Senior Master Leonard Seow - Profile

Leonard Seow

Senior Master Leonard Seow - Senior Examiner (STA)

Senior Master Leonard†Seow†first began learning martial arts in 1970. This was his first attempt in learning martial arts. The†Taekwon-do†class was†organised†by†the Church of the Sacred Heart in Tank Road. The†Taekwon-do†class was conducted by Grandmaster B S†Huan†in the early days when he decided to offer the teachings†of†Taekwon-do to Singaporeans.

On 26th†April 1973, Senior Master†Seow†received his Black Belt 1st†Degree from the Singapore

Taekwon-do Academy. He continued in the art and obtained his 3rd†Degree Black†Belt†on 8th†May 1988 from General†Choi†Hong Hi, Founder & President, International†Taekwon-Do Federation.

On 1st†July 1992, Senior Master†Seow†was conferred the 4th†Degree Black Belt by Grandmaster Park Jung Tae, Founder & President, Global†Taekwon-Do Federation.

With his increasing interest in†Taekwon-do, Senior Master†Seow†continued†in the art and was conferred†5th†Degree Black Belt on 17th†October 1993 by Grandmaster B S†Huan, President, Master B S†Huan†Taekwon-do International (currently renamed as Grandmaster B S Huan Taekwon-do International).

By that time, Senior Master†Seow†was already 55 years old†and†had†spent a total of more than 30 years in active†Taekwon-do. In view of the fact that Senior Master Leonard†Seow†was very active in community work he was also involved in organizing†Taekwon-do Tournaments for Community†Centres†/ Clubs and Police Boys Clubs. And on 16th†November 2003 Grandmaster B S†Huan, Founder & President of the Singapore†Taekwon-do†Academy, promoted†Senior Master Leonard†Seow†to 6th†Degree Black Belt. From his active community work, Senior Master†Seow†was conferred the Public Service Star (PBM) medal by the President of Singapore in†1999.

With the sad demise of Grandmaster B S†Huan†in 2012, Senior Master†Seow†together with the other Masters of the Singapore¬†Taekwon-do Academy vowed to continue with Grandmaster B S†Huan's†vision†/ mission†of teaching original†Taekwon-do, Senior Master†Seow†was conferred the 7th¬†Degree Black Belt in March 2013.

Master Leonard¬†Seow¬†who is 75 years old is still involved in conducting¬†Taekwon-do classes and is one of the senior examiners for the centralized grading of the Singapore†Taekwon-do Academy.

TaeKwon !

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