk Kwan's legacy has been passed down from Founder Hwang Kee to his son H.C. Hwang Kwan Jang Nim and legally entrusted to the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation to promote, protect and preserve.
Once again, the Moo Duk Kwan's identity has come under attack.
Just as Founder Hwang kee was forced to do in 1964, today the U.S. Federation is engaged in yet another legal action required to stop the theft of the Moo Duk Kwan's identity by unauthorized individuals in the U.S. and Korea. Your support and contributions are vital to this ongoing effort and the current action.
The U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation and the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan FOUNDATION have joined forces to provide a number of ways that you can donate and demonstrate your support of the Moo Duk Kwan.
The 501(c)(4) Federation is offering a number of high value, limited time offers for those who prefer to contribute by these means (i.e., Special training opportunities, special events, Lifetime memberships for only $1000 increasing to $1500 January 1, 2013, Lifetime Institute Subscriptions $1275 and 40% off ($750 )for members and only $500 for Lifetime members with this offer ending 12/31/2012, new products and more.)
Those who prefer to contribute through active participation can also extend their support at any of the ten (10) upcoming regional Dan Tests and fund-raising events, attend upcoming TAC Seminar appearances or attend the Moment With The Masters or Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa Visitor tracks. The TAC has completely revamped the visitor tracks, so take a moment to learn about the flexible new schedule and how you can participate in this premiere event for as little as $99!
Your region will soon be hosting its annual fall Dan Test and TAC members, Regional Examiners, Youth Leaders and Studio Owners will be coordinating a number of exciting fundraising activities in concert with these events and targeting completion of the fundraisers to coincide with the conclusion of these events.
Your donations and participation in your region's events will be greatly appreciated and will make an important difference.
The bottom line is that you can extend your support with a simple donation or by any of these other means that you want to support.
Founder Hwang Kee worked tirelessly his entire life to assure the Moo Duk Kwan's growth and preservation, we ask you to to make a donation or contribute by participating to