Administrative Responsibility Overview

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WORLD MOO DUK KWAN®

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY OVERVIEW:

Annual World Moo Duk Kwan License fee:
The World Moo Duk Kwan’s annual license fee for individuals shall be remitted in the 1st month of training for new students and renewed annually thereafter prior to the registration expiration date.

The annual license fee may be adjusted periodically.

Upon activation of a 1st time World Moo Duk Kwan license each student practitioner shall be issued an official World Moo Duk Kwan registration ID number.

Transfers into the World Moo Duk Kwan shall also be issued an official World Moo Duk Kwan registration ID number when applications are accepted.

WMDK registration application forms and renewal forms are available online and may be requested from the Administrative office of the World Moo Duk Kwan via email.

Online submission options may also be available.

Proof of adequate membership time will be required in order to apply for Gup andDan rank certification in the World Moo Duk Kwan.

Gup testing and Certification:

The World Moo Duk Kwan does not require Gup rank certification fees from registered practitioners who provide proof of current World Moo Duk Kwan license in good standing at the time of application for Gup rank certification.

World Moo Duk Kwan Certified Instructors/studio owners shall provide regular opportunities for Gup students to test for rank promotion when they have fulfilled all technical and registration requirements for a given rank.

Rank certification requirements and official Moo Duk Kwan instruction in the Soo Bahk Do martial art system are available via The Soo Bahk Do Institute.

World Moo Duk Kwan Certified Instructors/studio owners shall submit to the national headquarters within 10 days of conducting an exam, test results for all students and/or prospects who were tested by the instructor, whether they passed, failed or presented for an interim evaluation.

Gup Test Forms for this purpose may be obtained online and/or online submission options may be available in each country.

Each national organization shall confirm eligibility of all students recommended for rank certification by Certified Instructors/studio owners by confirming the students have successfully fulfilled all technical and registration requirements of the World Moo Duk Kwan and the national organization.

The National organization shall then promptly submit every student’s Gup test results as received from Certified Instructors/studio owners to the World Moo Duk Kwan in accordance with the organization’s agreement with the World Moo Duk Kwan.

The World Moo Duk Kwan shall authorize each national headquarters to produce official World Moo Duk Kwan Gup rank certificates for World Moo Duk Kwan registered students who are approved by the WMDK for Gup rank certification.

Each National organization shall distribute official World Moo Duk Kwan Gup rank certificates to WMDK registered students in care of their recommending Certified Instructor/studio owner.

Upon receipt of students’ certificates, Certified Instructors/studio owners shall promptly award the Gup rank certificates to the students via a ceremony/protocol specified by the World Moo Duk Kwan.

Licensed national organizations and Certified Instructors/studio owners shall issue and distribute only official World Moo Duk Kwan Gup rank certificates to students in accordance with the terms of the organization’s agreement.

 

Dan testing and Certification: 

OVERVIEW

Each national organization shall provide opportunities for World Moo Duk Kwan registered students who have fulfilled all technical and registration requirements for a given rank to apply and test for Dan rank certification twice a year, once in Spring (Jan1 to June 30) and once in Autumn (July 1 to Dec 31),

Dantesting can only be conducted by duly authorized World Moo Duk Kwan examiners at the time and place announced in accordance with established national organization policy.

MEMBERS

Qualified World Moo Duk Kwan registered students who have been recommended by Certified Instructors/studio owners to test for Dan rank shall submit the following items as instructed by the national organization. (Transfers and their students may be recommended by their assigned World Moo Duk Kwan representative pending their attainment of Instructor certification and/or selection of a personal instructor)

  1. Proof of current World Moo Duk Kwan registration in good standing and proof of adequate registration time for the rank being applied for
  2. Required application forms forDanrank certification
  3. Required photos (2)
  4. Required application fees forDanrank certification
  5. Required written essays
  6. Submit to a physical and/or oral evaluation by the duly authorized World Moo Duk Kwan examiner or testing Board at the time and place specified.

