What is AIMAA?
Action International Martial Arts Association (AIMAA) proudly grows on the foundations of true martial art tenets and works toward the prosperity of its members. The AIMAA is an innovative and leading martial arts organization dedicated to serve as the unifying body for Tae Kwon-Do and all martial arts styles.
AIMAA was founded by Grandmaster Hee Il Cho, 9th Dan in 1980 and has been steadily expanding in size, knowledge and support ever since. AIMAA is an organization founded on the philosophy and principle of being able to provide as comprehensive and complete training structure as possible. Giving its members a direct line of communication with its headquarters in order to give provide support to each individual school and student has allow AIMAA to remain progressive with its incorporation of training techniques. It is not the intent of our organization to unite systems in terms of styles, however, to recognize each style for its unique qualities and to unite the great universal spirit of peace and harmony – the fundamental elements found in the studying of all styles of martial arts.
Keeping an open mind has allowed AIMAA to become well established for the support of its members and the betterment of Tae Kwon-Do and the Martial Arts.
Grandmaster Hee Il Cho, 9th Dan
Grand Master Hee Il Cho is a true legend in the martial arts community, he is one of the most respected martial artist of our time. Grandmaster Cho has been inducted to every major martial art Hall of Fame and has shared his 50 years of knowledge with thousands of people around the world. Grandmaster Cho has students journey from all parts of the world to train and study with him. From Ireland to India and all throughout the United States and Canada, martial arts students travel to enhance their skills as a martial artist. Grandmaster Cho has also instructed some of Hollywood’s biggest stars as well as co-starred in several motion pictures himself.
- Grandmaster Hee Il Cho, 9th Dan – AIMAA Founder & President
- Grandmaster Philip Ameris, 9th Dan – AIMAA USA, Technical Director
- Grandmaster John Darcy, 8th Dan – AIMAA Ireland, European Regional Director
- Master Amrit Kalcutt, 7th Dan – AIMAA England, Regional Director
- Master Pete Byrne, 6th Dan – AIMAA Ireland, Regional Director
- Master Michael Fitzgerald, 6th Dan – AIMAA Ireland
- Master Pat Meagher, 6th Dan – AIMAA Ireland
- Master Charles Boyle, 6th Dan – AIMAA Scotland
- Master Steve Hall, 6th Dan – AIMAA England
- Master Jeanne Ameris, 6th Dan – AIMAA USA
- Master Karim Belgacem, 6th Dan – AIMAA Scotland
- Master Aeneas O’ Connor, 6th Dan – AIMAA Ireland
- Master Doreen Kenny, 6th Dan, AIMAA Ireland