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PROFESSOR EUGENE A. HUMESKY

               

Eugene A. Humesky
A Grandmaster's BIO

WHO HE WAS:
From a religious point of view, he is a child of God. Professionally, a retired civil and mechanical engineer (City of Ann Arbor, Michigan), presently teaching Tae Kwon Do for credit at Eastern Michigan University as well as directing his own organizations, The Universal TaeKwonDo Brotherhood, Inc. and the Universal Martial Arts Brotherhood, Inc.

Senior Grand Master Humesky was put to rest at St. Francis (Assisi) Catholic Church Garden on November 23, 2013. Many, in fact close to 150, were in attendance at his funeral and burial at the church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

HIS NAME IS: Prof. Eugene A. HUMESKY, Ph.D., Grandmaster in Tae Kwon Do, 10th Dan UTB, Inc. / UMAB, Inc., Chairman and Founder (1972).

HE WAS BORN on December 5, 1921 in Western Ukraine. He passed away at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan at approximately 8:37 P.M. on Monday---November 11, 2013 at the age of 92, one month shy of his 93rd birthday. He graduated from high school in 1939, and in 1938 he was introduced to Jiu Jitsu. During WWII he was at the Eastern Front fighting against the RED ARMY.
He spent 3 1/2 years in a POW camp in Italy, then lived in England (1946-51) and in Canada (1951-53). In 1953 he married his present wife Assya, and one year later joined her in ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, where she was teaching at the University of Michigan. Assya, retired from the U of M in 1998 as Professor Emeritus. They have two sons, Rick and Gary; Gary is a 3rd Dan in Tae Kwon Do. They have six grandchildren.

HIS OTHER INTERESTS include: listening to music (Classical, South American, Blues, African American Spirituals), philately (USA, UN, Soviet Union, Ukraine). In his younger years he loved to dance and was active in sports (volley ball, soccer, badminton, track & field). Today he enjoys reading (adventure tales, sci-fi, scientific journals dealing with astronomy and cosmology; his greatest interest is in philosophy and comparative religions, Western as well as Oriental, particularly Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
He and Assya are active members in the Catholic church.

HIS MARTIAL ARTS TEACHERS were: Past WTF President Un Yong Kim, Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee (Deceased), Grandmaster Hong Hi Choi (Deceased), Grandmaster Sang Kyu Shim (Deceased), Grandmaster Remy Presas (Deceased), and Grandmaster Robert Trias (Deceased).

