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OUR INSTRUCTORS

Grand Master E.W.Lee with his wife, Samonim Lorraine Lee.Grand Master Eun Woo Lee (or Kwanjangnim as his students call him) holds a 9th Dan WTF Kukkiwon Black Belt in Taekwondo as well as 9th Dans in both Hapkido (Aikido) and Gumdo (sword & weapons training). Kwanjangnim is also a 1st Class International Referee in Taekwondo and has been to two Olympic Games

Born in Daegu Korea , 24 January 1948

Age started Taekwondo – 10 years old – 1958

Received Black Belt and 1st Dan at 14 years old – 1962

2nd Dan – 18 years old – 1966

3rd Dan – 20 years old – 1968 – was also an instructor at the University in Korea

4th Dan – 22 years old – 1970 – was also an instructor in the Korean Army

5th Dan – 24 years old – 1972 – was also the Korean Taekwondo champion and obtained Master Instructor Certificate and then the 2nd Master Course passed

BA Degree – 25 years old – 1973 – Hanyang University in Korea – majored in Precision and Mechanical Engineering

6th Dan – 32 years old – 1980

1980 – 1991 – was based in Swaziland in Africa and instructed the Police College, Defense Force, Royal Palace, University and Youth Centre

1982 – 34 years old – obtained International Referee Certificate

1985 – 7th World Championships, Seoul , Korean Team Leader for Swaziland Team

7th Dan – 39 years old – 1987

1987 – 4th All Africa Games – Team Manager & International Referee

1987 – obtained International Masters Instructor's Certificate

1988 – Team Manager – Demonstration in Seoul , Korea for Olympic Games

1989 - Team Manager for Swaziland at the 9th World Taekwondo Championships held in Seoul. Swaziland won the best team award

1991 – Moved to South Africa from Swaziland and started work for The South African Taekwondo Federation supervised by The National Olympic Committee of South Africa (NOCSA) in the capacity of Technical Director

1992 – opened Taekwondo Academy at the Wits Technicon

1994 – 8th Dan – 46 years old – became Grand Master

1994 – opened Taekwondo Academy , Hwarangwon in Randburg – also classes given at the Golden Gym in Bedford Centre, Bedfordview

1995 – 6th All Africa Games – Zimbabwe – International Referee

1995 – Technical Director of the South African Taekwondo Federation until 2001

1995 – Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 4th All Africa Taekwondo Championships in Johannesburg

1995 – Chairman of the All Africa Union until 2001

1995 – 12th World Championships in Manila , Philippines – International Referee

1996 – U.S Open – Head of South African Team and International Referee

1997 – World Cup – held in Cairo , Egypt – Head of South African Team and International Referee

1997 – 13th World Championship – Hong Kong – Head of South African Team and International Referee

1999 – 7th All Africa Games – Competition Manager

1999 - African Continent Selection Tournament for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games – Tournament Director

2000 – Referee selection (worldwide) for 2000 Sydney Olympic Games – was selected to be the Head of the South African Team for the Games

2000 – U.S. Open – Hawaii – International Referee

2000 – World Cup held in Lyon , France – Head of Team

2000 – Korean Open in Chunchun , Korea – Chairman of the Arbitration Board

2000 - Korean Open, Chungjhoo , Korea – Chairman of the Arbitration Board

2000 – 9th September to the 2nd October – 2000 Sydney Olympic Games – South African Team Manager

2001- March – Korean Ambassador Cup – Johannesburg – Tournament Director

2001 – May – World Cup – Vietnam – 1st Class Referee & “A” Group Team Captain

2001 – July – Korea Open Taekwondo Championship – Choong Chung College – Executive Board Member

2001 – November – 15th World Taekwondo Championship- Jeju , Korea – 1st Class Referee

2002 – May – Creation of Kwanjangdo (own syllabus) – opening of two clubs.

2002 – August 24 – Kwanjangdo's first Grading day

2003 – January – Awarded 9th Dan in Hapkido and Gumdo in Korea

2003 – August – introduced The South African University Association to many of the South African Universities and Technicons

2003 – 1st Kwanjando International Taekwondo Championship held in South Africa

2003 – Swaziland Olympic Solidarity Course hosted by the IOC and myself

2004 – Gave Kwanjangdo and Taekwondo Seminars with the North Lincolnshire Taekwondo Club in the United Kingdom

2004 – 2nd Kwanjangdo International Taekwondo Championship held in South Africa

2004 – Mozambique became Technical Director of the Mozambique Taekwondo Federation

2004 – Mozambique introduction to World Taekwondo Federation Olympic style

2005 – 9th Dan obtained for Taekwondo, will be 57 years old. All Dans are obtained in Korea

2005 - Represented Swaziland at the World Championships and Assembly in Madrid, Spain

2005 - World Hapkido Seminar, Korea

2005 - Hanmadang World Championships, Korea

2005 - Seminar and Grading test - NLTKD (KJD) Clubs, United Kingdom

2005 - Islamic Saudi Arabia Championship with the Mozambique Taekwondo Team. Team Manager

2005 – 3rd Kwanjangdo International Taekwondo Championship held in South Africa

OTHER MARTIAL ARTS ACCOMPLISHED:

Judo – Black Belt – 4th Dan

Hapkido (Aikido) – 9th Dan

Special weapon training – Gumdo (Sword) – 9th Dan

Tai Chi

Korean Kickboxing

Kwanjangdo (own syllabus)

Kwanjangnim has received many awards and medals for Korea, Swaziland and South Africa during his illustrious career and continues to do so.