Pioneers Inducted at the Most Prestigious
Ceremony in the History of Tae kwon do


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Kuk Mu Kwan founder Kang Suh Chong, 10th dan extends his greetings. Other TKD Pioneers  (L - R)  G.M. Kim Pyung Soo, G.M.  D.W. Kang, Ceremony
Chairman G.M. Dr. Tae Yun Kim,
G.M. Kim Bok Man, G.M. Chung Kwang Duk, G.M. Byung Moo Lee and G.M. Kim Kwang Sung      Photto by Amos Johnson

Grand Master Dr. Tae Yun Kim

Grand Master Dr. Tae Yun Kim is the first female Grand Master to be inducted into
the Taekwondo Hall of Fame.  She was head coach of the womens's team who in
1978 won the first ever gold medal for the USA in the birthplace of Taekwondo. In
addition to being Chairman & CEO of Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions and hosting
her own international TV show she developed her own art called  Jung SuWon.
She was named "Hope of  Korea"  by the President of South Korea.
Photo by Master Sarah Alex

Dr.Tae Yun Kim and the USA contingent (far right) at the opening ceremony of the 1978 Pre-World Taekwondo Games

 Dr. Tae Yun Kim's women's team garnered numerous medals including a gold by Marcia Hall
 (center right) at the first Pre-World Taekwondo Games in Korea. Above Dr. Tae Yun Kim
 celebrates the historic acheivement along with both teams and USA officials.  


    Above Mrs. Choi Chun Hi the wife of General Choi Hong Hi receives the induction certificate and plaque
    which was presented by Master George Vitale (r) Sr. Technical Advisor to the Taekwondo Hall of Fame.
    General Choi was  posthumously inducted  into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame on April 10, 2009. Assisting
    with the presentation is Mr. Eum Joon Shik from Canada a long time personal assistant to General Choi.
    The presentation took place in St.Petersburg, Russia during the XVI World Taekwon-Do Championships.
(Photo Master George Vitale)

Grand Master Kim Bok Man

Grand Master Kim Bok Man
First person to leave Korea and tour the world as "Tae Kwon do Instructor"

G.M. Kim Bok Man in Indonesia Woo Jae Lim (1968)

               with President Ferdinand Marcos at Malacanang Palace (1970)

Grand Master KANG Suh-Chong

   Grand Master Kang Suh Chong 10th Dan (left) one of the most senior exponents of Taekwondo in the world is
   inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame.  Grand Master Kang Suh Chong was one of the first students of the
   Chung Do Kwan.  Grand Master Kang created his own kwan called Kuk Mu Kwan. The official certificate of
   induction is presented by Taekwondo Hall of Famer Grand Master Kim Pyung Soo on Friday April 10th, 2009
   in Teaneck,  N.J.  USA - Color Photo by 

     G.M. Byung Moo Lee greets G.M. Kang Suh Chong with G.M. Chung Kwang Duk center and G.M. Kim Bok Man at far left.
     Some of these Grand Masters have never been in the same room or met in more than 40 years - Photo Master George Vitale

Grand Master Chong Soo Lee
Founder of Taekwondo in Canada

  Grand Master Chong Soo Lee who introduced Taekwondo to Canada in 1964. He is inducted with the Lifetime
Achievment Award.  He was introduced by Grand Master Dong Keun Park Korea's all- time greatest national
  champion.  Photo by Sarah Alex

Chong Soo Lee demonstrating at his historic "Battle of the Champions" in Montreal, Quebec - Circa 1976Photo by Ray Nikiel

Grand Master Chew Teck Seong
Pioneer of Taekwon-do in Malaysia

         Master Chew Teck Seong, President of the TKD Association (ITF) Gombak District - Malaysian Taekwon Do Council traveled
         from Malaysia to receive the Taekwondo Hall of Fame's highest honor
Lifetime Acheivement Award.   Master Chew Teck
         Seong was
instrumental in promoting Taekwon-do in Malaysia during the
early years. He was personally presented with a Lifetime
         Achievement Award during those years by General Choi Hong Hi.
  Photos by Sarah Alex

