USA World Moo Duk Kwan Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa begins this week in Orlando, Florida for 2021 and 2020 Candidates
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This upcoming event this week, will be the first time that two years of invited Candidates will participate in the unique week long evaluation on grades for Sa Dan, O Dan, Yuk Dan, Chil Dan and above. This year, the event will take place in Region 4 of the US SBDMDK Federation located this year in Orlando, Florida.

As always, there has been a Shim Sa tradition for USA and World members to send "Spirit Messages" to all the participants, visiting guests and our Senior members, and TAC/SAC participants.  This year is no different.  Here is the information on sending those messages that was posted by Mary Kate Stinehour, Sa Bom Nim, of Ellenville Moo Duk Kwan Academy, NY (Region 2).

Please send your words of encouragement to the following KDJ candidates who will be testing in Orlando, Florida November 5th - 12th @

Region 1:

L. Greenberg SBN

Region 2:

M. Berardinelli SBN

C. Stinehour SBN

Master B. Carmody

Master J. Fry

Master R. Ahlers


Region 3:

T. Clyde SBN

E. Sachs SBN

J. Youmans KSN

Region 4:

Master T. Rupert

Region 5:

R. Strong SBN

C. Vonck SBN

C. Sponsler JKN

Region 6:

H. Turner SBN

J. Scholz SBN

J. Lupone SBN

Region 7:

N. Herlofsky KSN

Region 8:

B. Gilner

T. Armstrong JKN

E. Knibbe

Region 9:

L. Drehs SBN

G. Price SBN

M. Acosta SBN

D. Lockhart SBN

Master O. Livolsi

D. Moon SBN

Master Craig Bassin

R. Maderazo SBN

B. Lockhart JKN

S. Skinner

Region 10:

C. Holland SBN

C. Arvidson SBN

A. Arvidson SBN

D. Countryman KBN

C. Burris KSN

Please join me and many of our brothers and sisters in Moo Do, send our congratulations and our "Spirit Messages" to all of our attending participants and senior members.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Roberto Bonefont, Sr., Region 2, WMDK Assistant Webmaster




  • 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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