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REGIONAL & CONTINENTAL DIRECTORS

Master Islun Kim

Secretary General / SOUTH KOREA


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Master Islun Kim
Secretary General Reprentative of South Korea

Grand Master Svetlana K. Gvozdic

Director / EUROPE


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GM Svetlana Kana Gvozdic, 8th Dan 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 Eduardo Cornelio: International Referee, Taekwondo Hall of Fame Inductee

Grand Master Porfirio Alvarez

Director / SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA / WT
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Sir Jose Eduardo Cornelio: International Referee, Taekwondo Hall of Fame Inductee

Senior Grand Master Osvaldo R. Olivero

Director / SOUTH AMERICA ITF
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Sir Jose Eduardo Cornelio: International Referee, Taekwondo Hall of Fame Inductee

Grand Master Hassan Iskandar

Director / OCEANIA
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Sir Jose Eduardo Cornelio: International Referee, Taekwondo Hall of Fame Inductee

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GM Hasan Iskandar, 9th Dan Director of Australian Taekwondo, Taekwondo Hall of Fame Inductee

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The Taekwondo Grand Master Porfirio Álvarez, 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 PorfirioÁlvarez 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

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SGM Osvaldo Rios Olivero, 9th Dan President of ITF Pan Am Council, Taekwondo Hall of Fame Inductee

NATIONAL DIRECTORS


Jane
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GM AVi Kadouri, International Referee

Grand Master Avi Kadouri


Director / ISRAEL

Mike
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Master Haya Qubain, 1st female dan holder in Jordan, Intl. Referee

Master Haya Qubain


Director / JORDAN

John
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Master Sarah Chung, MBA, MA Malaysia greatest player

Master Sarah Chung


Director / CANADA / MALAYSIA

Jane
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Master Andreas Granzow, President of ITF –Germany

Grand Master Andreas Granzow


Director / GERMANY

Mike
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Master Ninous Tuman, First Intl Silver Medalist of Iran

Master Ninous Tuman


Techinical Advisor / I.R. IRAN

John
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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

Mike
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Mahmudul I. Rana, Secretary Gen. of Bangladesh Federation

Grand Master Mahmudul Islam Rana


Director / BANGLADESH

John
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GM John Holloway, Former USAT Taekwondo Chairman

Grand Master John Holloway


Director / U.S.A

Jane
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Master Tommy 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 à DTaF diplomtræner 2013 DIF Coaching Education, Link à Coaching 2012 DIF Diploma Training Program, Link à DIF Diplomtræner 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 Nørrebro Taekwondo Club 2012 Danish National Team Coach 2006-2007 DTaF Talent Trainer.

Master Tommy L. Mortensen


Director / DENMARK

Mike
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GM Puran A. Gurung, Father of Taekwondo in India and Nepal

Grand Master Puran A. Gurung


Director / INDIA

John
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GM 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

Mike
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Master Henk Meijer – 1985 World Taekwondo Champion

Master Henk Meijer


Director / NETHERLANDS

John
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GM Lim Teong Chin, Intl. Referee, First 9th Dan in Singapore

Grand Master Lim Teong Chin


Director / SINGAPORE

Jane
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Paul C. L. Cabatingan , First International Champion of Philipines

Master Paul C. L. Cabatingan


Director / PHILLIPINES

Mike
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Ghazi Alghanem, Int. Referee, Pioneer Champion od SA

Master Ghazi Alghanem


Technical Advisor / SAUDI ARABIA

John
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GM Michael O’Malley, Multi Time USA Natl. Champion / Captain

Grand Master Michael O’Malley


Director / U. S. A. / ITF

Jane
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GM Ramon Smith, World Silver Medalist / Team Captain

Grand Master Ramon Smith


Director / DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Mike
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Master Dragan Jovic,, Olympic Gold Medal Winning Coach

Master Dragan Jovic


Director / SERBIA

John
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Master Ruma Roy Chowdhury, Member Kukkiwon Leaders Forum

Master Ruma Roy Chowdhury


Techinical Advisor/ INDIA

Jane
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Master Pradipta Kumar Roy, Member Kukkiwon Leaders Forum

Master Pradipta Roy Kumar


Technical Advisor / INDIA

Mike
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Master Hidetoshi Suzuki, International Referee

Master Hidetoshi Suzuki


Director / JAPAN

John
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GM George Somersall, Founder of Taekwondo in Montserrat

Grand Master George Somersall


Assistant Director/ USA

Jane
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GM Jessica Stenholm, Pioneer Taekwondo Instructor in Norway

Grand Master Jessica Stenholm


Director / NORWAY

Mike
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GM Mustapha Moutarazak, World Taekwondo Referee. Chair.

Grand Master Mustapha Moutarazak


Techinical Advisor/ NETHERLANDS

John
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GM Slavko Jereb, President of ITF Croatia

Grand Master Slavko Jereb


Director / CROATIA / ITF

Jane
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GM Mounir Ghrawi, Pioneer of Taekwondo in Middle East

Grand Master Mounir Ghrawi


Director / MIDDLE EAST

Mike
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GM Myung Kim, International Referee

Grand Master Myung Kim


Techinical Advisor / U.S.A.

John
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GM Arman-Do Chavero, 1973 World Silver Medalist

Grand Master Arman-Do Chavero


Director / GERMANY

Jane
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GM Hyung Sun Lee, Former Intl Section Chief, KUKKIWON

Grand Master Hyung Sun Lee


Director / KOREA

Mike
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GM Soo Kon Kim, President Elect, US Grand Masters Society

Grand Master Soo Kon Kim


Director / U.S.A

John
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Master Marcelo Rezende, President World Police Sports Fed.

Master Bongseok Kim


Director of Armed Services / KOREA

John
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Grand Master Flavio S.J. Bang
Director / BRAZIL

Grand Master Flavio S.J. Bang


Director / BRAZIL

John
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Master Mohammed Seyed Pouledgar
Director / I.R. IRAN

Master Mohammed Seyed Pouledgar


Director / I.R. IRAN

John
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Grand Master William Ndongo
Director / Cameroon

Grand Master William Ndongo


Director / Cameroon