The 60th Anniversary week was a busy one for ITF-TAO Canada as we hosted First Grand
Master Rhee Ki Ha. The week started out with a Taekwon-Do 60th dinner celebration
on April 11th and then a Technical Seminar on April 18th. Over 100 instructors and
students gathered in Oakville, Ontario for 4 hours of technical guidance form First
Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha. Participants we not only from Ontario but Instructors from
Pennsylvania, California and Colorado were also in attendance. We look forward to
our next training with FGMR, the International Instructors Course in Canada in January
First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha & Grand Master Paul Cutler accepted an invitation by
Dundee Instructors Miss Zoe Tate V Dan & Mr Robert Dolan V Dan to conduct a seminar
as part of Taekwon-Do’s 60th Anniversary celebrations, as well as their own 21st
anniversary of teaching together & their 17th Anniversary of being under the guidance
and support of both First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha and Grand Master Paul Cutler.
The days celebrations commenced with a fantastic seminar chiefly conducted by FGMR
with great input by Grand Master Cutler every one enjoyed a great seminar with both
The days celebrations concluded with a fantastic evening meal and dance, where everyone
enjoyed the celebrations until the early hours.
First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha was invited to conduct an open International Seminar
& Blackbelt grading at the Shawlands Academy in Glasgow on 5th & 6th September 2015
Hosted by A.C.E. Taekwon-Do and assisted by it’s Founder & President Grand Master
Paul Cutler, also to offer support was Senior Master O’Neill VIII from England.
Attendees from all over the UK and abroad enjoyed the vast knowledge FGMR had to
offer with an educational intense 1.5 day training seminar finishing off with a Grading
examination on the Sunday afternoon.
A.C.E. Hosted a 60th Anniversary Dinner Dance for the Saturday evening. ACE’s Presdient
Grand Master Cutler presented FGMR with a solid Bronze plate to commemorate the 60th
Anniversary of Taekwon-Do.
Solid Bronze Plate presented to FGMR To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of TKD
ACE’s Founder & President Grand Master Paul Cutler presenting FGMR With the solid Bronze plate to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of TKD
A small selection of photos showing FGMR Conducting the International Seminar, Offering his vast wealth of knowledge and information
First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha was invited and hosted by Senior Master Ray O’Neill
VIII Dan to conduct a 60th TKD Anniversary celebration seminar at his venue in Stonehenge.
Two separate seminars took place, a Colourbelt & a Blackbelt seminar, both were very
Students came from all over the UK - Wales, Midlands, Southern England, Essex and
the Isle of White.
FGMR was treated to a celebration meal at a local Chinese Restaurant attended by
local young Blackbelts from the Stonehenge School.
Everyone had a fantastic day in the presence of FGMR, for many it was their first
ever meeting of him, all of which were simply bowled over being in his company.
Local Blackbelts from Stonehenge School treating FGMR with a celebration Dinner at the ‘Jade’ Restaurant in Salisbury
60th Anniversary gift presented to FGMR By Mrs Anita O’Neill II Dan on behalf of All students from the Stonehenge School
Full house of Coloubelt students attending the Seminar & FGMR teaching finer points to colourbelt Student
Top table at the 60th Anniversary Dinner Dance
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of TaeKwon-Do, ’Nidaros TaeKwon-Do School’and
’Norges Kampsportforbund’ (The Norwegian Martial Arts Federation) invited members
to a seminar with First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha in Trondheim, Norway on the 17th
& 19th October 2015.
He was assisted by Master Ingar Eilertsen from Kolbotn, Norway.
Participants from 15 different schools was present on the seminar, an International
TaeKwon-Do Family regardless of affiliation and organization.
All participants learnt a great deal from FGMR & received hands-on corrections or
confirmation on techniques during the seminar, especially all the releasing techniques.
Participants were in awe to the vast knowledge of FGMR.
Prior to the certificate presentations two of the participants that had shown best
efforts during the seminar, received a gift from FGMR of his famous Flying Two Direction
Kick (Split Kick) Poster, the award for Dan grade was given to Orjan Ring from ’Oppdal
Taekwon-Do School’ and for Kup grade Sarah Minervini from ’Trondheim NTN TaeKwon-Do
We sincerely hope that we will be able to experience another seminar in Norway with
FGMR in the near future.
Two students receiving gifts from FGMR his Flying Two Direction Kick (Slit Kick) Poster, Orjan Ring (Dan) & Sarah Minervini (Kup)
FGMR teaching technical aspects of Pattern Movements during Seminar
FGMR & Grand Master Cutler with hosts Robert Dolan & Zoe Tate