JULY 19, 2018
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Grand Master Tran from Columbus, Ohio"
July 30, 2016,
May 25, 2016
April 27, 2016
April 1, 2016
June 26, 2015
May 1, 2015,
April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015,
February 28, 2015,
February 15, 2015,
January 19, 2015
January 13, 2015
December 8, 2014,
November 14th, 2014
November 4th, 2014
July 14, 2014
July 11, 2
I often pray to GOD and wish that he ALWAYS STAYS HEALTHY AND LIVES LONG
because THIS WORLD REALLY NEEDS SUCH A PERSON LIKE HIM.
To me, he is my Mentor.
Dear Dr. Petrotta,
Again, we would like to say THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP and SERVICES during the last 5 years.
Without YOU and I.S.A we certainly cannot have what we are having now.
My dear Martial Arts peers,
If you want to know more about Dr. Petrotta, you can contact me at my email address philehung-at-yahoo.com.
I guarantee you that YOU WILL NEVER REGRET TO GET TO KNOW ABOUT DR. PETROTTA AND HIS SERVICES.
San Jose, CA
July 11th, 2014
June 17, 2
March 5, 2014
July 24, 2012
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May 22, 2012
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September 30, 2
August 09, 2012
July 23, 2012
April 9, 2012
April 5, 2012
I would like to thank you for your services in registering with the Kukkiwon. We started the process on March 5th and you sent me notification of listing within the Kukkiwon database on the 26th of March, 21 days to complete the registration plus just this week, you sent me a copy of my membership documentation. So, from initial contact to registration, to receiving my documentation, it was less than 27 days. This is an amazing task as many of my fellow Martial Artists have waited years for their documentation to be returned to them. The costs of the service though the ISA are reasonable and further evaluations though the ISA system are fair and balanced. Again, thank you for your incredible service and integrity.
Jim LeClair, WI
April 4, 2012
March 13, 2012
Greetings Dr. Petrotta,
Yes, I received the certificate; I even had it framed this past week. I am very impressed with the speed with which this was registered. Thank you again for facilitating my black belt certifications.
K. Mayuga, Wisconsin
Grand Master Petrotta,
You are a true man of honor. I hope that others can see your level of professionalism and the quickness in which you delivered. I am blessed to have found you and your organization, and can continue on the path which I have chosen, thanks to you. I recommend you for anyone who has the same problem and situation that I had. When it comes to doing what is right and just, people need not look anywhere else.
R. Rodriguez, Florida
February 27, 2
Hello grand master Petrotta,
Yesterday I received the package you send me, thank you very, very much for my kukkiwon certificate you got for me. It came to me fast and in good timing.
You are a amazing grand master,,, I will be with you forever, martial art is a unity and unity is a key.You show me how much you care about martial art and I appreciated that very much ... I am in California/San Francisco for many years and I will tell to all my martial art artist friends to join you ,,,, again thanks for the 1Dan certificate and I will continue to apply for my 2nd and 3rd Dan with your organization when the time comes,,,,,, again thanksssssss
You are the best grand master.
Best regards from Calfornia,
January 18, 2012
Dear Grandmaster Petrotta,
I wanted to personally write you a letter of thanks with my highest recommendation for your Kukkiwon Taekwondo certification & testing services. Your communication and explanation of the entire process was professional and helpful.
I urge any student or instructor of Taekwondo to contact you for a consultation. I received my Kukkiwon certificate and card in about 6 weeks! Thank you again for your guidance throughout the process!
Aaron Duke, Chief Instructor
Galesburg Academy of Martial Arts
Taekwondo Times Magazine columnist
December 26, 2011
Thank you for providing such a wonderful service for people like us who had problems receiving my son's 2nd Poom certificate. Dr. Petrotta's methods are practical, swift, and entirely fair. I'm glad to have found an honest method that is also fair in requirements and price. Getting your certificate through the ISA system is highly recommended and we thank Dr. George Petrotta tremendously for allowing us to do this. He submitted the 2nd Poom application on December 13th and it was in the Kukkiwon database on December 20th. Seven days!!
Thanks to Dr. Petrotta again,
October 26, 2011
Dear Fellow Martial Artist,
Prior to pursuing my college and graduate education, I obtained my 2nd dan in taekwondo. Due to 10 years of schooling which required frequent moving and changing of taekwondo training venues, I found myself unable to test for my 3rd or 4th Dan. Now having moved to a city with no Kukkiwon-certified taekwondo masters, I again found myself without ability to test. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to Grandmaster Petrotta who provided me the opportunity to take a rigorous test to prove my training and abilities and apply to the Kukkiwon for my 4th Dan (skip-dan). The entire process was fair, professionally run, and a wonderful experience. My test was reviewed on September 6, 2011 and then my application mailed to Korea; on September 20, 2011 my Kukkiwon status was changed to 4th Dan on the Kukkiwon website. My certificate was mailed immediately upon receipt including the original Kukkiwon envelope. This would not have been possible without I.S.A. Martial Arts. I highly recommend the services provided by Grandmaster Petrotta without any reservation. I'm now teaching in a city that previously did not have WTF taekwondo and spreading our wonderful martial art to more and more people. Thank you so much!