DAN TESTING BOARDS

Dan Testing Board Examiners shall conduct Dan rank examinations in accordance World Moo Duk Kwan published guidelines.

Dan Testing Board Examiners shall submit to the attention of the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman via the national organization’s headquarters within 10 days of an examination:

  1. Completed Dan rank application packets for each WMDK registered student tested
  2. Photos for each student tested (2)
  3. World Moo Duk Kwan Dan rank certification fees for each student tested
  4. National organization processing fees or other fees (if applicable)
  5. Rank recommendation summary for all students tested

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION

Each national organization shall confirm that registered students recommended by Dan Testing Board Examiners have successfully fulfilled all WMDK technical and registration requirements and provide written assurance to the Technical Advisory Committee Chairman.

The Technical Advisory Committee Chairman shall then assure that every individual WMDK registered student’s Dan rank recommendations and applicable Dan rank certification fees are promptly submitted to the World Moo Duk Kwan in accordance with the national organization’s agreement with the World Moo Duk Kwan.

GRANDMASTER

Upon receipt from each national organization, the World Moo Duk Kwan shall:

  1. forward the national organization’s Technical Advisory Committee’s recommendations to the Grandmaster,
  2. account for all Dan rank certification fees,
  3. confirm that all World Moo Duk Kwan student registration requirements have been fulfilled.

Upon final approval by the Grandmaster’s office, the World Moo Duk Kwan shall issue and deliver to the national organization’s Technical Advisory Committee Chairman via the organization’s national headquarters the following for each registeredDanrank certified practitioner.

  1. Issuance of an officialDanBon(if applicable) in the Moo Duk Kwan ranking system
  2. Official Dan rank certificate
  3. Official Dan rank photo ID card
  4. Official World Moo Duk Kwan Dan Pin

Each National organization shall distribute official World Moo Duk Kwan Dan rank certificates to registered students in care of their recommending Certified Instructor/studio owner.

MEMBER’S PERSONAL INSTRUCTOR

Upon receipt of students’ Dan rank certificates, Certified Instructors/studio owners shall promptly award the students’ Dan rank certificates to them via a ceremony/protocol specified by the World Moo Duk Kwan.

Licensed national organizations and Certified Instructors/studio owners shall issue and distribute only official World Moo Duk Kwan Dan rank certificates to registered students in accordance with the terms of the organization’s agreement.

Standard Dan Rank Certification fee:

ChoDan:          (1stDan)             US  $60.00

E Dan:             (2ndDan)            US  $80.00

SamDan:          (3rdDan)            US $100.00

Kyo Sa:           (Teacher)           US $175.00

Note: Ko Dan Jatesting (4th Dan and above) and Sa Bom testing are arranged specially by the World Moo Duk Kwan once a year. The information can be found at the TAC calendar or hosting country websites.

Minimum time requirements between testing:

To Cho Dan:            (1stDan)     33 months from date WMDK registration begins

Cho Dan to E Dan:    (2ndDan)      2 additional years from Cho Dan Exam date

E Dan to Sam Dan:   (3rdDan)       3 additional years from Ee Dan Exam date

Sam Dan to Sa Dan:  (4thDan)      4 additional years fromSamDanExam date

Sa Dan to O Dan:     (5thDan)       5 additional years from Sa Dan Exam date

O Dan to Yuk Dan:   (6thDan)       6 additional years from O Dan Exam date

Yuk Dan to Chil Dan: (7th Dan)      7 additional years from Yuk Dan Exam date

 

Note: WMDK registration time must match rank training time requirements to be eligible for rank promotions. For example, Cho Dan rank training time required = 33 months, thus proof of 3 years elapsed time since 1st WMDK registration will be required for students to be eligible to be tested for Cho Dan rank.

Please assure prompt WMDK registration of all students to assure their eligibility forDan rank certification at a later date.Dan rank applicants with insufficient proof of WMDK registration time may incur additional fees.

Individual students may register online at

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