Sarah Chung winning another Asian Championship gold medal  /Photo by Sarah Chung


     Above G.M. Chung Kwang Duk pioneer of Taekwondo in Argentina greets G.M. Byung Moo Lee.
     Right G.M. Kim Kwang Sung (L) reunites with Master David Kim coach of  the U.S.A. team that
     competed in the 1st World Taekowndo Championships in Korea in 1973.  G.M. Kim was inducted
     into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame in 2007 as "Coach of the Year"   Photto by Amos Johnson

G.M. Byung Moo Lee  helped develope the original Taekwon-Do in Korea in the early 1950's. At  left he served as Chief Referee at
the All American Open  held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  From the 60's through the 70's the All American Open
wasthe largest and most prestigious traditional style tournament in the United States.  At right he is inducted into the Taekwondo Hall
of Fame with the honors being presented by Taekwondo Hall of Fame Senior Technical Advisor  G.M. Kim Pyung Soo.
  G.M. Kim
Soo was inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame in 2007.
  Photo above right by Amos Johnson

Grand Master KIM Ki-Whang

Grand Master KIM Ki Whang is inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of
on April 10th, 2009. Left to right -
John Critzos II, Jack Bobrow,
Mitchell Bobrow, Ann Roberts & James Roberts Jr.

    Grand Master Park Jung Tae referred to as "The People's Master" is inducted into the Taekwon-do
    Hall of Fame with Grand Master Linda Park (his wife) accepting the honors from Master George Vitale.
    (L-R) Master Ngiaw Wee Sun, Master Michael Bonfiglio, Master Chris Gantner and Christopher Park
    the son of Grand Master Park Jung Tae.   Photo by Amos Johnson


Grand Master Chung Kwang Duk Pioneer of Taekwondo in Argentina is inducted into the Taekwondo Hall
of Fame.   The Presentation is made by Sr Master Osvaldo Rios Olivero, President of the South American
Taekwon-Do Federation.

Grand Master Kim Kwang Sung taught in Germany from 1966 to 1970. He opned one of the first schools in Brooklyn, N.Y.
He founded the I.T.A., served several terms as president of the Greater NY TKD Assoc. and was a bodygaurd to Korea
President Kim Dae Jung.
 Photos by Master George Vitale

     Grand Master Dong Won Kang

 In 1975 G.M  D.W. Kang published the magazine entitled "Traditional TaekKwon-Do" (cover above) which he indicated was
 the "OFFICIAL MAGAZINE FOR THE KOREAN - STYLE MARTIAL ARTIST". Through his publication he introduced the world to the
 traditional aspects of Taekwon-do.  Depicted above is a letter sent by General Choi Hong Hi congratulating him on the release
 of his new magazine which became an instant success.   Above Taekwondo Hall of Famer Master David Kim (center) assists
 Taekwondo Hall of Fame Founder Gerard Robbins with the induction of Grand.Master Dong Won Kang.

     Grand Master Eun Woo Lee  (Swaziland)

        Grand Master Eun Woo Lee is President of  Kwanjando (KJD) in South Africa and the UK, Technical Dir. of the Mozambique Taekwondo Federation
        and Technical Advisor for Swaziland as well.  He was recently appointed to the position of  Kukkiwon Technical Advisor.  For many years he has sacrificed
        much in assisting the under privilaged and the disadvantaged students and has sponsored many clubs including a childrens home for orphans in Natal. He has
        coached and refereed in 88 countries.  His wife Lorraine Lee who Kwanjangdo Martial Arts Academy hosts an International Taekwondo Championship
        every year at their Dojang situated at the Brightwater Commons in Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.
 (Source KJD)  

GM Eun Woo Lee on his efforts to grow Taekwondo in Africa

 Master Amr Khairy (Egypt)