Dr. Jeremiah J. Glosenger
Kukkiwon 4th dan (05101165)
International Hapkido Federation 1st Dan
September 08, 2011
Thank you Dr. George Petrotta and International Sungja-Do Association for helping me get my Kukkiwon Dan certification.
I'm glad to find someone who is honest and cares more about martial arts than about money. You are a man of your word.
I highly recommend the Kukkiwon Dan Certification service through Dr. Petrotta.
Thank you very much.
Homero R. Vela, Texas
July 14, 2011
I have used the services of Master Petrotta for about 3 years now. His pricing is upfront and fair, and the turn-around time is always very reasonable. Thanks to Master Petrotta my students get the world wide certification and recognition they deserve, and he has also helped me achieve my 2nd Dan, 3rd Dan, and soon to be 4th Dan. Thanks again Master Petrotta, the students, instructors and owners of Dover Dragons TKD appreciate everything you do for the martial arts community.
- Bob Kistner, Owner and Head instructor of Dover Dragons TKD
May 24, 2011
"I would highly recommend the Kukkiwon Dan Certification service through Dr. Petrotta to anyone out there. His service is very affordable, fast and professional. I needed my Dan transfer from 2nd Dan and it took me just under 4 weeks to get my 3rd Dan Certificate from Korea! That was incrediblely fast!!!
Thank you so much for your great service."
May 23, 2011
Dear Fellow Martial Artists,
I honestly do not know what I would have done had it not been for Grandmaster Petrotta. Through some unfortunate events, I found out that the Tae Kwon Do school I was attending was not providing Kukkiwon certifications (although they charged for them) in a timely manner. Several people have been waiting for years to get their 1st Dan certification back from the Master at this school. When questioned, he always responded with, "They have been sent or It takes a long time to send it to Korea." I feared to go that route, so after much research, I found Grandmaster Petrotta's website. I honestly believed it was too good to be true. I even googled him and read some articles that he had written! I was still hesitant, so I decided to call Grandmaster Petrotta. He immediately helped me and answered any questions that I had for him. He was courteous, professional and helpful all throughout the process. He answered via email and phone promptly and thoroughly. He kept in touch and notified me as soon as I was listed in the Kukkiwon database. He then notified me as soon as he received my certification in hand. I truly believe that he is a great help in my time of need! He took time to talk to me regarding physical issues that I had with my back and how to handle and hopefully overcome them. I would highly recommend Grandmaster Petrotta and his services. To me, he is the embodiment of what a true Grandmaster of Tae Kwon Do should be. One who has knowledge, honesty, respect, humbleness, and willingness to help others achieve their dreams! If you are in need, you will be glad you utilized Grandmaster Petrotta's services!
Jessica - NC
May 10, 2011
You have been a great resource in the pursuit of my Kukkiwon ranking. I spent a great deal of time researching this and when I came across your website and called you, I knew I had finally found what I was looking for. I really appreciate your responsiveness and willingness to spend time with me explaining the process and expectations. You have been a valuable resource and I look forward to working with you in the future as I move up in rank in the the Kukkiwon.
I am more than happy for you to use my name and feel free to use me as a reference anytime.
Stephen L. Hamilton
Kukkiwon 2nd Dan #05350987
April 03, 2011
Dear Martial Artists,
First of all, I would like to take this opportunity again to say, Thank you, thank you very much to DR. GEORGE PETROTTA for his help and his ISA services by which I could obtain the Kukkiwon Dan certificates for myself, and my students with A VERY AFFORDABLE PRICE IN LESS THAN A MONTH, and by which I could run my dojang with KKW / WTF certificates provided to my students.
I've got to know Dr. PETROTTA by chance when searching on the internet since May, 2010. Since then we have communicated by emails very often. Dr. PETROTTA never hesitates to quickly answer all of my questions. Furthermore, he always shares to me other information which I found very helpful to my Martial Art career and to my healthy life. His word always gives me a great encouragement to the success of my Martial Arts Career.
