Taekwondo Hall of Fame® Ceremony 2019

GM Daniel Calvin Dring

Country : USA

INDUCTION TITLE: OUTSTANDING TAEKWON-DO INSTRUCTOR

*2019 August 24 Inducted into the Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame Ceremony held in Bangkok, Thailand
*2019 June 29 Who’s Who Legends Award American Martial Arts Alliance in Las Vegas Nevada
*2019 June 17 9th Degree Grand Master in Taekwondo presented by Grand Master Robert Dunn
*2017 May 26th 4th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu presented by Toni Emanual-Instructor
*2016 December 3rd 8th Degree Black Belt in the Superfoot Fighting System from Bill “Superfoot” Wallace
*2015 August 28, Appointed to the Arkansas Athletic Commission and elected as Co-Chair
*2012 June 9th 7th Degree Black Belt in the Joe Lewis Fighting Systems from Joe Lewis
*2011 October 8th Pound for Pound Fighter Trainer of the Year Joe Lewis Fighting Systems, First 3 time recipient and First Lifetime Award recipient of the Pound for Pound Fight Trainer award.
*2011 July 23rd, Bronze Medal IBJJF International Masters and Seniors Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Tournament
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
*2010 Co-Author of the book “Stay in the Fight—A Martial Athlete’s Guide to Preventing and
Overcoming Injury” published by Black Belt magazine.
*2010 October 9th Fight Promoter of the Year—Joe Lewis Fighting Systems
*2008 October 3rd Instructor of the Year – Joe Lewis Fighting Systems
*2008 March 1st, 7th Degree Black Belt in the Superfoot Fighting System from Bill “Superfoot” Wallace
*2007 ‘06 ‘05 ‘04 ‘03 ‘02 ‘01’ 00 ’99 ’98 ’97 ’96, Instructor at “Karate College” at Radford University, in Radford, VA. Featuring Joe Lewis, Bill Wallace and Dr. Jerry Beasley
*2006 October 8th Renegade Training certified trainer, Coach John Davies
*2006 June 1, 6th Degree Black Belt in Joe Lewis Fighting Systems, Joe Lewis – Instructor
*2005 November 5th, Pound for Pound Fight Trainer of the Year 2005, Joe Lewis Fighting Systems
*2005 April, 10th, 7th Degree Black Belt in Weeping Style Jujutsu, Berl Parsons – Instructor
*2001 December 1st, Most Improved Martial Artist Award, United States Taekwondo Federation
*2001 October 25th, Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu presented by Andre Pederneiras, Toni Emanual –
Instructor
*2001 September 22nd, Pound for Pound Fight Trainer of the Year 2001, Joe Lewis Fighting Systems
*2000 October 25, Appointed to the Arkansas Athletic Commission by Gov. Mike Huckabee
*1996 Recipient of Jr. Chamber of Commerce Ten Outstanding Young Arkansans Award.
*1996 March 22nd, Board of Directors United States Taekwondo Federation.
*1995 Instructor Superstar Karate Camp, in Tulsa OK, featuring Joe Lewis, Bill Wallace, and Dr. Jerry
Beasley.
*1994 Three Gold Medals in USA vs. Russia Goodwill Games.
(Power Break-5 Board Knife Hand Strike/Team Forms/Team Sparring)
*1993 USTF 3rd and 4th Degree Black Belt National Champion (First 4X National Champion).
*1993 AKC State Champion Lightweight Forms Division.
*1993 Team Captain USA Team to the first GTF European Championship in Moscow Russia
(2 Silver Medals)
*1993 Elected Vice President Arkansas Karate Circuit, One Year Term.
*1992 USTF 3rd and 4th Degree National Champion
*1992 Three Gold Medals USA vs. Russia Goodwill Games.
(Power Break-6 Board Knife Hand Strike/Team Forms/Team Sparring)
*1992 AKC State Champion Lightweight Fighting Division.
*1991 AKC State Champion Lightweight Forms and Fighting.
*1991 USTF 3rd and 4th Degree Black Belt National Champion.
*1990 AKC State Champion Lightweight Division.
*1989 USTF 3rd and 4th Degree Black Belt National Champion.
*1988 Olympic Trails, USTU nationals in Miami, FL
*1987 International Taekwondo Federation USA Taekwondo Team/World Games in Athens Greece.