Grandmaster Hyun Chul Hwang
Pin # 509
Grandmaster Hwang, 9th Dan is current
president of the
U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk
Kwan Federation and the
Duk Kwan of which it is a member.
The son of Grandmaster Kee Hwang, the late founder of Tang Soo Do (Soo
Bahk Do) Moo Duk Kwan,
Grandmaster Hwang began his martial
arts training on May 5, 1954 at the age of 7. He earned his Cho Dan
at the age of 9, becoming the youngest Dan holder in Korea at that
He was a a member of the Korean team at the 5th Asian Karate
Championships held in Seoul in 1966. In 1967 he was Head Technical
Advisor at the 6th Asian Karate Championships held in Manila,
Philippines. He served in this capacity again at the 1st World
Karate Tournament held in Tokyo, Japan.
In 1969 he graduated from Korean
University with a degree in Oriental Philosophy.
From 1970-1973, he was the head
instructor at the Central Moo Duk Kwan Do Jang and at the U.S. 8th
Army Base in Yong San, Korea.
From 1973-1974, Grandmaster Hwang served
as the head instructor at the Greek Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan
Federation and during 1974, he was the invitational instructor of
the United Kingdom Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.
He is a Charter Member of the U.S. Soo
Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation as well as the Chairman of its
Technical Advisory Committee (T.A.C.).