World Class TKD Board Member, Junior Grandmaster Huff successfully tests for 7th dan on April, 7th 2023 in Paducah, Kentucky
I started practicing Taekwondo at the Y-Center in Jackson, Michigan in 1979 under the instruction of Grand Master Tae Z. Park. Shortly after graduating from Albion College, I tested for my 1st Dan blackbelt in June of 1980. I was very proud and happy having accomplished two of my goals.
After moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan and starting my career in the Beverage Industry, I was drawn back to various Taekwondo camps and seminars, and in 1985 I opened a class and started teaching kids at St. Francis School in Ann Arbor. I was also extremely fortunate to be part of the first group of Tae Park students to travel to Korea, and to sponsor our Tournament Team’s trip to Vietnam.
Over the years, I continued to progress through the black belt ranks while teaching classes in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. During that same 20+ year period, I got married, we had four children, and I worked for multiple beverage companies. As my family grew and my jobs required more travel and attention, I turned over my classes to my student, John Sanderson when he became a Master Instructor. I am very proud of all my students, many of whom have enjoyed great success in business, the military, and the medical profession.
I am so thankful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who set me on this path 44 years ago and has blessed me with my wife of 32-years Barb, for four wonderful children, and for two beautiful granddaughters. I am thankful for my Taekwondo Seniors, Peers, and Students. I am also very grateful for my Instructor, Grandmaster Tae Z. Park, who has never stopped believing in me and pushing me to exceed my own expectations. Thank you, Sir!