2013 Awards Banquet

November 2, 2013

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Mudokwan activities for the year ended on November 2nd with one of our favorite events of the year, the annual awards banquet. This event gives Mudokwan the opportunity to celebrate with our favorite people, our students. We use this venue to review our events of the year and bring special attention to those students who were instrumental in making the year successful for all of us. It also gives us the chance to interact in a much more personal level.

 We really have bunch of fantastic people in our system. It is remarkable that our members come from such a variety of backgrounds and experiences and yet we all have a passion for the Mudokwan system. I believe that this is one of the things that make our system special. We use the common thread of martial arts to bring us together, but it is not the physical acts of performing the techniques that bind us. It is the content of our collective character. This focus on character is fundamental to our system. It is this that we celebrate the most as we end our season.

I sincerely appreciate everyone in the Mudokwan system. I hope you all enjoyed the banquet and look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Master Rick Ross

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