~1963 Seoul, Korea
This is a rank exam in Grandmaster Kim Soo's first dojang, the Korean Taekwon-Karate Academy. Grandmaster is the center judge. The other judges are Grandmaster Jung Hwan Kim and Grandmaster Kum Hong Lee.
The framed calligraphy above the flag was a gift to Grandmaster Kim Soo from Grandmaster Hong Jong-Pyo for opening the dojang. The literal meaning is "Dancing in sky, playing in ocean." The symbolic meaning is "be ambitious." The banner is now hanging in our Houston, Texas downtown dojang.