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Is Tang Soo Do The Same As Soo Bahk Do®?


Tang Soo Do is not the same as Soo Bahk Do®.

The Tang Soo Do martial art system developed by Hwang Kee was an early precursor to his more advanced Soo Bahk Do® martial art system developed years later.

Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school Founder Hwang Kee taught an early iteration of his martial art system and philosophy under the name “Tang Soo Do.”  Later he modified the contents of his system and coined the name “Soo Bahk Do®” to identify his unique martial art system and philosophy being taught in all authorized Moo Duk Kwan® martial art schools worldwide.  His Soo Bahk Do® martial art system encompassed the content and attributes of his previous Tang Soo Do martial art system and was expanded and enhanced to include a significant amount of new content.

The Soo Bahk Do® martial art system is a living art that continues to evolve under the guidance of the Moo Duk Kwan President, H.C. Hwang, Kwan Jang Nim.

The Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school’s high standards for philosophical understanding, technical excellence and rigorous quality controls stand behind every Moo Duk Kwan® rank certification.


Unbelievable Collector’s Item In Silent Auction!

Moo Duk Kwan® Founder Hwang Kee’s 400 page Volume 1 text book has been out of print for some time now and even the U.S. Federation Headquarters does not have access to any, but the 2014 Silent Auction Team headed up by Sa Bom Nim Andy Hamer from Region 8 has magically come up with one!

And this is not just any Volume 1 text book, its a brand new book that was signed by all the senior instructors at the Guardians of the Art Seminar Series in Springfield, New Jersey in 03-18-2006!

This is an unbelievable collector’s item in the Silent auction!

We have reports from members of USED Volume 1 textbooks selling online for up to $600 without any signatures and this book has a ton of signatures of Moo Duk Kwan’s® highest ranking practitioner in the U.S. Federation.


Please Register Before July 3, 2014

We need your help sharing this message to help gather information for National Festival banquet planning BEFORE JULY 3, 2014

Please submit your registration form before July 3rd and/or text RSVP to 70000 to let us know your plans.


Please Register Before July 3, 2014

Gup Member Invitations Available For National Festival

The Festival Hotel room block SOLD OUT, but we were able to get a few more rooms available at the special group rate through June 26th, 2014.

There are also a few invitations for Gup members are still available for those who want to attend the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® National Festival and Dan Leadership Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah July 17-20, 2014. 

Please share this page with all your fellow members to help get the word out.


Gups can still receive an invitation simply by contacting one of the members listed below who have invitations to give out or by sending one text message.

Text INVITE to 70000

(Texting Terms)

Attendees can also get $30 off each banquet ticket by sending one text msg

Text RSVP to 70000


Gup Members Get Your Invitation To The National Festival Before They Are All Gone! 

Register Before June 26th

Download Festival Registration Form

The members below have invitations available. Just enter the name of the person who invites you are the invitation code your receive via text message on the registration form.

(If you bid or pledged and your name is not listed, please email headquarters@soobahkdo.com )

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