We are very saddened by the passing of GM Tom Welsh, VP of Taekwon-do International, a brother of 45 years. Thomas William Welsh, age 76, of Wilmington, DE passed away on July 15, 2022. He was a 9th degree Grand Master in the Taekwondo International Federation. He started with Sho Rin Ryu Karate in the 60s. Tom met instructor Grand Master Suk Jun Kim in the mid-70s and remained close friends for 45 years. In 1978, he received official recognition with GM Kim from Gen. Choi and formed the Taekwon-do Instructors Association. Through the years Tom travelled all over the world including Canada and Korea training, attending functions, judging tournaments, and teaching numerous students. Tom was much more than an instructor to his students; he was a mentor for life. He is in the Taekwon-do Encyclopedia Collection. In 2022 he was integral in the forming the Taekwon-do International Union and served as Vice President. Rest in peace brother, I will see you later!