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5 Great MASTERS – ONE DAY SBN BONSIGNORE SBN SCHERMERHORN SBN GINYARD SBN GARAGUSO SBN COLSTON Saturday September 26, 2015 – Pre Registration is available on this Google Form, please try to pre register so we can arrange the clinics accordingly.  Please… checks/money orders payable to: “U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation” United States […]

Regional Training for all Dan members in Region 2 will be held this Sunday, June 28, 2015.  Dan training will begin at 11 a.m. sharp and will end at 1 p.m. Again this is open to all Dan members.   Regional Ko Dan Ja are also invited to attend and help support and participate in […]

  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, […]

  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 […]

The  list of Region 2 studio website links is pending population. You can add your studio, Facebook page and other links using the form below. Submissions may be reviewed and errant ones removed. Meanwhile you can find studios on the wiki or search for locations near you here.     Submit your links here:      

    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.

    COME TRAIN WITH US! GREETINGS TO ALL…. We are having a Ko Dan Ja class for only Ko Dan Ja and Ko Dan Ja candidates for this coming November 2014. (Please note: This is not an instructor’s class, only Sa Dan candidates and Ko Dan Ja are to attend)  Where: Springfield HQ 20 […]


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 […]


  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 […]

SBN Kostas Papadopoulos, pictured on the left,  (World MDK Designee for Greece & Euro TAC Chair) will be visiting Region 2 from Dec. 3-22, 2013 (this will be his first visit to the U.S.A.). He is eager and enthusiastic about coming here and experiencing/sharing great Moo Do with us.   Any Studio owner willing to host and share in this Moo […]

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, […]

Hu Kyun In Frank Bonsignore, Sa bom Nim, and Original Charter Member, along with Dan members and various Ko Dan Ja Members from Region 2  met at the Moo Duk Kwan Academy in Liberty, New York.  Joseph Poppo Sa bom Nim and Jo Kyo Nim Dos Santos hosted the training session at the Liberty Moo Duk […]

Dear Region 2 Studio Owners and Sa Bom Nims, I hope this email finds you all well. Take a look at the sample web page I created for Upper Valley’s website.  http://uppervalleysoobahkdo.com/our-federation/  It lists all Region 2 schools and a link to their website/facebook.   If everyone on this list, in turn created a similar page (or copied […]

Above: l to r: Mr. T. Rupert, Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang, and F. Schermerhorn Sa bom Nim. Dear Dan and Gup members of Region 2, I am writing to remind you just how much your participation is needed to continue the tradition of the Autumn Invitational Championships. Held every year since 1986, the Autumn […]

  Opening Ceremonies presided by H.Y. Kwon Sa Bom Nim, 9th Dan and  Frank Bonsignore Sa Bom Nim, 8th Dan and other supporting Leadership in Region 2, such as Frank Schmerhorn Sa bom Nim, 8th Dan, the regional examiners, Cort Stinehour and Denise Mullin, and the numberous Ko Dan Ja members that showed up to […]

SAVE THIS DATE!!!!  OCTOBER 26TH 9 AM 1191 Route 79 Windsor, NY 13865   Don’t miss the 28th Autumn Invitational of Winding River Karate, if you want details, hotel and directions to this Region 2 Event, just go to their website where all the information is available, you can register online and received discounts for early […]