GREETINGS! Here's another page that came about from some feedback I received. The midnight stories are short stories about fellow Soo Bahk Do practictioners who have a historical aspect of the training they want to share, or a story about their instructor(s), a humorous moment, a serious moment, about yourself, your instructor, their instructor, whatever. It's really open to all of you. If you send it to me, I'll put it here. Remember, proper courtesy and etiquette apply. I must have permission from your instructor to put it on this page. If you can't get permission, I am sorry, I can't put it on this page. SOO BAHK!
As it states in the gup manual, "Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan is a traditional martial art based on respect for all life. It is important to develop this respect, of our art, our country, Grandmaster, Senior Dans and all members, in accordance with Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan principles".
Our first contribution to midnight stories comes from Kendall Jenkins, Dan Bon #14219, available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks Sa Bom Nim.
He began his training in 1960 under Mr. Dale Drouillard, Dan Bon #757. During this time he has trained in many different martial arts and was Michigans leading authority on Oriental and Asian non-projectile weapons and he has displayed in his do jang one of the most impressive weapons display in existence, before he would display a weapon he would research it's applications and practice with it until he became proficient. In 1968 he invented a new type of Police weapon called the "Nutcracker Flails", with this weapon he went on to teach over 100 police departments throughout Michigan his system of CCC. He was certified by the Michigan Law Enforcement Council (Michigan State Police).
Besides being a dedicated martial artist, he is a graduate of Psychorientology and a student of Parapsychology. He also is studying theology and majoring in the Aramaic and Hebrew translations of the Bible. After training Police Officers for 2 years he decided that he needed to spend more time on his personal training.
During the early 1970s, when the formation of the U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan was in it's infancy, Sa Bom Nim Hanke was one of the dedicated martial artists who would become one of the original Board of Directors member. After being accepted by Sa Bom Nim H.C. Hwang as his student, he quit his weapons training so that he could focus his atttention on Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee's teachings and philosophy. He traveled by motorcycle and van with his faithful dog Satan (which is another great midnight story) to every single State in the continental United States. He would teach clinics and train with nature in remote areas of the country just to spread the art of Tang Soo Do. He would drive from Michigan to New Jersey to train with Sa Bom Nim H.C. Hwang at every chance he could, which was pretty often. Sa Bom Nim Hanke has never once missed a National Federation event, Board of Directors meeting or Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa since the inception of the Federation. This is honest dedication to the teachings and philosphy of Kwan Jang Him Hwang Kee.
Respectfully submitted by,
KENDALL JENKINS, #14219
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