Over 54 participants in the recent 22nd Annual Ko Dan Ja
Shim Sa concluded recently in Ramona, California.
There were two 7th Dan Candidates: Frank Schermerhorn, Sa Bom Nim, Phillip
Bartolacci, Sa Bom Nim, seven 6th Candidates: Sa Bom Nims Gustavo Poletti, George Berriochoa, Ken Trevellyan, Cash Cooper,
Craig Hays, Oliver Whitcomb, and Jeff Griggs; seventeen 5th Dan Candidates: Debra Hall, SBN, Master Kriton Glenn (Australia),
John Kelly, SBN, Master Rodney Williams, Master John Cajulis, Hiram Turner, SBN, Steven Peterson, SBN, Edward Gilmore, SBN,
Master Dean Boland, John Mahony, SBN, David Billings, SBN, Robert Diehl, SBN, Debbie Lindemann, SBN, Curt McCauley, SBN, Master
Joshua Lockwood, J.C. Cox, SBN, and Anna Oulashin, SBN.
There were nineteen 4th Dan Candidates: Richard Wilcox, KSN, Mr. Paul Eng-Wong,
Alexandra Lalieu, KSN, Mr. Roberto Bonefont, Sr., Mr. Andrew Cheever, Ms. Belinda Wooten, Mr. Segundo Perez, Cesar Perez,
KSN, Charles Smith, KSN, Charles Holland, KSN, Mr. Ernie Medina, Mr. Rodigo Cruz, Brooke Paparo, KSN, Ms. Codi Williams, Donald
Holt, KSN, Michael Steidley, KSN, Kimberly Lasasso, KSN, Edward Sachs, KSN, and Ms. Rachael Schepperly.
For Sa Bom Candidate: Master Michael Zickafoose, and twelve visiting Ko Dan
Ja: Sa Bom Nims Ramiro Guzman, George Manns, Phil Duncan, Christian Naggiar, Dave Thomas, George Gavit, Ronald Baldwin, Thomas
Thai, Joseph Scholz, Raymond Senkowski, Travis Guinn, and Leonie Broman from Australia.
As a participant in the recent KDJSS, I'd pubically like to thank our
Kwan Jang Nim, for his continuing guidance and strength and the SAC and TAC members for providing all of us with a genuine
sense of Moo Do throughout the Shim Sa and the Moment with the Masters. Although this KDJSS may go down in the books
as "the short one", many of us were feeling the need for another week as we left on Friday. I'd also like to
thank my fellow Sa Dan candidates who made this Ko Dan Ja a wonderful and memorable personal experience, the mentoring 7th,
6th, 5th and Visiting Ko Dan Ja who took us under their wings and provide us with enduring support then and now.
In Moo Do
Mr. Roberto Bonefont, Sr.
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