Leaders of the AIMAA Organization.
AIMAA Grandmasters and Masters
|Grandmaster Hee Il Cho: 9th Dan, President and Founder of AIMAA:
Grandmaster Hee Il Cho, a true legend in the martial arts community, is one of the most respected martial artists of our time. He has been inducted to every major martial arts Hall of Fame and has shared his 50 years of knowledge with thousands worldwide. As head of AIMAA, Grandmaster Cho continues to teach Tae Kwon Do classes daily; students journey from around the world for the opportunity to train/study with him.
|Grandmaster Philip Ameris, 8th Dan, AIMAA Technical Director:
Grandmaster Philip Ameris is Grandmaster Hee Il Cho's senior student. He holds the rank of 8th-Degree Black Belt and has over 40 years of experience in martial arts. He has won numerous national and international championships and was the USA Taekwondo Team Captain for the 1988 World Championships.
|Master John Darcy, 7th Dan, AIMAA European Director:
Master John Darcy has been training for the past 38 years in Tae Kwon Do. In 1995 Master Darcy introduced AIMAA to Ireland and since its introduction it has gone from from strength to strength. He has won national and international competitions.
|Master Peter Byrne, 6th Dan, AIMAA Irish Regional Director:
Master Peter Byrne affectionately known as 'Demolition Man'. Highly regarded as one of the top self defence experts in Europe, he founded a Tae Kwon Do club in 1988 which affiliated to AIMAA in 1995. Master Byrne ran the club for 18 years until 2006 until relocating to Limerick where he now runs a small club in his local village.
|Master Amrit Kalcutt, 6th Dan, AIMAA England Director:
Master Amrit Kalcutt heads the West Midlands Schools of Tae Kwon Do (WMST) in England. Since its establishment, WMST has gone from strength to strength with well over 250 members training in clubs throughout Gloucestershire. Practising the ITF style of Tae Kwon-Do, using the AIMAA grading syllabus guidelines, over 100 students have now achieved their Black Belts under the guidance of Master Kalcutt.
|Master Michael Fitzgerald, 6th Dan, AIMAA Irish Technical Director:
Master Michael Fitzgerald tested in Washington D.C in July 2010. Master Fitzgerald has long been a pillar within AIMAA and AIMAA Ireland. He is a qualified International Instructor, and AIMAA World Champion in Team Pattern as well as Silver Medalist in Individual Patterns.
|Master Charles Boyle, 6th Dan:
Master Charles Boyle is the newest AIMAA Master, testing at the 2015 International Black Belt Testing at AIMAA HQ, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a qualified AIMAA International Instructor, and a certified AIMAA International Referee. He was inducted into the WUMA Hall of Fame in 2000 and received Instructor of the Year awards in 2000, 2001 and 2002.