The generosity of United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® members goes so far beyond the membership dues they contribute or the events they support or the products and services they purchase. The campaigns showcased on this site provide some insight into the people and projects that receive additional support from generous members and supporters. Recently we have begun seeking to publicly acknowledge our generous supporters on our website and so far about 1000 have been published here. We'd love to have you join our growing family of supporters and add your name to our growing wall of generous donors. Please give today and let us add your generous contribution in support of people and projects than matter in pursuit of the Federation's mission objectives.
Members of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation have awarded thousands of dollars annually in complimentary memberships for members experiencing hard times. With your support we can help even more members remain in the Federation community during financial difficulties.
Members of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation have awarded up to $20,000 annually in complimentary Military memberships and other hardships and scholarships. With your support for this program we can serve even more.
Martial arts legend Hwang Kee founded his Moo Duk Kwan® organization's first school in Yong San Ku South Korea in 1945 and he formed the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® in 1976 to protect the unique Moo Duk Kwan® identity and to preserve the Korean Soo Bahk Do® martial art system. Your support helps us continue working toward these important goals.
Periodically the Board of Directors of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® makes a limited quantity of Lifetime Memberships available for a short period of time. You are invited to become a lifetime member and join over 260 fellow lifetime members who support the Moo Duk Kwan and the long-term preservation of Hwang Kee's Korean Soo Bahk Do® martial art system.
The United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® and the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan FOUNDATION® have entered into a joint fundraising agreement for the the Foundation to facilitate the 2017 Silent Auction with a goal of raising $7000. Silent Auction proceeds help support all mission objectives of the Foundation and Federation.
Word of mouth advertising is the most powerful form of promotion you can do for your instructor, your school and the art of Soo Bahk Do®. In his PVT message, Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang encourages every student to take personal ownership for promoting public visibility of Soo Bahk Do® and many times that task can be as easy as wearing apparel featuring our art. The Moo Duk Kwan® organization logo or the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system logo on your shirt, or jacket, etc. can be a conversation starter and thus create an opportunity for you to use your well-honed elevator pitch to educate a non-practitioner about the art and your school. Take this opportunity to embrace your PVT role and acquire customized apparel that can help you realize your potential as an ambassador of public awareness for the art.
With your support a team of the best Soo Bahk Do® practitioners (2 to 7) can attend tournaments, national conventions or other high visibility events and present the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system to the public in exciting and educational new ways. You support will help cover airfare, travel, lodging, entry fees, miscellaneous expenses, etc. that team members incur to attend selected events. Branding opportunities on Team apparel may be available for qualified sponsors. Tax deductible sponsorships may be possible through the Foundation.
Your support can sponsor a student to attend a Regional, National or International event and enjoy a multicultural learning experience unlike anything available outside of Soo Bahk Do®. Their active participation in Moo Duk Kwan® sanctioned events provides them with personal growth opportunities and a broadening of their horizons that just cannot be achieved any other way. Your support can help make those opportunities accessible to a deserving practitioner.
General Fund donations are used for miscellaneous operational expenditures in support of mission objectives including, but not limited to, providing a recognition award of special significance to a deserving individual, providing a complimentary amenity for a special occasion, providing a gift or flowers for a member in special circumstances, providing a memorial tribute or other special circumstances, etc. Sometimes the humanity of an organization can be demonstrated through small gestures that have a big meaning. Your donations help make such gestures possible by your Federation.
Considerable financial support is required to fulfill the chartered purpose of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® devoted to protecting the Moo Duk Kwan® identity from misuse by unscrupulous individuals engaging in public misrepresentation for their own gain and even committing consumer fraud by willfully using the well known reputation of the Moo Duk Kwan® without authorization or a license. Your contributions help protect the public from consumer fraud and preserve the unique Moo Duk Kwan® identity for exclusive use by members.
Members of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® subsidize thousands of dollars of expenses annually for administrative support services for international World Moo Duk Kwan® organizations and your contributions can help sustain these important services and help all licensed Moo Duk Kwan® entities worldwide work toward the long-term preservation of Soo Bahk Do® martial art system.
The chartered purposes of The United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® include protecting members' rights to be uniquely identified as the only Moo Duk Kwan organization in the USA and the exclusive source of authentic instruction and certifications in the Hwang Kee's Korean Soo Bahk Do martial art system. Since its inception in 1976 the Federation has encountered multiple trademark infringers seeking to hijack the Moo Duk Kwan® name and long-standing reputation for their own advantage and when all attempts at amicable resolution have failed, then legal action has sometimes been necessary. One particular case required substantial resources in order to prevail and Moo Duk Kwan® Preservationists stepped up to provide much needed support during that time. For a limited time, you too, can join them and become a Moo Duk Kwan® Preservationist with your $3000 contribution or by converting your Lifetime membership to Moo Duk Kwan® Preservationist status and in doing so you will make a lasting contribution to the preservation of the unique Moo Duk Kwan® identity and the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system.
In 2008, pursuant to, and in support of, the chartered purposes of the 501(c)(4) United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, the Board of Directors began development of and implementation of a 501(c)(3) charitable entity the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan FOUNDATION intended to expand the Federation's access to sources of financial support and resources unavailable to the 501(c)(4). Donations made to the 501(c)(3) entity are tax deductible.
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