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 Bhambwani 1st Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 Washington United States
Scott Edgar 1st Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 Washington United States
Chester Lin 1st Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 California United States
Angel Garcia 1st Dan (Duan) May 28, 2016 New York United States
Barbara J. Gitlitz 1st Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 California United States
Richard Renchi Ma 1st Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 Washington United States
Andrew McElroy 1st Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 Washington United States
Nicholas Simovich 1st Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 California United States
2nd Dan (Duan) Rank
Shi Shiyu 2nd Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Henan China
3rd Dan (Duan) Rank
Freddy Irarte 3rd Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 California United States
4th Dan (Duan) Rank
Joseph L. Brown 4th Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 California United States
John D'Avino 4th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
Sihan Gao 4th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 Maryland United States
Angel Garcia 4th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
Merrill Gerasi 4th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
5th Dan (Duan) Rank
Chen Jiasheng 5th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Cheng Liang 5th Dan (Duan) | Honorary October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Frederick G. Jones 5th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
Shen Fang 5th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Henan China
Wu Jianbo 5th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
6th Dan (Duan) Rank
Fang Cailing 6th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Henan China
Liu Qiuli 6th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Moustafa Kamel Khedr 6th Dan (Duan) August 4, 2016 Alexandria Egypt
Shi Xianchang 6th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Wang Jianbin 6th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Zhang Nana 6th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Zuo Deyuan 6th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
7th Dan (Duan) Rank
Cai Wei 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Forrest Chang 7th Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 California United States
Stephen Yim Chan 7th Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 California United States
Sitan Chen 7th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
Alvin Leon Chew 7th Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 California United States
Andre Bryant Chow 7th Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 California United States
Gao Bo 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Guo Haifang 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Zhirui Guan 7th Dan (Duan) May 28, 2016 New York United States
Hu Zhenquan 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Sudan Jeffers 7th Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 California United States
Li Zhilu 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Liu Jingyi 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Andrew Lorberbaum 7th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
Mei Huilai 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Meng Fanzhi 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Nie Xiudong 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Peng Zelin 7th Dan (Duan) | Honorary October 23, 2016 Henan China
Song Delong 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Song Haihong 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Te Man Yu Gang 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Mingxun Wang 7th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
Wang Qingchun 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Wang Shipin 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Wang Yahui 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Frank Wong 7th Dan (Duan) May 24, 2016 Washington United States
Wu Beiyang 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Tie Yin 7th Dan (Duan) May 28, 2016 New York United States
Yang Guifa 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Zhang Hongbiao 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Zhang Yuzhu 7th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
8th Dan (Duan) Rank
Lei Cui 8th Dan (Duan) May 28, 2016 New York United States
Li Taiming 8th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Shanxi China
Nancy Fiano 8th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
Meijian Gao 8th Dan (Duan) May 28, 2016 Maryland United States
Zhengyi Guan 8th Dan (Duan) May 28, 2016 New York United States
Gus Kaparos 8th Dan (Duan) May 28, 2016 New York United States
Robert Lamantia 8th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
Liu Xuexiang 8th Dan (Duan) | Honorary October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Lincheng Ma 8th Dan (Duan) May 28, 2016 New York United States
Raul Ortiz 8th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
Yanzhang Shi 8th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 New York United States
Rengang Wang 8th Dan (Duan) May 28, 2016 New York United States
Wang Yanhua 8th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Yuan Zhang 8th Dan (Duan) May 28, 2016 New York United States
Zhang Ruiwen 8th Dan (Duan) | Honorary October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Zhang Xingzheng 8th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Chongyang Zhu 8th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 New York United States
9th Dan (Duan) Rank
Al Bender 9th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New Jersey United States
Xuyong Chang 9th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
Chaio-Chung Chen 9th Dan (Duan) June 16, 2017 New York United States
Wenge Chen 9th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Beijing China
An Da 9th Dan (Duan) October 23, 2016 Shanxi China
Meijian Gao 9th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 Maryland United States
John Lee 9th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New Jersey United States
Rik Kellerman 9th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
Anren Liang 9th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
George Masone 9th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
James Ran 9th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New Jersey United States
Jia Shusen 9th Dan (Duan) May 28, 2016 Beijing China
Yuanzhen Xu 9th Dan (Duan) June 26, 2016 New York United States
Ruichun Ye 9th Dan (Duan) May 28, 2016 New York United States
9th Dan (Duan) Star Rank
Sam Chin 9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆ May 28, 2016 New York United States
George Crayton Jr. 9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆ May 28, 2016 New York United States
Mei Huizhi 9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆ October 23, 2016 Beijing China
Shi Yiguang 9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆ October 23, 2016 Shanxi China
Zhao Youbin 9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆ October 23, 2016 Shaanxi China
Wu Bin 9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆☆ May 28, 2016 Beijing China
Xia Bohua 9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆☆ May 28, 2016 Beijing China
Zhang Xigui 9th Dan (Duan) | ☆☆☆ October 23, 2016 Shanxi China