The Path to Senior Mastership
In Songahm Taekwondo, instructors who achieve the rank of 6th degree black belt are eligible to earn the title of Master Instructor. This process typically takes one year and requires reading, writing, physical training and mental preparation. Master Jordan Schreiber completed the mastership training process in 2008 and shared his experience with his students online.
In 2012, Master Schreiber journeyed with Grandmaster In Ho Lee and other ATA seniors to Korea, where he tested successfully for the rank of 7th degree black belt. His instructor, Chief Master Dan Thor, presented him with his rank in a ceremony later that year.
Master Schreiber then began training for the title of Senior Master. He started as a Senior Master Candidate. After satisfying Grandmaster In Ho Lee with his leadership and personal development, he became a Senior Master Nominee. He and his fellow nominees for the titles of Master, Senior Master and Chief Master trained in March 2014 and again in July 2014 with Grandmaster and the Masters' Council.
Upon completing his training and fulfilling all other requirements, Master Schreiber was inducted as a Senior Master during the World Ceremony in Little Rock, AR, on July 9, 2014.
Senior Master Schreiber developed a training regimen that combined his own goals with the expectations and requirements of Grandmaster In Ho Lee and the Founders' Council. He invites you to explores this site and learn more about his path to senior mastership.