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If you get lost or require additional assistance please email us at headquarters@soobahkdo.com or call (888) SOO-BAHK.

Soo Bahk Do Institute

10% Not-So-Early-Discount Until Oct 31
SAVE 10% When Registering Before October 31

10-circle-couponGood news for busy people who missed the 15% Early Registration Discount For The Moment With The Masters & Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa Visitor Tracks with flexible durations for Dans of all ranks!

You can still get a “Not-So-Early-Registration Discount” of 10% when you register before October 31st.



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Moment With The Masters training and KDJSS Visitor training tracks are exceptional opportunities that are unique to the Moo Duk Kwan® and the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.

The Moo Duk Kwan®  USA masters test (Ko Dan J Shim Sa) only occurs once per year and lasts for eight days.

Dan members of all ranks can participate in one to eight days (Nov 11-18, 2016) of the highest level of Soo Bahk Do® training available anywhere in the world.

Gups and Dans of all ranks and all ages can participate in the Moment With The Masters weekend (Nov 11-13, 2016) and share an epic learning experience alongside the field of members testing for Moo Duk Kwan® master level ranks (Ko Dan Ja) and master level Instructor certification (Sa Bom) in the Soo Bahk Do® martial art.

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Save 10% And Register For Moment With The Masters

Dans All Ranks Save 10% And Register As A KDJSS Visitor

Important Festival Deadlines

FinalCountdownClockWordsDeadlineLastHoursMinutesSeconds-640x560MARCH 27 and MARCH 31

2016 Festival Room Block Is Nearly Sold Out
Where will you be sleeping?

If you are planning to attend the 2016 National Festival and have not yet reserved your room at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Hotel, please be advised that the block of rooms available for members at a deeply discounted rate of $139 is almost sold out.


Make Your Reservation Now



Disneyland Tickets Discounted For Moo Duk Kwan® Group
Discounted Tickets Valid 06/25/2016 to 07/06/2016



The United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® has made special arrangements for members who are registered to attend the 2016 National Festival to receive discounted ticket pricing for Disneyland® which is only two miles from the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Hotel where the festival is hosted.

REGISTER  OR  LOG IN TO THIS SITE  to access these special ticket prices which are not available to the public or once you arrive at the Resort.

The Disneyland ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on Monday, June 27, 2016.

Don’t delay!  Prices are subject to change without notice.

These specially priced tickets are intended only for guests that are participating in this Event. Only the registered attendee is allowed to purchase tickets from this discounted ticket store link and may purchase up to 6 tickets maximum.

Disneyland reserves the right to contact the ticket purchaser to request event registration confirmation.

If it is discovered that the purchaser of the ticket is not participating or attending this event, then the ticket order will be considered a misuse of this offer and ticket, and the ticket(s) will be blocked and will not be eligible for a refund.

In addition these discounted tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold.


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2016 National Festival Poster
Design by Kyo Sa Nim Tim Rupert

Download and print one today!

18 x 24 or 8.5 x 11 Design by Kyo Sa Nim Tim Rupert

Region 9 members are excited to host you during your attendance of the 2016 National Festival only two miles from Disneyland park.

Be sure to reserve a hotel room before the low rates for the Soo Bahk Do® group block are all filled.

2016 will be the first year that Dan members can register to participate in Moo Do Sparring divisions in addition to traditional point sparring divisions and hyung divisions.

Early registration opens soon. 

Click the image to download the file


Are Festival Packages A Good Deal?

dreamstime_m_292708542015 is the first year that several package registration options have been offered on the Registration form at the recommendation of the Finance Committee.

Packages were intended to simplify registration choices and provide increasing value for the members who participate and support the Festival the most.

In response to member inquiries about the 2015 registration form and how the package prices were calculated, the following spreadsheet reveals the value built into each registration package.

Single day spectator tickets have always been available at registration, but were not published on the 2015 registration form because anyone purchasing a package receives two 3-day spectator passes.


