Saturday, 4 february after the seminar in Bochum (Germany) I had the great honour to be promoted by Grandmaster Nicholls to Master (7th Dan). I want to thank him, but of course especially also Grandmaster Choi Jung Hwa and all others within the ITF for the confidence they have in me.


Besides my own way of "lifetime student" I would like to thank all other people, including Grandmasters, Masters, instructors, my students and all others with whom I have worked with the past 48 years sincerely for their contribution!


Taekwon, Master Hennie Thijssen

President ITF Royal Dutch