Welcome Master Franks
We are delighted to welcome our newest Instructor, Master Neil Franks VII Dan, to the ITA and his two schools in Waterford City and Tramore. Master Franks was a member of the South African ITF Association up to 2004, being one of the 3 highest ranked members of that association and holding the position of technical director. Prior to General Choi’s death in 2002 he had attended numerous IIC's including the one hosted by Irish Taekwon-Do Association in Dublin in 1999. Following the splits in the ITF in 2004 Master Franks looked to GM Park and the GTF. He then formed GTF SA and began to increase his profile within GTF.
Master Franks has completed 5 IICs under General Choi, in 1991 North Korea, 1992 Moscow, 1994 South Africa, 1997 Prague and 1999 Trinity College Dublin. He has completed 8 IICs with GTF from 2004 to 2011. He also hold a Sports Science diploma.
Master Franks moved to Ireland in July 2011 and opened 2 clubs, based in Waterford Martial Arts' Studios in Waterford City and Tramore.
We are delighted to be able to welcome Master Franks to the Irish Taekwon-Do Association and indeed back into the ITF.
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