Profile – Master Neil Franks

Seventh Degree

Personal achievements

  • 1985 – Awarded best Student in Taekwondo South Africa
  • 1987 – Black Belt 1st Degree under the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF)
  • 1989 – 2nd Degree Taekwondo Black Belt, under the ITF,
  • 1991 – 3rd Degree Taekwondo Black Belt under the ITF Cert No SA -3-3
  • 1991 – Selected as Springbok to represent South Africa at the World Taekwon-Do Championships in Pyong Yang, North Korea
  • 1993 – Selected at Protea to represent South Africa at the World Taekwon-Do Championships in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  • 1995 – Won the Australasian Championships for Sparring and Patterns in Melbourne
  • 1995 – Graded to 4th Degree Taekwondo Belt in Italy Cert. No SA-4-2
  • 1999 – Graded to 5th Degree Taekwondo with ITF in Dublin Ireland Cert No SA – 5 – 1
  • 2004 – Founded the Global Taekwondo Federation of South Africa and opened the Headquarters in Rivonia, Johannesburg
  • 2005 – Graded To 6th Degree with GTF Cert No SA-6-1
  • 2005 – Brought Master Xuan Ha, 8th Degree Master and Technical Director of GTF to South Africa for a Technical International Seminar in Johannesburg
  • 2006 – Six of my Black Belt students became World Champions at the GTF Taekwon-Do World Championships in Italy
  • 2009 – Eight of my Black Belt students became World Champions at the GTF Taekwon-Do World Championships in Malaysia
  • 2010 – Selected as one of three Instructors across the World to head up the Technical committee of the Global Taekwondo Federation by Technical Chairman Master Ha, 8th Degree Black Belt
  • 2011 – Graded to Master 7th Degree under GTF 2011 Cert No SA-7-1/IRE-7-10

 

Umpiring & Coaching Experience

  • Qualified international ITF Referee
  • Global Taekwon-Do International Referee, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011.
  • Selected to coach Irish Team for Patterns in World Championships 2014.
  • Selected to referee for ITF at World Championships.
  • Refereed at most tournaments attended