Dr. Amr Khairy is truly a Taekwondo legend in Egypt.  In addition to being a former world champion himself  he has produced numerous champions as a coach
and trainer.   Amr. Khairy the consumate gentleman distinguished himself on April 10th, 2099 with receipt of the Taekwondo Hall of Fame's highest honor the
Lifetime Acheivement Award due to his extraordinary competitive achievement and his life-long committmemt to the development, promotion and support of
Taekwondo in Egypt and the continent of Africa.
Photo John Holloway

 Grand Master Miro Brezan (Croatia)

                       Master Miroslav Brezan began Taekwondo in 1967.  He is one of the principal pioneers of Taekwondo in Croatia
                       and Karlovac and a founder of Taekwondo Club “Karlovac”.  In those segments he achieved his biggest successes as
                       a sportsman, expert and sport official.
  For more on Master Miroslav Brezan click here
   Photos Miro Brezan

 SBN Pilar Leguel (Mexico)

SBN Maria Del Pilar Gerarda Leguel Balcells
, the first female black belt instructor in Guadalajara. Mexico is also the first
female from Central America to be inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame. Married to former world champion SBN Ramiro
Guzman, Pilar has been involved in Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo for more than thirty-five (35) years.  Before focusing more of
her time to being an instructor Pilar competed in the United States and Mexico winning
first place at the the national level for ten
(10) consecutively years from 1975 to 1985.  Pilar and Ramiro are the first and only married couple to have been inducted into
the Taekwondo Hall of Fame (Ramiro in 2007).   They are also the proud parents of
Yisel Mi Guzmán Leguel (15) who is a
3rd Jr. Dan Assistant Instructor and Anthony Kyung Guzmán Leguel (12) who is also a 3rd Junior Dan.

    Marijeta Zeljkovic of Croatia distinguished herslf as one one the most accomplished players in both the
    youth and adult divsions.  She was first
Junior National Champion of Croatia winning 3 consecutive years
    1992, 1993, and 1994.  She then won 2 consecutive medals as an adult in 1994 and 1995.
    In 1994 she won silver in the bantam weight class at the European Championships in Croatia.  In 1996
    she won another gold at the World Military Games (CISM) in Croatia followed by bronze medals at the
    Europeaan Championships held in Helsink and World Cup Taekwondo Championships in Egypt in 1997.

                                                                                                                       Photo top left by Miro Brezan

Daba Modibo Keita
Africa World Player of the Year

Olympic and World coach / trainer Master Jorge F. Ramos second from left was inducted as "Coach of the Year". His student Daba Modibo-
was the first player from Sub Sahara Africa to win a world championships. He was  inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame as "Africa
World Player of the Year"
.  Furthest to the right is
His Excellency Abdoulaye DIOP, Ambassador of Mali to the United States.
At far
left is Mr. Moustapha Traore, Second Counselor.

2007 World Champion Daba Modibo Keita wins a second consecutive world title in Denmark  (Photo Master Jorge Ramos)

      Hall of Fame Coach Jorge Ramos celebrates another historic victory with his student Daba Modibo Keita.  At right coach Ramos is congratulated by World Taekwondo Federation
        President Dr.  Chungwon Choue after receiving  his own award as "Best Coach" of the 2009 World Taekwondo Championships.      Photo Master Jorge Ramos

Taekwondo Hall of Fame Coach Master Jorge Ramos
 explains mechanics of electronic scoring equiptment  
   Coach Jorge Ramos giving training session in Mexico

Grand Master Tae Hwan Son
Korea's Best Player of His Generation

 In this historic photo all three bantamweight finalists of the 1975 World Taekwondo Champiomships reunite after more than 35
  They fought hard and serious back then it's all smiles now as the 1975 gold medalist GM Tae Hwan Son  is  inducted
 into the Taekwondo Hall  of Fame as "Korea Best Player of Year" assisted by Mexico's legendary champion SBN Ramiro
 Guzman (Silver) left and Mr.Dennis Robinson (Bronze) center.    Photo Amos Johnson

