I, TKDTutor, have been involved in the martial arts since 1968 when I stated training in Shorei-ryu karate and Judo. After enlisting in the Navy, I began training in Taekwondo and continued training in Judo. I trained in and taught Taekwondo and Judo and trained in various martial arts throughout my naval career until I retired from the Navy and began graduate school.
After earning a MS in criminal justice I began training in Taekwondo again, this time under Master Michael Deese at a Taekwondo Plus school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After collecting books, articles, and papers on Taekwondo and the martial arts, and acquiring knowledge and experience from various instructors of Taekwondo and other martial arts for decades, I decided to create a Taekwondo web site to share my knowledge and experience with others. After a few years of development, on January 1, 2000, I published "Taekwondo Tutor" on the Internet as TKDTutor.com.
In 2000, Mr. Deese became an independent school owner and asked me to develop software that would track students and print rank certificates, so I developed a Microsoft Access database program that did this. In 2001, Mr. Deese affiliated with the Taekwondo America organization, and became Michel Deese's Taekwondo America, and the certificate program was no longer needed so Mr. Deese asked me to convert the program into an attendance-keeping program.
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