Matt Ransom is a 6th Dan Black Belt Senior Master and has over 35 years active involvement in Taekwondo at all levels.
Matt is the Secretary General of 'Taekwondo New Zealand' (TNZ), Executive Board Member of the WTF Oceania Taekwondo Union and member of the New Zealand Martial Arts Institute.
Matt is an inductee into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame and both the Australasian and New Zealand Martial Arts Halls of Fame. He holds a number of special diplomas and citations from both the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) and World Taekwondo Federation.
Over the years some of Matt's students have gone on to represent New Zealand at such prestigious events as the Olympic Games, Senior and Junior World Championships and the Oceania and Commonwealth Championships. While his primary focus these days is on helping out with the governance of Taekwondo and as a Grading Examiner, Matt still trains regularly and works hard to maintain a good level of fitness and technical ability as a Master Instructor. He trains under Grandmaster Tae Kyung Kim, 8th Dan - President of Taekwondo New Zealand.