UNIFIED-ITF Leadership

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Unified-ITF Founder & President
Grandmaster Hwang Kwang Sung, K-9-1

 

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Special Assistant to GM Hwang
Laura Shriel, VI Dan

Ms. Shriel has traveled extensively throughout the US and abroad with GM Hwang, including North Korea. She was a Chief Instructor for GM Hwang and fierce competitor having placed at every competition! Today, Ms. Shriel, affectionately called "Legend " by GM Hwang, gives graciously of her time caring for him.  She feels honored to give back to him for all he has done for her from her start at the precious age of 13.  A strong bond was built and still remains today.

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Spokesperson
Master Dave Lyles (L.T.C.), VII

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General Secretary
Sabum Albert Labossiere, VI

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To assist new and existing Unified-ITF members by providing quality service that surpasses member expectations while preserving the legacy of Grandmaster General Choi, Hong Hi.

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Promotion Committees 
Master Gary Bradshaw, Europe 
Master Dave Lyles (L.T.C), USA
Sabum Kenneth Kuah, Asia

To ensure fair, non-biased and legitimate promotion of International Instructors and Masters for Unified-ITF sanctioned promotions while preserving the legacy of Grandmaster General Choi, Hong Hi. 

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Discipline Committee Chair
Master Gary Bradshaw, VIII

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To enforce the rules, regulations and standard operating procedures for Unified-ITF sanctioned events through a fair and unbiased procedure while preserving the legacy of Grandmaster General Choi, Hong Hi.

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Technical Committee Chair
Master Paul Nigel, VII

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Purpose:
To promote, educate and preserve the proper execution of Taekwon-Do techniques at Unified-ITF sanctioned events while preserving the legacy of Grandmaster General Choi, Hong Hi.

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Administrative Officer
Master Michelle Golino-Crisco, VII

Purpose:
Assist the UITF President, Secretary General, and other officers while preserving the integrity of Unified-ITF and the legacy of Grandmaster General Choi, Hong Hi.

Master Golino-Crisco began her training in 1980 with GM Tae Hee Yi. She then studied for several years with Masters Harry & Michael Bonfiglio under the direct guidance of Grand Master Charles Sereff (UITF). Master G. opened her first school in 1997 when she then met and began a beautiful relationship with Grand Master Hwang (KATU now UITF).  Master G. represented the U.S.A. on two teams, 1989, New Haven, CT and 2003, Thessaloniki, Greece. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her contributions to Taekwon-Do.

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Social Media Coordinator
Sabum Michael Hwang, IV

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Purpose:
To maintain and preserve the social media presence of Unified-ITF while preserving the legacy of Grandmaster General Choi, Hong Hi.

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Continental Coordinator ASIA
Sabum Kenneth Kuah, VI

Sabum Kenneth Kuah is ​trained and promoted by Grandmaster Hwang. Started Taekwon-Do in 1989 and achieved much in his Taekwon-Do career. He is a qualified International Instructor and Examiner by Unified-ITF. He follows the teaching and promote General Choi's Taekwon-Do legacy under the guidance of Grandmaster Hwang Kwang Sung.

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Continental Coordinator AFRICA 

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Continental Coordinator EUROPE
Master Gary Bradshaw, VIII

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Continental Coordinator UNITED STATES
Master Dave Lyles (L.T.C.), VII

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Continental Coordinator SOUTH AMERICA
Master Fernandez, VIII

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Assistant Continental Coordinator SOUTH AMERICA
Sabum Jose Laloma, VI

Sabum Laloma started his Taekwon-Do journey in 1990 with Grandmaster Moon Sung Lee, he is also a student of Grandmaster Kwon Jae Hwa, a former member of the 1965 goodwill Korean Taekwondo Team with General Choi Hong Hi. Reached high red belt in 1995 and continued training with Master Gregory Pennerman Throgsneck, a student of Grandmaster Ms. Lee who was affiliated with USNTF Grandmaster Duk Gun Kwon.

Sabum Laloma trained and instructed from 1995 to 2006. 23rd April 2006 was a sad day for Sabum Laloma, it was Master Pennerman final day on earth. Master Benny Tineo who was next in rank took over the Dojang with the support from Sabum Laloma, they worked together managing and running the school from 2006 to 2016. In 2007, they joined Grandmaster Hwang Kwang Sung, Unified-ITF, and at the same time supported Grandmaster Miguel Reyes.
Currently, Sabum Lalomais a happily retired Civil Service Inspector from the NYC Department of Buildings from 1997 to 2013.