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Bullying Awareness Guidebook

bully_1Angela Hanners, Communication Director of Accredited Online Schools recently found our list of bullying resources on the wiki: http://soobahkdo.editme.com/Bullies

Her company has recently completed an expert-driven guide to bullying awareness and she asked if we would consider adding it to our bullying resources page.  You can check out the guide that Accredited Schools Online developed here:

Angela reports that:

Cyber and physical bullying are growing and undeniable problems, and like so many misunderstood issues, education and awareness are the best prevention tools we have. This guidebook’s purpose is to do just that: educate students of all ages and their families about what bullying is, why it happens, and what they can do to prevent it.

Key elements of the guide include:

  • – An in-depth look at specific types of bullying, including cyberbullying, sexual bullying, physical bullying and more
  • – An extensive Q&A with two leading experts in psychology and psychiatry
  • – Bullying prevention techniques for students, parents, teachers and administrators

Two experts in the field were essential in our crafting of this guide. Dr. Ben Michaelis is a clinical psychologist and regular guest/contributor on Huffington Post, Fox News, and the Today Show. Dr. Steven C. Schlozman is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and also serves as the Associate Director of the Clay Center for Young Health Minds. Their combined expertise was an invaluable asset, allowing us to get a uniquely in-depth look at the truth of bullying.

In addition to all that Moo Duk Kwan® Certified Studios, Instructors and members already do to empower individuals to protect themselves and others from bullying, she asked if we would also consider helping spread bullying awareness and prevention by adding a link to her company’s guide on our website.  If you find it informative and educational, please consider sharing.


Publish Your Message In The 2015 Festival Souvenir Program

John Maihos, Master

John Maihos, Master

Master John Maihos in Region 1 is heading up the 2015 National Festival Souvenir Program Committee and he invites you to publish your message in the program.

Check out the available ad spaces you can use.

  • Extend your support for your regional team, a fellow classmate, etc.
  • Show your support for the Moo Duk Kwan 70th Anniversary
  • Or advertise your products or services to Festival attendees

Publish your message, support the event and become part of history in the 2015 National Festival Souvenir Program.

Download (PDF, 173KB)


Are Festival Packages A Good Deal?

dreamstime_m_292708542015 is the first year that several package registration options have been offered on the Registration form at the recommendation of the Finance Committee.

Packages were intended to simplify registration choices and provide increasing value for the members who participate and support the Festival the most.

In response to member inquiries about the 2015 registration form and how the package prices were calculated, the following spreadsheet reveals the value built into each registration package.

Single day spectator tickets have always been available at registration, but were not published on the 2015 registration form because anyone purchasing a package receives two 3-day spectator passes.


Why Should I Attend The National Festival?

The National Festival of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® is a high level experience… kinda like college.

The obstacles one must overcome to attend the National Festival are many, like the obstacles one must overcome to attend college.

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In fact, only about 1 in 10 Federation members have historically attended the National Festival.

Even fewer members overcome the additional obstacles to attending international Moo Duk Kwan events.

In short, not everyone can go.

  1. Attending the Festival must be a priority.
    • Not all students care to attend.
    • Not all parents feel it is important for their child to attend.
    • Not all instructors think it is important for their students to attend
  2. Attending takes time.
    • Potentially, time away from family, work and other activities in one’s life.
    • Scheduling time off for the event can be challenging.
  3. Attending is expensive.
    • Airfare, hotel, cab fare, tolls, meal costs are substantial.
    • Registration fees are required.
    • Not everyone can afford to attend.

But some are able to overcome all these obstacles and attend the National Festival in spite of them. For the 1 in 10 who do, the benefits of attending outweigh the obstacles to attending… sorta like college.

  1. Attendees get to experience a high level Moo Duk Kwan® event unlike any other
  2. 2005-10-Black_Belt_Mag_Cover-1005BBC1_300DPI-2Attendees get to meet and share time with the Moo Duk Kwan® President, H.C. Hwang Kwan Jang Nim
  3. Attendees have the opportunity to share multiple meals with Kwan Jang Nim, Seniors and fellow members
  4. Attendees get to meet and socialize with top Federation Officials and Seniors
  5. Attendees get to attend a Federation Board of Directors meeting as visitors
  6. Attendees get to meet and train under global caliber master level instructors
  7. Attendees get access to high level seminar content only available at the National Festival
  8. Attendees get to meet, socialize and share ideas with top studio owners from across the nation
  9. Attendees get to share the Festival experience with fellow members from across the nation and International guests
  10. Attendees get to bid on unique auction items that are only available at the Festival
  11. Attendees get to meet and train with top level practitioners from across the nation
  12. IMG_8271_800x906Attendees get to observe or participate in national caliber teams and demonstrations
  13. Attendees get to participate in competition with fellow members from across the nation
  14. Attendees get to judge and referee national level competition
  15. Attendees get to attend an intimate celebration banquet at the conclusion of the event
  16. Attendees receive participation credit toward future rank advancement on their permanent member record

For those making plans to attend the 2015 National Festival in Danvers, MA July 30 – Aug 1, 2015, the experience will last a lifetime and the benefits are priceless.

Be the 1 in 10 who overcomes the obstacles and reaps the reward of doing so.