PARK, Sun-jae was a pioneer of taekwondo in Italy and was one of the Original Masters. In 1964, he visited Croatia to present seminars on his art. He introduced taekwondo to Italy around 1968. In 1968, he was ranked 5th dan, and in 1975, he was ranked 7th dan. He was elected Vice-President (Italy) in the European Tae Kwon Do Union (within the World Taekwondo Federation) at the union's inaugural meeting in 1976. In 2002, he was a member of the arbitration board for the WTF's World Cup Taekwondo championship in Tokyo. On 15 February 2004, the Executive Council of the WTF elected him as Acting President of the WTF following Un Yong Kim's resignation from the presidency of the organisation. He was Vice President (Italy) of the WTF and President of the Federazione Italiana Taekwondo (Italian Taekwondo Federation) around 1998 until his death, on 28th February 2016.
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