Special Award from Kukkiwon 2005

Special Award from Kukkiwon 2005

Special Award from Kukkiwon 2005

Special Award from Kukkiwon 2005

With Joon Lee

With Joon Lee

With Dr. Kim, WTF President

With Dr. Kim, WTF President

Chicago Parade for World Cup Soccer

Chicago Parade for World Cup Soccer

Chicago Parade for World Cup Soccer

Chicago Parade for World Cup Soccer

Korean Olympic Team Chicago 1988

Korean Olympic Team Chicago 1988

World Collegiate Tournament in Spain

World Collegiate Tournament in Spain

Chicago City Hall w/ Mayor Daley '94

Chicago City Hall w/ Mayor Daley '94

With Governor Jim Edgar

With Governor Jim Edgar

With Governor Pat Quinn

With Governor Pat Quinn

With Governor Rod Blagojevich

With Governor Rod Blagojevich

With South Korean President Kim

With South Korean President Kim

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

 

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