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  Dear Fellow Moo Do In,                                                                                                                June 22, 2015 The 2015 National Festival is just around the corner, scheduled to begin on July 30th through August 1st 2015 in Danvers, Massachusetts, USA, a beautiful region not far from Boston!    Region 1 Leadership undertook an aggressive initiative and succeeded in hosting the 2015 National Festival, […]

Please read the attached document for details of the upcoming Dan Shim Sa on April 18th, 2015.  

Tournament packets will be mailed out shortly.  If you don’t receive your studio package please telephone the instructor’s listed above. Here is the address for Baran’s Soo Bahk Do® Here’s the address for Frampton’s Karate Here is the address for the New York Military Academy High School

Region 1 Destination 2015 by Federation Auctioneer • 03/17/2014 • 0 Comments Region 1 Destination 2015 $740.00 / $30,000.00 (3 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5) Region 1 (ME, NH, VT, RI, MA, CT) members have proposed this location and date for the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation National Festival® in 2015. We would love to have you […]

This past Saturday, January 17th, 2015 saw the kick off of the Region 2 Leadership Initiative called Alpha Team at the Springfield Do Jang, hosted by Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang, and Del Sordo, Sa Bom Nim, along with the Region 2 Chil Dan Leadership (Ginyard Sa bom Nim, Garaguso Sa bom Nim, Colston Sa […]

  Region 2 Training at Frampton’s Soo Bahk Do in New Windsor, NY on February 22, 2015, training starts at 11 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  All Sam Dan and Ko Dan Ja are invited to attend. Please contact Frampton’s Karate at 317 Windsor Highway, New Windsor, New York, (845) 565-4729  to let them know you are attending, or contact […]

Interested in some focused training?  Two major areas of training will be covered by Stinehour Sa bom Nim, Regional Examiner, Chil Sung Hyungs and Sam Soo Sik Dae Ryun (Three Step). If you are interested, please contact Stinehour Sa bom Nim at cortstinehour@gmail.com and let him know that you are attending. This training is open […]

69 Years of Moo Do Excellence, celebrate this important milestone, by paying a special tribute to our Founder, Hwang Kee, and Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang on November 9th 2014 by performing Ki Cho Hyung Il Bu in Do Bok, and post your video on facebook to share with the world.    Next  year be sure to […]

Special Thanks to Greg Fiske, 6th Gup for providing the highlights of the 133rd Dan Shim Sa in Fallsburg, New York 

REGION 2 DAN QUALIFYING EVENTS FOR NATIONALS’ TEAM SPARRING AND/OR TEAM HYUNG:  UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE Dear Studio Owners, Please pass this information on to all your students who wish to try out for the R2 National Team Sparring and Team Hyung for the upcoming Nationals.  Starts tomorrow at 3 p.m.  until 5 p.m. at the Springfield […]

    First of all, our thanks to Greg Fiske, for sharing his videos with us.  We appreciate his efforts to capture so much of the activity at 133rd Dan Shim in Fallsburg, New York.  We salute you!  Soo Bahk! photos courtesy of Ed Frampton, SBN and company.


Region 4 is hosting a Winter Camp IV this month, please click on this LINK to get more information on dates and registration.  Special Guest Instructor from Region 1, Jim Harwood Sa bom Nim. R.Bonefont, Sr. Region 2

JAN 31 The Um and Yang of True Leadership In my way of thinking, to lead is a yang activity.  If I am in a position of taking charge of any situation, I feel that I need to be forceful, decisive, and direct – all yang qualities.  If I want to become the true leader […]

 From your Region 2 Examiners (Mullin, Sa Bom Nim and Stinehour, Sa Bom Nim):  The Spring Region 2 Dan Shim Sa will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Fallsburg, NY. All paperwork will be due around March 5, 2014. Details will be forthcoming. Details to follow. Your Regional Examiners.

Dear Studio Owners and Region 2 Supporters, BELOW you will find the latest Region 2 update from our Board of Director’s Representative for Region 2,  Roy McDonald, Sa Bom Nim.  If you have any questions, please let me know.    If you wish to update your current email address please let me know, and I […]

  Soo Bahk Do Reflections is a blogsite maintained by Tim Bennett Sa bom Nim, Dan Bon #40068, of Miramar Martial Arts Academy, Encinitas (San Diego area). CA.  His articles are written for the Moo Duk Kwan® stylists and Soo Bahk Do® Practitioners. He recently participated in the 2013 USA Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa and Moment with the Masters in […]

  The USA Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa is almost completed, with the end of this week.  Above is a wonderful picture that was posted by Cort Stinehour Sa bom Nim of Ellenville Moo Duk Kwan, while attending the 8 Day Masters Evaluation that we know as the Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa. Pictured above […]

Thanks to the new bidding process being piloted by the Board of Directors, you have an opportunity to literally bring the National Festival to your backyard (or wherever you want it to go) by bidding for your preferred destination!

Dear Region 2 Members, The day is almost gone and I sit and reflect about our Art and our Founder Hwang Kee.  I think of all the things our Founder must have gone through during World War II and then the Korean War and of all the suffering sustained on the Korean people.  I then […]

Carbondale PA – On October 26th 2013, Students of the Upper Valley Soo Bahk Do Karate School, 28 8th Avenue, Carbondale competed in the 28th Annual Winding River Karate Studio Invitational Karate Championships Windsor NY. Studio Owner John E. Martines and 12 student members represented their studio against 22 other studios within the NY, NJ, […]

Please support your local Kick-A-Thon!     Frank Schermerhorn, Sa bom Nim and Mrs. Schermerhorn Sa bom Nim in concert with their dedicated students ran another smooth invitational regional tournament in Binghamton, New York.  This was their 28th Annual Tournament under the Winding River Banner. The tournament started on time and with the help of […]