                      Dennis Robinson (left) first member of an official USA national team to medal in a WTF World  Champinships (Bronze -
                      1975) and Ramiro Guzman (center) Mexico's greatest player of all time join hands with G.M. Tae Hwan Son  gold medal
                      winner at the 2nd World TKD Championships and greatest player in Korea of his generation. 
 Photo Amos Johnson

             The gold, silver and bronze bantamweight champions of the 1975 2nd World Taekwondo Championships held in Seoul, Korea
             review rare historic footage of their matches   Photo Amos Johnson

Natália Falavigna Silva
Brazil Player of the Year

  In 2008 Natalia Falavigna Silva became the first Brazlian to medal in Olympic Taekwondo winning bronze in the -67kg category in
  Beijing. Her numerous other wins include a gold at the 2005 World Championship in Madrid and silver in the 2007 Pan American
 Natalia is the first Brazlian player to be inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame
.  Photos Courstesy of Natalia Falavigna Silva



    Master Alain Dumaine is truly one of the most outstanding pioneer ITF style competitors. In 1992  he won 1st place Patterns IV Degree
    Division at the 8th ITF World Taekwon-do Championship, Pyongyang, North Korea as well the Indiividual Male Over All Winner Trophy
    at the same event.  Other victories include 1st Place Individual Breaking and 2nd place Team Breaking at the 5th ITF World Taekwon-do
    Championships in Athena Greece.  He also won 2nd Place Team Patterns at that same competition.  During the early years he also seved
    as Umpire at the 10th ITF World Taekwon-do Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1997.
 On April 10th, 2009 Master Dumaine
    was inducted into the Taekwon-Do Hall of Fame.  He currently represents Canada as a Technical Advisor to the Taekwon-Do Hall of
    Fame.  Master Alain Dumaine is accompanied at right by fellow Canadian Mr. Marc-André Roy.  
Photos  / Master Alain Dumaine

                                                              ACADÉMIE DE TAEKWON-DO ALAIN DUMAINE

  Master Alain Dumaine from Canada, winner of 1st place Patterns IV Dan at the 8th ITF
  World Taekwon-Do Championship in Pyongyang - North Korea, September 10-15 1992


Chika Chukwumerije
Africa Olympic Player of the Year

                                                                       Chika Chukwumerije is a graduate in the subject of mechanical engineering. His father, Uche Chukwumerije was a
                                                                       National Senator and Information Minister of Nigeria.
 At the 2007 All-Africa Games in Algiers, Algeria Chukwumerije
                                                                       won  the gold .
 In the 2008 Beijing Olympics
competing in the men's +80kg event, Chukwumerije defeated Vietnam's
                                                                       Nguyen Van Hung in the preliminary rounds. He defeated Mali's Daba Modibo Keïta in the quarterfinals, but lost to
                                                                       Greece's Alexandros Nikolaidis in a controversial decision.  Above he is congratulated by Nigeria goverment officials
                                                                       as he is being inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of  Fame.  At center is
 Prince Demola Adeniji-Adele Honourable
                                                                       Commissioner of Youth, Sports and Social Development for Lagos State.  Photo by Master Sarah Alex

                                    Chika receiving a personal congratulation from Prince Demola Adeniji-Adele  /  Photo by Master John Holloway

A superlative competitive record lands Canada's Karine Sergerie the distinction of being inducted into the
Taekwondo Hall of Fame
as the "Canada Female
   Taekwondo Player of the Year".
  Karine is thus far the most accomplished female Taekwondo player produced in Canada.  From 1999 Karine has won an
   astonishing number of gold medals.  More recently in addition to winning gold at the 2007 World Taekwondo Championships in Beijing,China Karine captured
   the silver medal in an unforgetable final match at the 2008 Olympic Games also held  in Beijing. Karine is flanked by
Darrell Henegan Taekwondo Hall of Fame
   North American Male Player of the Year (L) and
Gerard Robbins,
Founder of the Taekwondo Hall of  Fame.

