Karate Kids and Adults Kick Up Theirs Heels For A Good Cause
Thirty Participants Raised $2000

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St. Cloud Soo Bahk Do® martial art school owner, Master Bill Nelson, his  students and supporters hosted a Kick-a-thon fundraiser Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 to benefit the nonprofit United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation and Foundation.

Thirty participants included beginner students (Gups), black belts ( Dans)  Masters (Ko Dan Ja), non student children and adults.


Participants executed over 6000 kicks during the one and one half hour event and generated $2000 in donations from their generous sponsors.

The event was organized well and was followed by a cook out and pot luck dinner.  St. Cloud Soo Bahk Do®members from Milaca and Becker raised $2,000 while reporting they had great fun and enjoyed the unique training opportunity provided by the Kick-a-thon.

Students and supporters expressed satisfaction knowing that they were helping raise funds to preserve the Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school's well established reputation and legacy of nearly 70 years while supporting the promulgation of the strong core values the Soo Bahk Do®  martial art system emphasizes.

Organizers said the Kick-a-thon was very easy to plan and organize with the support materials and other resources provided by the Federation. The Kick-a-thon packets contained ready made sponsor forms, envelopes, detailed execution of gaining sponsors, with prizes and incentive for all who participate and generating student interest and participation was easy.

Sa Bom Nim Nelson stated that raising money was never so easy and he encourages each Moo Duk Kwan® studio to take action and host a kick-a-thon or break-a–thon before year end when the Grand Prize expires if not claimed.

Soo Bahk Do Kids And Teens Impress Law Enforcement
Week Long Multicultural Summer Camp Focused On Personal Safety And More

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St. Cloud Soo Bahk Do® martial art school hosted a morning only, week-long camp summer camp June 16 – 20th for kids and teenagers.

The camp curriculum focused on Soo Bahk Do® martial art training with an emphasis on personal safety.


Thanks to Master Nelson's advance arrangements, camp attendees enjoyed visitors from St. Cloud Police Department, St. Cloud Fire Department, Gold Cross Ambulance, and the Central Minnesota Area SWAT Team.

Participants learned about history, lineage, Korean and Chinese culture and personal safety.

Each student created a Korean flag and performed many repetitions of kicks, punches, forms and self defense techniques in preparation for a rank exam the week after the camp.

The camp concluded on a high note with attendees celebrating with their families, enjoying pizza and graduating from the camp.

St. Cloud Soo Bahk Do® is owned and operated by Bill Nelson, Sa Bom, a 7th degree blackbelt and member of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® Technical Advisory Committee and author of “Your Weapon Within.”

If you'd like to host a fun, exciting and educational multicultural event for your group that also teaches personal safety, then call today and book your date (320) 252-8726.

You can also receive a free trial offer opportunity for your entire group and get a prompt call back when you