He was the first American to receive an Eighth (8th) Degree Black Belt from the World KiDo Federation. He is the Founder, President and Ninth (9th) degree Grand master of the Universal TaeKwonDo Brotherhood, Inc. He is past head of taekwondo for the United States Karate Association (USKA). These are just a few of the awards that Eugene A. Humesky, has received, along with being one of Eastern Michigan University's two 1993-1994 Continuing Educator of the Year recipients (part-time category). He received the honor as a result of his proficiency in and dedication to martial arts.