Mel Steiner  8th Dan, President
                           International Ch'ang-Hon Taekwon-Do Federation

Mel Steiner is a Martial Arts Instructor and competitor with an 8th Dan in Taekwon-Do.
Among his many accomplishments he is listed in "Who's Who in American Martial Arts"
and also included in Marquis "Who's Who in the South and Southeast". Master Steiner is
a certified International Instructor, as well as a certified International Umpire.

He was inducted in 1989 into the International Karate Hall of Fame and in 1994 he was
one of five in the US to be recognized by the International Taekwon-Do Federation as
"Outstanding Instructor". He was honoured by Dade County with "Mel Steiner Day"
celebrated February 15, and also received a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of
Miami for his contributions to the Martial Arts.

Master Steiner began his Martial Arts training in 1969 and began teaching in 1974.
He opened Chi Tae Kwon Do School in 1981 and in 1990 moved to permanent quarters
offering 3000 square feet of suspended oak wood training floor.

His articles "Condition the Hand the Eastern Way", "Martial Co-Ops, The New Wave",
"China in Search of Roots", "How to Measure Stances", and others have appeared in
TaeKwonDo Times Magazine. He has also appeared in several television shows such as
"Kids Beat Magazine", "Sports Monday" and has been featured in newspapers and

In 1999, Master Steiner founded the Ch'ang Hon Taekwon Do Alliance. In 2001, he
appeared on the cover of the July issue of the Tae Kwon Do Times Magazine.

In 2003, Master Steiner was promoted to 8th Dan and was elected Executive
Vice-President of the International Ch'ang-Hon Taekwon-Do Federation. He was
elected President of the ICTF in June 2006