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Mr. James Hewes
FDTKD Instructor/Staff Resumes

Chief Instructor - Mr. James Hewes, A-5-1 UITF

Jim Performing a side kick
Secretary-General for the USA-ITF

Training and Rank Promotion:

Began training February 1984, age 11, at the Delaware Institute of Martial Arts under Mr. Jerry Sterling.

Tested for first dan black belt (certificate #39) May 15, 1986 by Mr. Jerry Sterling.

Tested for second dan black belt (ITF/USTF certificate A-2-806) July 12, 1988 by Mr. Jim Murray, 5th dan.

Tested for third dan black belt (GTF certificate USA-3-11) February 29, 1991 by Mr. Jim Murray, 5th dan.

Tested for fourth dan black belt (ITF/KATU certificate A-4-339), April 18, 1999 by Grand Master K.S. Hwang, 9th dan.
 
Tested for fifth dan black belt (UITF/USA-ITF certificate A-5-1), April 4, 2004 by Grand Master K.S. Hwang, 9th dan.

 
Promoted to purple belt, Gaijin-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu, August 2009, by Master Leroy Epperson, 8th dan.

Teaching/Instruction:

Delaware Institute of Martial Arts, Chief Instructor Mr. Jerry Sterling, 3rd dan
1987 - 1993: Began teaching taekwon-do at age 13, junior assistant instructor. Promoted to 2nd assistant instructor in 1990.

ARA TaeKwon-Do, Chief Instructor Mrs. Susan Richards, 2nd dan
1993 - 1993: Provided technical assistance to Mrs. Richards and conducted classes.

Skinner's TaeKwon-Do, Chief Instructor Mr. Tony Skinner, 3rd dan
1993 - 1993: Provided technical assistance to Mr. Skinner and conducted classes.

First State TaeKwon-Do Academy, Chief Instructors Mr. Kenneth Faulkner, 3rd dan & Mr. Steve Hartsock, 3rd dan
1995 - 1997: Provided technical assistance to Mr. Faulkner and Mr. Hartsock and conducted classes and self-defense seminars.

Flying Dragon TaeKwon-Do, LTD., Chief Instructor Mr. James Hewes, 5th dan
1997 - present: Founded Flying Dragon TaeKwon-Do, March 1997.

Certifications and Seminars:

April 3, 1998 completed KATU/ITF Certified Referee Training Course (certificate number 980403-28)

September 19, 1998 completed KATU/ITF Certified Instructor Training Course (certificate number 9809-05)

September 24, 1998 hosted technical seminar conducted by Master Sang H. Kim, 7th dan.

October 1998 attended Annual KATU Technical Seminar conducted by Grand Master K.S. Hwang, 9th dan.

April 10, 1999 updated referee certification with continued education of Referee Training.

October 9, 1999 attended Annual KATU Technical Seminar conducted by Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha, 9th dan.

October 29-31, 1999 completed 158th ITF International Instructor Training Course (certificate number 158-43)

March 4, 2000 attended Technical Seminar conducted by Master Choi Jung Hwa, 8th dan.

July 22, 2000 updated referee and instructor certification with continued education of Referee and Instructor Training.

October 14, 2000 hosted Technical Seminar conducted by Grand Master K.S. Hwang, 9th dan.

December 2, 2000 attended Technical Seminar conducted by Grand Master K.S. Hwang, 9th dan.

July 14, 2001 updated referee and instructor certification with continued education of Referee and Instructor Training

September 29, 2001 hosted Technical Seminar conducted by Grand Master K.S. Hwang, 9th dan.

October 12-14, 2001 completed First Inaugural ITF International Instructor Training course by Master Choi, 8th dan.

December 1, 2001 attended Technical Seminar conducted by Grand Master K.S. Hwang, 9th dan.
 
April 26, 2002 conducted KATU certified referee course with Mr. Tom Metzner, Agawam, MA.
 
July 20, 2002 conducted KATU certified referee course during KATU Summer Camp, Barre, MA.
 
August 10 & 11, 2002, Techincal Seminar, assistant to Grand Master K.S. Hwang, Fairbanks, AK.
 
October 19, 2002, hosted Techincal Seminar conducted by Grand Master K.S. Hwang, 9th dan, Clayton, DE. 
 
December 14, 2002 attended Technical Seminar conducted by Grand Master K.S. Hwang, 9th dan. 
 
December 6, 2003, attended Technical Seminar conducted by Grand Master K.S. Hwang, 9th dan.
 
April 10, 2004, Technical Seminar, assistant to Grand Master K.S. Hwang, Venice, Italy.
 

Training Camps:

1988 - Jim Murray's TaeKwon-Do Summer Camp, Pottstown, PA, participant.
1989 - Jim Murray's TaeKwon-Do Summer Camp, Pottstown, PA, participant.
1990 - Jim Murray's TaeKwon-Do Summer Camp, Pottstown, PA, participant.
1997 - present - FDTKD Annual Summer Camp, Clayton, DE - camp director
1999 - Hwang's Annual Summer Camp, East Haddam, CT, instructor.
1999 - Hwang's Day Camp, Christiansburg, VA, instructor.
2000 - Hwang's Annual Summer Camp, Barre, MA, instructor.
2001 - Hwang's Annual Summer Camp, Barre, MA, instructor
2002 - Hwang's Annual Summer Camp, Barre, MA, instructor & assistant camp director
2003 - Hwang's Annual Summer Camp, Barre, MA, instructor
2004 - Hwang's Annual Summer Camp, Barre, MA, instructor

Special Achievements:

1999 Smyrna/Clayton SunTimes Great Person Award
1999 KATU Instructor of the Year, presented by Grand Master K.S. Hwang.
2000 Coach to the U.S. Junior World Championship TaeKwon-Do Team
August 19 - 31, 2000 Attended 5th Junior World Taekwon-Do Championships, DPR Korea.
2002 Head Coach to the U.S. Junior World Championship TaeKwon-Do Team.
CPR/First Aid Certifide thru the American Red Cross.
2002 US Junior National's Tournament Coordinator, April 27-28, Manchester, CT.
2003 US Adult Team Member and Individual Competitor, June 11-14, Greece