I’m very honored to be appointed as President of The World Tang Soo Do General Federation – Moo Duk Kwan, succeeding a galaxy of seniors. I started Kong Soo Do in 1953, then later changed to Tang Soo Do shortly after that. Since then I’ve strived to keep the identity of the art and deliver its tradition to our juniors for the last 63 years. Tae Kwon Do, which is rooted in Tang Soo Do, has become a global sport with total support of the South Korean government. Meanwhile Tang Soo Do has kept traditional. I have served as General Secretary from the formation of this federation till now. It was my goal to establish a more martial version of the Kukkiwon, along with an international film museum of martial artists.

Tang Soo Do has changed a lot over the years so our headquarters does its best to keep up with the times as developing the spiritual element. Our federation is having a kind of rebirth so we can truly by an organization that is run by the members for the members.

To achieve these goals I need your cooperation, your passion and your commitment. I want you to train Tang Soo Do not just for yourself but for your juniors so it can develop further.

Thank you.

Koe Woong Choung
10th Dan Black Belt of Tang Soo Do


I would like to announce that on this month, Moo Duk Kwan becomes officially registered organization named by World Moo Duk Kwan General Federation. It means this organization owned my each one of you not by one individual.

I am not a true martial art guy like you but it's been a long time to admire and respect Moo Duk Kwan's training philosophy such as concentrating not only physically but mentally more and I believe this unique philosophy can be distinguished between other martial arts and Moo Duk Kwan and this is one of the main reason that I decide to make this Federation.

Now we have built Administrative Secretariat Bureau and central Gym at the center of Seoul which become resting place for all of the Moo Duk Kwan brothers. And I highly expect to every one of you will visit here, the birth place of martial arts, sooner or later

Also we have been successfully managing Moo Duk Won and it studies martial art technique and mental training to upgrade our Tang Soo Doo to the next level. And I promise that I will do my best to spread pure spirit of Moo Duk kwan all of the world.


Chairman Jae Joong Kwon
Greeting From International Vice President

It is a great honor to be named International Vice President of the World Tang Soo Do General Federation. This is a dynamic, growing, International organization of Tang Soo Do practitioners.

There are other styles and organizations in the world, but this Korean headquartered organization maintains the “Roots” of our “Art”. Starting as a white belt so many years ago, it never entered my mind that I would become the International Vice President. I am very humbled and honored to be named to this most esteemed position. I wish for Tang Soo Do practitioners world-wide to join us as we strive to pass on our Art.

As for my commitment to you, I vow to help bridge the gaps between members throughout the world and act as an agent for change in the federation. For Tang Soo Do to become a martial art for the future the path has to be cleared for the next generation. I will make it my mission to start this process.

Thank you.

International Vice President
James A. Saffold
10th Dan Black Belt of Tang Soo Do


1st President: KIM YONG DUK
Nov. 1945- Founding member of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan.
Black belt pin No. 2
2003-the 1st President of World Tang Soo Do General Federation-Moo Duk Kwan.

2nd President: LEE KANG UK
Chief Instructor and General Secretary of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan HQ for 7 years.
1974-Founder of Tang Soo Do(Soo Bahk) Federation.

3rd President: CHOI HEE SEOK
1945- Founder member of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan.
Black belt pin No. 3
2003- Founding member of World Tang Soo Do General Federation-Moo Duk Kwan.
Served as the 3rd President of World Tang Soo Do General Federation-Moo Duk Kwan.
President: Choung Koe-Woong
Vice President: Cho Nam-Dong
International Vice President: James A. Saffold
Director of Latin America: Pedro Vangas
Director of Caribbean Affair: Jose Torres

Grandmaster Instructors: GM. Koo Hong-Kyu, GM. Kwon Sung-Yong
Master Instructors:
Kim Je-Wook, Larke, Guy E.
Kim Bong-Soo, Nam Sung-Jin, Ha Jang-Ho

Grandmasters Elite Society GM. Choung Koe-Woong, GM. Saffold, James A.
GM. Vangas, Pedro, GM. Leow, C.K.
GM. Tan Eng-Sin, GM. Reed, David (PhD)

International Marketing Manager/ Newsletter Editor: Master Larke, Guy E.

Region Director: North American Affairs: GM. Saffold, James A
Latin American Affairs: GM. Vangas, Pedro Caribbean Affairs: Master Torres, Jose
GM. McHugh, Tim
Weapons Research and Development: GM. Mitch Mayberry