I agree with John D. Master Na is a good instructor BUT. My son went to Master Na's school for several years and when we transferred to another school, they would not recognize his certificate, it was no more valuable than the paper it was written on. The new master told me that if my son wanted to go to tournaments outside Master Na's own school tournaments, he would not be recognized as a black belt at national tournaments and wouldn't be able to attend as a black belt.
I really like the part where Master Na's reply said
"The fact is that you chose to register with the ITMA (International Taekwondo Masters Association). You had a choice between the WTF, USTW (United States Taekwondo Won) and the ITMA. I keep all black belt applications on file. If you got a black belt from me, I have your application file. I will show you that you chose to register with the ITMA, and not the WTF or USTW."
When I was filling out the paperwork, I went to Master Na and asked him which one I should sign up for, either the ITMA or WTF. He told me “we are not promoting WTF at this time, only ITMA”, I was looking to him for guidance on which organization was in the best interest for my son and he directed me towards the ITMA. As a parent, I didn’t know the difference, so yes maybe I should of done my research because I trusted Master Na’s expertise. The difference in price was only $50-$100 dollars and when you are paying almost $600 for everything including a uniform, $50-$100 isn’t a big difference. It took 6 months after leaving Master Na’s school to get the new black belt uniform I paid for. All the other students who tested with us that day also had useless certificates. Several of Master Na’s former students are in our new school and they all had to retake the black belt test. The school my son is now going to is honest and I trust his expertise, he has proven that time and time again.
It is not very professional for Master Na to now say that a former student, who he took money from monthly, is now an idiot.
Master Na, If I can find the ITMA certificate and send it back to one of your schools, will you refund me my money like you told John D. I would take you up on that offer, that is if I didn't already throw out the certificate.