"Dan Bon" simply means "Dan Number;" however, that simple description does not reveal or convey the rich depth of tradition, history and meaning associated with the Moo Duk Kwan® martial art organization's Dan Bon system.
The Moo Duk Kwan® Dan Bon system is a very important and traditional part of the Moo Duk Kwan® martial art organization. It is a source of great personal pride for Soo Bahk Do practitioners embracing the Moo Duk Kwan philosophy and goals of technical excellence. Today, I'd like to share a few of the very unique aspects of the Moo Duk Kwan Dan Bon system with you. (more…)
Students who have achieved sufficient skill and fulfilled the necessary rank requirements may be provided with an opportunity to test for rank advancement.
Upon successful completion of a rank exam, the student's exam results are submitted to National Headquarters for review by the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation's Technical Advisory Committee and if approved, the student's rank promotion recommendation is forwarded to the Kwan Jang Nim.
For each successful rank promotion the student is awarded a legitimate Moo Duk Kwan certificate of skill and competency in Soo Bahk Do® martial art system by the Kwan Jang Nim. Rank certificates are shipped to the student's instructor for ceremonial presentation to the student by their instructor.
Official Moo Duk Kwan® Dan rank testing opportunities are available multiple times per year through Regional Dan tests for Federation members who are recommended to test by their personal instructors.
The U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation's Technical Advisory Committee provides opportunities in each Federation region for qualified students to test for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Dan ranks. Higher rank candidates are tested at an annual, week long Masters exam called the Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa.
U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation Regional Dan tests are scheduled and managed by the Technical dvisory Committee's appointed Regional Examiners and Regional Administrators in each of the Federation's 10 regions.
Students applying to test for Dan rank must be recommended by their personal instructor and must submit a completed application packet and fees in accordance with the instructions of Regional Officials.
Please contact Regional Officials for information specific to the Region you live in: