Taekwondo Champions Worldwide : Puerto Rico

Johnny Martinez Rodriguez

Country : Puerto Rico


(While the person posted here is not a member of the Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame and cannot claim to be, his support of this organization combined with a level of achievement has made him worthy of mention.)


Martinez born in March 22, 1976 in   Bronx N.Y. Puerto Rican parents. My parents moved to Puerto Rico. R. and I growing up in Vega Alta Puerto Rico.

In 1983 started taking Taekwondo classes at the age of 7 years old, participating in developed tournament in the children, cadets and junior category division in the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) under Master Benny Rivera direction.

1988 is certificade of 1st degree black Belt of International Taekwondo Federation num PR-1-204.

1991, Martinez started in World Taekwondo Federation (WTF). Also, this year he entered in W.T.F.  competition in junior national championship with gold medal.

1992 Start in adults divisions (Elite) in Puerto Rico national championships with silver medal in “fin” weight division ( Pre-selection of Puerto Rico  for Barcelona Games).

1993 in “Fly” weight division, he represented Puerto Rico in international and open championships.

1994 Started his own Taekwondo training center in Vega Alta Puerto Rico.

1994 in “bantam” weight, he represented Puerto Rico in international and open events. Also, He was National referee.

1995 in “Feather” weight division, he represented Puerto Rico in national Championship winning gold medal.

1995 Puerto Rico  National team member.

1995 P.A.T.U. Caribbean Taekwondo Championships in Dominican Republic (Feather weight bronze medal).

1996 Puerto Rico National championship ( feather weight division gold medal).

1996 Puerto Rico  National team member.

1996 Puerto Rico represent in P.A.T.U. Panamerican Taekwondo Championships in featherweight división.

1997 Puerto Rico National Championship (feather weight division gold medal).

1998-through 2000 Martinez represent Puerto Rico in open events.

Puerto Rico federation coach

2001- 2004 Taekwondo Instructor in private schools.

2005 Martinez founded Intensive Taekwondo in Vega Alta Puerto Rico .

2008- present Intensive Taekwondo Vega Alta, Toa Baja, Vega Baja in Private Schools active in Puerto Rico and represent the communities in open and internationals event. Martinez is Kukkiwon  5  (No. 05055648) degree  black belt and 6 degree National certification.

Member of Puerto Rico Taekwondo Federation.

Martinez has a bachelor degree in Psychology.

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