Grandmaster Tim McHugh

  • 9th Degree Black Belt: Korea Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan

  • 8th Degree Black Belt: Kukkiwon-World Taekwondo Hq

  • 9th Degree Black Belt:Tang Soo Do

  • 6th Degree Black Belt: Hap Ki Do

  • Member, Kukkiwon International Advisory Committee

  • Kukkiwon International Master (1st Class)

  • Kukkiwon Black Belt Test Examoiner (1st class)

  • Kukkiwon International Referee (2nd class)

  • Executive Vice President, Pan American Moo Duk Kwan Asociation

  • Vice President, World Taekwondo Masters Union

 

Self-Defense Instructor of personnel/officers/agents from the following:

National:

  • U.S. Army Military Police

  • U.S. Department of Defense

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  • Immigration Customs Enforcement

  • Transportation Security Administration/U.S. Federal Air Marshals

  • Drug Enforcement Agency

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation

Michigan:

  • Michigan State police

  • Wayne County Sheriff Department

  • Oakland County Sheriff Department

  • Macomb County Sheriff Department

  • Monroe County Sheriff Department

  • Detroit Police Department

  • Dearborn Police Department

  • Dearborn Heights Police Department

  • Wyandotte Police Department

  • Trenton Police Department

  • Flat Rock Police Department

  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport Police Department

  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport Security Department

  • Presidential Candidate Robert Dole Bodyguard Staff

  • Detroit Mayor Coleman Young Bodyguard Staff

  • Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer Bodyguard Staff

  • Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Bodyguard Staff

  • Ford Family (Ford Motor Company) Bodyguard Staff

  • Ford Motor Company Corporate Security

  • General Motors Corporate Security

  • Detroit Red Wings Corporate Security

  • Detroit Tigers Corporate Security

  • Detroit Lions Corporate Security

Illinois:

  • Illinois State Police

  • Cook County Sheriff Department

  • Will County Sheriff Department

  • DuPage County Sheriff Department

  • Chicago Police Department

  • Bensenville Police Department

  • Wood Dale Police Department

 

Private Security Companies:

  • Nationwide Security (MI)

  • Advance Security (MI)

  • U.S. Security Associates (MI & IL)

  • Ultimate Security and Investigations (IL)

  • United Protection Agency (IL)

 

Additional

  • 2017: Awarded Kukkiwon Letter of Appreciation for “recognition of outstanding contribution and dedicated service to the development of Taekwondo and its culture.”

  • 2017: Assisted at Kukkiwon International Master Instructor Course and International Hanmadang Referee Seminar, Berkeley, CA, USA

  • 2016: Subject of “Express” magazine feature article

  • 2016: Attended World Taekwondo Leader’s Forum, Seoul, Korea

  • 2016: Awarded Letter of Commendation for “Outstanding Performance” during the 51st International Master Instructor Course, Kukkiwon, Seoul, Korea

  • 2016: Awarded Letter of Commendation for “Meritorious Service to Moo Duk Kwan”, Seoul, Korea (presented in Reno, NV, USA)

  • 2016: Awarded Kukkiwon Letter of Appreciation during the Kukkiwon International Master Instructor and Hanmadang Referee Courses, Kukkiwon, Seoul, Korea (presented in Chicago, IL, USA)

  • 2016: Assisted at Kukkiwon International Master Instructor Course and International Hanmadang Referee Seminar, Chicago, IL, USA

  • 2016: Referee at World Taekwondo Hanmadang (held at Kukkiwon, Seoul, Korea)

  • 2011: Founded Taekwondo Center, Wood Dale, IL

  • 2009: Founded Taekwondo program, Flat Rock, MI

  • 2006: Founded Taekwondo center, Clinton Township, MI

  • 2003: Member of Organizing Committee-AAU Nat’l Junior Olympic Championships, Detroit, MI

  • 2003: Member of AAU Taekwondo Risk Management Committee

  • 2002: Referee at AAU National Taekwondo Championships, Greensboro, NC

  • 2002: Produced Taekwondo Instructional Video Series

  • 2002: Organized Martial Arts Seminar with former Kickboxing champion and action film star, Bill Wallace

  • 2002: Appointed to AAU Taekwondo National Dan Promotion Test/Certification Committee

  • 2001: Referee at USTU National Junior Olympics, Tampa, FL

  • 2001: Referee at AAU National Junior Olympics, Hampton Roads, VA

  • 2001: Organized Team training visit to Korea

  • 2001: Attended Taekwondo training course, Choon Chung College, Choong Chung Buk Do, Korea

