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Master Franks to establish a South African ITF Taekwon-Do association


The President of the ITF, Grand-Master Paul Weiler, has asked Master Franks to establish a South African ITF Taekwon-Do association. Currently there are 15 national associations in the 54 nations in Africa: Algeria, Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar, and Zimbabwe.

The plan is also to form committees for Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and other towns. Master Franks is inviting all black belts of 1st Degree and above, currently living in South Africa, to attend his meetings. The meetings will be in South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg, on 11 & 12 December 2019.

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 emigrated from South Africa to Ireland in 2011, and established four Master Franks Fitness Centres : Ballinakill, Ballyduff / Kilmeaden, Dunmore East, and W.I.T. Arena.

We wish Master Franks great success in forming a South African ITF Taekwon-Do association.