Hello, My name is Fred.I've been training and teaching Taekwon-Do since 1969 at the age of 12 years old. I trained and still train under 2 Great Grandmasters. Grandmaster Byung - Chul Yu and Grandmaster Sang Kyu Shimm.Grandmaster Shimm is deceaced.I am a certified 5th Dan Master trough the World Chang Moo Kwan and the TIA - Taekwondo Institutes of America. I'm the head Master Instructor at Canton Martial Arts in Canton Michigan. I hold a Brown Belt in Judo through Ultimate Judo ran by Master Robert Noble in Allen Park Michigan. We practice the Chang - Hon Tuls developed by General Choi Hong Hi. Grandmaster Yu and Grandmaster Shimm both trained under General Choi. For reasons I don't know they left General Choi.I will be taking over the school I teach at soon and I would like to get ITF certified and my students. I'm looking forward to meeting and making new friends in the ITF. Thank you for taking the time and reading my introduction.
Mr. Quick, my instructor Master Terry Batch is the Michigan state director for the US-ITF. I am sure he can help you get squared away. You can contact him through his website: www.taekwondobatch.com
There is also a seminar with Master Robert Wheatley, the President of the US-ITF, this coming weekend in Sylvania, OH (which is just outside of Toledo). That shouldn't be too far from Canton, I believe. You can get information on the seminar from Mrs. Carol Van Zile (www.greatlakestaekwon-do.com). People from Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania (me) will be there. I know it's late notice but hope to see you there.