ITF Board Member, Oceania Taekwon-do Federation & ITF Taekwon-do Australia President Master Michael Daher would like to congratulate Master Peter Barbour and Master James Rimmer on their successful promotion to 8th degree during the recent IIC 115 Auckland, New Zealand.  

Unfortunately Master Daher was unable to attend the IIC and grading due to ITF Board meeting at ITF Headquarters in Spain ahead of the ITF Convention. Senior Vice President Master El-Sheikh was present at the Grading along with the Masters to witness the exceptional exhibition of Taekwon-do skill and knowledge as Grand Master Marano and Grand Master Lan tested Master Barbour and Master Rimmer before proudly announcing their new rank of 8th degree.

Oceania Taekwon-do Federation is proud to have these newly promoted 8th degree Masters. It is always an honour to see people promoted to the rank they deserve after a lifelong dedication to the art with no short cuts and even more respected when they are master ranks.

IIC 115 was conducted by the ITF technical committee comprising of Chairman GM Marano, GM Lan & Master McPhail who taught as usual with passion sharing their vast knowledge with all the participants.

9 Masters from the Oceania Taekwon-do federation were present at the IIC being;

Master Evan Davidson

Master Rocky Rounthwaite

Master Mahesh Bhana

Master Peter Barbour

Master James Rimmer

Master Steve Pellow

Master Andrew Salton

Master Gray Patterson

Master Moustapha El-Sheikh

We would like to thank Master Bhana and his organising committee team for hosting the IIC with excellent execution. Also special thanks to Master Pellow and his wife Fran for hosting a exclusive afternoon lunch for the Grand Masters and Masters at their home which allowed everyone to relax and enjoy a special time together over excellent food and even better company.



Behalf of Master Daher

Master El-Sheikh

Communications & Development

ITF Taekwon-do Australia


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