Grandmaster Brenda J. Sell
9th degree Kukkiwon certified black belt
Highest ranked non-Korean female on the planet

On June 15, 2017, Grandmaster Brenda J. Sell stood before the highest ranking black belts on the planet in Denver, Colorado for the first-ever high-dan testing held outside of the Kukkiwon headquarters in Seoul, Korea, to test for her Kukkiwon 9th degree black belt. She successfully completed the exam making her only the 2nd female in the world to ever do so, and the 1st non-Korean. She has officially claimed the title of the Highest-Ranked non-Korean female in the world.