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Master Paul Mcphail

Master Paul McPhail began his training in 1975, a student of Mr Norman Ng in Palmerston North. He was promoted to 1st dan black belt at age sixteen, and later became assistant instructor to Master Evan Davidson at the Khandallah branch in Wellington.

In 1985 he moved to Auckland to become a professional Taekwon-Do instructor. He started Auckland’s third club (Manurewa) in February 1985, North Shore branch in April and Papakura branch in 1988.

Master McPhail began examining in 1988 on his promotion to 4th dan black belt. He attended international instructors courses conducted by the Founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi. He is qualified as an International Instructor and A Grade International Umpire. In 1994 he was awarded the ‘Outstanding Instructor Medal’ from the International Taekwon-Do Federation. He was promoted to 8th dan in 2013. In 2015 he was made a member of the ITF Technical Committee.

Master McPhail authored several books which are used as the syllabus throughout New Zealand including the gup and dan syllabus books, the self defence handbook and the white belt handbook.

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