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REGIONAL & CONTINENTAL DIRECTORS

Master Ilsun Kim

Secretary General / SOUTH KOREA


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Master Ilsun Kim

Secretary General Reprentative of South Korea

Grand Master Svetlana K. Gvozdic

Director / EUROPE


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Grand Master Svetlana K. Gvozdic

8th Dan, one of the first International Referees in the world and one of the first female dan holders in Europe, Taekwondo Hall of Fame Inductee

General Ahmed Fouly

Director / AFRICA


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General Ahmed Fouly

President of WT AFRICA, Vice President of World Taekwondo (WT)

Sir. Jose E.Cornelio

Director / CARRIBEAN


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Sir. Jose E.Cornelio

International Referee, Taekwondo Hall of Fame Inductee

Grand Master Porfirio Alvarez

Director / SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA / WT


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Grand Master Porfirio Alvarez

The Taekwondo Grand Master Porfirio lvarez, began his training and learning martial arts 43 years ago in his hometown of Medellin, Colombia. At the end of the year 1988, he decides to travel to the USA and from that date he has always been based in Brentwood, New York. It is here in this great country, where he finds the opportunity to explore new horizons and to perfect his art, which for 30 uninterrupted years, has shared with thousands of his students in that great city. All those years of traveling over the world and learning of Taekwondo, have given Grand Master Porfiriolvarez an extensive amassing of experiences and knowledge; Which as a result of his dedication, discipline and perseverance, makes him be highly appreciated and respected internationally. After training for 5 hard years and experiencing countless sacrifices to make himself known in New York City, he decided to open his own Taekwondo studio and now with more than 25 years of being established, his highly recognized school WORLD TAEKWONDO ACADEMY located in the city of Brentwood NY, is the place where thousands of people have benefited in one way or another from his knowledge and leadership. At his Taekwondo school in New York, he has graduated more than 250 students with the degree of Black belt; All recognized by the Kukkiwon, (headquarters in South Korea). The Grand Master Alvarez has received innumerable recognitions around the world, from which, the following stand out:
In the year 2015, he was invited to the UN (United Nations)
On May 18, 2012, the Colombian Consulate in New York, made him a tribute in recognition of his work and the worthy representation of his country.
On countless occasions, several policy-makers and political leaders from different municipalities in the New York area have commended his work, which has helped the development and well-being of the community.
In the year 2004, he was exalted to the American Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
In the year 2013, he received the highest honor to which one can aspire (to be induced to the Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame) where he serves as the Central and South America Director.
He also served as:
A special Assistant to the former President of the PATU (Pan American Taekwondo Union) Dr. Grand Master Cha Sok Park, 2005-2007.
A Member of the referee Committee of the PATU, 2006-2008.
Former referee chairman of the New York State Taekwondo Federation.
Taking into account that the diversity of his students is very broad; since they come from different nationalities, he has received recognitions and praises from consulates of different countries.
He continually travels the world accumulating knowledge and experience in Taekwondo and does not hesitate to say, that all that he currently is, is due to Taekwondo. He also feels blessed and very proud to be Colombian.
In summary these have been some of the reviews of the Taekwondo Grand Master Porfirio Alvarez, who is also:
1. Black Belt 8th Dan, Colombian Taekwondo Federation
2. Black Belt 7th Dan, WT (World Taekwondo Federation)
3. International Referee of the WT (World Taekwondo Federation)
   International Master Certified by the Kukkiwon in South Korea

Senior Grand Master Osvaldo R. Olivero

Director / SOUTH AMERICA ITF


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Senior Grand Master Osvaldo R. Olivero

International Referee, Taekwondo Hall of Fame Inductee

Master Mohammed Seyed Pouledgar

Director / SOUTHEAST ASIA


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Master Mohammed Seyed Pouledgar

President of the IR of Iran Taekwondo Federation

Grand Master Hassan Iskandar

Director / OCEANIA (WT)


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Grand Master Hassan Iskandar

President of Taekwondo Australia and inducted member of the Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame®

