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Grandmaster William Huggins

Grandmasters Bill and Ann Huggins, who are both Kukkiwon certified Master Instructors, own and operate Huggins Taekwondo Academy.  Grandmaster Huggins

was a student of the late Master Hyung Ung Hong. Tragically Master Hong lost his life on September 1, 1983. He was a passenger on Korean Airline flight 007 that was shot down by the Soviet Union when the plane drifted into Soviet Airspace.

Master Hong was a student of Grandmaster Hae Man Park, current president of the World Chung Do Kwan Federation.         


Personal Bio:

  • Owner and instructor of Huggins Taekwondo Academy since April 7, 1986 (32 years)

  • Advisor/Examiner for the Clemson University Taekwondo Club since September 1983

  • Teach program (Kick for the Carolinas) for under privileged children at Huggins Taekwondo Academy

  • Oversee Taekwondo curriculum at two affiliated schools in Florence, S.C. and Summerville, S.C.

  • Advisor & Black Belt Examiner for the Clemson University Taekwondo Club, September 1983 to the present

  • Educator/History Teacher at Mauldin High School, Mauldin, S.C.  2005 to present

  • Hobbies: hiking and backpacking



Summary of  Qualifications and Achievements:

  • 9th Dan Kukkiwon certified Black Belt…September 3, 2016  Dan # 05002018

  • 9th Dan Chung Do Kwan certified Black Belt…July 3rd, 2016   Dan # 9-184

  • 2nd Class Kukkiwon  Examiner’s Certification:  # 2032010

  • 3rd Class Kukkiwon Master’s Certification: # 3656039

  • 3rd Class Kukkiwon Examiner’s Certification: Nov. 2015  # 3019091

  • WTF Citation 2/9/2011

  • Kukkiwon Letter of Appointment for Public Relations Committee 02/10/2010 – 12/31/2010

  • Kukkiwon Letter of Appointment for International Advisory Committee 01/2008 – 12/2009

  • 2004 Inductee into the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Master Instructor of the Year)

  • USTIU (United States Taekwondo Instructors Union) Leaders Society, April 1, 2002

  • WTF Citation 7/18/2000

  • Promoted to WTF International Referee 3rd Class 11/26/1999  Ref#: 038-0099

  • Completed Foreign Instructor’s Course conducted by the Kukkiwon in Los Angeles, Ca. 12/18/94

  • USTU National Champion Senior Division Sparring May 1994

  • USTU National Master Instructor of the Year 12/31/1992



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Resource Management (RPA) December 1980, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.

  • Masters of Teaching Degree (Social Studies), Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C., May 2007

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