PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Jang’s Karate Center to Host Belt Promotions

Jang's Karate Center, Santa Barbara will host the Region 9 Soo Bahk Do, Moo duk Kwan (Korean Karate in the pure tradition) testing of the the 1st, 2nd and 3rd black belts rankings.

This huge event will take place the Saturday 21st of April 2012 at Dos Pueblos High School Gym in Goleta from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is welcome and the event is free of charge.

The Grandmaster of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan will also be attending the ceremony to support the Event as a special guest, along with several other very high ranking Masters.

Two young Soo Bahk Do Moo duk Kwan practitioners.
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Jan’g Karate Center

Two young Soo Bahk Do Moo duk Kwan practitioners.

The Federation only recognizes Dan (black belt) promotions that happen in this Regional Process in front of a panel of examiners and high ranking regional seniors in SooBahk Do. This testing process assures that standardization and connection across the nation is maintained and upheld. This certification process allows for the practitioners in this art to be recognized not only nationwide but worldwide in their ranking achievement.

This event is proudly hosted by Jang’s Karate Center in Santa Barbara, which celebrated its 30th birthday this year. For more information visit

Master Jang of Jang’s Karate Center in Santa Barbara.
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Jang's Karate Center

Master Jang of Jang’s Karate Center in Santa Barbara.

Master Jang came from Korea in 1975, holds numerous martial arts titles and awards, including the World Tang Soo Do® Middleweight Championship. He has a unique and inspirational teaching style that combines humor, wisdom and clear explanation of techniques, as well of the philosophy Moo Do Kwan based on discipline and respect and values such as courage, endurance, modesty, humility, concentration, and control of power.

SooBahk Do is practiced to prevent conflict and promote peace.

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