Grand Master Jong Soo Park
Pioneer of Taekwon-do in Canada and the World

Grand Master Jong Soo Park - 9th Dan


Master Park was born in 1941 in Chung-Nam, Korea. He holds a 9th Dan
black belt in Tae Kwon-Do. At the age of 14, and since then, he has been
the instructor of the Police Training Centre of Chun Bok in Korea and of the
famed Tiger Division of the Korean Army.

In 1964, he became Korean National Champion, and in 1965 he made a trip
on request of the Korean Government, as a member of the Goodwill Mission
for Tae Kwon-Do, demonstrating this art before the highest civil and military
authorities of the countries they visited. In that same year, he was invited to
Germany as the coach of the GermanTae Kwon-Do Association.

In 1966, he left Germany to go to Holland where he founded the Netherlands
Tae Kwon-Do Association. In the beginning of 1968, he left for Canada and
now hashis own schools in the Greater Toronto Area.

In November 1973, Master Park made another world trip to promote
Tae Kwon-Doin Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Master Park is
known as one of the world's greatest Tae Kwon-Do experts.

For many years he assisted General Choi Hong Hi (the founder of
Tae Kwon do), promoting taekwondo world wide.

Currently, Grand Master is the President of the Canadian Taekwondo
Association andVice President of the ITF. He is still actively contributing to
taekwondo worldwide and has recently released a series of DVDs titled
“Mastering Taekwondo”.


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