If you happen to be one of those time pressed members who let the National Festival and Dan Leadership Convention June 17th hotel deadline pass without reserving your room, Headquarters may be able to help with your hotel rescue.
We have seven (7) rooms, and ONLY seven rooms, available for Thur-Fri-Sat, but you must call HQ to get them and when they are gone, they are gone.
Call (903) 263-9807 to get one of these seven (7) rooms.
The USA Technical Advisory Committee has added ANOTHER exciting new division to the 2013 United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® National Festival and Dan Leadership Convention.
Any 3 Dan members can now create their own Goodwill 3 Person Sparring Team and compete against other Goodwill 3 Person Sparring Teams in this “made for Dans” new division.
Goodwill sparring team members do not have to be from the same studio nor even from the same region.
No regional or studio qualification process is required in order to form a Goodwill 3 Person Sparring Team.
Whoever is on a Goodwill 3 Person Sparring Team is at the discretion of the Team members.
In the Goodwill division a team of three spar another team of three in regular two person matches.
So if you have a couple of friends in your studio or in other studios or even in other regions who you would like to match up with to make a team and take on all challengers, reach out to them and make plans to register as a Goodwill 3 Person Sparring Team today.
If you’d like to compete on a Goodwill 3 Person Sparring Team, but do not have team mates you can even register for the division individually and then the TAC will randomly match you up with two other members at the event to create a Goodwill 3 Person Sparring Team.
Goodwill 3 Person Sparring Teams
- Goodwill 3 Person Sparring Teams are composed by three individual members within and/or across regions at member discretion.
- Goodwill 3 Person Sparring Teams may also be composed by random matching of any three members at the event for those members who register for the division but do not compose their own team in advance.
- A member may not serve on more than one team.
- Goodwill Sparring Team elimination rules will be based on total points
Goodwill 3 Person Sparring Team Divisions
- Dan Adults male ages 18 up
- Dan Adults female ages 18 up
- Dan Teens mixed genders ages 13 to 17
- Dan Youth mixed genders ages 8 to 12
*All Regional Dan Teams and Goodwill 3 Person Sparring Team Members qualify to order and wear Official Team Apparel only available to Team Members
All members registered for any team division will be able to order their team apparel in advance of the event and wear it during the event as recognition of their participation on a team.
You’ll learn superior sparring tactics and spontaneous technical application skills during this rapid fire session instructed by Sa Bom Nim Jennifer Gibbons of the USA Technical Advisory Committee Shim Gung Bu.
Self defense situations demand reflexive responses and instinctive application of your skills without delay. This fast paced session will test your ability to apply your skills spontaneously and strategically for victory in sparring and self defense.
Come prepared for eye-opening action in this Moo Duk Kwan®-a-thon session!
Donate To Sa Bom Nim Gibbons personal Moo Duk Kwan®-a-thon fundraiser here
150 4 2 36 Rooms Available For Soo Bahk Do
The Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia/Cherry Hill, South Jersey’s largest hotel outside of Atlantic City, is located near Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Franklin Institute, Wachovia Center (Sixers/Flyers), Citizens Bank Park (Phillies), Lincoln Financial Field (Eagles), Philadelphia Zoo, Battleship New Jersey, Tweeter Center and Mount Laurel.
At the Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia/Cherry Hill, experience 408 guest rooms and suites that feature Crowne Plaza’s Sleep Advantage and complimentary high-speed Internet access! Enjoy beautiful views overlooking the Philadelphia Skyline and the Cooper River. We are 5 miles from Downtown Philadelphia and less than 20 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport. The lively Camden Waterfront is close by and Atlantic City beaches and casinos are just an hour away.
We have over 43,000 sq. ft. of newly renovated meeting space, including two ballrooms and numerous breakout rooms. Our Riverside Pavilion is the premier location for Philadelphia/South Jersey Weddings, Indian Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, or any special occasion.
Join us July 18-20th for the most exceptional event ever at the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation’s 2013 National Festival and Dan Leadership Convention.
One powerful opportunity that each practitioner and instructor has is to START sharing the Art with others who can also benefit from it. Toward that purpose we are asking you to help the Foundation acquire additional financial resources for this purpose.
The Foundation’s goals include increasing public awareness of, and participation in, our art. The Foundation also seeks to provide financial support to the Federation thus providing new participation opportunities for individuals who otherwise may not have an opportunity to experience Soo Bahk Do®.
To that end, the Foundation asks for your help distributing the enclosed informational brochure detailing how interested supporters can contribute to these important campaigns.
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with this information so you can respond to student questions.
You may contact any of the Foundation’s Board Directors (firstname.lastname@example.org) for clarifications or additional information about how you can assist us in meeting these important objectives to expand the number of beneficiaries of Soo Bahk Do® and to help preserve its future.
Please help by distributing the Foundation’s brochure as widely as possible. The electronic version can be downloaded here.
We thank you for your support and look forward to the great opportunities that your active participation and support of the Foundation will make possible.
Yours in the Moo Duk Kwan,
Board of Directors, U.S. Soo
Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Foundation, Inc.
ATTENTION STUDIO OWNERS AND REGIONAL EXAMINERS:
Please use the form below to submit your studio’s anticipated attendance of the National Festival and Dan Leadership Convention in Cherry Hill, NJ July 18th to 20th.
Let us know how may of Gups, Dans and Ko Dan Ja are planning to attend this year and your responses will help us improve our planning and the overall experience for everyone in attendance.
If you have already submitted your response on the spreadsheet, then you need not submit again.
Thanks so much for your commitment to making this National Festival a success.
WE’LL SEE YOU AT THE NATIONALS!
Locations and dates are being explored for the 2014 National Festival and Dan Leadership Convention. Please indicate your preferences.
Your responses to this poll will form the basis of location and date selection for 2014.
If you want your region to be considered for the event please recruit as many responses as possible from your region’s members before August 1st, 2013.
You are also invited to share any comments about the 2013 Festival that you would like to see considered or aspects of the event you would like to see improved for the 2014 Festival.
Please share and forward this link to all who you want to vote in this poll and post it on social media. etc.
Leadership is a quality within that conceives visionary endeavors, compels the bold pursuit of uncertain ventures and drives the achievement of exceptional accomplishments.
Come share this premiere event with a host of fellow members who exude these leadership qualities and more.
Be a leader.
Be there, and lead someone there with you.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leaders S.T.A.R.T. things!
Q: What Are The Auditions About?
A: Auditions are a no cost opportunity for Gups and Dans to have your individual, partner or group technical performance videoed and considered by the Technical Advisory Committee for official publication on the Soo Bahk Do Institute.
Prepare your best performance and arrive by 1:15 PM on Thursday July 18th.
Text AUDITION to 69302 to reserve an appointment or complete the online signup form here: http://festival.soobahkdo.org/casting-call-auditions/
Your performance should be approximately 1 to 3 minutes long and may be any personal skill or partner or group demonstration that you desire to present.
Maybe YOU will be the next Chuck Norris!
Registration packets are now being distributed to all Certified Studios and members via postal mail, email and web.
- Download your 2013 National Festival Registration Packet and get signed up today!
- Reserve your spot on the Saturday July 20th Dinner Cruise
- Reserve Your Hotel Room. The Soo Bahk Do Group Hotel Room Block Closes June 17th after which your rates may be higher
- Activate your personal Moo Duk Kwan®-a-thon fundraiser page. Any amount of donations serves as your admission fee. No other charge. Or collect your sponsor donations manually and remit via the registration form.
- Audition for the Soo Bahk Do Institute!