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Perry Araeipour, Sa Bom Nim captured an historical moment through the lens of his camera when for the first time in history, five members were awarded their 8th Dan rank certifications at the same time.
The members came from all across the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® and were awarded their Moo Duk Kwan® 8th Dan certificates by H.C. Hwang Kwan Jang Nim on November 21, 2014 in Ramona California at the 2014 Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa.
Left to right Fred Messersmith, Sa Bom Nim (Dan Bon 20729) from Torrance, California, Daymon Kenyon, Sa Bom Nim (Dan Bon 19839) from San Diego, California,Vic Martinov, Sa Bom Nim (Dan Bon 10189) from Santa Ynez, California, H.C. Hwang, Kwna Jang Nim,from Springfield, New Jersey, Larry seiberlich, Sa Bom Nim (Dan Bon 1815) from Maplewood, Minnesota, James Donnelly Sa Bom Nim (Dan Bon 14436) from Hampton Roads,Virginia, Kris Poole, Sa Bom Nim (Dan Bon 20632) from Longview, Texas and Bill Nelson, Sa Bom Nim (Dan Bon 21420) from St. Cloud Minnesota