|Ernest H. Lieb
Ernest Lieb became a well known figure in the USA during the 60's and 70's
after handily defeating Bill Wallace, Wally Slocki of Canada and numerous
other champions of that era. A student of Master Hyuk Nae Kim in the
Jidokwan system, Ernest Lieb earned his place in Tae Kwon do history by
being the first American to win a title in competition in Korea. In 1967
while stationed in Korea he entered the World Taesoo-do Championship
held in Namwon, garnering first place in the lightweight division. After
his return to the USA he became the first karate chairman of the AAU
and ultimately founder and President of the American Karate -
Ernest Lieb (far right) and his instructor Mr. Kim
Always willing to lend a hand, Ernie Lieb sits atop Mitchell Bobrow's shoulders to assist a "high flying" Julio La Salle
Washington D.C. - Circa 1968
(Clockwise) Henry Cho (wearing hat), Jhoon Rhee, Ed Parker, (? ), Ernest Lieb, Ki Whang Kim, (?, (?)
Washington D.C. - Circa 1967
(All Photos above courtesy of Ernest H.
|"My loyalty to Chong Woo Lee and my instructor
Mr. Kim from Kunsan, Korea has never waivered."
Ernest Lieb - November 10, 2005
|"I just spent a day with Ernest Lieb. What a great guy.
He has my admiration and respect. He whipped just
about every martial artist out there,.I could see why!"
Chuck Stepan - Technical Advisor
Taekowndo Hall of Fame
May 7th, 2006
Letter of Condolence sent to US Jidokwan family from
GM LEE Sung Wan, President of Korea Jidokwan
(Received from Master Al Cole on October 5, 2006)
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