 Frank Doelwijt who studied with GM Jong Soo Park was the first person to open a school in Surtiname. A 5th Dan
 in  ITF as well as WTF  Master Delwijt conducted the first black belt exam in Suriname in 1974.  In 1976

 Doelwijt invited General Choi Hong Hi to Suriname to give an intense seminar.  He had the privledge of  taking
 private lesson from General Choi Hong Hi during his week long stay.  In 1974 Master Doelwijt served on the Board
 of the Directors of the ITF Intermational Taekwon-do Federation holding that position until 1979.

                         Master Romeo Rolador a 6th Dan Master Instructor began his training in 1968 when the art
                         of Taekwondo was introduced to Suriname. He began teaching in 1977.  Since March 15th,
                         2002 Master Rolador has served as President of the Suriname Taekwondo Association and
                         to this day as President conntinues to support the development and growth of Taekwondo in
                         Suriname.  He also currently serves as Technical Advisor to the Taekwondo Hall of Fame

                         representing the Guyanas.  
Photos / Master Romeo Rolador

           It was the first time that a father and son were recognized in the same ceremony.  Kevin Fernald of Suriname at left was awarded the
           distinction of "Outstanding Male Taekwondo Player".  Since the age of six (6)  Kevin has won the national title 11 consecutive times
          doing so in all three catergories  youth, teen, and adult.  At the age of 17 he won a bronze at the 16th Pan American Taekwondo Games.
          His Father Ivan Fernald a pioneer champion currently serves as the Defernse Minister for the Country of Suriname.   In addittion to
          winning numerous competitions in Europe, Ivan Fernald holds the distinction of being the first and only person from Suriname to this day
          to have won a gold medal at the Pan American Taekwondo Championships doing so in 1984. 
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Ilija Medic "Outstanding Austria Player (ITF)" and his brother Master Dalibor Medic "Austria Coach of the Year (ITF)".
   Dalibor Medic recently became Vice President of the Austrian National Taekwon-Do Federation A.N.T.F.  - Photos by Dalibor Medic

        Original U.S. National Taekwondo team members Left - Right John Holloway ('77,'78,'79), Gerard Robbins ('75,'78). Michael O'Malley ('78,'79,'80,81),
        Gary Mule ('75), Bob Philips ('75) GM Dr. Tae Yun Kim Coach ('78,'79), Dennis Robinson ('75) William Kim (78), Oren Gautreaux ('78), Sunny -
        Graff ('78,'79), and Dr. Marcia Hall ('78,'79).
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Other former U.S. National Team Members Frank Calderon ('79,'79 far left and Greg Fears ('77,'78,'79,'80) far right.

Photos below by Master John Holloway



Former PKA World Champion G.M. Jeff Smith, Master George Thanos, Master John Holloway,
                  Master David Kim, and Master Mitchell Bobrow.   Photos above and below by John Holloway 




Catherine Jue from California was one of a few youths to receive a 2009 "Taekwondo Hall of  Fame Youth Excellence
 She has won competions in the USA, Australia and Europe.  As part of the evening's entertainment Catherine
 treated the Taekwondo Hall of Fame honorees and guests to one of her favorite championship winning forms.  At left
 Catherine receives her award alongside her father a beaming Master Gordon Jue - Vice President of the U.S. - I.T.F.
 During the evening Master Jue received a special citation for "Excellence in Leadership".

