Grandmaster Park is also president of the United States Taekwondo Grandmaster Society, a non profit organization working to establish the United States Taekwondo Museum and Hall of Fame, among other missions; a facility which will examine and reveal the history of the ancient martial art of Taekwondo, as well as the Korean culture from which it emerged.
The Dallas-Fort Worth community find ourselves particularly fortunate to have Grandmaster Park, with his vast experience and wisdom, in our midst. We invite you now to explore in detail Grandmaster Park's History, Achievements, Teaching Experience, and Honors and Awards for the Martial Art of Taekwondo.
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GM Won Chik Park is the 2010 recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award. GM Park was born in 1940 in Korea and began Taekwondo training in 1954 at Pusan Jidokwan under Great Grandmaster Hyong Chong Park. He founded the Won Park Institute of Taekwondo in Seoul, South Korea in 1968. Four years later, he emigrated to the United States, first to Detroit, MI, and finally to Fort Worth, TX. GM Park has been instrumental in promoting Taekwondo through many leadership roles; including Founder and Tournament Director of the Fort Worth International Taekwondo Championships, Founding President of Texas Taekwondo Association from 1981-1987, and Tournament Director and Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the 10th US National Junior Olympic Taekwondo Championships in 1990. He is Founding President of the US Taekwondo Grandmasters Society, remaining active with this organization in such roles as Chairman of the US Taekwondo Museum and Hall of Fame Building Committee and Honorary President. His new memoir, Grandmaster, was published this year. We honor GM Park for his outstanding leadership.