July 15, 2009
Vincent J. Rodricks’ resume is a sight to behold. The martial arts grandmaster currently holds an eighth-degree dan black belt in taekwondo from Korea; an eighth-degree dan black belt in hapkido from the World Hapkido Assn. in Korea and an eighth-degree black belt from the Japanese Shotokan Karate Assn. in Japan. Rodricks also represents the Okinawa Karate Federation. He is affiliated with taekwondo and hapkido associations in Korea; and martial arts, taekwondo and karate associations in the U.S. And he recently received the lifetime achievement award from the Kukkiwon, the headquarters of the World Taekwondo Federation in Korea, commemorating his 48 years in martial arts.