John Ballard

John Ballard is an internationally certified practitioner and a certified Master level instructor (Kyo Bom) of the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in Moo Duk Kwan® schools worldwide.

In September of 1985, John Ballard was talked into watching a karate lesson by two of his female co-workers who were both Dans, he was hooked from day one. In 1992, he had to transfer to Gardena Soo Bahk Do where Tommy Reyes SBN, (#21956), became Mr. Ballard's Master Instructor.  In June of 1994, he became a Cho Dan, (#32784), shortly thereafter, Mr. Ballard moved out of state.

  • Resuming his training In 2007, under Larry Drehs SBN, (#20592), Mr. Ballard has achieved:
  • October 2009 – E Dan
  • August 2010 – Jo Kyo, (Junior Instructor)
  • April 2013 – Sam Bom & Chairman Gardena SBD President’s Vision Tour
  • December 2013 – Kyo Sa (Certified instructor)
  • July 2016 – Joined USSBDMDK Foundation Board of Directors – Director
  • November 2018 – Sa Dan
  • January 2019 – Became USSBDMDK Foundation Board of Directors – President / Chairman
  • May 2019 – Kyo Bom (Internationally Certified Instructor)