Taekwondo Hall of Fame® Ceremony 2013

Manuel Jurado

Country : Mexico


Manuel Jurado attended the graphic communications degree at UNAM and took courses poster, film, graphic design and film animation in the cities of Boston, Montreal and Paris. He started in the martial arts in 1972 with Master David Moon. National was selected for fifteen years, always being the team captain.

He has trained, taken seminars, courses and lectured in Mexico City, Guayaquil, Guatemala, Quebec, Boston, San Francisco, Seville, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Munich, Berlin, Rome, Athens, Seoul, Luncheon and Costa Rica, among others.

Founded based in Oaxaca in 1996 the Association DO, Círculo de Arte Marcial. ( DO TKD Martial Art Circle)

He attended the 1st. International Seminar for judges Poomse (Form) performed in Suncheon in 2004 and presented an advanced degree at the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Center) in Seoul, South Korea.

Adviser of Iridia and Oscar Salazar, Olympic medalists in Athens in 2004, attended the selective pre-Olympic and Pre European in Queretaro and Azerbaijan

He teaches courses, seminars and conferences in Mexico and abroad, in parallel, is dedicated to the production of documentary videos and graphic design.

Technical Advisor is part of the Taekwondo Hall of Fame United States, a member of the Mexican Association of Olympic medalists and World Association of Olympic Winners based in Athens, Greece.

Currently the Master Jurado lives in Bahias de Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico, is a black belt 8th. Dan of the Mexican Federation of Taekwondo, has International Instructor license and international referee poomsae of the World Taekwondo Federation, (WTF)

Manuel Jurado scored the first Olympic medal in taekwondo in Mexico when the sport was presented for approval as an official sport in the Olympic Games Seoul’88


1972-1988 Undefeated National Champion Gold Mexico
1974 Central American Taekwondo Championship Gold Guatemala
1975 2nd. World Championship team Bronze Seoul, Korea
1977 1st. North American Tkd Championship Gold Berkeley, Cal USA
1977 3rd. World Championship Bronze Chicago, Illinois, USA
1978 1st Pan American Championships Gold Mexico, DF
1979 2nd. North American Tkd Championship Gold Hawaii, USA
1979 First Pre – World Games Bronze Seoul, Korea
1979 4h. World Championship Silver Stuttgart, Germany
1980 Friendly Tournament Korea-China-US-Mexico Silver Berkeley, Cal USA
1980 Friendly Tournament Korea-China-US-Mexico Silver Mexico City
1980 3th. North American Taekwondo Championship Gold Toronto, Canada
1981 2nd. Pan American Championship Silver Houston, Texas, USA
1981 First World Games Bronze by team San Jose, Cal USA
1984 Dual-meet USA-Mexico Gold Querétaro, Mexico
1984 Dual-meet USA-Mexico Gold Mexico City
1985 11th. National Championship Gold Mexico City
1986 4th. North American Taekwondo Championship Gold Mexico City

  1. 1st World Cup Silver Colorado Springs, USA
    1986 5th. Pan American Championship, Guayaquil, Ecuador
  2. Championship TKD Mexican Federation Gold Mexico City
    1988 Olympic Festival Silver Mexico City
  3. 24 Olympic Games Bronze Seoul, Korea

The most important competitive achievements Manuel Jurado are:

  1. National Champion undefeated since the start in 1972 until his retirement from the competitions in 1988.
  2. Bronze medalist at the World Championships of tae kwon do in Chicago,1977.
  3. Pan American champion, Mexico 1978. Sub Pan American champion Huston, Texas 1980
  4. Four times undefeated U.S. champion Berkeley’77, Hawaii’79, Toronto’81, México’ 86.
  5. Silver Medalist in Stuttgart, Germany, 1979
  6. Silver Medalist World Cup, Colorado Springs, USA 1986.
  7. Bronze Medal in. ’88 Seoul Olympics