LIST OF CREDENTIALS

THE KOREAN ARTS

RANK

STYLE;   ORGANIZATION;   CERTIFICATE #;   DATE ISSUED

1st Dan International Taekwondo Federation: Choi, Hong Hi -- A-1-47 -- 28 MARCH 1967
1st Dan  Chang Moo Kwan: Lee, Nam Suk  -- 6192 -- 04 JULY 1968
1st Dan Korean Taekwondo Association:  -- 12982 -- 15 JUNE 1968
1st Dan Usui Shiki Ryoho -- 27 OCTOBER 1980
1st Dan American Tang Soo Do Association --  07 JUNE 1959
1st Dan Michigan TKD Association --(ITF-#A-1-1-47) -- 10 OCTOBER 1967 
2nd Dan Chang Moo Kwan: Lee, Nam Suk -- 1558 -- 06 NOVEMBER 1971
2nd Dan International Taekwondo Federation: Choi, Hong Hi -- A-2-37 -- 7 NOVEMBER 1969
2nd Dan Korea Taekwondo Association: -- 6462 -- 14 FEBRUARY 1970
2nd Dan United States Karate Association: Trias, Robert -- 3-113-72 -- 12 JANUARY 1969
3rd Dan Chang Moo Kwan: Lee, Nam Suk -- 770 -- 22 OCTOBER 1972
3rd Dan International Taekwondo Federation: Choi, Hong Hi -- A-3-16 -- 11 OCTOBER 1972
3rd Dan Korea Taekwondo Association --3231 -- 31 JANUARY 1972
3rd Dan United States Karate Association: Trias, Robert -- 3-113-72 -- 14 FEBRUARY 1973
4th Dan Chang Moo Kwan: Lee, Nam Suk -- 665 -- 17 MARCH 1947
4th Dan  International Taekwondo Federation: Choi, Hong Hi -- A-4-16 -- 19 AUGUST 1975
4th Dan WTF/Kukkiwon: Kim, Un Yong -- (4)4883 -- 02 JUNE 1974
4th Dan United States Karate Association: Trias, Robert -- 3-113-72 -- 01 FEBRUARY 1975
4th Dan AAU-Taekwondo: -- 76 -- 07 JULY 1975 // #43436 -- 31 DECEMBER 1977
5th Dan Chang Moo Kwan: Lee, Nam Suk -- 438 -- 30 SEPTEMBER 1977
5th Dan International Taekwondo Federation: Choi, Hong Hi -- A-5-13 -- 28 MARCH 1980
5th Dan WTF/Kukkiwon: Kim, Un Yong -- (03)E51127 -- 12 OCTOBER 1977
5th Dan United States Karate Association: Trias, Robert -- 3-113-72 -- 31 OCTOBER 1977
6th Dan Chang Moo Kwan: Lee, Nam Suk -- 190 -- 01 JULY 1979
6th Dan International Taekwondo Federation: Choi, Hong Hi -- A-6-11 -- 16 MARCH 1985
6th Dan WTF/Kukkiwon: Kim, Un Yong -- (03)E61320 -- 29 FEBRUARY 1980
6th Dan United State Karate Association: Trias, Robert -- 3-113-72 -- 03 JANUARY 1979
6th Dan United States Taekwondo Federation: Sereff, Charles E. -- 1701 -- 16 SEPTEMBER 1988
7th Dan Chang Moo Kwan: Lee, Nam Suk -- 118 -- 07 OCTOBER 1982
7th Dan International Taekwondo Federation: Choi, Hong Hi -- A-7-9 -- 01 MARCH 1991
7th Dan WTF/Kukkiwon: Kim, Un Yong -- (03)1001458 -- 31 JULY 1987
7th Dan United States Taekwondo Federation: Sereff, Charles E. -- A-7-9 -- 01 MARCH 1991
7th Dan United State Karate Association: Trias, Robert -- 3-113-72 -- 29 NOVEMBER 1982
7th Dan  HosinSul: Kim, Daeshik -- M-2-91-6 -- 10 FEBRUARY 1991
7th Dan AAU-Taekwondo: 14 MARCH 1989
7th Dan USTU-Taekwondo: -- #87N-003 -- 14 JULY 1987
8th Dan WTF/Kukkiwon: Kim, Un Yong -- 1001458 -- 13 MARCH 1995
8th Dan Chang Moo Kwan: Lee, Nam Suk -- 134 -- 16 AUGUST 1991
8th Dan International Taekwondo Federation: Choi, Jung Hwa -- USA-8-1003 -- 01 MARCH 2008
8th Dan World KIDO Federation: Seo, In Sun -- 91-8-2 -- 01 JANUARY 1991 
8th Dan United States Karate Association: Trias, Roberta -- 3-113-72 -- 15 JULY 1989
8th Dan AAU-Taekwondo:  06 JUNE 1992
9th Dan  (Hon) WTF/Kukkiwon: Kim, Un Yong -- 090017 -- (Honorary) -- 19 FEBRUARY 2004
9th Dan Chang Moo Kwan: Lee, Nam Suk -- 159 -- 05 OCTOBER 1994
9th Dan International Taekwondo Federation: Choi, Jung Hwa --  01 MARCH 2006
9th Dan World KIDO Federation: Seo, In Sun -- 95-9-3 -- 01 MARCH 1995
9th Dan United States Karate Association: Trias, Roberta -- 3-113-72 -- 01 JANUARY 1995
Master Instructor Certificate Chang Moo Kwan: Lee, Nam Suk -- 633 -- 16JULY 1989

International Taekwondo Federation: Choi, Hong Hi -- 172 -- 19 AUGUST 1975

WTF/Kukkiwon: Kim, Un Yong -- 324 -- 10 OCTOBER 1974

World KIDO Federation: Seo, In Sun -- A-2 -- 01 MAY 1991

International Referee Certificate International Taekwondo Federation: Choi, Hong Hi -- 934 -- 19 AUGUST 1975

International Taekwondo Federation: Choi, Hong Hi -- 346 -- 16 MARCH 1985

Referee AAU-Taekwondo: -- # R-130 --07JULY 1975 TO 30 JULY 1977 

AAU-Taekwondo: -- 06 JUNE 1992

USTU-Taekwondo: -- 87N-003 -- 14 JULY 1987

Umpire Certificate International Taekwondo Federation: Choi, Hong Hi -- 173 -- 19 AUGUST 1978
AWARD International Taekwondo Federation PLAQUE # 92
AWARD WTF, ITF, CMK, KKW -- Engraved Dedication Plaque -- 1972
AWARD USA Presidential Award, President Richard Nixon, 07 FEBRUARY 1974

USA Presidential Award, President George Bush, Sr., 27 OCTOBER 1980

TITLE General Director for World Moosul Kwan Federation 24 AUGUST 1991

Grandmaster of CMAA 17 MARCH 1991

 

