Q4: How professional or reliable is the Action International Martial Arts Association, as created by found Hee Il Cho?
I don’t know much about the AIMAA. One thing you will find is that many organizations exist only to make the founders rich, give them more power, and increase their egos. Students are merely sheep to fleece in every way possible. Students get little to no return for their time and money.
Q5: Do you recommend any resources for home-study of Taekwondo such as textbooks, books, DVDs, etc?.
If in need, would you go to a doctor or lawyer who was home-trained? Home-training is the same as what is commonly known as homework; it something you do in addition to your formal training; not in place of formal training. You need a skilled, watchful eye observing you to point out problems before they become engrained. Ever notice all the weight benches, treadmills, etc, setting unused in basements and garages. All the owner’s originally thought they could train at home just as well as they could in a gym but they found that without the motivation of a paying a fee and having an instructor push them, and being around liked minded people, they quickly lost interest in home training. Use home training and resources to enhance your training and check facts, but use formal training to increase your skills.