About Me: Unveiling My 30+ Year Taekwondo Passion and Beyond ​

Welcome to TaekwondoAndBeyond, your ultimate destination for a fusion of martial arts, fitness, nutrition, and a healthy, active lifestyle. I’m Mario Boser, your dedicated guide on this transformative journey.

With over 30 years of passionate involvement in Taekwondo, I’ve traversed the path from a dedicated student to a seasoned instructor and martial arts enthusiast. My journey has taken me through countries like Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom, where I’ve learned from exceptional mentors.

But Taekwondo is more than just a martial art to me; it’s a way of life. It’s about harnessing the mind and body, pushing boundaries, and striving for continuous self-improvement. My goal is to inspire and motivate individuals of all ages and abilities to embrace an active lifestyle, make healthier choices, and embark onself-tractionney of self-transformation.

In addition to my Taekwondo journey, I’m deeply passionate about fitness and nutrition. I understand the importance of a holistic approach to well-being. Whether it’s mastering Taekwondo basics, perfecting Taegeuk Poomsae, enhancing fitness and flexibility, or delving into the intricacies of Korean Terminology, I’m here to provide guidance and support.

At TaekwondoAndBeyond, you’ll find a treasure trove of resources, from insightful blog posts to engaging videos, all designed to empower you on your path to a healthier, more fulfilling life. As an Amazon Associate and influencer, I also curate top Amazon picks to facilitate your fitness and martial arts journey.

Join me in embracing the fusion of martial arts, fitness, and nutrition. Together, we’ll unlock your potential, push boundaries, and strive for greatness. Remember, the journey is as important as the destination, and every step brings you closer to a healthier, happier you.

Thank you for being a part of the Taekwondo4Fitness community. Let’s embark on this exciting journey together.

Please check my boards on Pinterest or my YouTube channel as well as the link here for additional resources. To return to the home section, click home.

Stay active. Stay motivated. Stay inspired.

Warm regards,

Mario Boser

Head Taekwondo Coach

About me - Mario Boser

Qualifications and Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Ongoing personal and professional development is critical to further qualify as an Instructor at Taekwondo4Fitness and within the fitness industry.

For this reason, in 2018, I signed up for a Personal Trainer Qualification towards Level 4 with Future Fit Training.

I am a former British Taekwondo Instructor and National Poomsae Referee who gained full Disclosure Checks clearance, which is crucial for working with children and vulnerable adults in the UK. I hold a 4th-degree blackbelt with the Independent Taekwondo Organisation and a 3rd Dan with Kukkiwon. After I moved back to Slovakia at the end of 2021,  I am in the process of obtaining an additional trainer license with the Slovak Taekwondo Association WT, a member of the World Taekwondo and the European Taekwondo Union since 1994.

My Taekwondo Examination License A with the ITO enables me to conduct examinations and assessments, evaluating the skills and knowledge of Taekwondo students. I’m committed to fostering the growth and development of martial artists and helping them achieve their full potential.

In 2019 I obtained a Level 2 Leading Health-Related Activity accredited certification awarded by Active IQ, delivered by Fit for Sport, which provided me with the skills, knowledge and competency to provide high-quality, inclusive activity sessions for children. 

Since I am a registered CIMSPA member, I require 10 CPD points per membership subscription year. Five points of these must be CIMSPA-endorsed CPD.

Qualifications and Continued Professional Development points endorsed courses (short: CPD) I completed can be found at Qualifications and CPD on my website, LinkedIn and my CIMSPA Membership Profile.

