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GM GERARD ROBBINS

PRESIDENT / FOUNDER


Gerard Robbins at 2nd World Taekwondo Championship
Kukkiwon Seoul, Korea 1975
“To GOD Belongs the Highest Honor”


GERARD ROBBINS, PRESIDENT / FOUNDER


9th Dan (Jidokwan #317) First person of African descent to receive 9th Dan from Korea

Founder / Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame®

First Taekwondo Black Belt named "All American" by Amateur Athletic Union of the United States ('75)



2007 Director Inaugural Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame Ceremony - USA

2009 Director 2nd Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame Ceremony - USA

2011 Director 3rd Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame Ceremony - KUKKIWON - Seoul, Korea

2013 Director 4th Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame Ceremony Las Vegas, USA

2014 Director of 5th Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame Ceremony - Tehran, Iran

2015 Director 6th Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame Ceremony in PyongYang, North Korea

2015 Director 7th Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame Ceremony in Toronto, Canada

2015 Director 8th Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame Ceremony in Zagreb, Croatia

2017 Director 9th Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame Certemony New York City, USA


- PARTIAL COMPETITIVE HISTORY


Grand Champion, Penn Taekwondo Championships, Norristown, PA, ('72)

2nd Pl. Breaking , Richard Chun Universal Open Taekwondo Championships, ('72)

Grand Champion, Pu Gill Kwons Universal Championships, Atlantic City, NJ, ('73)

Grand Champion, Mahn Suh Park Taekyun Championships, ('73)

First Place Heavyweight, Mahn Suh Park Taekyun Championships, ('73)

1st Place Forms U.S. Open United Taekwondo Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio

1st Place Forms, Kyong Lee College Championships, Toronto ('74)

Member of USA Team "Battle of Champions" USA v Canada - Montreal ('75)

Grand Champion Nam Son Paek's Championships ('75)

Grand Champion Brooklyn International Championships ('75)

Grand Champion Ik Jo Kang's Taekwondo Championship - NY (.75)

Grand Champion Howard Lee's Taekwondo Championships ('75)

Grand Champion Won Keun Bai's Taekwondo Championships ('75)

Member USA Team "Battle of Champions" USA v Canada - Montreal, Canada ('76)

Gold Medalist 1st USA National AAU Taekwondo Heavy Sparring ('75)

Gold Medalist 1st USA National AAU Taekwondo Championships Poomsae ('75)

Competed in 2nd World Taekwondo Championships Seoul, Korea ('75)

Grand Champion Ki Chung Kim' s Championships (Master's Division) ('75)

!st Place Forms Worley's Mid America Championships ('86)

Competed in 1st Pre-World Taekwondo Games Seoul, Korea ('78)

First Place Heavyweight, Henry Cho's All American Open Championships, ('78)

Gold Medalist National Taekwondo Championships ('78)

Gold Medalist 1st Pan Am Taekwondo Championships - Mexico City ('78)

Grand Champion All American Open Championships - NY ('78)

2nd Forms All American Open Championships - NY ('78)

Grand Champion West Coast Open Championships - Los Angeles CA. ('78)

Grand Champion 1st Caribbean Taekwondo Championships ('78)

1st Place Poomsae 1st Caribbean Taekwondo Championships ('78)

Grand Champion 2nd Caribbean Taekwondo Championships ('79)

Silver Medalist AAU National Taekwondo Championships ('79)

Grand Champion Won Keun Bai's Taekwondo Championships ('81)

First Place Heavyweight, Won Keun Bai's Championships, ('81)

First Place Heavyweight, Henry Cho's All American Open Championships, ('81)

Grand Champion Atlantic Open Karate Championships ('82)

Grand Champion Suk Jun Kim's U.S. Open Taekwondo ('82)

Bronze Medalist Suk Jun Kim's U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships ('83)

Gold Medalist 2nd New Jersey State Taekwondo Championships ('83)

Grand Champion Eagle Cup Taekwondo Championships ('84)

Grand Champion Y. B Choi's 12th Annual Taekwondo Championships ('86)

Gold Medalist Garden State Games - Taekwondo Division ('86)

Gold Medalist Garden State Games - Karate Division ('86)

1st Place Forms Worley's Mid America Championships ('86)

Silver Medalist Keystone State Championships ('87)

Grand Champion Ki Yun Yi's Taekwondo Championships ('88)

Bronze Medalist U.S.T.U New Jersey State Games ('88)



Featured in numerous martial arts publications including Taekwondo Times,

Traditional Taekwon-do, Black Belt Magazine, Karate Illustrated, and Official Karate.

Member - The Korea Society/ New York

Member- Korean Business Central

International Advisor -Korea Martial Arts Society