Grandmaster John Pellegrini

• 9th Dan Hapkido – World Ki-Do Federation / Hanminjok Hapkido Association

• Founder / President “International Combat Hapkido Federation”

• 9th Dan TaeKwonDo - Founder “Independent TaeKwonDo Association”

• Founder / President of the “International Police Defensive Tactics Institute”

• Founder / President of the “Military Combatives Association”

• Founder / President of the “World Martial Arts Alliance”

HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS

• 1988 USA Korean Karate Association “Instructor of the Year”

• 1995 World Martial Arts Hall of Fame “Diamond Life Achievement”

• 1996 - 1997 WHFSC Martial Arts Hall of Fame “Golden Life” - “Founder of the Year”

• 1996 Florida Martial Arts Hall of Fame “Pioneer”

• 1998 Martial Arts Masters, Pioneers & Legends Hall of Fame “Founder of the Year”

• 1998 – 2004 World Karate Union Hall of Fame “Outstanding Contribution to the Martial Arts”

• 1999 United Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame “Outstanding Contribution to the Martial Arts”

• 2000 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame “Founder of the Year”

• 2001 Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame “Outstanding Contribution to the Martial Arts”

• 2003 United States Martial Artists Assoc. Hall of Fame “Golden Life Achievement”

• 2003 Masters Hall of Fame “Silver Life Achievement”

• 2003 Int. Assoc. of Martial Arts Hall of Fame “Outstanding Practitioner”

• 2004 Inducted in the “TaeKwonDo Times Magazine Hall of Fame for Hapkido”

• 2004 Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame “Instructor of the Year”

• 2005 Budo Int. Magazine Hall of Fame “Legend Grandmaster”

• 2006 Aaron Banks’ World Professional M. A. Hall of Fame: “World Renowned Hapkido Grandmaster”

• 2007 Artes Marciales Magazine Hall of Fame “Martial Arts Pioneer”

• 2007 Cinturon Negro Magazine (Spain) International Hall of Fame “Distinguished Founder”

• 2008 Inducted “Hall da Fama Das Artes Marciais Brasileiras”

MAJOR MEDIA FEATURES

• March 1990 Cover feature “TaeKwonDo Times” Magazine

• 1991 Featured on “ESPY-TV: World of Martial Arts”

• 1992 “Who’s Who in the Martial Arts” – Karate International Magazine

• April 1994 Cover feature “TaeKwonDo Times” Magazine

• June 1995 Cover feature “Martial Arts Business” Magazine

• October 1996 Cover feature “TaeKwonDo & Korean Combat Arts” Magazine (UK)

• July 1997 Cover feature “TaeKwonDo Times” Magazine

• June 1999 Cover feature “Martial Arts Professional” Magazine

• October 1999 Article in the “Wall Street Journal”

• September 2000 Cover feature “Artes Marciales” Magazine (Latin America)

• June 2001 Cover feature “Martial Arts Business.com” Magazine

• September 2002 Cover feature “TaeKwonDo Times” Magazine

• June 2003 Cover feature “Black Belt” Magazine

• Featured in the 2003 Edition of “Who’s Who in the Martial Arts” Book.

• December 2004 Cover feature “Budo International” Magazine (6 languages)

• February 2005 Cover feature “Action Martial Arts” Magazine

• April 2005 Cover feature “Mundo Marcial” Magazine (Latin America)

• May 2005 Cover feature “Disciplinas” Magazine (Latin America)

• August 2006 Cover feature “Afghanistan Freedom Watch” Magazine

• January 2009 Cover feature “Black Belt” Magazine

• September 2009 Cover feature “Budo International” Magazine (6 languages)

• May 2012 Cover Feature TaeKwonDo Times Magazine

OTHER AWARDS, HONORS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• Conducted training tours for US & Allied Troops in Afghanistan (2006) & Iraq (2008)

• Authored “Combat Hapkido: The Art for the Modern Warrior” 2009 by Black Belt Magazine

• Authored “Combat Hapkido: Intelligent Self Defense” 2009 by Budo Intl. Magazine

• Member “Hapkido Examination & Deliberation Committee” World Ki-Do Federation

• International Board Member “Hanminjok Hapkido Association”

• Instructor Certifications in Jeet Kune Do and Aikido

• Master Instructor Certification – “CaneMasters”

• Certified Instructor “Monadnock Expandable Baton”

• Member Board of Directors “International Disabled Self Defense Association”

• Member “International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Assoc.” (ILEETA)

• “Seminar Sensation” at the 1998 Chuck Norris' Martial Arts Expo.

• 2002 – 2003 – 2005 Faculty Instructor at “Karate College” - Radford University

• Founding Member “World Black Belt”

• Honorary Fellow of the “National Law Enforcement Academy”

• 1980 & 1983 Editions of “Who’s Who in American Law Enforcement”

• 1982 Edition of “Who’s Who in Professional Security”

• Certified Firearm Instructor (NRA) - Certified Fitness Instructor (FAU)

• 1996 Awarded Commission in the “Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels”

• 2001 Appointed “Special Deputy Sheriff” – Buncombe County, NC

• 2009 Appointed “Reserve Police Officer” – Argentine Township, MI

• Awards & Commendations: Royal New Zealand Police College - Rome (Italy) Municipal Police - United States Air Force - New York City Police Dept. - Federal Air Marshall Service - NATO Forces Europe - US Army 10th Mountain Division - Costa Rica Police SWAT Team - Colombia Air Force Anti-Terrorist Unit - US Office of Naval Intelligence - German Air Force - & many other Police Depts. & Military Units around the World.