Special ceremony for those receiving their 1st Dan Black Belt and Certificate
We have had a very special ceremony for our members who received their 1st Dan Black Belt and Certificate on 17th April, 2016. This was a very significant and special time for the club, when we honoured our members at our Headquarters.
Moreland Mayor, Councillor Samantha Ratnam was awarded an Honorary Black Belt certificate by Grand Master Kimm. After being presented with a gift of some special plants and a card made by the young Hap Ki Do students, the Mayor made a wonderful speech congratulating the new Black Belts, Grand Master Kimm and the Universal Peace Foundation for the important work done over the years.
On Sunday 17 April, a new group of Hap Ki Do and Sun Do students were awarded their black belts by Grand Master Kimm in a memorable ceremony attended by around 200 people at the Do-Jang in Coburg. Congratulations to our new Black Belts! It was a great community celebration of our club and our work for the Universal Peace Movement.
Some family, friends & past members supporting and joining in for the celebrations.
Prior to presenting the Brown Belt students with their new grade, Grand Master Hur-Nan Kimm Yong-Sup thanked the mayor and other dignitaries for their attendance, he acknowledged the important role families and friends of students play in supporting their training and expressed heart felt thanks to the senior Black Belts for their ongoing dedication and support.
Grand Master Kimm emphasized that attaining a black belt marks the beginning of a journey – not the end – and asked that all members and friends focus on the main goal of helping to make our planet a cleaner and safer place.