Grand Master Mel Steiner is a Martial Arts Instructor and past competitor with a 9th Dan in Ch’ang Hon Taekwon-Do.
Among his many accomplishments, he is listed in “Who’s Who in the South and Southeast.
Grandmaster Steiner is a certified International Instructor, as well as certified International Umpire.
He was inducted in 1989 into the Karate Hall of Fame and in 1994 he was one of only five in the U.S.
to be recognized by the International Taekwon-Do Federation as “Outstanding Instructor”.
He was honored by Dade County with “Mel Steiner Day”, celebrated February 15, and also
received a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Miami for his contributions to the Martial Arts.
Grandmaster Steiner began his Martial Arts training in 1969 and began teaching in 1974.
He opened Chi Taekwon-Do School in 1981 and in 1990 moved to permanent quarters offering
3000 square feet of suspended oak wood, training floor.
His articles “Conditioning the Hand the Eastern Way”, “Martial Arts Co-Ops, The New Wave”’
“China in Search of Roots”, “How to Measure Stances”’ and others have appeared in Tae Kwon Do
Times Magazine. In 2001, he appeared on the cover of the July issue.
He has also appeared in several television programs such as “Kids Beat Magazine”, “Sports Monday”
and has also been featured in newspapers and magazines.
In 2003, Grandmaster Steiner was promoted to 8th Dan by Grandmaster Nam Tae Hi and in 2007, to