Grand Master Michael Daher

About Grand Master Michael Daher

Grand Master Michael Daher arrived in Australia when he was fourteen years of age. A hard young man from a hard life, he became interested in practising martial arts for the sake of self-protection. He enrolled in a Tae Kwon-Do school in Surry Hills in late 1972 under Master Young Ku Yun.

Michael was modestly active in training for the first five months of his career, but as his technique grew his talent began to emerge as something special. The harder Michael trained the more extraordinary his talent revealed itself to be. In the latter half of 1973 something in Michael clicked. Read more about Grand Master Daher here


Zoom meetings and training

Zoom has become our way of communication during the last few months. We have been able to continue training and keep progressing without being in class. I have had the pleasure of meeting with many region representatives as well as attend many board meetings, with the ITF board of directors, the ITF Australia board of […]

Germany 2019

The Australian Team recently competed in the 2019 World Championships in Inzell, Germany.

The ITF Board Elections were also held which saw GM Paul Weiler elected as President and GM Daher eleccted as 3rd Vice President


Grand Master Michael Daher Appointed Continental Director In recognition of his contribution to the development, growth and promotion of Taekwondo in Australia and the surrounding region, Grand Master Daher was recently appointed you to the position of Continental Director for a period of two (2) years representing OCEANIA (ITF Affiliates). Official Letter

World Cup 2018

ITF Taekwon-do Australia supported by the National Association board set their sights on hosting the 7th ITF Taekwon-do World Cup outside of Europe in Sydney in 2018.

This massive task was not going to be an easy road, but with the help from the ITF community in our region and the 35 other countries saw massive support and reaching over one thousand competitors.


Read more about the World Cup here

Asia and the Gulf Region

Since the successful running of the 7th World Cup in Sydney 2018, I have been preparing myself for my next major task, I have made my first trip in January 2019 to China and Malaysia working on the promotion of our ITF. My next Goal is to grow the Gulf Region.

The Arab State currently consist of 22 Countries. These Arab states occupy North Africa and West Asia, an area stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean in the southeast. The contemporary Arab world has a combined population of around 422 million inhabitants, over half of whom are under 25 years of age. When looking at the 22 countries, the ITF has currently 4 country members, which have very small numbers. The ITF have neglected these countries until now, I would like to make an extra effort to grow the numbers in these countries.

In the 90s, I spent a lot of time in these countries. I now look forward to returning to the region to work on the development of our ITF in the Gulf Region. The Gulf region is something that I am very passionate about, and that I understand on a deep level as I have come from the region and I speak the language and understand the culture and customs.

The Gulf and the Middle East are very similar to the Asian Region, in the sense that they have strong cultural beliefs, religion, language and way of life. They have a strong economic exchange between them.