                            One of the greatest fighters of the late 60's and early 70's is Pat Worley seen above winning Jhoon Rhee's 1970
                            National's in Washington D.C.  Pat won the event besting the incredible Mike Warren (top) who is considered to
                            be the USA's best male player of all time.  (Black Belt Magazine January '71)  / Other Photos Pat Worley / John Holloway

     Master Tony Blanchard won numerous events in the 70's and 80's including the All American Open at Madison Square
     Garden in New York which he won twice.  Tony also played a key role in a movie released in the mid 1970's.  Above
     Tony joins a USA team led by GM Dong Keun Park vs the Canadian team of GM Chong Soo Lee. His competitive
     career spanned  three decades (70's, 80's, and 90's) in which time he won an amazing forty-two grand championships.
     Also depicted above are his bouts with John Blankenship and Mike Warren. the player he readily refers to as being
     'The Best of the Bunch"
Color photo by Mark Williams

Master Dr. Marcia Hall (USA) 2 Time World Gold Medalist Marcia was the first North
American to win a gold medal in Korea in a World Taekwondo competition. Her victory was
at the 1978 Pre-World Games where she broke korea's winning streak.  

Color Photo courtesy Master John Holloway / BW by Marcia Hall

 Grand Master William Kim has over 40 years of Taekwondo experience and was the first Korean American athlete to capture
 the US National Tae Kwon Do Championship in 1978. He was the Silver Medalist in the Pan American Games in Mexico City.
 In the year 2000 at the 3rd World Tae Kwon Do Korea Open Championship held in Chong Ju, Korea, with 53 Countries in
 attendance, Grandmaster William Kim was voted as "Tae Kwon Do Leader of the Year".
 Above left at 1978 Pan Am Games
 in Mexico, City and participating in ceremony at the World Taekwondo Hwa Rang Festival.
  William Kim's Tae Kwon Do

2009 World TaeKwonDo Culture Expo-Korea Trip

Master Sunny Graff won the gold at the 1979 World Invitational Taekwondo Championships
held in Taiwan followed by a gold medal at the 1982 Pan American Taekwondo Championships
in Puerto Rico.  She won the US National Taekwondo Championships in 1978, 1979, 1981 and
1982.   During 1979 & 1981 she was named "USTU AAU Taekwondo Player of the Year".
 In addition to being a pioneer champion Sunny Graff has authored numerous books including
"Mit mir nicht!" and
"Mädchen sind unschlagbar" at left.  She is Founder and Head Instructor of
the Women's Self Defense and Martial Arts School (since 1990), and has trained self defense
instructors throughout Europe.


Grand Master Greg Fears (USA) 2 Time World Silver Medalist
Color Photo Master Mark Williams
(Bottom left courtesy of Traditional Taekwon-Do Magazine

Grand Master Michael O'Malley (USA) 4 Time National Team Member
(1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)

Color Photo Master John Holloway

   PRADIPTA KUMAR ROY of Bengal, India, has distinguished himself as "INDIA MALE PLAYER OF YEAR"
   with his official certificate  received from the Taekwondo Hall of Fame.  A 4th Dan Black Belt, WTF Pradipta won
   two gold medals at the 3rd Alexzandria International Open Taekwondo Championship which was held in Alezandria,
   Egypt in 2009.  More than 900 competitors from 50 countries competed in the event.  Pradipta previously won the
   gold medal at the 2003 and 2005 Hwarang World Taekwondo Championships held in South Korea.

   See Times of India Article

The Honorable Prime Minister of India
Dr. Manmohan Singh congratulates Pradipta Kumar Roy and Ruma Roy Chowdhury
 at his residence shortly after their return to India from the United States.  The historic meeting took place on June 13, 2009.

 See  News Artickle

       RUMA ROY CHOWDHURY of  Bengal, India distinguished herself as "INDIA FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR" with her
       official certificate awarded by the Taekwondo Hall of Fame.   Ruma won the gold medal at the 3rd Alexandria International Open
       Taekwondo Championship held in Alexandria, Egypt
in 2009.  She also won a gold medal at the 2005 Hwarang World Taekwondo
       Championships held in South Korea.
  See Times of India Article

Master Ismaila Traore
Pioneer of Taekwondo in Senegal

Master Ismaila Traore (right) "Pioneer of Taekwondo in Senegal" was inducted into the Offiicial Taekwondo Hall of Fame on
April 10th, 2009.  Taekwondo Hall of Fame Coach Jorge Ramos who traveled to Africa to conduct a training tour presented
Master Traore with his official certificate of induction while in Senegal.


