We are Frys Karate and teach the style of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan. Soo Bahk Do is a traditional style of defensive martial arts. Soo Bahk Do focuses on the whole person, mentally, physically, morally and spiritually. Briefly speaking Soo Bahk Do uses tphysical techniques derived from the combative arts of the Chinese, Okinawan, and Korean, to “Maximize students strengths and minimize weaknesses,” through strong powerful and circular techniques, (kicks, strikes, blocks, and throws).
Soo Bahk Do translates to "the way of the striking hand" Moo Duk Kwan translates to "The Institute of Martial Virtue." It is the organizational body for Soo Bahk Do, encompassing the philosophical aspects which define our art.
Established on November 9th, 1945 by our late founder, Grandmaster Hwang Kee, following the liberation of Korea from Japan after World War II, his unique art combined kicking from Korean Taekyon, postures and philosophies from Chinese Tai Chi, forms and techniques from Japanese Shotokan, and techniques and philosophies he discovered in the ancient text, "Moo Yei Do Bo Tong Ji." Moo Duk Kwan (also known as Tang Soo Do at that time) quickly became the most widely practiced and highly revered traditional martial art in Korea.
Despite hardships that befell the Moo Duk Kwan, such as political pressure from the Korean government to unify with Tae Kwon Do, Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee endured and trained diligently, ultimately exporting the Moo Duk Kwan system to the U.S. from 1958 onward through servicemen returning from active duty in Korea.
An equal application of hand and foot combinations makes this a true martial art. In Soo Bahk Do there is an adherence to tradition. Training Hall Etiquette and philosophical principles underlying karate are taught and encourage application in everyday living by the karate student. Principles such as, Self Discipline, Respect, Humility and Spiritual Strength are taught.
The objective of Soo Bahk Do Karate is not to stop at learning superficial movements. It can show the way for us to seek unlimited expansion of the limited mental and physical power, we have placed upon ourselves.
Soo Bahk Do Karate is for everyone (age 4 to 75). You may join at anytime, we are open year round. Our practice methods do not condone deformation of any body parts. Fry's Karate is a certified member of the US Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation and World Moo Duk Kwan, Hwang Kee’s art known as Soo Bahk Do, Tang Soo Do, or Moo Duk Kwan. This gives us a direct connection to the roots of both Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do. All rank promotions are internationally certified. You will find each class taught by highly professional instructors who are able to blend both ancient philosophy and tradition with modern scientific application. Our internationally standardized curriculum teaches physical techniques including forms, self-defense, and non-contact sparring applications. Soo Bahk Do is much more than a form of exercise or self defense. Soo Bahk Do is a way of life that helps cultivate and refine a person’s mind, body, and spirit. Fry's Karate began teaching the Korean Karate of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan in January 2017 in Newburgh, New York. Now located at 145 Windor Hwy Ste 209 New Windsor NY, 12553.
Joseph Fry (left)
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Master Fry is the owner and operator of Fry's Karate, his goal is to continue teaching the art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan to individuals in the New Windsor NY area and instill the values taught to him as a child to all future practitioners.He began training in August 2000 under Master Ed Frampton. He has been teaching various age groups for over 10 years, and is a certified instructor through the Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan federation.
Michael Berardinelli (center)
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SBN Berardinelli is an Internationally recognized Martial Artist and Certified Master Instructor. SBN Berardinelli is a 35 year martial arts practitioner with Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan, and has over 32 years experience teaching this Martial Art to various age groups.
Bonnie Green-Brenner (right)
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Ms Green began training in 1995 and recieved the rank of Cho Dan in november 1999, the rank of ee dan in january 2002 and her current rank of sam dan in april of 2015. she is also a certified junior instructor of the Soo bahk do moo duk kwan federation.