I tested for my 4th Dan this past summer at the Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa in Ramona, California. I’ve been looking all over the place for a company that specializes in custom embroidery for master belts. It’s not easy to find brands that make midnight blue belts rather than the more common black belt. It’s even harder to find midnight blue belts with a solid red stripe like the ones used in Soo Bahk Do to denote a master. For example, http://awma.com has the belts but doesn’t do embroidery. After a lot of searching, I finally found this website: http://www.eosinpanther.com/.
Not only does this website sell midnight blue belts with solid red stripes, but also does custom embroidery and translation of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese. There’s even examples of Soo Bahk Do master belts. Everyone who is promoted to 4th dan in Soo Bahk Do should be able to find this site, even though I had never heard of it! The formats are exactly what I was looking for!
The belt I ordered was close to $100, but the quality can’t be topped! All belts are handmade right here in the USA. Even the embroidery is done by hand rather than by a computer, giving your belt a real craftsmanship to it.