  • 2001: Member of Organizing Committee-AAU Nat’l Taekwondo Championships, Detroit, MI

  • 2001: Chairman of AAU Taekwondo of Michigan

  • 2001: Awarded Letter of Commendation, Kukkiwon, Seoul, Korea

  • 2001: Awarded Letter of Commendation, Korea National Demonstration Team, Seoul, Korea

  • 2001: Appointed as AAU Officials/Coaches Certification National Clinic Administrator

  • 2001 to 2004: Director of Michigan AAU State Taekwondo Championships

  • 2000: Refereed at AAU National Junior Olympics, Louisville, KY

  • 1999: Trained with team members at Korea National college of Physical Education, Seoul, Korea

  • 1999: Subject of “Dearborn Press & Guide” newspaper feature article

  • 1999: Refereed at AAU National Taekwondo Championships, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • 1999: Participated in World Taekwondo Festival, Choon Chung Buk Do, Korea

  • 1999: Organized Team training visit to Korea

  • 1998: Refereed at AAU National Taekwondo Championships, Boca Raton, FL

  • 1998: Organized Olympic Taekwondo Seminar with U.S. Gold Medalist, Herb Perez

  • 1998: Featured in “Health & Fitness” article of the “Detroit News” newspaper

  • 1997: Refereed USTU National Junior Olympics, Louisville, KY

  • 1996: Refereed at USTU National Junior Olympics, Orlando, FL

  • 1995: Trained with team members at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea

  • 1995: Subject of “Dearborn Press & Guide” newspaper feature article

  • 1995: Participated in Moo Duk Kwan 50th Anniversary, Seoul, Korea

  • 1995: Michigan Team Coach-USTU National Junior Olympics, Los Angeles, CA

  • 1995: Featured in “Martial Arts Expo ‘95” with film & TV star Chuck Norris

  • 1994: Michigan Team Coach-USTU National Junior Olympics, Chicago, IL

  • 1993: U.S. Delegate-World Taekwondo Championships, Madison Square Garden, New York

  • 1993: Michigan Team Coach-USTU National Junior Olympics, Dayton, OH

  • 1993: Michigan Team Captain-U.S. National Taekwondo Championships, St. Paul, MN

  • 1992: Trained with members of Namdaemun Police Department, Seoul, Korea

  • 1992: Refereed at USTU National Junior Olympics, Orlando, FL

  • 1992: Founded Taekwondo center, Southfield, MI

  • 1992: Featured on “Channel 7 News” sports program

  • 1991: Refereed USTU National Taekwondo Championships, Portland, OR

  • 1991: Founded Taekwondo program, Grosse Point woods, MI

  • 1990: Subject-“Dearborn Press & Guide” newspaper feature article

  • 1990: Refereed at USTU National Taekwondo Championships, Madison, WI

  • 1990: Organized Team training visit to Korea

  • 1990: Organized Olympic Taekwondo Seminar with Bronze Medalist, Han Won Lee

  • 1990: Attended USTU National Master Instructor Training Course, Chicago, IL

  • 1989: Subject-“Dearborn Press & Guide” newspaper feature article

  • 1989: Refereed at USTU National Taekwondo Championships, Rochester, MN

  • 1988 to 2005: Directed Annual Korean American Open Taekwondo Championships

  • 1987: Trained with team members of Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea

  • 1987: Trained with team members of Korea Yudo College, Seoul, Korea

  • 1987: Participated in the Taekwondo Times Magazine U.S.A.-Korea Friendship Visit

  • 1987: Founded Taekwondo center, Westland, MI

  • 1985: Founded Taekwondo center, Dearborn, MI

  • 1982: Coached at USTU National Taekwondo Championships, Ann Arbor, MI

  • 1982: Assistant Instructor-Gibraltar Community Center Taekwondo program, Gibraltar, MI

  • 1981-1985: Assistant Instructor-Downriver YMCA Taekwondo program, Wyandotte, MI

  • 1981-1983: Assistant Instructor-Wyandotte Taekwondo Academy, Wyandotte, MI

  • 1980: Instructor at Eastern Michigan University Intramural Taekwondo Program

  • 1979: Participated in Detroit Oriental Martial Arts Expo, Detroit, MI

  • 1976: Assistant Instructor-American Moo Duk Kwan Assn HQ (President Kim Jae Joon)

  • 1970-1980: Winner of over 300 trophies and medals at Taekwondo tournaments on local, state, regional, national and international levels, including over 20 Grand Championships

  • 1972: Awarded 1st Dan-Korea Moo Duk Kwan (issued by President Hwang Kee, founder)

  • 1969: Began martial arts training

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