Taekwondo Hall of Fame® Ceremony 2015

GM Gerard E. Robbins

Country : USA

INDUCTION TITLE: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

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

Founder / Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame®

1975 First Taekwondo Black Belt named “All American” by the United States Amateur Athletic Union
1975 First person appointed as “Athletes Representative” by the United States Amateur Athletic Union

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 Ceremony New York, USA
2019 Director 9th Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame Ceremony Bangkok, Thailand

PARTIAL COMPETITIVE HISTORY –

1972 Grand Champion, Penn Taekwondo Championships, Norristown, PA,
1972 2nd Pl. Breaking , Richard Chun Universal Open Taekwondo Championships, New York

1973 Grand Champion, Pu Gill Kwons Universal Championships, Atlantic City, NJ,
1973 Grand Champion, Mahn Suh Park Taekyun Championships,
1973 First Place Heavyweight, Mahn Suh Park Taekyun Championships

1974 1st Place Forms U.S. Open United Taekwondo Championships, Cincinnati
1974 1st Place Forms, Kyong Lee College Championships, Toronto

1975 Member of USA Team “Battle of Champions” USA v Canada – Montreal
1975 Grand Champion Nam Son Paek’s Championships
1975 Grand Champion Brooklyn International Championships
1975 Grand Champion Ik Jo Kang’s Taekwondo Championship – NY
1975 Grand Champion Howard Lee’s Taekwondo Championships, NY
1975 Grand Champion Won Keun Bai’s Taekwondo Championships
1975 Gold Medalist 1st USA National AAU Taekwondo Heavy Sparring
1975 Gold Medalist 1st USA National AAU Taekwondo Championships Hyung
1975 Competed in 2nd World Taekwondo Championships Seoul, Korea

1975 Grand Champion Ki Chung Kim’ s Championships (Master’s Division

1976 Member USA Team “Battle of Champions” USA v Canada – Montreal, Canada

1978 Competed in 1st Pre-World Taekwondo Games Seoul, Korea
1978 First Place Heavyweight, Henry Cho’s All American Open Championships,
1978 Gold Medalist National Taekwondo Championships
1978 Gold Medalist 1st Pan Am Taekwondo Championships – Mexico City
1978 Grand Champion Henry Cho’s All American Open Championships – NY
1978 2nd Forms All American Open Championships, Madison Square Garden
1978 Grand Champion West Coast Open Championships – Los Angeles CA.
1978 Grand Champion 1st Caribbean Taekwondo Championships
1978 1st Place Hyung 1st Caribbean Taekwondo Championships

1979 Grand Champion 2nd Caribbean Taekwondo Championships
1979 Silver Medalist AAU National Taekwondo Championships, Dayton. Ohio

1981 Grand Champion Won Keun Bai’s Taekwondo Championships
1981 First Place Heavyweight, Won Keun Bai’s Championships
1981 First Place Heavyweight, Henry Cho’s All American Open Championships

1982 Grand Champion Atlantic Open Karate Championships
1982 Grand Champion Suk Jun Kim’s U.S. Open Taekwondo

1983 Bronze Medalist Suk Jun Kim’s U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships
1983 Gold Medalist 2nd New Jersey State Taekwondo Championships

1984 Grand Champion Eagle Cup Taekwondo Championships

1986 1st Place Forms Worley’s Mid America Championships
1986 Grand Champion Y. B Choi’s 12th Annual Taekwondo Championships
1986 Gold Medalist Garden State Games – Taekwondo Division
1986 Gold Medalist Garden State Games – Karate Division
1986 1st Place Forms Worley’s Mid America Championships

1987 Silver Medalist Keystone State Championships

1988 Grand Champion Ki Yun Yi’s Taekwondo Championships
1988 Bronze Medalist U.S.T.U New Jersey State Games

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