GM Marinko Luburic

Grand Master Marinko Luburic

Country Representing: Bosnia & Herzegovina, and USA

Organization Affiliation: USNTF (United States National Taekwondo Federation)

Dan: 7th Dan Black Belt USNTF
5th Dan Black Belt Kukkiwon

Champion: 1983 Midwest Championship Chicago, IL
Numerous regional tournaments during 1980’s

1975 – Opened first-ever Taekwondo club in Ljubuski, Bosnia & Herzegovina, which was also the first club in the entire Balkan region.
1981 – First Taekwondo club in Croatian-American community in the USA, which is still in existence.

Referee: 1984 US National Taekwondo Championship, Triton College, River Grove, IL
1980‘s – Two Junior Olympic Taekwondo Championships (Chicago & Tampa)
Numerous local and regional events in the Midwest area
1991 – 16th Annual Collegiate Taekwondo Championships

Coach/Trainer: 1981 to present day (32 years)

Awards: 1984 – Award for Best Referee
1982, 1983 – Award for Coach of the Year by Dr. Duk Gun Kwon