On 30 April 2009, Master Trevor Nicholls (ITF Secretary General, 8th Degree Black belt), together with Master Jim Hogan (7th Degree Black belt), visited Singapore. It was a great pleasure to have this opportunity to meet with Master Nicholls once again and Master Hogan for the first time.
They arrived in the morning at Changi Airport and we proceeded to take them to the Dojang. Our Dojang was nothing new to Master Nicholls who has been here a couple of times. Whereas for Master Hogan, it was his first time visiting our Dojang.
Master Hogan is the author of his very own Taekwon-Do book and he presented it to Master Daniel Sng at the Dojang. He personally autographed the book for Master Sng and I’m sure it is indeed an honour for Master Sng to have the author here in Singapore.
After a long chat and some drinks at the dojang, it was soon lunch. We headed to Raffles Hotel for a nice lunch, treated by one of our black belts. It was a sumptuous meal, with our local Singaporean Chinese dishes as well as a nice spread of dim sum.
Some of our ITC members then brought Master Nicholls and Master Hogan around Singapore for sightseeing.
Time seemed to pass so fast especially when we were enjoying it. It was soon time for us to send them off at the airport. They were going to Kuala Lumpur for a seminar by President Choi Jung Hwa.
I enjoyed this day spent with Master Nicholls and Master Hogan. I look forward to them visiting Singapore once more, hopefully for a longer period to share with us their Taekwon-Do experiences.
Written by Ms Maria Sng, 2nd Degree Blackbelt, ITF Singapore
© Island Taekwon-Do Centre 2009