Taekwondo Hall of Fame® Ceremony 2011

Master Michael O'Malley

Country : USA

OUTSTANDING PIONEER TAEKWONDO CHAMPION

Master Michael O’Malley was inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame under the category of “Lifetime Achievement” after having dedicated more than 40 years his life towards the development and growth of Tae kwon do as a martial art and global sport. As a pioneer competitor during the early years of competition he distinguished himself by becoming a 4 Time USA National Champion and led his teams into international competition as “Team Captain”. He served as U.S.A National Team Coach at the Olympic Sport Festival which was held in Houston, Texas in 1984. In addition to be one of only a few recipients of the coveted “Ken Min Leadership Award” he was appointed to the position of Athletes’ Representative to the US Olympic Committee. (Photo Kakala Folau Jr., Adam Leffert, Michael O’Malley, Anibal Cruz and Fei Wu at Michael O’Malley Taekwondo.)

Competitive Record:

1976 General Choi’s Cup Intl. Championship1st place Grand Champ team
1976 National Open Karate Championships, Darien Conn – Grand Champion
1978 U.S. Team Trials, Washington D.C. -Gold Medal, Welterweight Division
1978 Member / AAU “All American Men’s Tae Kwon Do Team”
1978 U.S. Team Member Pre-World Games Seoul, Korea
1978 Pan-am Games, Mexico City–Bronze Medal
1979 Member / AAU “All American Men’s Tae Kwon Do Team”
1979 “Tiger Kim’s” Intl Open Championship MSG, (NY) Grand Champion
1979 U.S. Team Trials Dayton Ohio, Gold Medal -Welterweight
1979 Selected ” Male Competitor of the Year” @ U.S. Team Trials.
1979 U.S. Team Member World Championships, Stuttgart Germany
1979 U.S. Team Member North American Games, Honolulu, HI Silver
1979 U.S. Team Member World Games, Taipei, Taiwan
1980 U.S. Team Trials Berkley California, Gold Medal Welterweight
1980 Selected U.S. Team Captain
1980 U.S. Team Member 2nd Pan Am Games Houston TX –Gold – Welter.
1981 U.S. Team Member N. American Games Toronto, Canada – Gold
1981 U.S. Team Trials Tampa Florida, Gold Medal– Welterweight
1981 Selected U.S. Team Captain for World Championships Ecuador
1981 National Tae Kwon Do Championship Wash. D.C.-Grand Champion
Former Athlete Representative to the U.S Olympic Committee
2007 Technical Advisor / Taekwondo Hall of Fame

2009 – Received a Special Citation from the Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame®

2011 Inducted into the Official Taekwondo Hall of fame®