Papamoa Haidong Gumdo Instructor, Ben Haar, has been elevated to 2nd Dan.
Ben undertook his grading in September, 2017 – the grading was videoed which was then in turn sent to Oceania President, Master Jung Il Oh (based in Brisbane, Australia). Master Oh’s recommendation was then sent to Haidong Gumdo World federation headquarters in South Korea for the final Approval or Disapproval.
The certificate then did the return voyage – headquarters, Brisbane and arriving in Tauranga on Friday (2nd March, 2018).
And it was worth it!