There is no doubt that Dr. PETROTTA is not only A TRUE MASTER OF FIGHTING ARTS but also A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED person. The more I know about HIM the more he surprises me with HIS ABILITIES AND GOOD VIRTUES. He is a MAN OF TRUST, a MAN WHO LIVES NOT ONLY FOR HIMSELF BUT ALSO FOR OTHERS.
Finally, I would like to highly recommend GRANDMASTER GEORGE PETROTTA and HIS ISA SERVICES to anyone out there reading these testimonials and who still doubt the effectiveness of the ISA Kukkiwon test and the efficiency of Grandmaster Petrotta. Please give a try and I guarantee that you will never regret about it.
If you want to know more proofs about DR. PETROTTA and HIS ISA SERVICES, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you very much for your time.
North Valley Martial Arts
San Jose, CA 95132
April 29, 2011
Testimonial-Kukkiwon Dan Certification.
My full respect and admiration to Grand Master George Petrotta, Sungja-Do Organization for helping me get my Kukkiwon Dan certification. After getting scammed by two Taekwondo schools here in Queens, New York, who still exist and hold Taekwondo promotional tests; only to find out the Taekwondo schools have no access to Kukkiwon certifications.
3rd Dan Kukkiwon certified Sungja-Do member.
Testimonial on Mr. Petrotta's services:
My son's and I have used Master Petrotta's services. He kept us informed
when he received our information in the mail and kept us informed through the
whole process of our Kukkiwon certifications. We truly appreciate Master Petrotta
for a very swift process of our certification.
Sabum Caroline Climax
December 22, 2010
I have owned and operated my own Taekwondo School since 2006. Through some unfortunate circumstances, I had lost contact with my old Master and did not know where to go for testing for my 4th DAN. I had seen the ISA website several years ago, but was not sure if it was legitimate about processing DAN certificates. With nowhere to turn, I contacted GM George Petrotta via Email about testing for my 4th DAN. He responded the same day with the testing and fee requirements . I was still a little skeptical so I searched the internet for any problems with this web site or GM Petrotta. I found none. I also looked up his birthday and verified he was truly a member of the Kukkiwon, and he is. I completed the requirements and mailed the video and testing fee overnight to Dr. Petrotta on Nov 4, 2010. I got a Email from GM Petrotta on Nov 5th, stating that he had received the video, and that he submitted my information to the Kukkiwon on Nov 5th. As on Nov 20th, I showed up on the Kukkiwon web site as a 4th DAN, and by Dec 3rd I had my 4th DAN certificate and card in my hand. GM Petrotta did exactly what he promised and stayed in communication with me through the entire process. Thank you sir!
October 21, 2010
My name is Joseph Marrero, and I started TKD at the age of 10 in a Traditional Tae Kwon-Do School, I achieved my black belt in 1999 (13 years old.) But, I stopped training a year after that and in 2008 I started training again under a WTF school. I got in shape, re learned all the patterns and learned all the Kukkiwon material, and I tested in 08/08/2009. I passed, paid the fees, but never got my Kukkiwon certificate that I was promised; and trained hard for (the master that tested me and 5 more never processed the certifications, he got forced to return the money a year after the testing). I also tested for 2nd degree in Traditional Tae Kwon-Do (ITF) in 2009 and received my certificate very fast. But still I was discontent with the fact that I trained Kukkiwon material too and tested in it also and never received my certification.
I came in contact with Grand Master Petrotta via the internet, He told me his fees, his requirements, all which was more than perfect for me. You have to prove to him that you know the material and you have to actually test. So I recorded all my forms and material that he requested, but didn't sent it. The thing is, that I made sure he was who he told me he was. I searched the web for months looking for people talking bad about him or the ISA and I made sure the certificate number with the Kukkiwon was real, etc. WOW, I was very skeptical, and after I saw he had no bad name but the opposite and that he is actually the degree he says with the kukkiwon, I re-contacted him and sent him all the material and the fees. GM Petrotta was so nice that he understood that I am in middle of a hard time in my life and made things very easy. I can say that GM Petrotta is not after money but after justice and fairness in the Tae Kwon-Do systems.
I am Kukkiwon certified as of Oct 20 2010 with certificate #05345515 with a skip dan to 2nd degree that took only 29 days from the day I sent the application from Puerto Rico to the day my name is officially on the Kukkiwon database. I can say with all the confidence in the world that Grand Master George Petrotta is the best person to process your Kukkiwon certification with. He does things in a serious and fast way. He is a truly sincere and Christian man.
Thank you GM Petrotta, God bless you and your family.
ITF 2nd Degree PUR-2-1004
KKW 2nd Degree #05345515
September 17, 2010
I highly recommend the professional assistance of GM George Petrotta in obtaining your Kukkiwon rank certification.
