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National Studio Owner Teleconference

The Technical Advisory Committee invites you to participate in a 45 to 60 minute National Studio Owner Teleconference  Wednesday December 3rd at 9:00 PM EST.
Important information from the TAC and Board may be shared during this call and your attendance will be appreciated.
TAC and Board representatives will be available to you during this call.
questions-or-answers-directions-on-a-signpost_fJMxZSP_If you have any specific questions you would like to have answered by the TAC or Board during the call, please submit your question IN ADVANCE via email to headquarters@soobahkdo.com, so your officials can prepare a response.
Check your email for the dial in information and passcode.
If you have not received the recent mailing to Moo Duk Kwan® Alumni, please email headquarters@soobahkdo.com so we can send it to you.

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!

Donors Save Lives Every Day

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the U.S. by storm, but I am not asking you to dump cold water over your head or video it and upload it on the internet or challenge your friends to do the same; however, I am appealing to you to contemplate a few questions and take a couple of important actions.

Donors save lives everyday and you may just be the one who saves a life when you become a donor today.

  • Have you ever been a blood donor?
  • Have you designated yourself as an organ donor?
  • Have you ever considered being a marrow donor?

Sa Bom Nim Fred Messersmith recently launched a Facebook page on behalf of Sa Bom Nim Victor Martinov to bring awareness to the opportunities of registering as a bone marrow donor with www.bethematch.org  You could make a difference and save a life today by registering as a potential bone marrow donor.

Please visit the Facebook page he set up (shown below) and while you are on the page invite your friends to it as shown below and then take a few minutes out of your busy day to call Stephanie Farah at www.bethematch.org  (626) 301-8483 and talk with her or visit  their website and learn more.

Lives depend on donors. Are you the one who will take action to save a life today?

No ice water.

No video.

No challenge.

Simply an humble appeal for your help.



Submit Your Video To The Soo Bahk Do Institute

While you can upload your video to YouTube or  Facebook or any number of other websites, only when you upload it to the Soo Bahk Do® Institute does it become part of the official  Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school global repository for the body of knowledge that is the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system.

Many mobile phones have high quality camcorders built in and capturing a great video takes only a little planning and few minutes of time.

The video uploading process is similar to YouTube, except that the Institute provides a managed environment without any advertisements and other distractions and it provides a central, organized repository for the “Body of Knowledge” that is the Moo Duk Kwan® Soo Bahk Do® martial art system and you are invited to make your contribution.

Video your favorite training drill or performance enhancing technique and submit it to the Institute.

If you are a certified Instructor, then you might prepare an instructional video about a specific technique and submit it. The Technical Advisory Committee might even endorse your instructional video and publish it globally. Check out this excellent instructional video submitted to the Soo Bahk Do® Institute by Sa Bom Nim Carl Vonck.

The Soo Bahk Do Institute can feature private videos for only your friends, private training videos intended only for your students and public videos approved by the Institute for all subscribers or the general public.

Registered affiliates of the Soo Bahk Do® Institute can earn commissions from paid subscribers referred to the Institute, so an affiliate adding content that is of interest to their target subscriber audience increases the opportunity to convert referrals to subscribers seeking access to the content being published.

Happy Holidays From Region 1 Members
We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season.