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Grand Master David J. Harrell, an 8th Dan Black Belt in WTF Taekwondo as well as a 7th Dan in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate, has more than fifty-one years of experience in the martial arts and fitness field.

 

As the prime instructor at the Traditional Martial Art Budokai and Sports Institute (Bridge of Don, Danestone and Ellon), Grand Master Harrell has a proven track record working with a variety of City agencies, School Districts and Arts & Recreation Departments.  

He has successfully practised and taught both Japanese and Korean Martial Art forms throughout the Pacific Northwest (USA) and Western Canada, and for more than a decade GM Harrell has taught his unique martial art style in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire area of Scotland.

 

The Traditional Martial Art Budokai and Sports Institute is the preimer WTF Olympic Style Taekwondo Martial Arts Program in the entire Grampian Region - with the goal of "Developing Leaders For The Next Generations".

  • USNTF National Champion
  • Coach of 26 National Champions
  • Coach of 15 International Champions
  • USTU Washington State Jumior National Team Coach
  • USTU Washington State Senior National Team Coach
  • USNTF Pacific Northwest Region Jr National Team Coach
  • USNTF Pacific Northwest Region Snr National Team Coach
  • Chairman - USNTF Pacific Northwest Region (two 3 year terms)
  • Formerly Technical Director of British Taekwondo Control Board - Scotland
  • USNTF Coach of the Year
  • 1994 Citizen of the Year Award (Rotary Club International)
  • International Certified Master Instructor 1994
  • World Taekwondo Council (WTC) - UK Director 2000 to present
  • Chungdokwon World Championship - British Team Coach 2001
  • Koryo Gumdo Study Group established 2002
  • British Team Head Coach Yong-In University Championship
  • Mugai Ryu Study Group Leader - Scotland (established in March 2005)
  • 7th Dan (Degree Black Belt) in Okinawan Karate
  • Kukkiwon International Advisory Committee Member
  • WTF Public Relations Committee Member
  • 1st Seoul World Taekwondo Leaders Forum Sep. 2009 Attendee
  • 2010 Kukkiwon Cooperation Committee Appointment
  • 2010 Kukkiwon Membership System Approval
  • 2010 The World Taekwondo Hanmadang Seoul, Korea
  • 2012 The World Taekwondo Hanmadang Seoul, Korea
  • Seoul World Taekwondo Leaders Forum Sep. 2012 Attendee
  • Seoul World Taekwondo Leaders Forum Jul. 2013 Speaker
  • Seoul World Taekwondo Leaders Forum Aug. 2014 Speaker


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GM Harrell receiving Kukkiwon International Advisory Board Certificate
Kukkiwon International Advisory Board Certificate
GM Dr. Duk Gun Kwon &
GM D. J. Harrell at Kukkiwon Advisory Board
Reception Ceremony
GM Harrell is Among WTF Masters From 120 Plus Countries At The 1st World Taekwondo Leader's Forum
GM Harrell Participated In A Question / Answer Session With Elite Ranked Masters and Kukkiwon Officials
GM Harrell Questions Kukkiwon Officials on WTF Martial Arts, The Olympic Sport and Autonomy
GM HARRELL'S RECENT APPOINTMENT
KUKKIWON  APPOINTMENTS
THE SEOUL WORLD TAEKWONDO LEADERS FORUM SEPTEMBER 2009 & 2012
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KUKKIWON MEMBERSHIP SYSTEM APPROVAL CEREMONY 9th DECEMBER 2010
DECEMBER 2010 HANMADANG
KUKKIWON DIRECTOR MR. OH SEONG-HOON (left of GM HARRELL) & EUROPE/AFRICA CHEIF MASTER NA YOUNG-JIP. ALSO PICTURED FROM LEFT ARE: GM EVANS, GM VOHRA, GM DAVIES & UKTDC CHAIRMAN MASTER NIGEL HUDSON
GROUP PHOTO OF HIGHLY RANKED TAEKWONDO GRAND MASTERS REPRESENTING 6 CONTINENTS
GM HARRELL RECEIVING KUKKIWON OVERSEAS MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE FROM KUKKIWON'S NEW PRESIDENT MR. KANG WON-SIK
GM HARRELL'S RECENT 2012 APPOINTMENT