hi, I am in my 79th year, on June 9, 1976 at 9:00 PM I took my 1st class at the Jun Rhee institute in Kensington, MD. received my Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in Bloomington, MN on June 12, 1981. Then received my 5th Dan on Feb 15, 1995. I did a little aikido got to Blue belt. then that school closed. I had met Master Robert Frankovich my Aikido instructor he recommended I think about Haidong Gumdo. So, I started Haidong Gumdo in 2005. Over the years I graduated to my current Rank of 4th Dan. I have been honored to start teaching and do support work. in the school.