The World Moo Duk Kwan® Heritage Membership Program is supported by a joint Task Force consisting of Soo Bahk Do and Tang Soo Do members on behalf of the WMDK to further Grandmaster Hwang Kee's legacy.
The World Moo Duk Kwan® Heritage Membership Program is an educational partnership created for the purpose of sharing and strengthening the legacy of Grandmaster Hwang, Kee. By reconnecting Moo Duk Kwan Alumni in Soo Bahk Do, Tang Soo Do, and Tae Kwon Do, the program will bring practitioners together across styles and organizations through training opportunities and events.
Moo Duk Kwan® Alumni with an original Dan Bon and practitioners with lineage to the Moo Duk Kwan® can apply to become recognized World Moo Duk Kwan® Heritage Members.
The Moo Duk Kwan® is an organization founded by Hwang Kee in 1945 in Seoul, Korea. From very humble beginnings, it grew to become the largest martial art organization in Korea. There are virtually thousands of alumni who hold dan bons (number assigned based on seniority) throughout the world. The World Moo Duk Kwan® Heritage Membership Program was begun by Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang, the successor to his father, to provide a program and a process for all members of Moo Duk Kwan® to reconnect.
This program launch was piloted through the 2019 calendar year with 6 specific events that served to communicate the program intent among alumni and their students. What has been described as Phase I of a three Phase process witnessed hundreds of practitioners united under the common ground of a shared lineage with founder, Hwang Kee, his teachings, and the Moo Duk Kwan® values.
This membership portal will serve to educate Moo Duk Kwan alumni and current members of the program, the entitlements, benefits and shared commitment through events in the coming years.
Phase II begins with the official launch of the Membership Program November 9, 2019, on the anniversary of the founding of the Moo Duk Kwan, and on the eve of the 75th year celebration of the historic event in 2020 in Korea.
Phase III will focus on strengthening the foundation of the Moo Duk Kwan® through all of its members and sustaining the Heritage Membership Program in years to come.
As a Moo Duk Kwan® Heritage Member you will have access to KJN H.C. Hwang, the worldwide community of fellow Moo Duk Kwan® members and training opportunities to support your personal growth and development.LEARN MORE
Official sanctioned Moo Duk Kwan® training seminars and events are open to current World Moo Duk Kwan, Heritage Members and invited guests. Check out our past activities and see the calendar for upcoming events.LEARN MORE
As a Moo Duk Kwan® Heritage Member you will have access to KJN H.C. Hwang, the worldwide community of fellow Moo Duk Kwan® members and training opportunities to support your personal growth and development.
If you have any additional questions about the WMDK Heritage Membership Program, please contact us.