Kwon Sa Bom Nim

Studio Founder

Master Kwon is a 9th Degree Black Belt in the Moo Duk Kwan and has over 45 years of experience in the martial arts. He began his training in Soo Bahk Do in Seoul, Korea as a child. Since that time, he has gone on to teach as a head instructor at the Soo Bahk Do Headquarters in Seoul. He has also taught the South Korean Army and U.S. Solider while in Malaysia and is one of the most respected senior instructors in the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation. In 1983 he opened his first U.S. studio in Greenpoint, NY. In 1992 he opened his second studio (main dojang) in Manhasset, NY, where he still teaches today.


  • January 18th 1950 - Born in Daegu, Korea
  •  1963- Begins SBD
  •  Instructor at Moo Duk Kwan HQ, Korea
  •  Instructor for the Korean Army
  •  Instructor for the British Troops in Malaysia
  •  1981 Married
  •  1981 Dae Keun Kwon was born
  •  1983 Esther Kwon was born
  •  1983 Immigrated to United States
  •  1983 Studio in Green Point, NY
  •  1988 Studio in Manhattan closes
  •  1992 Opened Manhasset Dojang
  •  2004 8th Dan Promotion
  •  2006 First Certified Masters from Kwon’s Karate
  •  2007 Guardian of the Art