Ko Dan Ja Attending Festival Please Notify TAC By Completing This Form

Bill Nelson, Sa Bom

Bill Nelson, Sa Bom

Message From TAC Designated Floor Manager
Bill Nelson, Sa Bom, TAC Neh Gung Bu 8th Dan 21420

Ko Dan Ja interested is serving as Center Referees and Ring Judges are requested to notify me that you plan to attend by completing this online form or email me at  alligirl@charter.net

I will be organizing participants into divisions, managing new team divisions, setting up competition brackets and seeking to assure an efficient configuration for the competition and the support of Ko Dan Ja is critical to the success of this event.

Ko Dan Ja Attending The Festival Please Notify TAC By Completing This Form.

Thank you in advance for your support!


Look At Who You’ll Be Joining!

Will Gup Competition Occur At 2015 National Festival?

2015 National Festival To Be Hosted By Region 1

Congratulations Region 1!

The 2015 National Festival is being hosted by Region 1 in Danvers, MA July 30 to August 1, 2015 and one question remains on the table about the 2015 agenda, “Will Gup competition be included in the 2015 National Festival agenda?”  Members have been further empowered by the Board and TAC to decide that matter as discussed by the Board and TAC Chairman below.

A Message from the Board and TAC Chairmen

Even though the minimum bidding threshold has been met for Region 1 to host the Dan only 2015 National Festival, the criteria for adding Gup competition to the agenda remains unmet. The overall quality of Gup competition (divisions, age groups, etc.) some variable costs and member service matters are still important considerations when an insufficient quantity of Gups show up.

In support of studio owners vocalizing support for Gup competition to be included in the 2015 National Festival agenda, the bidding and pledging process is extended to April 10th, 2015 and the TAC Chairman has agreed to host another National Studio Owner teleconference on March 11, 2015 at 9:30 PM EST.

These actions are being taken to support this secondary bidding cycle that focuses soley on quantifying the amount of actual Gup member interest that exists for Gups competing in the National Festival because Gup members can already attend all seminars and other activities at the 2015 National Festival.

The extended bidding process will provide additional time for interested members to recruit additional Gup attendees to bid or pledge and after April 10th we can reevaluate if a sufficient quantity of Gup participants have identified themselves by bidding or pledging in order to justify the effort that needs to be expended by the TAC to facilitate Gup competition in the National Festival agenda.

Keith Wildonger, Board Chairman
Cash Cooper, TAC Chairman

Bid For Gups To Compete

Earn 25% On Every Dollar You Bid

Pledge For Gups To Compete

No Money Required To Pledge

 Bid or Pledge Now!

More Information From Your Region 1 Hosts

Your Region 1 Hosts Invite You To Come Experience The Beautiful Festival Venue North of Boston



Region 1 (ME, NH, VT, RI, MA, CT) members are hosting the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation National Festival® in 2015.

We would love to have you come to our region for the 2015 National Festival. Please support with your bids and pledges.

When you place a bid for the Region 1 proposal you are indicating that this is your preferred destination for 2015 and you also earn 25% on your bid amount just for participating in the bidding process and you have no risk with the Federation’s bidding policy even if you change your mind about attending later, you can always get a 100% refund.

Here’s the deal…

To Include Gup Competition In The 2015 Festival Agenda Requires: A minimum total GUP bids and/or pledges >= $15,000. For example, 100 Gups bidding or pledging $150 each = $15,000.