I applied for a skip Dan and the entire process only took 27 days from start to finish. This is amazing!
I have been involved with the WTF and the Kukkiwon since 1985 and have seen it all; GM Petrotta was straight forward and explained the process and it went exactly as he stated.
It is nice to have someone you can trust handling Kukkiwon certifications. With GM Petrotta you can rest assure that you will receive your Kukkiwon certification and in a timely fashion.
Soke Greg Goepfert
Impact School of Martial Arts
August 26, 2010
"I originally studied Kukkiwon TKD but lacked the big dollars that my master was charging for Kukkiwon certification, so I accepted a "dojang issued" black belt instead. Over the years, I had contacted other masters on registering my status with Kukkiwon, but they all wanted me to start over again at a Keup level AND pay a large certification fee for 1st Dan certification (both of which to make more money for themselves). I thought to myself, why should I accept a demotion and pay a huge sum of money to not learn anything new?
Needless to say, I was skeptical with Dr. Petrotta's offering. Was there really someone out there who was fair and not just out to line their pockets with money? I contacted Dr. Petrotta, and he was very responsive to my questions about his process which made me very comfortable. Dr. Petrotta's testing requirements were rigorous, but fair.
After submitting my materials to him, he reviewed it and notified me of passing with his approval within a day! Within 3 weeks, I was registered in the Kukkiwon database. I'm still waiting for my actual certificate, but I am certain that it will get to me with all due expediency.
Dr. Petrotta is the real deal; he is both honorable and efficient. If there were more masters like him in the world, martial arts would be a lot better. Be assured that by working with Dr. Petrotta you are in good hands.
--- Scott, California"
August 12, 2010
I do not believe I can fully express how happy I am with the service I received. I picked training back up on my own after not being a part of a Dojang for nearly two years. Trying to become certified without being in a Dojang was hard, as you do not have a your teacher to help you. When I found this organization (I.S.A.) with a mapped out plan as to getting certified it helped a born again practitioner to be able to attain certification without a Dojang owner's help. Not only was I helped with how to get certified, I was also helped with the test specifications, advice, and getting my club started at my college! I highly recommend going through this service to anyone who not only wishes to become certified, but also wishes to improve their Hapkido or Taekwondo.
Thomas H., South Carolina
July 13, 2010
Master Petrotta is absolutely more than someone that can help with Kukkiwon Dan promotions. He was with me every step of the way for my testing requirements. He took the time to closely communicate with me and listen to everything I had to say. He understood my situation and the difficulties I was going through. He genuinely showed his care and personally did all he could to work with and help me. That is a quality of a true Master, and he had restored my faith that there are still good people out there. With this experience, I shall never forget that the duty of a Taekwondo-In Student or Master is to help others in need and to pass on the virtue of the art, which is exactly what Master Petrotta did for me. Someday I hope to pass on this favor to those in need.
Eddie, N. Virginia
February 25, 2010
I sincerely and highly recommend the professional assistance of Dr. George Petrotta in regards concerning the advancement in martial arts training and assistance in attaining the prestigious, world-recognized, Taekwondo Kukkiwon Dan certification. Grand Master Petrotta's program is dignified and rewarding. He is a technician in the field of martial arts business and politics and provides a powerful alternative to substandard Dan recommenders. His prices are extremely generous, and his knowledge of Taekwondo test procedures are superior and thorough. The Dan application and processing was very expedient and a pleasant experience. BATEMAN'S USA TAEKWONDO is very grateful and honored to be involved with Grand Master George Petrotta.
(signed) Master David Bateman -- Bateman's USA Taekwondo., Tennessee
GrandMaster George Petrotta,
Thank you very much for being able to help my student for achieving his 1st Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. The testing requirements are more than fair, especially for the price I had to pay for my 1st Dan Black Belt from a past Martial Arts Master. It is a blessing to be able to come across GrandMaster George's services to help develop the ability of progressing in the art of Tae Kwon Do. I would highly recommend him for anyone who is seriously wanting to have his or her certificate from the Kukkiwon. I will for surely be using his services in the near future for myself as well as for my students.
To: George Petrotta
ISA International Director
Dear Master Petrotta,
First of all I would like to express to you my sincere gratitude for this opportunity offered by ISA to obtain the Kukkiwon Dan certificate. I have been doing Taekwondo since 1990 and I have met with several Instructors and Masters. I participated in many black belt tests but I never got such a good experience.
