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Dr. Kwon

 

Certifications:

  • 1997: 9th Dan Black Belt, Hapkido (Internationally Certified)

  • 1991: 9th Dan Black Belt, Taekwondo (Kukkiwon Certified)

  • 1977: Certified International Master Instructor (Kukkiwon, WTF Certified)

  • 1977: Certified International Referee (WTF Certified)

  • Graduated Young Nam University

  • Finished graduate school- Young Nam University

 

Founder:

  • 1998: International Martial Arts Education Program

  • 1995: World Traditional Hapkido Alliance

  • 1995: World Koryo Gumdo Association

  • 1992: World Taekwondo Council

  • 1989: United States National Taekwondo Federation

 

Host:

  • 2006: Chairman of Pan Am International Taekwondo Championship

  • 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001: Sponsored Annual M.A. Education Program Trip to Korea

  • 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001: Educational Trip to Korea

  • 1995: Host To Korean President Young Sam Kim, Chicago, Illinois

  • 1993: ’94, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’07 USNTF Nationals

  • 1992: Demonstration from Hodori Taekwondo Team, Illinois

  • 1992: Demonstration from Yong In University TKD Team, Illinois

  • 1992: 16th US National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships, Harper College, Illinois

  • 1990: USTU 2nd Regional Instructor Symposium, Illinois

  • 1990: Exhibition Games with Kyung Hee University Team and US National Collegiate Team

  • 1988: Demonstration Games between Korean Olympic team and USTU Olympic Team Competitors, Illinois

  • 1985: 10th National Collegiate Championship, Harper College, Illinois

  • 1985: 5th USTU National Junior Olympic Championships, Triton College, River Grove, Illinois

  • 1984: 10th USTU/AAU National TKD Championships, Triton College, Illinois

 

Elected:

  • 1995-1997: President of Korean-American Association in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1985-1997: Chairman of Junior Committee in USTU

  • 1992-1996: President of Midwest Taekwondo Federation

  • 1984-1992: President of Illinois Taekwondo Association

  • 1984-1992: President of the Illinois State TKD Association USTU

  • 1985-1989: USTU National Vice President

 

Presented Honorary Black Belts To:

  • Illinois Governor: Rod Blagojevich, 2005

  • Sports Director of Dominican Republic: Cesar Cedeno

  • Mayor of Chicago, Illinois: Richard M. Daley, 1992

  • Illinois Governor: Jim Edgar, 1994

  • Mayor of St. Louis, MO: Clarence Harmon

  • Mayor of Euclid, OH: David M. Lynch

  • Mayor of Cagvas, PR: William Marin

  • Wardman of Chicago, IL: Richard Mell

  • Recreation Secretary of Bayamon, PR: Lourdes Colon Morales

  • Mayor of Lincoln, Illinois: Joan L. Ritter, 1999

  • Mayor of Bayamon, PR: Ramon Luis Rivera

  • Superintendent of Police Chicago, IL: Matt Rodriguez

  • Illinois Governor: George Ryan, 1998

  • Lord Provost of Scotland: Margaret Smith

 

 

 

USTU Team Manager, Head, and Delegate:

  • 1990: USTU Team Head – 2nd World University Championship, Spain

  • 1986: USTU Delegate for US Olympic Committee Meeting in New York, NY

  • 1986: USTU Team Head – 1st World Cup Championship, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • 1986: USTU Team Head – 1st World University Championship, Berkeley, California

  • 1986: USTU Team Manager – Olympic Sports Festival, Houston, Texas

  • 1985: USTU Delegate for WTF Meeting in Seoul, Korea

  • 1985: USTU Team Manager – US Olympic Sports Festival, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • 1985: USTU Team Manager – 1st Taekwondo Demonstration Team, Republic of China

  • 1985: USTU Team Head – World Games Championship, London, England

  • 1985: USTU Delegate – US Olympic Committee Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO

  • 1983: USTU Team Manager – 4th Pan Am Championship in Suriname, S. A.

  • 1983: USTU Team Manager – 6th World Taekwondo Championship, Denmark

  • 1983: USTU Delegate for WTF Meeting in Denmark

 

Conducted:

  • 1992: Korean Day, 700 Taekwondoists Parade, Chicago, Illinois

  • 1986: AAU/USA Junior Olympic Taekwondo Championship in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1985: The 3rd International Referees’s Refresher Course

  • 1981: Instructor Refresher Course Conducted by Kukkiwon

 

Appointments:

  • 2010: Chairman of the Kukkiwon Executive Board

  • 2008-2009: Member of International Advisory, Kukkiwon

  • 2003: Advisor to the World Taekwondo Federation

  • 1998-2002: Chairman of Sport for all Committees in WTF

  • 1999: Special Assistant to WTF President/IOC VP, Un Yong Kim

  • 1993-1997: Chairman of Junior Committee in WTF

  • 1995: Citizenship Advisory Council for City of Chicago, by Mayor Richard M. Daley

  • 1994: Member of Promotion Committee for TKD Olympic Status

  • 1993: Chairman of Korean-American Association Board of Directors

  • 1989-1992: Regional Coordinator of Education Committee of USTU

  • 1992: Secretary General of WTF World Taekwondo Master Games Committee

  • 1991: Auditor, Pan Am Taekwondo Union

  • 1988: Coordinator to USTU Olympic Team at Seoul Olympics

  • 1987: Technical Assistance Director, Pan Am Games, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 1987: Member of Technical Committee in WTF

 

Personal Awards:

  • 2008: Special award from Korean government

  • 2006: Received the “Boastful Taekwondo People award” Awarded by the Kukkiwon

  • 2004: Leadership award from Kukkiwon

  • 2000: Given the Key to the City of Lincoln, Illinois

  • 1998: Given the Key to the City of St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1998: May 8-9, Honored by Mayor of St. Louis, MO, during “Taekwondo Days”

  • 1998: TAEKWONDO TIMES Cover Master

  • 1992: Honored by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley for Exceptional Contributions of Leadership and Citizenship Provided to the City of Chicago

  • 1992: Honorary Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Pacific Western University

  • 1981: Awarded Best Instructor in USA by Korean Government