Grandmaster Eugene A. Humesky UTB LOGO
GM Humesky with Founder of TKD--Gen. Choi, Hong Hi
Gm. Choi, Hong Hi with Gm. Humesky in 1975




My esteemed colleagues,
I am proud to announce that on Saturday, the 11th of June, 2016 the late
Grand Master Humesky, became the first American to receive the coveted 9th Dan from the International Tae-Kwon Do Federation (ITF-C.)
Albeit, postmortem, he is still in the history books of the ITF-C as recorded, to be a 9th Dan.
I lost a lot of sleep over this and I want to thank each and every one of you for support and the strength to make this happen.
As I delivered Master Wheatley to the Airport for his trip home
he could not say enough wonderful things about the U.T.B., Inc. and our members.
I know not all could make it that Saturday, and no apologies are necessary as I understand and thank you just the same.

It is time for me to focus on my trip to Korea for my 8th Dan KUKKIWON certification.
I spoke to Vicki, and said, go for it?, and I am.
I do this for you, so we ,can continue the U.T.B. presence on the international front.
I will make you all proud of me and our U.T.B.
I do this with the Grand Masters spirit in me.

God bless you all.

We have a new U.T.B. 1st Dan, Rose Marie Liszi and a new U.T.B. 5th Dan, Michael Cohen of the Bay View TKD School.
Congratulation to both of these, highly talented black belts under the guidance of Sr. Master Goeckerman and Sr. Master Bodi, well done too both.

With the warmest regards, please forward this to your students,


We have relocated to our new office in Suite 300 of 25200 Telegraph Road.
Our main phone and fax numbers have not changed,
but please note my new extension below and
update your records accordingly.

Joe Hernandez
Mechanical Designer
25200 Telegraph Road-Suite 300
Southfield, MI United States of America
Tel +1 248 936 8000 ext 51052
Fax +1 248 936 8111
On behalf of the Corporate Officers,
  • Senior Master Wade Newell III, 7th Dan, Vice Chairman-Ohio
  • Master David Cholger, 5th Dan, Vice Chairman-Indiana
  • Master Eric Shepherd, 4th Dan, President of Board of Directors
  • G-Master Assya Humeskey, Ph.D., 9th Dan (Hon.)Vice President Board of Directors
  • Master Tom Seborowski, 4th Dan, Treasurer Board of Directors
  • Master Seth Winter, 5th Dan, Secretary of Board of Directors




Welcome to the official web site of the Universal Taekwondo Brotherhood, Inc..

The UTB, Inc., is for Tae Kwon Do martial arts practitioners only. Color belts and Black belts are invited to join regardless of other affiliations. The UTB, Inc. is for all styles of TKD and both the ITF and WTF forms are practiced.

The training hall (Dojang) is located at Eastern Michigan University. "Once I had a dream...a vision..." The idea of the Universal Tae Kwon Do Brotherhood within its present scope was conceived by Master E. Humesky as far back as the beginning of the 70's. The growth and pressing need for an organization which would encompass or be a kind of symbiosis of all the Tae Kwon Do styles in the territory of the U.S.A. was apparent. The organization had to be objective, unbiased, and apolitical. Embittered by continuous bickering and political intrigues within the Martial Arts circles, and appalled by frequent lack of adherence to the basic ethical tenets of Tae Kwon Do by the Martial Arts media, Master Eugene A. Humesky felt compelled to search for a solution. He saw it in the revival of all the common basic tenets of ethics which were practiced throughout the ages among all true martial artists. After long and careful consideration, Master Eugene A. Humesky presented a proposal for the creation of a new organization before his students. It took several months of thorough research and lengthy discussions, revisions and re-evaluations before the basic tenets of the "Universal Tae Kwon Do Brotherhood" had been formulated and accepted by majority vote. These original rules were summed up in a booklet which was published in 1975. Since then many ideas have been clarified and tested, their formulation has been refined and consolidated. As a result of this combined effort of Master Eugene A. Humesky and his students and instructors, the present revised edition of the U.T.B bylaws and regulations came into being. The basic idea behind this organization is the idea of unity within diversity. Just like this great country with its many nationalities, races and creeds unites all by mutual respect and enables them to co-exist and to develop, so should there be one united--UNIVERSAL--Tae Kwon Do uniting all TKD styles and schools. This was the idea which inspired Master Eugene A. Humesky when he reflected on the sad state of affairs within this great Martial Art; many Tae kwon Do styles, schools, organizations, private, self-centered, vying with each other. Instead he visualized one united Tae Kwon Do, incorporating and expressing all the best there is in that Martial Art. Just as there is only one American nation, not German-American or Polish-American, Hungarian-American, Irish-American nation, likewise there is only one Tae kwon Do --not Tae Kwon Do Kwan, Association, Federation, School, Institute, etc. One United -- Universal Tae Kwon Do Brotherhood. The word "universal" expresses the idea of a "united area of influence and incorporation including and covering the whole either collectively or distributively." The word "Tae Kwon Do" is known to almost everyone today, and the word "brotherhood" implies a very close, intimate, sincere relationship. This kind of relationship should and does exist among members of the U.T.B. This is the Universal Tae Kwon Do Brotherhood, Inc. Those who wish to join the UTB/UMAB may do so by going to the >MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PAGE$50.00 US for the first year and mail it to the address found on this page.

Historic Taekwon-Do Instructional Film (Full video) If it doesn't start, keep trying.
Original ITF Taekwon-Do Inception, 1966 and (Steve Cheah ?) 1972
Taekwon-Do 1956
1980s WTF KOREA National team training TAEKWONDO


Tae Kwon Do Information

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Great Grandmaster Eugene A. Humesky

Founder and Director of the
Universal Taekwondo Brotherhood, Inc.

Professor Eugene A. Humesky, Ph.D.,(Deceased) holds a 10th Degree with the UTB/UMAB, Inc.; 9th Degree with the World Chang Moo Kwan; World Ki Do Federation ; United States Karate Association; World Moosul Kwan Federation. He holds a 8th Degree with the ITF-C; and a 10th Degree with the International Sungja-Do Association.

Enjoy your visit here and please feel free to send correspondence at the UTB address provided below.

How To Contact Us

The UTB, Inc. may be contacted at:

GM Joe Hernandez

Telephone:  1-248-539-7665


Last updated - JUNE 16, 2016

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