GM Mounir Ghrawi
Regional Director: MIDDLE EAST

1957 Born in Beirut, Lebanon
1964 Began martial arts training with Toshiyuki Sakata
1965 began training after viewing a Kukkiwon Taekwondo Master Demo in Beirut
Years later became Founding President Lebanese Taekwondo Federation
1975 Moved to Europe and continued training under Master Kim Young Ho in Paris
Years later Founded the Belgium Taekwondo Federation
1979 Won gold medal at Belgium Open European Open Taekwondo Championships
Traveled with students to France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Luxembourg, Holland and Switzerland to attend major international tournaments
1985 Opened 3 dojangs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to teach police & private citizens
Founded United Arab Emirates Judo and Taekwondo Federation
Edited first book in Arab language
Produced and presented 90 television episodes on Taekwondo which were broadcast in reruns in Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe for 7 years
2000 Moved top Canada and taught police
2007 Received highest honor in Taekwondo upon being inducted into the Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame®
2009 Appointed as Director of the Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame representing Middle East
Committee Member of the World Police Taekwondo Federation
Seoul Taekwondo World Taekwondo Leaders Forum
President of the Arab Taekwondo Union