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Trần Triệu Quân (March 26, 1952 – January 12, 2010) was a Vietnamese-Canadian grandmaster of taekwondo and a professional engineer. He was president of one of the three International Taekwon-Do Federation groups from mid-2003 until his death. Trần held the rank of 9th dan black belt in taekwondo.

Trần was born on March 26, 1952, in Vietnam.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100215">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name="GlobeMail-20100213">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> He began his study of taekwondo when he was twelve years old.<ref name="itfbio">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Trần attained black belt status by the age of 17, and was teaching taekwondo under his instructor, Kim Bong Sik.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100213"/> He emigrated to Canada in 1970, studying mechanical engineering at Laval University and establishing the first taekwondo schools in eastern Canada.<ref name="itfbio"/>

Apart from his extensive taekwondo activities, Trần operated Norbati Consultants Trần & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in building standards and project management for the construction sector.<ref name="itfbio"/> In 1994, Trần was imprisoned in Vietnam after a one-million-dollar sale of cotton to a Vietnamese state company, which he had brokered, fell through.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100215"/> He spent three years in prison before being released.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100215"/>

Trần was promoted to 7th dan on July 1, 1990, 8th dan on December 3, 2000, and 9th dan on December 22, 2008.<ref name="AETF2009">All Europe Taekwon-Do Federation: Trân Triêu Quân is a Grandmaster (2009). Retrieved on March 5, 2010.</ref> He was appointed President of one of the three ITF organizations on June 13, 2003.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Trần was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on business (ironically, working on improving building standards to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes),<ref name="NatlPost-20100116">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }}</ref> and was staying in the Hôtel Montana when it collapsed in a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12, 2010.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100213"/> Upon Trần's disappearance, ITF Senior Vice-President and Grand Master Pablo Trajtenberg was named Acting President of the ITF group that Trần had led.<ref name="ITFUpdate2010">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Trần's remains were found and his death was confirmed on February 12, 2010.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100215"/>

Trần was married to Nguyễn Thị Mỹ.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100215"/><ref name="ITFFeb2010">International Taekwon-Do Federation: The ITF is mourning the loss of Grand Master Trân Triêu Quân (February 13, 2010). Retrieved on March 15, 2010.</ref> They had two daughters and a son—Joliette, Cécilia, and Nicolas—all holders of black belts in taekwondo.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100215"/> Apart from his wife and children, Trần left behind a son-in-law, François Beaudin; grandchildren Jasmine and Sandrine; and brothers Trần Triệu Cung and Trần Triệu Lân.<ref name="ITFFeb2010"/>


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Trần Triệu Quân (March 26, 1952 – January 12, 2010) was a Vietnamese-Canadian grandmaster of taekwondo and a professional engineer. He was president of one of the three International Taekwon-Do Federation groups from mid-2003 until his death. Trần held the rank of 9th dan black belt in taekwondo.

Trần was born on March 26, 1952, in Vietnam.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100215">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name="GlobeMail-20100213">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> He began his study of taekwondo when he was twelve years old.<ref name="itfbio">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Trần attained black belt status by the age of 17, and was teaching taekwondo under his instructor, Kim Bong Sik.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100213"/> He emigrated to Canada in 1970, studying mechanical engineering at Laval University and establishing the first taekwondo schools in eastern Canada.<ref name="itfbio"/>

Apart from his extensive taekwondo activities, Trần operated Norbati Consultants Trần & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in building standards and project management for the construction sector.<ref name="itfbio"/> In 1994, Trần was imprisoned in Vietnam after a one-million-dollar sale of cotton to a Vietnamese state company, which he had brokered, fell through.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100215"/> He spent three years in prison before being released.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100215"/>

Trần was promoted to 7th dan on July 1, 1990, 8th dan on December 3, 2000, and 9th dan on December 22, 2008.<ref name="AETF2009">All Europe Taekwon-Do Federation: Trân Triêu Quân is a Grandmaster (2009). Retrieved on March 5, 2010.</ref> He was appointed President of one of the three ITF organizations on June 13, 2003.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Trần was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on business (ironically, working on improving building standards to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes),<ref name="NatlPost-20100116">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }}</ref> and was staying in the Hôtel Montana when it collapsed in a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12, 2010.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100213"/> Upon Trần's disappearance, ITF Senior Vice-President and Grand Master Pablo Trajtenberg was named Acting President of the ITF group that Trần had led.<ref name="ITFUpdate2010">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Trần's remains were found and his death was confirmed on February 12, 2010.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100215"/>

Trần was married to Nguyễn Thị Mỹ.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100215"/><ref name="ITFFeb2010">International Taekwon-Do Federation: The ITF is mourning the loss of Grand Master Trân Triêu Quân (February 13, 2010). Retrieved on March 15, 2010.</ref> They had two daughters and a son—Joliette, Cécilia, and Nicolas—all holders of black belts in taekwondo.<ref name="GlobeMail-20100215"/> Apart from his wife and children, Trần left behind a son-in-law, François Beaudin; grandchildren Jasmine and Sandrine; and brothers Trần Triệu Cung and Trần Triệu Lân.<ref name="ITFFeb2010"/>


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