132nd Dan Classings Championships

Introducting the New Sparring Format with the 5 Moo Do Values



Rocky Mountain Martial Arts will be hosting the 132nd Dan Classing Championships in Carbondale, Colorado on October 4-5, 2013. This event will make history  as we introduce the new sparring format that the Moo Duk Kwan is introducing. This format will soon be showcased at the National Festival and all Region 8 Tournaments. The theme for the weekend will be “Choong Yong”, meaning “the middle way” where we will seek a balance of Um and Yang in a dynamic, ever-changing world.  Pre-register before September 6, 2013  for the best pricing available.

Click to download the Weekend Program (pending).

Schedule of Events

Thursday October 3

Time Event Location
Not Available *Kyo Sa Examination N/A

*No Kyo Sa Candidates identified at this time.

Friday October 4

Time Event Location
1:00 to 5:00 Dan Candidate Workout Carbondale Recreation Center
1:00 to 2:00 Judges Seminar Carbondale Recreation Center
2:30 to 5:00 Dan Sparring Seminar Carbondale Recreation Center
5:00 to 5:30 Instructors Meeting Carbondale Recreation Center
6:00 to 7:30 Dan Seminar Carbondale Recreation Center

Saturday October 5

Time Event Location
8:00 to 8:45 Neh Gong Seminar Carbondale Middle School
9:00 to 10:30 All Rank Seminar Carbondale Middle School
10:30 to 12:00 133rd Dan Classing Potential Candidate Workout Carbondale Middle School
10:30 to 12:00 Regional Examiner Help Seminar Carbondale Middle School
12:00 to 12:45 Lunch On Your Own
1:00 to 3:00 132nd Dan Classing Championships Carbondale Middle School
6:00 Celebration Banquet Carbondale Community Compass School


*Please note that we are now charging $40 for Dans to participate on Friday in addition to the $40 Gup Clinic on Saturday. Dans can choose to attend just Saturday or both Friday/Saturday.

The following pre-registration prices expire September 6. Prices will go up $10 starting September 7.

Saturday-Only Seminar Participation: $40.00 for first family member/$30.00 for additional family members.

Friday and Saturday Seminar Participation: $80.00 for first family member/$70.00 for additional family members.

Adult Banquet: $35.00

Children Banquet: $20.00

Commemorative T-Shirt: $20.00


The Day’s Inn in Carbondale, Colorado located on 950 Cowen Dr right off of Highway 133 has a discounted rate of $79 by using the group rate name “Rocky Mountian Martial Arts group rate”. Make your reservations now by calling (970) 963-9111.

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. The In Neh and Written portion of your test will occur during this time. This is a mandatory attendance class for the candidates. Instructors: Brian Corrales, Sa Bom.

Judges Seminar

During this initial seminar of the weekend, we will present the new sparring format based on the 5 Moo Do Values that will be incorporated in future National Conventions and Region 8 tournaments. This seminar is focused on training dan members how to be effective judges by teaching principles to help you acquire an “eye” for identifying the application of the 5 Moo Do Values in sparring. This seminar is for Dan members only. Instructor: Oliver Whitcomb, Sa Bom

Dan Sparring Seminar

During the second part of Friday’s set of seminars, we will learn basic principles and techniques that will help us begin applying the new sparring format in our training. Be prepared for non-stop sparring rounds during this dynamic seminar session!  This seminar is for Dan members only. Instructor: Oliver Whitcomb, Sa Bom

Dan Seminar

Jeff Moonitz, Sa Bom Nim, the senior Sa Bom in Region 8, will be presenting a special sparring seminar. You won’t want to miss this! This seminar is for Dan members only. Instructor: Oliver Whitcomb, Sa Bom

Neh Gong Seminar

Participate in this unique Neh Gong Seminar where you will learn some of the unique, historical health exercises of ancient China that were incorporated in the early days of the Moo Duk Kwan. Learn a unique variation of the Moo Pahl Dan Kuhm (8 Brocade), the Yuk Keun Kyung (Changing Tendon Exercises), and a meditative technique called “beating the heavenly drums”. Friends and families are encouraged to participate in this low-impact, health-promoting class.  Instructor: Brian Corrales, Sa Bom

All Rank Seminar

In this Saturday morning session, we will have a series of lightning rounds with various drills to help support the new sparring format.  Instructors: Oliver Whitcomb, Sa Bom; Jeff Griggs, Sa Bom; Jennifer Gibbons, Sa Bom; Brian Corrales, Sa Bom. 

133rd Dan Classing Potential Candidate Workout

Anyone who would like to test during the 133rd Dan Classings during the Spring of 2014 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.

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: Various Ko Dan Ja


On your own.

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

Celebration Banquet will be held at the Carbondale Compass School.