Beginning Level – Cho Dan

When we begin our Martial Arts Journey we see the day we started as the beginning this perspective however changes as we progress. As we attain each rank our understanding evolves, the new technical knowledge and philosophy drive this growth. Once we reach Cho Dan we are ina position to take larger steps in our understanding

Striving for each new rank members (myself included) often feel that they are not ready or not proficient enough to test for that Rank. In many respects we hold ourselves back failing to understand that we holders of knowledge.

IMG_20190530_161359_835As results for our newest Dan members were presented I was again thinking about each member at Gungahlin Soo Bahk Do who has achieved Dan Rank and the importance each individual has to the dojang and your fellow members. For this reason all members who achieved Chodan at Gungahlin Soo Bahk do are listed below, unfortunately there are some of you that we do not have records of your Dan Bons in Australia

 

Surname

First Name

Rank

Dan Bon

1

Ruan

Claire

Cho Dan

42471

2

Stanely

Tamara

Ee Dan

42472

3

Miller

Jeff

Cho Dan

——

4

Wardle

Matthew

Ee Dan

44508

5

McColl

Lachlan

Sam Dan

44511

6

Olejniczak

John

Sam Dan

44895

7

McColl

Robert

Cho Dan

46039

8

Lawson

Michael

Cho Dan

—–

9

Jones

Gary

Ee Dan

46231

10

Brain

Adam

Cho Dan

47354

11

Meadows

Peter

Cho Dan

47754

12

McMullen

Peter

Ee Dan

47755

13

Lake

Stephen

Cho Dan

47756

14

Casuto

Danil

Cho Dan

—–

15

Edworthy

Keith

Cho Dan

48352

16

Karman

Nicole

Ee Dan

48852

17

Goodwin

Philip

Ee Dan

48853

18

Grant

Kyle

Cho Dan

—–

19

Song

Jeffrey

Ee Dan

49520

20

Batzogiannis

Lou

Cho Dan

49521

21

Goldsmid

Mark

Cho Dan

50894

22

Hayes

Jacob

Cho Dan

50895

22

Batzogiannis

Christos

Cho Dan

51294

23

Smith

David

Cho Dan

51296

24

Raihan

Nazeef

Cho Dan

51297

It is important to acknowledge that Cho Dan is a new beginning. It is when the emphasis in training and application shifts towards internal focus after years of working with the External Focus(physical). This new begining influences our movement and thoughts in a profound way expanding our understanding.

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