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Grandmaster Greg Boliard
9th Dan
Pin # 14763



Grandmaster Boliard began studying Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do in 1969. He received his 1st degree Black Belt in 1974 and has been teaching the art since that time. That same year, he also received his Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Eastern Michigan University.

On September 29, 2001, after 27 years of teaching, Grandmaster Boliard received his 8th Dan at a testing at his dojang from his instructor, Grandmaster Jae Joon Kim.

Grandmaster Boliard also spent more than 13 years studying the art of Iaido (Samurai Swordsmanship) and classical weaponry. Six of those years were under the mentorship of John Viol Shihon. In 1996 he received his shidoin (license to teach) after an eight month Instructors Training Program directed by John Viol Shihon.

With his background in physical education and over 20 years experience in coaching middle school, high school, and junior college athletes, Grandmaster Boliard has orchestrated and promoted bodybuilding contests, volleyball tournaments as well as martial arts tournaments and has conducted a wide variety of seminars for more than 25 years.

On March 13, 2010, at the 'Battle of Detroit Tournament' in Dearborn, Michigan, Grandmaster Boliard was awarded 9th Dan by his peers in the League of Grand Masters - Grandmaster Dr. Ibraham Ahmed, Grandmaster Eugene Humesky, Grandmaster James Saffold, Grandmaster David Praim, and Grandmaster David Weatherly.

Grandmaster Boliard is also the founder and President of Mu Sa Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation through which he continues to develop the Korean Art of Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do.


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