Blackbelt Magazine's Man of the Year
Master Cho has been personally teaching
Tae Kwon Do
in New York City since 1961.
- 9th Dan Black Belt, One of the first
few originators of American Martial Arts.
- President of World Council of
Martial Arts, Inc.
- Karate Coach of St. John's
University in Jamaica New York.
- Executive Director of Nation-wide
Karate/Tae Kwon Do/Karate Tournament at Madison Square Garden (for
23 years) All American Open Championship Tournament.
- Former Captain of Korea University
Tae Kwon Do team.
- Author of Three text books on Tae
Kwon Do techniques and their applications.
- The definition of "Karate" was
written for The World Book Encyclopedia by S. Henry Cho and he has
been on the article contributor's list since 1976.
Coach: St. John's University, Jamaica, NY, 1968-present. University
Martial Arts Club, Physical Education Department.
Assistant Professor: Queensborough Community College, 1974-1977. A
full-time member, Physical Education Department.
Instructor: Baruch College, The City University of New York, New York,
NY, 1968-1974. A part-time instructor (8 hours weekly) to teach Martial
Arts for credit, Physical Education Department.
Instructor: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 1966-1968. A part-time
instructor to teach Martial Arts for credit, Physical Education
1958-1961: Master of Science in Business Management, University of
Illinois, Urbana, Ill.
1953-1957: Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Marketing, Korea
University, Seoul, Korea.
1987: 9th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, Ji Do Kwan of the World Tae
Kwon Do Federation.
Hall of Fame (Man of the Year): Presented by the Black Belt Magazine,
1971. Awarded to the one most respected and successful martial artist
throughout the country. Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris are also recipients
in later years.
Hall of Fame (Honor Award): A Tribute for the contribution and promotion
of Tae Kwon Do in Venezuela. Presented by the Venezuela All Martial Arts
Organization, May, 1998.
Hall of Fame (American Golden Eagle Award): A Martial Arts Pioneer Award
in the U.S.A. Presented by the American Okinawan Karate Association,
Hall of Fame (Instructor of the Year): Presented by the United States
Naval Academy Karate-Do, 1996. A Congratulatory Letter signed by
President Bill Clinton to commemorate the award was also presented.
Click here to view "Award".
Lifetime Achievement Award: Presented by the American Invitational Eagle
Gold Ticket Award: Presented by Madison Square Garden to commemorate the
successful 25th annual presentation of the nationwide All American Open
Karate/Kung-Fu/Tae Kwon Do Championship Tournament in Madison Square
Garden Center, 1989.
Martial Artist of the Year: Presented by All Martial Arts Championships,
East Coast Pioneer Award: Presented by the Karate Internationale
People's Honor Decoration (Suk Ryu Chang): Presented by Park Chung Hee,
the President of the Republic of Korea, 1970. For distinguished
leadership and services demonstrated through the promotion of Tae Kwon
Letter of Commendation: Presented by the Korean Minister of Information,
Letter of Appreciation: Presented by Un Yong Kim, President of the World
Tae Kwon Do Federation, 1975.
Letter of Commendation: Presented by the Korean Minister of Foreign
Proclamation by the City of San Francisco: Presented by Mayor Willie
Lewis Brown, Jr. Declaring October 30, 1999 as "Grandmaster Sihak Henry
Cho Day in San Francisco".
Grandmaster Henry S. Cho's Karate Institute