Grand Master Michael Daher

Director / OCEANIA (ITF)


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Grand Master Michael Daher

President of ITF Taekwon-Do Australia

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NATIONAL DIRECTORS


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Grand Master Avi Kadouri

International Referee

Grand Master Avi Kadouri


Director / ISRAEL

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Master Sarah Chung

MBA, MA Malaysia greatest player

Master Sarah Chung


Director / CANADA / MALAYSIA

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Grand Master Andreas Granzow

President of ITF Germany

Grand Master Andreas Granzow


Director / GERMANY

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Master Ninous Tuman

First Intl Silver Medalist of Iran

Master Ninous Tuman


Techinical Advisor / I.R. IRAN

Jane
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Master Fedrico Zanette

International Referee

Master Fedrico Zanette


Technical Advisor / ITALY

Jane
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Master Laxman Basnet

First ITF World Medalist of Nepal

Master Laxman Basnet


Technical Advisor / NEPAL

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Grand Master Mahmudul Islam Rana

Secretary Gen. of Bangladesh Federation

Grand Master Mahmudul Islam Rana


Director / BANGLADESH

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Grand Master John Holloway

Former USAT Taekwondo Chairman

Grand Master John Holloway


Director / U.S.A

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Master Tommy L. Mortensen

Former Denmark National Coach
Master Tommy Legend Mortensen who began his Taekwondo training more Han 30 years ago serves as Director of the TAEKWONDO HALL OF FAME representing Denmark. Hs unrivaled experience in the numerous aspects of training & coaching has led to his success as a national coach and ultimately being inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame in an historic ceremony which was held at Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters tin 2011. Partial Bio & Coaching Results 1983 Started at taekwondo 1987 -1996 Affiliated the Danish National Team, experience with more than 300 senior fights. Sports educational background 2017 2018 ITA The highest sport-specific elite education in Denmark DIF-Sports coach academy DTaF sports-specific diploma training, Link DTaF diplomtrner 2013 DIF Coaching Education, Link Coaching 2012 DIF Diploma Training Program, Link DIF Diplomtrner 2012 Kukkiwon 6. dan Management results 2015 Danish Taekwondo Federal Honorary Needle, Gold 2010 Danish Taekwondo Federal Honorary Needle, Silver 2007 Danish Taekwondo Federal Honorary Needle, Bronze 2007 Danish Taekwondo Federation Executive Prize 2007 2010 DTaF National Head of Team 2007 Nordea Sports Manager Prize 2006 Nordeas Fond prize Ballerup municipality sports prize BG Bank sports prize 2009 Member of the organization committee at the World Championship in DK (protocol) 2009 Member of DTaF Executive Board Vice Chairman 2008 Member of DTaF Executive Board (alternate) 2002-2010 Chairman of the Gladsaxe Taekwondo Club 2006 -2008 Member of DTaF broadcasting sports committee "Children and Youth" 1990-1997 Chairman of Skovlunde Taekwondo Club 1990 Founders of Skovlunde Taekwondo Club Coach Experience 2017 30th anniversary of training 2015 - Development Center Trainer 2010 still professional taekwondo trainer in Nrrebro Taekwondo Club 2012 Danish National Team Coach 2006-2007 DTaF Talent Trainer.

Master Tommy L. Mortensen


Director / DENMARK

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Grand Master Puran A. Gurung

Father of Taekwondo in India and Nepal

Grand Master Puran A. Gurung


Director / INDIA

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Grand Master Michael Mho

Senior Taekwondo Instructor

Grand Master Michael Mho


Director / IRELAND

Jane
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Master Chia Chuan Cheng

ITF Instructor / University Profoessor

Master Chia Chuan Cheng


Director / TAIWAN

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Master Henk Meijer

1985 World Taekwondo Champion

Master Henk Meijer


Director / NETHERLANDS

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Grand Master Lim Teong Chin

Referee, First 9th Dan in Singapore

Grand Master Lim Teong Chin


Director / SINGAPORE

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Master Paul C. L. Cabatingan

