20 Year Anniversary

We opened on Wednesday the 7th
of February 2001

On Wednesday the 7th of February 2001 Gungahlin Soo Bahk Do opened its dojang at 6:30pm. The first classes consisted of members who had moved to the “New” region in the ACT and wanted to train closer to home.
We opened at Palmerston Primary School training two nights a week. Shortly after this Monday night was added at the first Gungahlin Public Library (Ernest Cavanagh Street) at 7:00pm. When the Nicholls venue (current location) became available in 2003 the school moved and has continued to operate in this location.

Kyo Sa Nim John Olejniczak was the first new white belt to work through the doors and continues to train with us. Joining in August of the 2001 he is coming up to 20 years membership in the Moo Duk Kwan
Currently 25 people who have achieved their Dan Bon from Gungahlin Soo Bahk Do these are in order of Dan Bon:

  1. Claire Ruan – 42471
  2. Tamara Stanely – 42472
  3. Jeff Miller
  4. Matthew Wardle – 44508
  5. Lachlan McColl – 44511
  6. John Olejniczak – 44895
  7. Robert McColl – 46039
  8. Michael Lawson
  9. Gary Jones – 46231
  10. Adam Brain – 47354
  11. Peter Meadows – 47754
  12. Peter McMullen – 47755
  13. Stephen Lake – 47756
  14. Danil Casuto
  15. Keith Edworthy – 48352
  16. Nicole Karman – 48852
  17. Philip Goodwin – 48853
  18. Kyle Grant
  19. Jeffrey Song – 49520
  20. Lou Batzogiannis – 49521
  21. Mark Goldsmid – 50894
  22. Jacob Hayes – 50895
  23. Christos Batzogiannis – 51294
  24. David Smith – 51296
  25. Nazeef Raihan – 51297

Over the years the school has had very strong supporters from amongst the Dan members and this continues. Without this support the dojang could not have survived this long. We strive to provide an inclusive friendly environment for our members feeling that this ensures members will want to remain connected.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s