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About Taekwondo and Moo Sul Kwan

Lee H. Park

Moo Sul Kwan Martial Arts was brought to the United States by Great Grandmaster Lee H. Park in 1969.  Great Grandmaster Park began teaching Moo Sul Kwan Martial Arts in Cape Girardeau on September 1, 1969.  MSK has grown to include schools in St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Jackson and other cities in the midwest, including Moo Sul Kwan eventually being spread even further.

Lee H. Park was born to Sangsoon and Eungkyo Chang Park on December 25, 1939.  He graduated from Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, in 1965, and married Yung Kim on August 18, 1969. Grandmaster Park moved from Korea to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. GGM Park worked at Southeast Missouri State University as a physical education professor. He received a B.S. in Accounting at SEMO University in 1973 and an M.A.T. Degree in Physical Education in 1979. 

Moo Sul Kwan Martial Arts

Moo Sul Kwan in America

Lee H. Park

Lee H. Park

Grandmaster Lee H. Park served as president of Moo Sul Kwan and the American Martial Arts Sports and Education Association.  Grandmaster Park was vice-president of the International Council on Martial Arts Education and he was chairman of the Teacher Certification Committee, International Council of Martial Arts Education.  He had previously served as a Delegate at Large at the National AAU Taekwondo Committee, was a past president of the American Hapkido Association; past chairman of the Subcommittee of Safety and Equipment Development, National AAU Taekwondo Committee; and a past chairman of the Regional Board of Examiners, American Taekwondo Association. 

Great Grandmaster Park was a certified 9th dan black belt by the World Taekwondo Federation and 9th dan black belt in Hapkido by the Moo Sul Kwan Hapkido Federation in Korea and 5th dan black belt by the Korean Yudo Association.  He is a Hall of Fame member of the World Taekwondo Federation, Seoul, Korea, and was one of the two highest ranking Moo Sul Kwan Hapkido instructors in the world.

Today, Lee H. Park's Moo Sul Kwan and AMASEA has developed programs about taekwondo in Missouri, Colorado and Florida, including many clubs, like at Southeast Missouri State University, and numerous before and after school programs at many public and private schools that learn about taekwondo like at Colorado's Red Rocks Elementary School, Westridge Elementary School, Bell Middle School, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, St. Catherine of Sienna School, West Woods Elementary School and Montessori Peaks Academy.

Moo Sul Kwan Today

Since 1988, the original Moo Sul Kwan founded by Lee Park has been led by Grandmaster Charles F. Hildebrand, President.  The other Moo Sul Kwan master instructors:

  • 8th dan - Jim Sautel
  • 7th dan - Mike Morton, Rick Schutt, Doug Johnson, Mindy Sautel, John Sautel
  • 6th dan - Bill Evans, Bill Jones, Erik Albrechtson
  • 5th dan - Alan Williams, Tom Hunter, Freddy Sautel, Alice Meyung, Clayton Garner, Karen McHugh, Andy McDaniel

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