First International Champion of Philipines

Master Paul C. L. Cabatingan


Director / PHILLIPINES

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Master Ghazi Alghanem

Int. Referee, Pioneer Champion od SA

Master Ghazi Alghanem


Technical Advisor / SAUDI ARABIA

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Grand Master Michael OMalley

Multi Time USA Natl. Champion / Captain

Grand Master Michael OMalley


Director / U. S. A. / ITF

Jane
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Grand Master Ramon Smith

World Silver Medalist / Team Captain

Grand Master Ramon Smith


Director / DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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Master Hidetoshi Suzuki

International Referee

Master Hidetoshi Suzuki


Director / JAPAN

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Grand Master George Somersall

Founder of Taekwondo in Montserrat

Grand Master George Somersall


Assistant Director / USA

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Grand Master Jessica Stenholm

Pioneer Taekwondo Instructor in Norway

Grand Master Jessica Stenholm


Director / NORWAY

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Grand Master Mustapha Moutarazak

World Taekwondo Referee. Chair.

Grand Master Mustapha Moutarazak


Techinical Advisor / NETHERLANDS

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Grand Master Slavko Jereb

President of ITF Croatia

Grand Master Slavko Jereb


Director / CROATIA / ITF

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Grand Master Mounir Ghrawi

Pioneer of Taekwondo in Middle East

Grand Master Mounir Ghrawi


Director / MIDDLE EAST

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Grand Master Myung Kim

International Referee

Grand Master Myung Kim


Techinical Advisor / U.S.A.

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Grand Master Hyung Sun Lee

Former Intl Section Chief, KUKKIWON

Grand Master Hyung Sun Lee


Director / KOREA

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Grand Master Soo Kon Kim

US Grand Masters Society

Grand Master Soo Kon Kim


Director / U.S.A

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Master Bongseok Kim

President of CISM

Master Bongseok Kim


Director of Armed Services / KOREA

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Grand Master Flavio S.J. Bang

Director / BRAZIL

Grand Master Flavio S.J. Bang


Director / BRAZIL

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Master Tom Stammer

7th Dan Kukkiwon, 8th Dan Jidokwan and Class 1 WT International Kyorugi Referee

Master Tom Stammer


Director / GREAT BRITAIN

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Master Joao Correia

Master Joao Correia is a Kukkiwon 7th dan holder who has conducted training, coaching and seminars in various countries.

Master Joao Correia


Director / PORTUGAL

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Ahmad Abughaush

1st Olympic Gold Medalist of Jordan

Ahmad Abughaush


Technical Advisor / JORDAN

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Grand Master Orlando Vega

President of ITF - The Americas

Grand Master Orlando Vega


Director / USA

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Grand Master Raul Hernandez Bonilla

President of Honduran Taekwon-Do Association

Grand Master Raul Hernandez Bonilla


Director / HONDURAS

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Master Ron Berry

Former Armed Forces Athlete & Coach and NGB Board Member

Master Ron Berry


Director / USA

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Grand Master Peter Paik

Former USA Open Circuit Champion and previously listed in the USA Top 10

Grand Master Peter Paik


Director / USA

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Grand Master Les Hutchison

President of BITF and Vice President of ITF Scotland. ITF Chairman of Juniors Veterans

Grand Master Les Hutchison


Director / SCOTLAND / ITF

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Dr. Tae Yun Kim

Dr. Tae Yun Kim the CEO of Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions is one of the most senior female proponents of Taekwondo in the world. In 1978 she coached the USA female team to victory at the 1st Pre-World Taekwondo Championships which were held in Seoul, Korea. She created her own style called "Jun Su Won". In 2009 she received the highest honor in Taekwondo when she was inducted into the Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame®.

Dr. Tae Yun Kim


Director / USA

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Master Nadeem Akhtar Malik

Master Nadeen Malik Akhtar has been involved in Taekwondo for the last 39 years. He founded the Norway Tongil Taekwon-Do Center in 1987

Master Nadeem Akhtar Malik


Technical Advisor / NORWAY