Episode 46

Published on:

30th Nov 2022

G.M. Wim Bos talks to the Dark Master

I've been lucky enough to be in the company of G.M. Wim Bos on a few occasions. One such time was at the inauguration of PUMA martial arts when Major General Choi Hong Hi instructed a 3-day seminar for our group and was assisted by G.M. Wim Bos. It was a time that I will never forget. The excellence of the General and the warmth of G.M. Bos were evident for all to witness.

G.M. Wim Bos is a world icon of ITF Taekwon-Do, defined as "a sacred monster".

Born in Holland, he began practising martial art as a boy and immediately excelled, winning national and international titles. He soon began his career as a coach and gave life to an unrepeatable nursery of champions. In 1986 he moved to Italy and began collaborating with the FITAE-ITF Federation, of which he has been the National Technical Director continuously since 1987.

Also in Italy, he has coached an excellent group of champions who, over the years, have given life to a top-level competitive sector by winning the main European and world titles both in forms and combat competitions.

He holds the rank of black belt IX dan, the highest in the Taekwon-Do hierarchy.

For many years he was also a manager of the INTERNATIONAL TAEKWON-DO FEDERATION (ITF), where he held numerous technical and administrative positions.

Currently, he travels the world giving seminars to teach the secrets of his art.

Teaching is undoubtedly one of his main passions, and the experience acquired and the attachment to the art make him a unique Master.

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Living Martial Arts
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Everyday martial arts discuss and examines the everyday exercise, philosophy and lifestyle of the martial arts enthusiast. The host talks about his own training past and present and also interviews many martial artists to discover how they continue to live their own everyday martial arts journey. Tune in for top tips on how to get the best out of your martial art. Or perhaps you're thinking of starting a martial art, this podcast offers you an easy way to dip your toe in.

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Raymond Gayle

Master Ray Gayle (The Dark Master) is an 8th degree black belt and has been training in Taekwon-Do for 42 years. He competed very successfully for a number of years at a national and international level achieving British and European titles and the award of International Fighter of the Year. He no longer competes but is devoted to passing on his knowledge of Taekwon- Do to other people.