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Brian Corrales brings over 30 years of martial arts experiences in his courses. He is highly respected in the martial arts community for his pursuit of excellence. His background is in the late Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan system of martial arts known as Soo Bahk Do and Tang Soo Do. This includes principles found within Okinawan Karate, Tan Tui, Ba Duan Jin, Tai Chi, Kwon Bup (as found in the Moo Yei Do Bo Tong Ji). This same style is one of the dominant elements of modern-day Tae Kwon Do.
In 2010, Brian participated in the infamous Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, an 8-day Masters Test in the mountains of California in 2008 and again in Switzerland in 2013. He is currently a 6th Dan (6th degree black belt equivalent) in the art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan and holds Dan #36364. He is also a certified Sa Bom, designating him as a “master model” instructor. This is the highest level of teaching certification that Soo Bahk Do offers.
Brian is currently appointed by Kwan Jang Nim HC Hwang as a member of the USA Technical Advisory Committee of the US Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.
Using the Moo Duk Kwan style as the foundation, Brian's training has also been shaped by Tae Kwon Do, Shorin-ryu, Shotokan, and Budoshin Jiujitsu. Brian is a seeker of knowledge and his classes given unique insight that he has acquired from his diversity of training.