The 2022 USA Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa & Moment With The Masters begins Nov 4-11, 2022 in Tulsa Oklahoma

Being held at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Seated Sparring at 2016 USA Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa

This annual event is held for USSDBMDK Federation Inc., members seeking advancement in grade and certification in the instructional levels of Jo Kyo, Kyo Sa, Kyo Bom, Bu Sa Bom, and Sa Bom, during a weeklong evaluation. The evaluations are conducted under the watchful eyes of the USA Technical Advisory Committee, and TAC Assistants, to include the Chairman of the USA TAC, Senior Members, and the Kwan Jang Nim, World Moo Duk Kwan, H.C. Hwang, Sa Bom Nim.  The 2022 USA Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa and Moment with the Masters, schedule of events can be seen here.

This year's evaluation like all the others gives Federation members the opportunity to support the regional candidates in one of our traditions of "Spirit Messages"... each morning you can email your support as it explained below.

From Mary Kay Stinehour Sa Bom Nim "SPIRIT MESSAGES"

The 2022 U.S. Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa begins this Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma! Please join us in sending words of encouragement to our Ko Dan Ja candidates (listed below)! Your messages will be posted each morning for the candidates to see. Help lift them up and show your support by sending them well-wishes and inspirational messages. Please send your messages to


Testing for Gu Dan:

F. Schermerhorn Sa Bom Nim

P. Bartolacci Sa Bom Nim

Testing for Pahl Dan:

L. Kozak Sa Bom Nim

S. Lemner Sa Bom Nim

D. Willard Sa Bom Nim

Testing for Chil Dan:

M. Kelly Sa Bom Nim

J. Gibbons Sa Bom Nim

V. Kenyon Sa Bom Nim

C. Cooper Sa Bom Nim

Testing for Yuk Dan:

W. Brantley Sa Bom Nim

J. Spence Sa Bom Nim

A. Cotsones Sa Bom Nim

D. Townsend Sa Bom Nim

S. Fittanto Sa Bom Nim

Testing for O Dan:

S. White Kyo Bom Nim

T. Vodden Sa Bom Nim

D. Hall Bu Sa Bom Nim

C. Estey Kyo Bom Nim

A. Constable Sa Bom Nim

M. Wyatt Bu Sa Bom Nim

S. Fishman Kyo Bom Nim

J. Menendez Sa Bom Nim

S. Oulashin Bu Sa Bom Nim

Testing for Sa Dan:

J. Georgiadis

M. Levinson

Dr. K. Levinson

Dr. B. Bowen

E. Harrison

R. White Jo Kyo Nim

I. Lee

M. Maxam Kyo Sa Nim

J. Camp Kyo Sa Nim

O. Gilady-Sten Kyo Sa Nim

J. Dyer Kyo Sa Nim

E. Chung Kyo Sa Nim

Please start supporting your regional candidates today, and thank you for your support.

In Moo Do,

Roberto Bonefont, Sr., Kyo Bom, #13927

WMDK Web Site Assistant



  • Roberto Bonefont

    Began training in 1967 at the age of 16, as a member of the Brooklyn Highland Park Y.M.C.A., under the guidance and training of Mr. Mike Masley, Jr., Dan Bon 10180, and tested for Cho Dan on June 18, 1969.  Now a certified 4th Dan Ko Dan Ja, and was issued his original testing date Dan Bon 13927 by Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang based on his petition to honor that date and evidence showing Mr. Mike Masley and his instructors,  Mr. Robert Sohn, Dan Bon 6037 and Mr. Vincent Nunno, Dan Bon 7291, were legitimate representatives of the Founder, and Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee and the Korean Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Association in 1969.

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  1. S. Oulashin Bu Sa. Tomorrow (Monday) after the MWM visitors have left, as you know, the real work begins. Stay focused and energized. I’m sending you good vibes and energy. Soo Bahk!

    Chuck Holland

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