130th Dan Classing Championships

History & Tradition of Effective Soo Bahk Do Kicks

Sawtooth Martial Arts will be hosting the 130th Dan Classing Championships in Hailey, Idaho on October 5-6.  Pre-register before August 31st for the best pricing available.

Schedule of Events

Friday October 5

Time Event Location
1:00 to 4:30 Dan Candidate Workout Sawtooth Martial Arts
1:00 to 4:00 Dan Hyung Seminar Park
5:00 to 5:30 Instructor Training Seminar Sawtooth Martial Arts
6:00 to 7:30 Dan Seminar Community Campus
7:30 to 8:00 Region 8 Debrief Community Campus

Saturday October 6

Time Event Location
8:00 to 8:45 Neh Gong Seminar Community Campus
9:00 to 10:30 All Rank Seminar Community Campus
10:30 to 12:00 130th Dan Classing Potential Candidate Workout Community Campus
10:30 to 12:00 NEW! Regional Examiner Help Seminar Community Campus
12:00 to 12:45 Lunch On Your Own
1:00 to 3:00 129th Dan Classing Championships Community Campus
7:00 Celebration Banquet The Brewery


The following pre-registration prices expire August 31. Prices will go up $10 starting September 1.

Individual Seminar Participation: $40.00

Family Seminar Participation: $30.00/person

Adult Banquet: $35.00

Children Banquet: $20.00

Commemorative T-Shirt: $20.00


The Wood River Inn is located across the street from Sawtooth Martial Arts.  Rooms are available for $85/night and the key word is “Soo Bahk”.  Call . 208-578-0600. Additionally, those who need to save money and would like to stay with one of my students, they can Call Robyn Yeager at:  208-720-5490 or e-mail her at:  idahoyeagers@svskylan.net.

Description of Events

Dan Candidate Workout

This afternoon session is only open to Testing Candidates and is officially the start of the test.  During this time, the format of the test will be given and opportunities to practice and acquire proper group harmony.  This is a mandatory attendance class for the candidates. Instructors: Regional Examiners

Dan Hyung Seminar

All Dan members are invited to participate.  This is a time where dan members are able to practice dan-level hyung and ensure proper standardization. Instructors: TAC

Instructor Training Seminar

This class is open to Sa Bom, Kyo Sa, and Jo Kyo members who are either instructors at their schools or frequent assistants. We will discuss Kyo Sa/Sa Bom Certification requirements and new Studio Certification program. Instructor: Regional Examiners.

Dan Seminar

The Dan Seminar is for You Dan Ja and Ko Dan Ja members only. Jeff Griggs, Sa Bom and Jennifer Gibbons, Sa Bom will be teaching the dan seminar and will focus on the last 5 Sam Soo Sik Dae Ryun exercises created by Kwan Jang Nim. Instructor: TAC

Regional Department Debrief

Agenda TBD.

Neh Gong Seminar

This morning class will teach the internal aspects of our art. The public is invited to participate.  Instructor: Whitcomb, SBN.

All Rank Seminar

The Saturday seminars will be broken up into 2 distinct classes: Adults and Children under 12 and under. We will be working on effective kicking techniques.  Instructors: Regional Examiners.

130th Dan Classing Potential Candidate Workout

Anyone who would like to test during the 130th Dan Classings in October 2012 needs to attend this class with Griggs, Sa Bom Nim (Our TAC Representative). This will be a pre-evaluation where you will receive constructive feedback on how you can best prepare for your next promotion. Instructor: Jeff Griggs, Sa Bom.

NEW! Regional Examiner Help Seminar

This one-hour seminar will be tailored to the individual and collective needs of the membership. As a part of the registration process, you will be asked to state areas you wish to improve. From the list of responses, the Regional Examiners will create a seminar tailored to the majority of responders. Seminar may be broken up into various segments. You must submit a proposed topic to qualify to participate. Instructors: TBD


On your own. Please see the map for restaurant locations nearby.

Dan Classing Championship

The Dan Classing Championships is the main event of the weekend where the testing candidates will test in front of the Examination Board.  This is open to the public.

Proctor: TBD

Celebration Banquet

The banquet will be held at the Sun Valley Brewery.