Five Time-eligible Ninth Dan Candidates for 2024 Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa

Never before in Moo Duk Kwan® history have five practitioners been time-eligible for 9th Dan rank certification.

Those distinguished members are:

  • Pal Dan 14436 James Donnelly, Sa Bom
    Pal Dan 19839 Daymon Kenyon, Sa Bom
    Pal Dan 20632 Kris Poole, Sa Bom
    Pal Dan 20729 Fred Messersmith, Sa Bom
    Pal Dan 21420 Bill Nelson, Sa Bom

The date and location of the historic 2024 Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa is being finalized now and will be announced shortly.

U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Moo Duk Kwan Federation (121)

The United States Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® was formed in 1976 by Moo Duk Kwan® Founder Hwang Kee and a group of dedicated practitioners in the U.S. In 1994 the Federation also adopted the tradename of The United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federtation®. Connect with the Federation via websites and social networks.


  1. Steven Rakel on 01/01/2024 at 7:37 am

    Congratulations on your dedication and commitment. We go back such a long time together and it brings a moment of joy to learn of this! Will have to consider returning to KDJSS this year (visitor track) to support you all as you did us, our group, 2023 KDJSS. MOO DO! Steven Rakel.

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