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IMG20089When you volunteer to serve as a scorekeepers or time keeper your really get up close and personal with all the exciting action because you have the best seats in the house at ringside!

Score keepers and time keepers are crucial to running the competition portion of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation National Festival and Dan Leadership Convention and your service will be greatly appreciated.

So Gups, Dans and parents who would like to have ringside seats for the competition can get them by serving as scorekeepers and timekeepers during Regional Team and Individual Dan competition.

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congressional-records-1024x768When you are bidding to bring the National Festival to your Region, do you think the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® and its National Festival are really that big of a deal?

A New Jersey State Representative and the Congressional Record think so.


r8_fed_fist_patch_300_dpi_transparent_300x309We are not exactly sure whats going on in Region 8, but something is definitely up!

Although it’s still early in the 2014 National Festival destination bidding process, it’s already beginning to look like Region 8 may steal the event away from everybody else.

Take a look at the real-time results of the bidding process that will determine the 2014 National Festival destination.

Now take a look at this map illustrating nationwide Federation Dan member population density and tell me why you think that more members are bidding to host the National Festival at the highlighted destination shown on the map than are bidding for it to be held in any other location in the U.S., even areas where far more Dan members live?


Whatever is going on in Region 8, it seems to fly in the face of logical assumptions.

For example:

  • One might presume that Dan members who plan to participate in the 2014 National Festival would want to do so at the lowest possible cost by avoiding airfare and minimizing hotel expense and would thus bid to keep the event in their backyard… or not.
  • One might also presume that Regional Officials responsible for sponsoring Regional Teams to attend the National Festival would bid to keep the event nearby and thus seek to avoid the cost of airfare and minimize hotel expenses they are responsible for… or not.
  • One might even presume that in locations where more members live who are potential National Festival participants that those areas would be most likely to have more bidders and win the event simply because the number of potential bidders in high density member population areas out number the number of potential bidders from elsewhere… or not.
  • One might even presume that the circled destination on the map is currently leading the bidding because members in the higher density population areas simply have not heard that they can bid to keep the National Festival near them…or not.
  • Or perhaps they do not yet understand the new bidding process policy or they have just not yet visited the Festival bidding website… or not.
  • Or maybe they have not yet participated in the online polls or seen the Federation Facebook posts… or not.
  • Or maybe they have not yet read their emails about the bidding process being used to determine the 2014 National Festival destination…or not.

Regardless of what else may be going on in Region 8, the tangible results to date seem to suggest that embodiment of Kwan Jang Nim’s Vision Tour mantra is at work here.

“Individual participation is the Key Energy necessary to strengthen our foundation.”
– H.C. Hwang, Kwan Jang Nim

Why do you think the circled destination on the map is currently leading the pack to host the 2014 National Festival instead of locations with much higher Dan member populations?


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.


4587864_HiResIt is crayon simple to bid for your preferred National Festival Destination.

  1. Click to select your preferred destination for the National Festival
  2. Place your bid online and earn 25% additional credit for every dollar you bid.
    • OR
    • If you are a Gup who thinks you cannot attend the National Festival, then read this, and then bid online or email your pledge amount to:
    • OR
    • If you have no money, but still want to bid, read this and then email your pledge amount to:


You cannot lose with the Federation’s win-win-win bidding policy.

Soooooooooo what’s keeping you from bidding right now?

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