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Grandmaster Craig Balliette

Founder of the Global TaeKwonDo Association and Master Instructor of numerous martial art academies, Grandmaster Craig Balliette is fiercely dedicated to his students around the world. Grandmaster Craig is one of five non-Korean certified Grandmasters of TaeKwonDo in the world. 

Grandmaster Craig continues to personally teach every class offered regardless of age or belt level.

Pictured: Grandmaster Craig Balliette 2018

Ranks and Titles

  • Certified 7th Degree Master - World Taekwondo Federation
  • Certified 9th Degree Grandmaster - World Chang Moo Kwan under Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee
  • Director of Certification and Seminars - World Chang Moo Kwan
  • Founder/President - Global TaeKwonDo Association

Pictured: Grandmaster Craig Balliette 1995

Facts and History

  • Featured in cover story for Inside TaeKwonDo magazine (November 1995 issue)
  • Featured in cover story for TaeKwonDo Times magazine (November 1989 issue)
  • Member USA TaeKwonDo (Olympic TaeKwonDo governing body)
  • Awarded Letter of Citation for Outstanding Service to TaeKwonDo from Grand Master Jung Soo Park
  • Awarded Letter of Citation from World TaeKwonDo Federation from Un Young Kim
  • Awarded Commendation and Acceptance, Korean Ki-do Association World Ki-do Hae Federation from In Sun Seo
  • Awarded Letter of Appreciation for dedicated service to TaeKwonDo from Grand Master Nam Suk Lee World ChangMooKwan
  • Developer of the Kickmate Pro computer software for the professional Martial Artist
  • Produced and Narrated official World TaeKwonDo forms video
  • Full-time instructor since 1980

Pictured: Master Craig Balliette 1995

Press & Media Publications

  • Featured in cover story for Inside TaeKwonDo magazine (November 1995 issue)
  • Featured in cover story for TaeKwonDo Times magazine (November 1989 issue)
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