After spending thousands of dollars just to get to 2nd Dan Kukkiwon, I figured that many Instructors valued money more than Taekwondo's precepts. Not to mention how many times I paid for the test fees and never got the certificate back. I lived in Africa and Europe for years prior moving to the US, and never before have I witnessed such nobility and integrity from a Master, like you. Everything you required me to provide for my 3rd Dan Kukkiwon was very affordable, and I would say, your prices are the lowest test fees I have ever had to pay in my entire martial art career. In addition, I never received my Kukkiwon certificate 34 days after I presented the test.
Sir, you made it possible!
In conclusion, I would like to say something to anyone out there reading this thank you letter and who still doubt the effectiveness of the ISA Kukkiwon test and the efficiency of Master Petrotta. Stop spending thousands of dollars elsewhere like I used to do and give Master Petrotta a shot. I invite you to try and you won't be deceived. I promise!
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your help in obtaining the 3rd Kukkiwon Dan certification for our son. You demonstrated professionalism and sincerity during the entire process. You contacted and updated us regularly during each stage of the process. The expediency you showed when obtaining the Kukkiwon Skip Dan from 1st to 3rd for my son within a month was very admirable.
We gladly recommend your services to others.
With warmest regards,
A Family in New Orleans, Louisiana
"Without a doubt, Kukkiwon certification is the gold standard in Taekwondo dan ranking. Grandmaster Petrotta's test was strict but fair; his standards are high, and he is a true master of the art of Taekwondo. I received my Kukkiwon certificate within six weeks of my test, for a very reasonable fee. Grandmaster Petrotta's reputation, his teaching style and expertise, and his warm, open spirit have made me a better martial artist. I will return to him each time I am eligible to test."
Steve, North Carolina
"Grand Master George Petrotta has been a great help to myself and my program. The ability to test and obtain Kukkiwon certification without paying unreasonable prices has proved good for my dojang."
"Thank you very much for your services. My students and I were satisfied with the amount of time
in getting the Kukkiwon Dan Certifications from you. The amount of time was less than a month.
Also, we were pleased with your pricing. Your pricing structure was fair.
Thanks again for your services."
"I am very appreciative of the prompt and professional service you provided in obtaining my Kukkiwon certification. I felt that the testing process was thorough and I was most appreciative of the insightful feedback and suggestions you provided so that I may improve my technique. I find it quite remarkable that you actually publish a pricing structure on your site - no games or gimmicks. I will also add that your pricing structure is certainly fair. Finally, I would like to say that I was very pleased with the processing time for my certificate. It was a pleasure dealing with a man who possesses honor and integrity."
To whom it may concern,
I attained my second Dan Kukkiwon Certification through Master Petrotta of the International Sungja-do Association, in July 2007. I received my Certificate from the Kukkiwon in less than six weeks after testing.
The fees I paid were a fraction of what my previous instructor required for testing and certification.
After I passed my first Dan test, I had to wait a full year before I finally got my Kukkiwon Certificate.
The following year my instructor asked me to pay him $500.00 for the second Dan test. That was too much.
I could not afford it. So I did not take the test.
I am very grateful to Master Petrotta. If not for him, I might never have gone beyond first dan.
Dr. Petrotta was of great service to me in facilitating my Kukkiwon Dan certification process. He is in direct communication with the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) in Korea was able to advise me in all matters of the process and answer all of my questions. I know that such matters can take up to 4 months to process, but with his personal attention and direct relationship with the Kukkiwon, I had my Dan Certificate in about two months. The fee was a fraction of what I paid for my first Kukkiwon certification. My impression and personal experience is that Dr. Petrotta and ISA are here to serve the martial arts community. I'm very grateful to Dr. Petrotta for assisting me in this matter.
My name is Gordon W. Collins, I am a first degree Kukkiwon Dan holder and I was tested by Grandmaster George I. Petrotta. When I tested for my Kukkiwon belt, not only was Grandmaster's price structure fair, but the process was completed in record time due to the fact that he is extremely well organized and always there to help in any way. I plan on testing for my second Dan after June of 2008, and am grateful that the Lord has brought Grandmaster Petrotta into my life to help guide me. It has been said that men of great character recognize each other with but a glance. When I first met Grandmaster Petrotta I knew he is of great character, and it is an Honor and a Privilege to know him. The Lord truly does work in mysterious ways, and leads us down many paths. I am grateful to the Lord God to have blessed me in life to have lead me to the path of Grandmaster Petrotta, and to call him friend.
Gordon, South Carolina
I received the dan certificates Sat.12-15 thank you for the response time, as always excellent. Let me take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance in obtaining all seven Kukkiwon Dan Certificates this
year, because of your pricing you have made it possible for some to advance to Black Belt who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford the fee that other Grand Masters are charging for the same service. You have been a blessing to us.
Updated on NOVEMBER 18, 2017
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