Grandmaster Park Hae Man 10th Dan
Grandmaster Park is one of four Grandmasters who devised the Taegeuk poomsae.
When Korea, first became a republic, the first President Park Chung Hee ordered 6 of the top martial arts to send their best fighter to be his bodyguard. Grandmsater park was selected to represent Taekwondo.He was the presidential bodyguard for a long time and stayed at the Blue House (equivalent of the White House as blue is the royal colour of Korea).
He is the Vice President of the World Chung Do Kwan Association. This is the oldest school of Taekwondo, which started in 1944 before the official naming of the art.
The president is Uhm un Kyo who is also the President of the Kukkiwon, which is the Technical Centre of World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).
Currently, although Grandmaster Park has retired, he now travels all over the world updating Taekwondo standards.
Photo of Falkirk students along with Grandmaster Park.