  • Learn About The Tentative 2015 Festival Agenda: here
  • Learn About 2015 National Festival Registration Options: here
  • Learn About the destination and experience you are bidding for below:

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In addition to the unforgettable National Festival experience there is so much to do and see in the area!
  • Freedom Trail
    • http://www.thefreedomtrail.org
  • Paul Revere House
  • USS Constitution
  • Bunker Hill Monument
  • Faneuil Hall
  • Old State House
  • State House
  • Old North Church
  • Boston Common and Public Garden
  • Duck Boat Tours
    • http://www.bostonducktours.com
  • Lexington/Concord – West of Boston, Southwest of Danvers
    • Minuteman National Park – Opening Battle of the Revolution
  • Cape Cod & Islands – Southeast of Boston
  • Provincetown
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Nantucket
  • The Berkshires & Tanglewood – West of Boston
  • Lenox
  • Stockbridge
  • Maine Beaches & Resort Towns – North of Danvers and Boston
  • Kennebunkport
  • Old Orchard Beach
  • Ogunquit
  • Bar Harbor
  • Boothbay Harbor

2015 National Festival Bidding Is Drawing To A Close

Region 1’s proposed 2015 National Festival destination is leading the bidding totals with the Region 9 destination proposal running a close second.

2015 National Festival Bidding Is drawing to a close and less than 24 hours remain to select the 2015 National Festival destination and to decide whether or not Gup competition will be included in the 2015 agenda.

Members interested in the National Festival are encouraged to participate in the NO RISK bidding process and help Federation Officials provide the best possible event experience based on your input.

Bid For Region 1
Danvers Harbor, MA

Region 1 Danvers Harbor, Massachusetts

Bid For Region 9

Region 9 Disneyland, California


Bid or Pledge Now!

Unclaimed Prizes Expire

Airplane-Takeoff-256famous-cities-vector-8-6Prizes allocated by the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation Board for the 2014 Kick-a-thon campaign will expire 12/31/2014 if unclaimed. Current unclaimed prizes include a trip to the 2015 National Festival or the Moo Duk Kwan® 70th Anniversary in Korea. Other unclaimed prizes include:

  1. T-Shirts
  2. Text Books
  3. 1 Year Subscription Soo Bahk Do® Institute
  4. Lifetime Federation Memberships

Organize your fundraiser today!

Where & When Is The 2015 National Festival?

Members have not yet selected the 2015 National Festival Destination through the event bidding process. Go place your bid now. http://bid.soobahkdo.org/ 

Kick-a-thon_Logo_bg3_8PNG_1200x820Can I Do A Different Kind of Fundraiser Instead of a Kick-a-thon?

Yes. The Board provided the Kick-a-thon fundraising structure with national prizes as a framework for participating members, but other fundraising methods can be used and participants can still qualify for prizes. For example, at the 2014 National Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sa Bom Nim Dae Kyu Chang reported that he had superior results using a break-a-thon fundraising model where participants donated to perform breaking and then also received instruction about breaking techniques as part of their experience. Other instructors have inquired about doing:

Adding a bit of creativity to your fundraising strategies may yield some surprising results for your school while also raising funds to support the Moo Duk Kwan®. Instructors who conceive a way to integrate new student recruitment as an integral component of a campaign or event may attract more new student prospects than ever thought possible. Master Ed Horni’s fundraising event increased his studio enrollment 25% The ALS Association had the biggest surprise in the organization’s history when they initiated the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014. During 2013 the ALS Assn’s 30 day fundraising campaign raised 2.8 million dollars, but during the same 30 day campaign in 2014 using the Ice Bucket Challenge, the ALS Assn raised over 100 million dollars from 3 million NEW donors. Unbelievable! Think about that for a moment, three million NEW people discovered the ALS Assn as a result of their fundraising campaign and were motivated to support the ALS Assn financially for the 1st time. Many will surely give again the next time the ALS Assn asks them. Imagine your studio fundraising campaign attracting the attention of hundreds of NEW student prospects because you employ a novel and creative approach to garner attention to your school, our values and Soo Bahk Do. Could you handle 169 New Students In One Night?

100% of donations received for the There Is Only One Moo Duk Kwan® campaign have been used for that purpose.

Program costs and prizes have all been paid for with other funds.

Thank You For Your Generosity And Support!