Profile of Master Paul McPhail / Master Paul McPhail - 8th dan

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Master McPhail’s Instructor line

 General Choi Hong Hi   Grand Master Nam Tae Hi   Master Low Koon Lim   Mr Norman Ng   Paul McPhail

 

Master McPhail’s Timeline

01/01/1975

Commenced Taekwon-Do

Some photos from 1974 when we started kicking around at home and at school, just prior to joining the Palmerston North Taekwon-Do club in January 1975.

06/04/1975
Palmerston North Taekwon-Do Academy Club Grading 1975

Graded to 8th Gup

Examiner was Mr S.O. Choi, a visiting instructor that Mr Ng invited to take the grading. Paul McPhail seated front row center. Mr Evan Davidson (1st dan) seated left.

07/06/1975

Demonstrations

Took part in three demonstrations to promote Taekwon-Do for the “Come Alive” campaign. These were held at Memorial Park, Massey University and the Palmerston North Botanical Gardens.

06/09/1975

Graded 7th Gup by Mr Willy Lim

Mr Willie Lim was one of the Pioneers of Taekwon-Do in New Zealand, and in 1975 was a 3rd dan. He graded us in June 1975 then performed Kwang-Gae pattern as a demonstration. These photos were taken at home and at a park around that time.

20/12/1975

Filmed Kung-Fu Dragons

Filmed the home movie “Kung-Fu Dragons” with fellow Taekwon-Do student Allan Davis. Click the title above to see the movie.

13/04/1976

Graded 6th Gup by Mr Young Ku Yun.

This was the first grading conducted by Master Young Ku Yun after the club affiliated to the Australian Taekwon-Do Academy. These photos taken around that time as a newly promoted green belt.

24/07/1976
Paul McPhail - Blue Stripe

Graded 5th Gup by Mr Young Ku Yun.

Graded to 5th gup by Master Yun. Photo is of some breaking practice after training held at Massey University.

19/10/1976
Paul McPhail - blue belt

Graded 4th Gup by Mr Young Ku Yun.

Graded to 4th gup by Master Yun. The photo show some early experimentation with double exposure photography.

06/11/1976
TKD Demonstration Fielding, 1976

Various demonstrations in 1976

Took part on Taekwon-Do Demonstrations in Fielding, Massey University, Ohakea Airbase, Palmerston North Boys’ High School and Freyberg High School.

27/03/1977

Graded 3rd Gup by Mr Young Ku Yun.

Graded to 3rd gup by Master Yun and also a demonstration at grading.