AWARDS International Karate Hall of Fame -- 1990

World Martial Arts Association -- "TKD Man of the Year" -- 18 APRIL 1992

Michigan Karate Hall of Fame -- "Man of the Year" -- 23 MAY 1992

"Lifetime Achievement Award": Kung-Fu, Karate and TKD -- FEBRUARY 1993

World Martial Arts "Lifetime Achievement Award Plaque" -- 15 MAY 1993

Vice-President & Advisor World Moosul Kwan Federation  -- 07 FEBRUARY 1991

World Martial Arts Hall of Fame "Golden Merit Achievement Award"  -- 07 MAY 1994

World Martial Arts Hall of Fame "Grandmaster of the Year"  -- 23 SEPTEMBER 1995

World Martial Arts Hall of Fame "International Pioneer Award"  07 SEPTEMBER 1995

World Martial Arts Hall of Fame "Champion of Courage Award"  -- 07 SEPTEMBER 1995

World Martial Arts Hall of Fame "Warrior's Heart Award" 07 SEPTEMBER 1996

LETTERS & PLAQUES Chang Moo Kwan "Letter of Appointment"  01 APRIL 1972

International Taekwondo Federation "Letter of Appointment" 04 JANUARY 1973

World Taekwondo Federation Plaque 04 JANUARY 1973

Chang Moo Kwan Plaque 07 OCTOBER 1972

International Taekwondo Federation Plaque 04 JANUARY 1973

Chang Moo Kwan "Letter of Appointment" 01 SEPTEMBER 1976

World Taekwondo Federation Plaque 01 APRIL 1973

World Taekwondo Federation Plaque 18 MARCH 1978

I-Ki Shin-Do Plaque 31 JULY 1981

Ji-Do-Kwan Plaque KAH KDZ  12 SEPTEMBER 1987

Who's Who in MA Elite  1982

 World KIDO Federation 9th Dan Holders

NUMBER NAME DATE
91-9-1 SEO, IN SUN 01 JULY 1991
93-9-2 ANDERSON, GEORGE 17 APRIL 1993
95-9-3 HUMESKY, EUGENE A.  01 MARCH 1995
98-9-4 LEE, CHUN DUK 19 DECEMBER 1998
00-9-5 HUR, HEUNG TAEK       05 JUNE 2000
04-9-6 PELLEGRINI,  JOHN         18 APRIL 2004
04-9-7 TIMMERMAN, RUDY 18 APRIL 2004
04-9-8 CHO, DOO HYUNG        18 APRIL 2004
04-9-9 BAUBIL, SERGE         04 DECEMBER 2004
06-9-10 CYRUS, IAN              16 APRIL 2006

HONORARY CREDENTIALS

RANK ISSUING ORGANIZATION DATE
10th Dan (Hon.) TY-GA Karate International: London, England 04 MARCH 2006
10th Dan (Hon.) Universal Taekwondo Brotherhood, Inc.: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 17 SEPTEMBER 2005
10th Dan (Hon.) International Sungjado Association: Florence, South Carolina, USA 22 JANUARY 2002
10th Dan (Hon.) World Chinese Martial Arts Federation, North Carolina, USA

Honorary Vice-president, Dr. Wei Kash, 10/10/93, #00193

17 FEBRUARY 1994
9th Dan (Hon.) Gospel Martial Arts Union 15 JUNE 2002
9th Dan (Hon.) International Bak Fu Martial Arts Federation 12 MAY 2002
9th Dan (Hon.) ISA 22 JANUARY 2002
9th Dan (Hon.) United States Martial Arts Society: Porter, Phillip 22 FEBRUARY 1999
9th Dan (Hon.) World Head of Family Sokeship Council 24 NOVEMBER 1993
9th Dan (Hon.) Bunbu-Ichi Zendo RyuKyu 15 FEBRUARY 1992
8th Dan (Hon.) International Yi-Tsung Association:  -- # 7  20 APRIL 1990
7th Dan (Hon.) Michigan Isshinryu Karate Association 22 OCTOBER 1988
7th Dan (Hon.) N.W. Ohio Black Belt League Federation 25 JULY 1985
7th Dan (Hon.) United Kenpo Association 06 MARCH 1982
7th Dan (Hon.) American Kempo Karate Association 28 JULY 1981
7th Dan (Hon.) North American Hapkido Association 00 JULY 1981
7th Dan (Hon.) Han Moo Kwan Federation:  -- #4-86 (A-86) 17 APRIL 1981
7th Dan (Hon.) I.M.A.T.C. 01 JANUARY 1971
5th Dan (Hon.) Kempo - Modern Arnis: Presas, Remy 11 JUNE 1982
ChongKwanJangNim Honorary Director of Goshin JuJitsu Kai Federation (Siegfried Boedicker, Germany)  
KwanJaNim Universal Taekwondo Brotherhood, Inc. 17 FEBRUARY 1981
ChongKwanJangNim United States Karate Association: Head of TKD 04 DECEMBER 1989

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Within the Universal TaeKwonDo Brotherhood, Inc. and the Universal Martial Arts Brotherhood, Inc. there are:


The current enrollment in the UTB / UMAB is at 2,772. This is the most current and latest ID number, as of May 16, 2006! 


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