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.