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Gerard Robbins

Gerard Robbins is the president and founder of the Taekwondo Hall of Fame. Robins is a three-time USA National Taekwondo Gold Medalist, 1978 Pan Am Gold Medalist, and Grand Champion of numerous tournament including the Henry Cho's All American Open Championships held at Madison Square Garden. Gerard Robbins holds the distinction of being the first and to-date only person of African descent to have received 9th dan from South Korea.

Detailed List of Accomplishments Edit

  • First person to win double gold (blackbelt forms & sparring) at an official national championship
  • 1st National A.A.U. Taekwondo Forms Division Gold Medalist - 1975
  • 1st National A.A.U. Taekwondo Heavyweight Gold Medalist - 1975
  • 1st Pan Am Taekwondo Championships, Mexico 1978 (Hvy-Gold)
  • 1st West Coast Open Taekwondo Open 1978, California - Grand Champion
  • 1st Carribean Taekwondo Championships , 1978 - St. Thomas,VI, Grand Champion
  • 1st Carribean Taekwondo Championships , 1978 - St. Thomas,VI, Forms Champion
  • 2nd Carribean Taekwondo Championships , 1979 - St. Thomas,VI, Grand Champion
  • 1972 Kwak Byung Yul's Pennsylannia Taekwondo Open - Grand Champion
  • 1973 Mahn Suh Park's Tae Kyun Championships - Philadelphia - Grand Champion
  • 1974 Gary Alexanders Invitational - Union New Jersey - Grand Champion
  • 1975 Pu Gill Kwon Universal Taekwondo Championships - Grand Champion
  • 1975 Nam Son Paek's Tournament - Grand Champion
  • 1975 Brooklyn International Championships - Grand Champion
  • 1975 Ik Jo Kang's Taekwondo Championship - NY - Grand Champion
  • 1976 Howard Lee's Taekwondo Championships -Grand Champion
  • 1976 Ki Chung Kim's Taekwondo Championships - Grand Champion
  • 1976 Ki Chung Kim's Taekwondo Championships - First Place BlackBelt Forms
  • 1975 Ki Chung Kim's Taekwondo Champs .(Master's Division) - Grand Champion
  • 1977 Ki Chung Kim's Taekwondo Champs. - Grand Champion
  • 1978 Member / AAU "All American Men's Tae Kwon Do Team"
  • 1978 National A.A.U. Taekwondo Championships (Hvy-Gold)
  • 1978 All American Open (Madison Square Garden) Second Place - Forms
  • 1979 National A.A.U. Taekwondo Championships (Hvy-Silver)
  • 1981 Won Keun Bai's Taekwondo Championships - Grand Champion
  • 1982 Atlantic Open Karate Championships -- Grand Champion
  • 1982 Suk Jun Kim's U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships - Grand Champion
  • 1983 Suk Jun Kim's U.S. Open taekwondo Championships - Bronze
  • 1983 2nd New Jersey State TaekwondoChampionships - Gold
  • 1984 Eagle Cup Taekwondo Championships - Gold
  • 1986 Y. B Choi's 12th Annnual Taekwondo Championships - Gold
  • 1986 Garden State Games - Taekwondo Division - Gold
  • 1986 Garden State Games - Karate Division - Gold
  • 1987 Keystone State Championships - Silver
  • 1988 Ki Yun Yi's Taekwondo Championships - Gold
  • 1988 U.S.T.U New Jersey State Games - Bronze
  • 1975 Becomes a member of the AAU All American Tae Kwon Do Team
  • 1975 First and only person to receive the distinction of "1975 All American" under

the seperate category Tae kwon do Blackbelt" by the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States

  • Competitor / 2nd World Taekwondo Championships - Korea 1975
  • Competitor / Pre-World Games - Seoul Korea 1978
  • Grand Champion Henry Cho's All American Open 1978 (MSG)
  • First athlete to introduce A.A.U. Taekwondo program to public in a major

martial arts magazine / Karate Ilustrated 1980 - "Will Taekwondo Rules Prevail?"

  • 1st player appointed to position of "Athlete's Representative" / AAU Taekwondo - 1975

Featured in Traditional Taekwondo Magazine in Vol 2 No.2 -1975

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