Soo Bahk Do in Iceland
César, as he is called in Iceland, was born in Mexico City, and he started training under Ramiro Guzmán, SBN, José Torres Navarrete, SBN and Dai Won Moon, Dan Bon 2814 in the year 1973. At that time the line between Soo Bahk Do and Tae Kwon Do was not yet drawn, so truthfully he started training Corean Karate(TANG SOO DO), as our Art was known back then. For many years he trained under Dai Won Moon and eventually became part of the Tae Kwon Do Mexican National Team, where he stayed for 15 years. He achieved twice a silver medal in World TKD Championships and after retiring from competition, opened his first Tae Kwon Do School in Mexico City, called Absolut Tae Kwon Do. He still has a few schools under this name in Mexico City and the surrounding areas.
César, SBN was included in the TKD Hall of Fame in 2007 where he re-met Ramiro Guzmán, SBN, who had stayed in the SBD line since the 80´s and invited César to train with him again. He did, and in 2007 he did his transfer examination, where he received the Dan Bon 44158.
His daughter married an icelander and they both have a very nice girl called April. Since César SBN and his family are very united, they managed to contact an Icelander TKD practitioner who offered César SBN the opportunity to training the Icelandic TKD National Team and also teach TKD in Iceland in 2008.
He started teaching in early 2009, and at the beginning it was more focused in Tae Kwon Do, but slowly, he introduced Soo Bahk Do to a small group of his students. In 2010 he got the opportunity to move to a new do-jang, to teach TKD, but he asked if it was possible to have some specific days for Soo Bahk Do, both for adults and kids.
It was then when, finally Soo Bahk Do was established under its correct name and with a specific training schedule in Iceland, and during the same year César SBN was named Designee for Iceland by H.C. Hwang, KJN.
César Rodríguez Luna, SBN was a Candidate for Sa Dan and Sa Bom during the 6th. Euro Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Greece, held from the 1st to the 7th of April, 2012.