Tae Zee Park, 9th dan
- 9th dan - World Tae Kwon Do Federation
- The 15th person to be promoted to 9th dan (WTF)
- National Tae Kwon Do Champion - Korea 1963-1968 (12 gold medals)
- Captain of Korean Army Tae Kwon Do Team
- Instructor of National Teachers College - Korea
- Member of Korean National Tae Kwon Do Demonstration Team
- Captain of Sung Kyun Kwan University Tae Kwon Do Team
- Founded Tae Park Tae Kwon Do 1974
- Vice Chairman of the U.S. Tae Kwon Do Chung Do Kwan Association
- General Secretary of the Sung Kyung Kwan University Tae Kwon Do Alumni Association
- Resides in Michigan
Grandmaster Tae Zee Park
Tae Park Institute, founded by Grandmaster Tae Zee Park in
1974, is the largest Taekwondo organization in the Midwest. From
its beginning in Jackson, Michigan, Tae Park Institute has
expanded to include schools in Hillsdale, Lansing, Ypsilanti, and
Grand Rapids. Additionally, 31 Master and Senior Instructors
teach in many different states, including Wyoming, Oklahoma,
Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky.
Grandmaster Tae Zee Park is the worlds youngest 9th Dan whose rank is authentically certified by the World Taekwondo Federation. A practitioner of Taekwondo for over 40 years, Grandmaster Park began practicing in Korea at the age of 12.
Grandmaster Park completed his formal education at Sung Kyung University, majoring in government. Out of 350 people in his freshman class, all black belts, Grandmaster Park was one of three people picked for the university Taekwondo team.
In 1964 and 65, he was the top tournament fighter in Korea. From 1963 to 68, Grandmaster Park was the Korean national free fighting champion as a lightweight, earning 12 gold medals. After graduating, Grandmaster Park was selected for the Korean Army Taekwondo team, representing Korea in international tournaments. He was very respected, and everybody knew his name.
After coming to America, Grandmaster Park founded Tae Park
Institute in !974. Today it is the largest Taekwondo organization
in the Midwest, with schools and instructors around the country.
Additionally, Grandmaster Park has taught seminars in, and taken
his students to Spain, Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam, Peru, and China.
Finally, Grandmaster Park is a member of the World Games
Committee, second only to the Olympics in international