Please check this page for resources and information from the Region 7 Regional Examiners.
Current Regional Examiners: Dan Ellenbecker Sa Bom Nim (outgoing), Dave Billings Sa Bom Nim, Mike Kelly Sa Bom Nim (incoming)
Dan Candidate recommended timeline (candidates for Cho, Ee, or Sam Dan)
4-6 months prior to a test: It is recommended that instructors notify the Regional Examiners approximately 4-6 months out from the next test regarding the number of candidates they plan to recommend (including age, rank test, verify points / regional (and/or national) participation)
2 months - Instructors should inform Regional Examiners of final count for Dan test
1 month prior to test: Candidates should submit their packet to their personal instructor. Recomending instructor should forward a rough draft of the essays to Regional Examiners.
2 weeks prior to test: Recommending instructor should provide final candidate packet to Regional Examiners. Recommending instructor should email a copy of finalized essay to all Regional Examiners.
It is recommended that candidates and their instructor should attend several classes with regional examiners during the final 6 months prior to testing to get directed feedback. This helps all parties involved prepare for the test.
Candidates for Kyo Sa
Candidates for Kyo Sa should obtain the Kyo Sa instructor certifcation kit from the US Soo Bahk Do Federation 1 year in advance of planned test.
Candidates for Kyo Sa and their instructor should inform the Regional Examiners 1 year in advance of their intent to obtain Kyo Sa Certification.
Candidates for Kyo Sa will need to teach at least 2 classes in front of the Regional Examiners as part of their evaluation.
Candidates for Kyo Sa will participate in at least 1 Dan Shimsa as part of their evaluation.
Current Point / regional participation system:
Candidates for Cho Dan will need 6 regional participation points to test. 3 points are needed within the 1 year prior to the testing date. (National event participation counts for 2 regional points)
Candidates for Ee Dan will need 6 NEW additional participation points since their Cho Dan test. 3 points are needed within the 1 year prior to the testing date.
Candidates for Sam Dan will need 8 NEW additional participation points since their Ee Dan test. 3 points are needed within the 1 year prior to the testing date.
Dan Candidate updated documents
1 - REGION 7 Candidate Application Checklist
2 - REGION 7 Instructor Recommendation
3 - World Moo Duk Kwan Rank Application Form
4 - REGION 7 Shimsa Application and Participation Form
Regional Examiner contact information
Sa Bom Nim Dave Billings, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-751-0616
Sa Bom Nim Mike Kelly, email@example.com, 651-214-1485
Regional Examiner training opportunities
1st Saturday of each month - Linwood Rec Center - St. Paul, MN - 11:45am-1pm
Occassional 3rd Thrusday of each month - St. Cloud Soo Bahk Do - St. Cloud, MN - 6:30-8:30pm ($20)