137th Dan Shim Sa

Sawtooth Martial Arts will be hosting the 137th Dan Classing in Sun Valley, Idaho on April  29-30, 2016.

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Download a poster for the 137th Dan Shim Sa here, 137th Dan Shim Sa Poster

Pre-register before March 31, 2016 for the best pricing available.

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Theme: Mu Sang / Yu Sang

Emphasis: Sparring Application of Chil Sung Forms


  • Jeff Moonitz Sa Bom Nim (8th Dan)
  • Jeff Griggs Sa Bom (7th Dan)
  • Oliver Whitcomb Sa Bom (7th Dan)
  • Jennifer Gibbons Sa Bom (6th Dan)
  • Brian Corrales Sa Bom (5th Dan)

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 29

Time    Event Location
10:00     Region 8 Leadership Workout  SMA, Hailey ID
1:00 to 4:00     Dan Candidate Workout with Proctor Limelight Room B
1:00 to 4:00     Yu Dan Ja Training Limelight Room B
1:00 to 4:00     Ko Dan Ja Training Limelight Room B
1:00 to 4:00     Ko Dan Ja Candidate Training Limelight Room B
3:00 to 5:00     Candidate Training on their own Limelight Room B
5:00 to 6:00     Instructors/Studio Owners Meeting Camas Room
6:00 to 8:00     Dan Clinic Limelight Room B

Saturday, April 30

Time Event Location
7:30 to 8:15 Neh Gong Clinic Limelight Room B
9:00 to 11:00 Adult All Rank Clinic Limelight Room B
9:00 to 11:00 Youth Clinic Limelight Room B
11:00 to 12:00 Potential Candidate Workout Limelight Room B
11:00 to 1:00 Lunch On Your Own
1:00 to 3:00 137th Dan Classing Championships Limelight Room B
3:00 to 4:00 Meeting with the Testing Board Camas Room
6:30 to 9:00 Celebration Banquet Sawtooth Club, Ketchum


The following pre-registration prices expire March 30, 2016. Prices will go up $10 starting March 31, 2016.  *Note that all testing candidates do not need to pay clinic fees.  However, you still need to register for the banquet, and reserve a t-shirt and poster if you want one.


  • Ko Dan Ja, Dan Member and Adult Gup: $40.00 for first family member/$30.00 for additional family members.
  • Junior Dan member: $40.00 for first family member/$30.00 for additional family members.
  • Junior Gup: $30.00 for first family member/$20.00 for additional family members.
  • Adult Banquet: $35
  • Children Banquet: $25
  • Commemorative Clothing: Youth T-Shirt $15, Women’s T-Shirt $25, Men’s T-Shirt $25, Unisex Hoodies $35.  Order deadline April 15, 2016.


Travel and Accommodations

  • The Region 8, 137th Dan Shim Sa and clinics will be held on April 29-30th, 2016 at the Sun Valley Resort, Idaho.  We have negotiated a special rate for the 137th Dan Classing Championships.  Please use this link  137th Dan Classing Group Rate for all travel and online accommodation reservation information.   Note room rates include multiple occupancy without additional charges.  For help with this booking or to book dates for this block not available on line, please contact Sun Valley Reservations at 1-800-786-8259.

Description of Events

Dan Candidate Workout

  • The Dan Testing Candidate Workout with the Regional Examiners and designated proctors is a mandatory event.
  • Who can attend?  Testing Candidates & board holders

Yu Dan Ja and Ko Dan Ja  Workout

  •  Any member who is not testing and is not a potential candidate for the 138th or 139th Dan Classings are eligible to attend this session.

Potential Candidate Workout

  • Instructors and potential candidates will get direct feedback on how to reach full potential for the next Shim Sa.  The T.A.C. and R.E.X. will be providing guidance.
  • Who can attend?  Any student who will be eligible to test at the 138th or 139th Dan Classings (must be at least a 1st Gup red belt)

Dan Clinic (Friday)

  • Theme: Mu Sung/Yu Sang
  • Emphasis: Sparring Application of Chil Sung Forms
  • Who can attend?  Dan members

Neh Gong Clinic

  • Integrated Breathing, Stretching and Movement class
  • Who can attend?  Any age and ability as well as the general public (no charge for the general public to attend)

All Rank Clinic (Saturday)

  • Youth clinic (ages 5 – 13 all ranks)
  • Adult Gups
  • Dan Members
  • Theme: Chil Sung Hyung with Mu Sung/Yu Sang
  • Who can attend?  Soo Bahk Do practitioners, all ranks and ages (classes will be split up and taught according to age and rank)

137th Dan Classing Championship

  • 1:00 – 3:00 – 137th Dan Shim Sa
  • 3:00 – 4:00 – Meeting with the Testing Board
  • Who can attend?  Students and the general public encouraged to observe and support the demonstration.  Students should show up to the test in Do Bok (uniform).

Proctor: Per Lindfors, Jo Kyo, Sawtooth  Martial Arts, ID

Celebration Banquet

Held at the Sawtooth Club in Ketchum  6:30-9:00 p.m.

231 N. Main Street,

Ketchum, ID 83340


Who can attend?  Soo Bahk Do practitioners and their family members.

  • Excellent food (choices of entrees)
  • Professional musicians
  • 70th Anniversary demonstration video footage from Korea
  • Martinov Sa Bom Nim video footage
  • Activities for kids