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65 Years

Grandmaster Hyun Chul Hwang
World Moo Duk Kwan - Springfield, New Jersey

Son of the late Great Grandmaster Hwang Kee, Grandmaster H. C. Hwang, 9th Dan, began his martial arts training on May 5, 1954 at the age of 7. He earned his Cho Dan at the age of 9, becoming the youngest Dan holder in Korea at that time. He is current president of the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation and the World Moo Duk Kwan. 

60 Years

Grandmaster Robert Cheezic
Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation - Wolcott, Connecticut

An original student of Grandmaster Jae Chul Shin, Grandmaster Cheezic began his Tang Soo Do training in 1959 while serving in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. In a 1974 "Official Karate" interview, Grandmaster Shin remarked, "Of the thousands of students I have trained, only two have attained champion status - Chuck Norris and Bob Cheezic". On January 2nd, Grandmaster Cheezic also celebrated his 80th birthday.

55 Years


50 Years

Grandmaster Wesley Jenkins
Tiger Dojang - Waldorf, Maryland

A veteran of numerous martial arts championships, Master Jenkins, 8th Dan, began training in 1969 at the age of 13 under Grandmaster Robert Beaudoin, and earned his black belt in 1975. While in the Army from 1976-1979, he taught Tang Soo Do while stationed in West Germany. In 1994, he moved to Waldorf, Maryland and began studying Tang Soo Do under Grandmaster Myung Seok Seo. He is currently a member of the World Dang Soo Do Union under Grandmaster Song Ki Kim.

Master Ivan C. H. Tnay
Australian Tang Soo Do Academy - Victoria, Australia

Master Ivan Chuan Hoe Tnay, started Tang Soo Do training in Kuching, Malaysia in 1969 as a member of the Kuching Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan school. His first teacher was Master Chang Soon Ho. From 1969 till early 1972, he trained under Master Wha Yong Chung and then Grandmaster Kang Uk Lee. While studying in England in 1972 he founded the very first Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan school in Watford, England. He is also one of the few senior instructors from Malaysia still actively teaching today.

Grandmaster Mike Bogdanski
Quest Martial Arts - Putnam, Connecticut

Beginning his martial arts training in 1969, Grandmaster Bogdanski has trained in a number of martial arts disciplines. He is currently is an 8th Dan under Grandmaster Song Ki Kim, founder of the World Dang Soo Do Union. He also serves as a senior advisor to the U.S. Goodwill Tang Soo Do Association. With a Masters degree in School Counseling he has become a child development / safety expert as well as master motivator and success coach.

45 Years

Master John Correlje
Tang Soo Do Chon Kyong - Schoonhoven, Holland

Master Correlje started training in 1974 at age 16 under Kyo Sa Bram Matahelamual. He is head instructor at Tang Soo Do Chon Kyong in Schoonhoven and co-founder of the All Tangsoodo Organization. Other arts studied include Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Gun Bong Do and boxing. He received his 1st Dan from Grandmaster Kang Uk Lee, and is currently a 6th Dan. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of his dojang, Tang Soo Do Chon Kyong, which began under the name of Huk-Tti Schoonhoven.

U.K. Tang Soo (Soo Bahk) Do Federation
Watford, Hertfordshire, England

The organization was founded in 1974 by Grandmaster Kang Uk Lee, following two years of groundwork by Master Ivan Tnay, who traveled from Malaysia to establish Tang Soo Do classes in the U.K.

40 Years


35 Years

Master Dean Kelly
McMurray, Pennsylvania

Master Dean Kelly, 7th Dan, began training in Tang Soo Do under Grandmaster C.S. Kim
in 1984, and earned his black belt in 1988. Master Kelly emphasizes the importance of loyalty in Tang Soo Do, as he continues to train with C.S. Kim today. This year also marks the 25th year that he has been the instructor at C.S. Kim Karate, McMurray, and has trained nearly 500 students to the rank of black belt and over twenty students to the rank of Master. He has also had countless students win grand champions.

International Martial Arts Association
Woodbury, New Jersey

In 1984, Grandmaster Ki Yun Ki, 9th Dan, founded the organization to further the art of Tang Soo Do while preserving the unique heritage and traditions of this time honored art.

30 Years
25 Years



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