Today Wim van der Linden passed his 4th dan test. Wim tested for this instructor grade in front of masters Ko Baek-yong (9th dan), Leon de Heus (7th dan) and Ko Se-hwan (5th dan).
black belt test
Urk is a unique village in the Netherlands. This former island is where we will be staying today and Saturday. The main event of the day was the black belt test. Nine people successfully tested for their first or second dan. It was the first official dan test of our federation.
Today was another busy day in Finland. It started with a combined black belt and red belt test. Jouni Lahtinen tested for his black belt (first dan) while his partner during the test, Antti Kuismanen, tested for red belt. After this test several other members of the Finnish Hankido Federation tested for their next coloured