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Licenses and Certification

Certificate Description Issued Expires
Taekwondo Examination License A Independent Taekwondo Organisation Jul 2024 Jul 2028
Taekwondo Examination License B Independent Taekwondo Organisation Dec 2022 Dec 2026
Kukkiwon Certificate for 3rd-degree black belt in Taekwondo Kukkiwon April 2024 (expected) Lifetime
4th-degree black belt in Taekwondo SK Independent Taekwondo Organisation 14th May 2022 Lifetime
Exercise Welfare and Health Future Fit Training Ltd May 2022 Lifetime
Kukkiwon Certificate for 2nd-degree black belt in Taekwondo Kukkiwon 14th April 2022 Lifetime
Safeguarding and Protecting Children – Positive Parents (version 18) UK Coaching Feb 2022 Lifetime
Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK Coaching Feb 2022 Lifetime
First Aid for Martial Arts Instructors Level 3 (VTQ) ProTrainings Feb 2022 Feb 2025
First Aid at Work Annual Refresher (VTQ) ProTrainings Feb 2022 Feb 2023
4th-degree black belt in Taekwondo UK Independent Taekwondo Organisation 20th Nov 2021 Lifetime
National Dan Promotion Exam to 3rd-degree black belt PremierKi Taekwondo Promotion Test by British Taekwondo 20th Nov 2021 Lifetime
Level 2 Special Educational Needs TQUK Oct 2021 Lifetime
Common Core Fit For Sport Jun 2021 Lifetime
3rd-degree black belt in Taekwondo UK Independent Taekwondo Organisation 23rd Mar 2021 Lifetime
Child Protection in Sport – Time to Listen to Online Workshop British Taekwondo Limited Feb 2021 Lifetime
IAO Level 2 Certificate In Principles of Business and Administration Innovate Awarding Feb 2021 Lifetime
Safeguarding & Protecting Children (Online Classroom) UK Coaching Dec 2020 Lifetime
Class 3 Referee Refresher British Taekwondo Dec 2020 Lifetime
Diploma in Advanced Fitness Fab Academy Sep 2020 Lifetime
Diploma in Fitness Fab Academy Sep 2020 Lifetime
Level 1 Diploma in Professional Coaching The SPEAKup Challenge Sep 2020 Lifetime
Level 3 Certificate in Sports Management 1Training.org Aug 2020 Lifetime
Diploma in Nutrition Fab Academy Aug 2020 Lifetime
Sports Nutrition Crash Course Udemy Aug 2020 Lifetime
Taekwondo Europe Poomsae and Freestyle Workshop World Taekwondo Europe Aug 2020 Lifetime
Taekwondo Poomsae Intensive Online Course Udemy Aug 2020 Lifetime
COVID Safe Martial Arts Instructor Certification OpenLearning Jul 2020 Lifetime
COVID-19 Awareness Training Future Active Workforce Jul 2020 Lifetime
Participation Certificate – WT Coach Certification Course [Level I] World Taekwondo Europe Jul 2020 Lifetime
Safeguarding Adults UK Coaching Apr 2020 Lifetime
Safeguarding in Sport – Level 2 EduCare / British Taekwondo Mar 2020 Lifetime
Certificate of Participation as a National Poomsae Judge British Taekwondo Limited Dec 2019 Lifetime
Inspiring Positive Behaviour in Sport UK Coaching Oct 2019 Lifetime
Level 3 Award in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Oplex Careers Oct 2019 Lifetime
Sports Psychology Diploma Elearncollege Ltd Oct 2019 Lifetime
Nutrition Masterclass: Eat to gain Future Fit Training Ltd Sep 2019 Lifetime
Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity 1st4sport Learning May 2019 Lifetime
Healthy Active Lifestyle Programming Future Fit Training Ltd May 2019 Lifetime
Level 2 Certificate in Leading Health-Related Activity Sessions Active IQ May 2019 Lifetime
CHILD PROTECTION IN SPORT CERTIFICATE New Skills Academy Jan 2019 Lifetime
Childhood Nutrition and Obesity Prevention Future Fit Training Ltd Jan 2019 Lifetime
How to Coach: Plan, Do, Review UK Coaching Jan 2019 Lifetime
Kukkiwon Certificate – 1st-degree black belt in Taekwondo Kukkiwon 14th Dec 2018 Lifetime
Common Core (HALP) Fit For Sport Dec 2018 Lifetime
Safeguarding Awareness (HALP) Fit For Sport Dec 2018 Lifetime
Taekwondo Examination B-License Independent Taekwondo Organisation Mar 2021 Dec 2023
2nd-degree black belt in Taekwondo UK Independent Taekwondo Organisation 23rd Mar 2021 Dec 2023
Martial Arts First Aid ProTrainings Europe Ltd Oct 2019 Oct 2022
National Dan Promotion Exam to 2nd-degree black belt PremierKi Taekwondo Promotion Test by British Taekwondo 28th Sep 2019 Lifetime
QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) PRESTIGE SAFETY SERVICES Jun 2019 Jun 2021
Class 3 National Poomsae Referee British Taekwondo Limited Mar 2019 Sep 2022
Certified British Taekwondo Instructor British Taekwondo Limited Nov 2018 Nov 2021
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN CERTIFICATE New Skills Academy Oct 2018 Lifetime
Safeguarding Children and Young People (NCC) NCC Education Oct 2018 Lifetime
National Dan Promotion Exam to 1st-degree black belt PremierKi Taekwondo Promotion Test by British Taekwondo 29th Sep 2018 Lifetime
LEVEL 3 FITNESS DIPLOMA (PERSONAL TRAINER / FITNESS INSTRUCTOR) New Skills Academy Jun 2018 Lifetime