The following is a list of WFMAF‘s dan rank (duanwei) holders around the world. For those individuals who are interested in applying for the dan rank (danwei) and would like to find out more information about the requirements to apply,  please visit our Dan Rank page. The WFMAF reserves the right to disqualify any dan rank holders listed here, for reasons including, but not limited to, not paying for the dan rank certification fee, reputation or character issue of a dan rank holder, moral integrity issue of a dan rank holder, etc. Based on the severity of these issues, vice-presidents of the WFMAF have the power to decide whether a dan rank holder should be disqualified.

NameDan Rank (Duanwei)Date GrantedStateCountry
1st Dan (Duan) Rank
Manoj Bhambwani1st Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016WashingtonUnited States
Scott Edgar1st Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016WashingtonUnited States
Chester Lin1st Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016CaliforniaUnited States
Angel Garcia1st Dan (Duan)May 28, 2016New YorkUnited States
Barbara J. Gitlitz1st Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016CaliforniaUnited States
Richard Renchi Ma1st Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016WashingtonUnited States
Andrew McElroy1st Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016WashingtonUnited States
Nicholas Simovich1st Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016CaliforniaUnited States
2nd Dan (Duan) Rank
Shi Shiyu2nd Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016HenanChina
3rd Dan (Duan) Rank
Freddy Irarte3rd Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016CaliforniaUnited States
4th Dan (Duan) Rank
Joseph L. Brown4th Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016CaliforniaUnited States
John D'Avino4th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
Sihan Gao4th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016MarylandUnited States
Angel Garcia4th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
Merrill Gerasi4th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
5th Dan (Duan) Rank
Chen Jiasheng5th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Cheng Liang5th Dan (Duan) | HonoraryOctober 23, 2016BeijingChina
Frederick G. Jones5th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
Shen Fang5th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016HenanChina
Wu Jianbo5th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
6th Dan (Duan) Rank
Fang Cailing6th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016HenanChina
Liu Qiuli6th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Moustafa Kamel Khedr6th Dan (Duan)August 4, 2016AlexandriaEgypt
Shi Xianchang6th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Wang Jianbin6th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Zhang Nana6th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Zuo Deyuan6th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
7th Dan (Duan) Rank
Cai Wei7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Forrest Chang7th Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016CaliforniaUnited States
Stephen Yim Chan7th Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016CaliforniaUnited States
Sitan Chen7th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
Alvin Leon Chew7th Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016CaliforniaUnited States
Andre Bryant Chow7th Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016CaliforniaUnited States
Gao Bo7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Guo Haifang7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Zhirui Guan7th Dan (Duan)May 28, 2016New YorkUnited States
Hu Zhenquan7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Sudan Jeffers7th Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016CaliforniaUnited States
Li Zhilu7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Liu Jingyi7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Andrew Lorberbaum7th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
Mei Huilai7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Meng Fanzhi7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Nie Xiudong7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Peng Zelin7th Dan (Duan) | HonoraryOctober 23, 2016HenanChina
Song Delong7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Song Haihong7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Te Man Yu Gang7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Mingxun Wang7th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
Wang Qingchun7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Wang Shipin7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Wang Yahui7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Frank Wong7th Dan (Duan)May 24, 2016WashingtonUnited States
Wu Beiyang7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Tie Yin7th Dan (Duan)May 28, 2016New YorkUnited States
Yang Guifa7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Zhang Hongbiao7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Zhang Yuzhu7th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
8th Dan (Duan) Rank
Lei Cui8th Dan (Duan)May 28, 2016New YorkUnited States
Li Taiming8th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016ShanxiChina
Nancy Fiano8th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
Meijian Gao8th Dan (Duan)May 28, 2016MarylandUnited States
Zhengyi Guan8th Dan (Duan)May 28, 2016New YorkUnited States
Gus Kaparos8th Dan (Duan)May 28, 2016New YorkUnited States
Robert Lamantia8th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
Liu Xuexiang8th Dan (Duan) | HonoraryOctober 23, 2016BeijingChina
Lincheng Ma8th Dan (Duan)May 28, 2016New YorkUnited States
Raul Ortiz8th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
Yanzhang Shi8th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016New YorkUnited States
Rengang Wang8th Dan (Duan)May 28, 2016New YorkUnited States
Wang Yanhua8th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Yuan Zhang8th Dan (Duan)May 28, 2016New YorkUnited States
Zhang Ruiwen8th Dan (Duan) | HonoraryOctober 23, 2016BeijingChina
Zhang Xingzheng8th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Chongyang Zhu8th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016New YorkUnited States
9th Dan (Duan) Rank
Al Bender9th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New JerseyUnited States
Xuyong Chang9th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
Chaio-Chung Chen9th Dan (Duan)June 16, 2017New YorkUnited States
Wenge Chen9th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016BeijingChina
An Da9th Dan (Duan)October 23, 2016ShanxiChina
Meijian Gao9th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016MarylandUnited States
John Lee9th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New JerseyUnited States
Rik Kellerman9th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
Anren Liang9th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
George Masone9th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
James Ran9th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New JerseyUnited States
Jia Shusen9th Dan (Duan)May 28, 2016BeijingChina
Yuanzhen Xu9th Dan (Duan)June 26, 2016New YorkUnited States
Ruichun Ye9th Dan (Duan)May 28, 2016New YorkUnited States
9th Dan (Duan) Star Rank
Sam Chin9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆May 28, 2016New YorkUnited States
George Crayton Jr.9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆May 28, 2016New YorkUnited States
Mei Huizhi9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆October 23, 2016BeijingChina
Shi Yiguang9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆October 23, 2016ShanxiChina
Zhao Youbin9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆October 23, 2016ShaanxiChina
Wu Bin9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆☆May 28, 2016BeijingChina
Xia Bohua9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆☆May 28, 2016BeijingChina
Zhang Xigui9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆☆October 23, 2016ShanxiChina