Taekwondo Hall of FameĀ® Ceremony 2019

GM Michael L. Weintraub

Country : USA


Grand Master Michael L. Weintraub

1976 started training with Grandmaster Sang Lee as first student 1979-1981 New York State Lightweight Champion {fought 3 national championships placing in the top 16)

1984 became first executive director at the US Olympic Center for Taekwondo 1986 hosted inaugural world cup at US Olympic Training Center
Appointed to World Taekwondo Federation Public Relations Committee {by Dr Un Yong Kim)
Appeared as Color Commentator for World Cup Taekwondo on Madison Square Garden Network
1987 Pan Am Games, CBS Sports, Indianapolis
1988 Olympic Games NBC Commentator for Taekwondo and Judo
1993 World Taekwondo Championships Madison Square Garden Vice President AEtSports Color Commentator for World Championships
1998 returned as executive director to US taekwondo at the US Olympic Center Member US Olympic Committee Collegiate Sports Council appointed by USOC President Bill Hybl

1978 assisted Grandmaster Lee teaching Taekwondo at Sang Lee’s Academy 1981 taught taekwondo under NYC Board of Education to at risk children in Hell’s Kitchen
1990 head instructor and owner Blackbelt USA Raleigh, NC 2002 head instructor and owner blackbelt USA Aiken, SC Georgia State Games Taekwondo Director
2006 head instructor at JCC augusta, ga
2012 to present head instructor at Kroc Center Taekwondo

2019 Inducted into the OFFICIAL TAEKWONDO HALL OF FAMEĀ® in Bangkok, Thailand

Grants written and received, newspapers, magazines, etc
Chronobiology with US Olympic and Korean Olympic Committees

US Team Korea travel and training
Elite Training at US Olympic Training Center
Published in and quoted in: Time Magazine, Olympian Magazine, National Sports and Olympic Festival handbooks, NY Times, Washington Post, Associated press, United Press international, local and international newspapers and matial arts magazines world wide.

Creative Consultant WMAC Masters, nationally syndicated children’s martial art show
Appeared on cable tv with ‘Talisa’ from James Bond, teaching her some
Attended in official capacity for US Team World Cups and World Championships in Korea, USA, Egypt, Finland, Spain
US Olympic Festivals in Texas, Louisiana, Indianapolis, Louisville, etc.