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Invitation To You...
classes are always open
for the public to observe,
ask questions, and learn.
My resume and career accomplishments...
1969 * Began Tae Kwon-Do training in Des Moines1985
including 3,000 Black Belts in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota (1985 to 1990)
1976 * First American to earn Instructor
1985 * First African-American to become a Tae Kwon-Do Master
1985 * Received Certification as an International Judge and Referee (Tournament Official)
1985 * Served as ACTA Chairman and Chief Instructor to more than 15,000 students
1988 * Presided as Chief Judge for ACTA Promotional Testings (1988 to
1999 * Served as a Judge at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado
* First non-Asian respected as KwanJangNim (Head of
(three years before promotion to 8th Dan)
2010 * First non-Asian Promoted to 8th
Dan, (Jr. Grand Master)
2013 * Promoted my 700th Black Belt on April 20th
2014 * 41st year instructing the UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club
2015 * Have produced 757 Distinguished Black Belts
including 11 Master Instructors
and 223 Junior Black Belts
Aviation Pilot since 1990
* Member of the Disabled American Veterans
* Proud Gold Sponsor of UNI's Relay for Life
2005 -- 2015
* Recipient of the Iowa Governor's Golden Dome Award for Excellence in
* Recipient of the International Association of Workforce Professionals'
individual and group awards for working with FEMA and the
Waterloo Natural Disaster Relief Team after the EF5 Parkersburg tornado
* Proud Contributor to St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital 2015 --
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Master Joseph Philip, 8th Dan
My Credentials & Our Proud Heritage
are more than 130
recognized Martial Art styles.
is much diversity when comparing their philosophies and physical technique.
is Traditional Korean Chung do Kwan Tae Kwon-Do?
Korean Art, Chung do Kwan Tae Kwon-Do, is based on the values
of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit. Not
only is Tae Kwon-Do a valid means of self-defense, but it also increases
coordination, sharpens alertness, strengthens the body, and develops respect for
the self and others. The feeling of accomplishment gained by the student helps
develop self-confidence, which is carried over into everyday life. Tae Kwon-Do
can help the shy become more confident and outgoing, and can help curb hostility
through its emphasis on respect and discipline.
Tae Kwon-Do, which is more than 2,500
years old, is an excellent cardiovascular developer. The aerobic exercise is
ideal for weight loss, and control. Students experience muscular development and
toning. Class workouts refresh the body, and are great for stress release.
Flexibility, balance, and strength conditioning include stretching and yoga. Additionally, the training is just plain fun.
With a focus on Discipline, Courtesy and Respect, quality
instruction is presented with an emphasis on the true philosophy of Tae Kwon-Do.
As a way of life,
Tae Kwon-Do is based on the ethical and moral standards by which we can
live together in harmony. We seek to eliminate violence by deterring the strong
from oppressing the weak through developing a power that must be based on
humanity, justice, morality, wisdom and faith, thus helping to build a better
and more peaceful world.
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