Dr. Linda Low Becomes 1st Woman ITF Grandmaster

11:38:00 AM Tkd kwan 5 Comments

Dr. Linda Low Becomes 1st Woman ITF Grandmaster holding a 9th Dan 🙏
Master Linda Low, PhD, a college professor from Australia became the first woman in the world to be promoted to 9th Dan, the highest degree in Taekwon-Do, by the ITF. With this terminal degree comes the prestigious title of Grandmaster.

Grandmaster Low serves as an Executive Board Member of the ITF. She is the Chairperson of the ITF's Women's Committee. In addition to being a certified International Instructor, Class "A" International Umpire and Examiner, she runs the Inspirit Taekwon-Do Academy in Darlington Australia. For her efforts she was awarded the ITF Outstanding Instructor Award in 2014.
The elevation to the highest level was recommended by the ITF Promotion Committee headed by Grandmaster Leong Wai-Meng and approved by the ITF Executive Board at their recent meeting during the ITF World Championships underway in Pyongyang Korea.

Other notable woman leaders of ITF Taekwon-Do have reached this plateau before. They include Grandmasters Rene Sereff, of America, nicknamed the Lady General by Taekwon-Do's Founder, General Choi and Sheena Sutherland from Scotland. Their well deserved promotions were conferred by Grandmaster Charles E. Sereff, a former Chair of the ITF Promotion Committee and certified by his U.S.T.F., an independent ITF style organization.
The USTF served as the USA's NGB from the 1970s until 2002, when General Choi passed away. These three Ladies well represent ITF Taekwon-Do on 3 separate continents, the Americas, Europe and Oceania. Earlier this year the Kukkiwon in Seoul Korea promoted their first non-Korean female to IX Dan (9th Degree), awarding that distinction and honor to Grandmaster Brenda Sell of the United States.

The source is from Facebook page: Original Taekwon-do Itf


  1. How is this lady "the first" when two other ladies are mention who are/were ITF stylists?

    1. The two other female grand masters are certified by Kukkiwon

    2. I don't think so. Googling both of their names, they clearly seem to be ITF instructors.

  2. Also, I just checked, and Dr Linda Low was promoted to 9th Dan in September 2017, so this is not exactly new news.

  3. What about former South Korean Olympic team member and 9th degree black belt Myung Lee (now in her late sixties) married to 10th degree black belt Grandmaster Jang W. Lee?