Moo Duk Kwan

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Moo Duk Kwan is the name of a martial art organization founded by Hwang Kee in Korea in 1945.wikipedia
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Hwang Kee

Moo Duk Kwan is the name of a martial art organization founded by Hwang Kee in Korea in 1945. As a child, Hwang Kee witnessed a man using Taekyon to defend himself against a large group.
He was the founder of the school of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan style.

Soo Bahk Do

Licensed Moo Duk Kwan schools teach Soo Bahk Do, formerly Tang Soo Do (and earlier 'Hwa Soo Do').
Hwang Kee created Moo Duk Kwan with influence from "Soo Bahk Do."

Tang Soo Do

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Licensed Moo Duk Kwan schools teach Soo Bahk Do, formerly Tang Soo Do (and earlier 'Hwa Soo Do').
By the 1960s, there were nine major kwans, which were based on an original five: 1) the Chung Do Kwan (Won Kuk Lee), 2) Moo Duk Kwan (Hwang Kee), 3) Song Moo Kwan (Ro Byung Jick), 4) Chang Moo Kwan (Yoon Byung-In), and 5) Jidokwan (Chun Sang Sup).

Hwang Hyun-chul

Hwang Hyun Chul
After Hwang Kee died on July 14, 2002, his son Hwang Hyun-chul (Jin Mun) was named his successor.
Hwang Hyun Chul (born in Seoul, South Korea, on March 4, 1947) is a ninth-degree black belt in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan and the son of the late Hwang Kee, founder of the Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan (formerly Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan) system.

Taekwondo

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By 1960, Tang Soo Do was being practiced by almost 75% of all martial artists in Korea, but the art did face challenges particularly in expanding beyond Korea, including attempted mergers into Taekwondo.
Also in 1990, martial artist and actor Chuck Norris, an alumnus of Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan organization, established a hybrid martial art system called Chun Kuk Do.

Taekkyeon

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As a child, Hwang Kee witnessed a man using Taekyon to defend himself against a large group.

World War II

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Traveling between Manchuria and Korea during World War II, Hwang later successfully appealed to Chinese martial arts teacher Yang Kuk Jin for training, fusing together Chinese and Korean martial arts into a form he initially called Hwa Soo Do ("the Way of the Flowering Hand"), altering to Hwa Soo (Tang Soo)Him Soo Do after the November 9, 1945 opening of a training hall proved unsuccessful.

Muyedobotongji

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Hwang Kee further expanded his Moo Duk Kwan school of martial arts after in 1957 he was introduced to the Muye Dobo Tongji by a librarian at the Korean National University in Seoul.

United States

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In the United States, "Moo Duk Kwan" and the fist logo are federally registered trademarks of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation and "Soo Bahk Do" and the "Soo Bahk Do logo" are service marks.

Trademark

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In the United States, "Moo Duk Kwan" and the fist logo are federally registered trademarks of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation and "Soo Bahk Do" and the "Soo Bahk Do logo" are service marks.

Service mark

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In the United States, "Moo Duk Kwan" and the fist logo are federally registered trademarks of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation and "Soo Bahk Do" and the "Soo Bahk Do logo" are service marks.

American Tang Soo Do

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American Tang Soo Do evolved from Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan and it combines elements from several different fighting styles Between 1958 and 1962 Chuck Norris was stationed in Korea at the Osan Air Base, South Korea, as a member of the Air Policeman in the United States Air Force.

Aaron Banks

He brought Chinese Kung Fu, Korean Moo Duk Kwan, Japanese and Okinawan Goju-Ryu karate, judo and boxing under the same roof in his New York Karate Academy.

Sun Hwan Chung

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He began training in the martial arts when he was eight years old under Moo Duk Kwan founder Hwang Kee, and instructors Chang Young Chong (dan #15), Jong Soo Hong (dan #16), and Jae Joon Kim (dan #38).

Monsour del Rosario

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He first learned martial arts under Joe Lopez-Vito, a Moo Duk Kwan-Tang Soo Do practitioner.

Kim Ki Whang

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He was Chairman in the US of the Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Association, Chairman of the US Olympic Taekwondo team 1988 and helped unify several Korean martial arts into the overall style of taekwondo.

Seisan

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Shin Jae-chul

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Jae Chul Shin began his study of martial arts in 1948 joining the Seoul Moo Duk Kwan Central Gym studying under Grandmaster Hwang Kee, the founder of the Korean Moo Duk Kwan system.

Don Southerton

Southerton begun training in Tang Soo Do (Moo Duk Kwan) and eventually received his 1st Degree Black Belt in the mid 1970s.

Jung Kil Kim

Kim attended Dongju College and became an instructor at the Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Headquarters in Korea.

Yun Dukan

His childhood education included training in the martial art of Moo Duk Kwan under the master Oh Sae Joon.