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 3. ARGENTINA - Osvaldo Ríos Olivero Está en el Salón de la Fama -  SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO

4. ARGENTINA - Ríos Olivero entró en el Salón de la Fama por su destacado liderazgo

P5. MEXICO - Pilar Leguel - Por primera vez, una deportista mexicana entrará al Salón

6. NIGERIA - Another Featther For a Humnble Nigerian - Chika Chukwumerije

7. .NIGERIA - Chika Chukwumerije Inducted Into the Taekwondo Hall of  Fame

CROATIA - Miroslav Brežan i Marijeta Željkovic primljeni u "Kucu slavnih"

9. ICELAND -Sigursteinn Snorrason In Taekwondo Hall of Fame

10. SURINAME - Kevin Fernald krijgt award van Taekwondo Hall of Fame

11. ARGENTINA - Golpe de Fama - Adolfo Villanueva - EL TRIBUNE

12. ICELAND - Sigursteinn og Snorri í Frægðarhöll Taekwondo

213. ARGENTINA - Villanueva forma parte del Salón de la Fama

  14. PERU- Peruano ingresa al Salón de la Fama del Taekwon-do

   15. GERMANY- Sunny Graff  Mitglied in der Hall of  Famee

16. GERMANY - Sunny Graff in Hall of Fame

Taekwondo Hall of Fame Ceremony Destined to be a "Summit of Champions, Pioneers and Masters"

                 Teaneck, NJ - March 26, 2009 -- A limited number of.seats are now available to the general public for the 2nd Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony being
                 held Friday April 10, 2009. The awards ceremony commencing at 6:00PM at the Marriott Hotel in Teaneck, NJ, will be preceded by a series daytime seminars and workshops.
                 Special guests will be attending from numerous countries, which include Korea, Ireland, Mexico, Iceland, Nigeria, South Africa, Mali, Canada, Surinam, Croatia, Peru, Brazil,
                 India and Malaysia.   This will be the most prestigious and diverse group of Taekwondo practitioners ever assembled

                The event will attended by senior level officials of all major Taekwondo organizations. The list includes GM Kang Suh Chong, GM Dr. Tae Yun Kim, who is featured on the front
                cover of the latest edition of Taekwondo Times Magazine, GM Choi Jung Hwa, Dr. Amir Khairy (Egypt), GM Kim Bok Man, GM Chong Soo Lee (Canada), Miroslav Brezan
                (Croatia),GM Kim Pyung Soo, GM Henry Cho, Olympic silver medalist Karine Sergerie (Canada), '92 US Olympic Coach GM Dong Keun Park, GM Han Won Lee, Alain
                Dumain (Canada), Gordon Jue, CISM Gold Medalist David Bartlett, George Vitale, Frank Doelwijt, (Surinam), George Ashiru (Nigeria), Dalibor Medic (Austria) Rafa Lopez
                (Spain),, Author ,Cheeks, 2 time world silver medalist Greg Fears (USA), Bruce Harris, John Holloway, Mitchell Bobrow, Arlene Limas, 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Chika
                Chuwumerije (Nigeria), World Champion Daba Modibo Keita (Mali), Olympic Coach Jorge Ramos (Mali), Marijeta Zeljkovic (Croatia), Ivan Fernald (Surinam), Kevin Fernald
                (Surinam), Malaysia's greatest player Sarah Chung, Chew Teck Seong (Malaysia), Tae Hwan Son World and Asian Champion, Ramiro Guzman and a host of others.

                In addition, members of the USA first official AAU Taekwondo teams of the '70s will be honored as well as Dr. Marcia Hall and Sunny Graff, winners of the first gold medals
                for the U.S.A. in international competition.. Also participating in this historic ceremony will be His Excellency Abdoulaye Diop Ambassador of Mali.

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