• February 25, 2006 - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sport Taekowndo Club would like to express its appreciation to Yong Chin Pak for his lifetime of contribution to collegiate Taekwondo and his efforts on behalf of the 31st NCTA Championship . Cambridge .MA.
  • May 8, 1999 - United States Taekwondo Union Mid-Year Board of Governors Meeting: "CERTIFICATION OF APPRECIATION - This certification is awarded to Yong Chin Pak, Chair., Collegiate Committee on this 25th Anniversary of the United States Taekwondo Union. We offer our sincere thanks and appreciation for your contributions to the USTU throughout the years. Awarded at the Mid-Year Board of Governors Meeting, May 8, 1999. Marking the historical occasion of achieving the status of an 'Official Olympic Member' of the United States Olympic Committee." SIGNED: Sang Lee (President, USTU)
  • October 2-3, 1998 - 23rd U.S. National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships: "APPRECIATION AWARD Presented to Grand Master Yong Chin Pak, NCTA President, In Recognition of Your Dedicated Service to the Success of the 23rd U.S. National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships held at Princeton University on October 2-3, 1998. Your Generous Contribution and Support in This Event has Set a New Standard in the Development of Collegiate Taekwondo." SIGNED: Master Jiho Choi (Host & Director)
  • September 12, 1998 - Theresa's Taekwondo: "In appreciation of your generosity of spirit and helping hand in our instruciton of Taekwondo. Theresa's Taekwondo thanks you for furthering our knowledge and extending our martial arts family."
  • May 12, 1998 - City of Ames, Iowa Proclamation: Taekwondo Week: "WHEREAS, the U.S. Taekwondo Union has invited hundreds of its finest athletes to compete in Ames; and, WHEREAS, athletes that are successful in these championships will be on the road to Syndey and the 2000 Olympic Games; and, WHEREAS, the U.S. Taekwondo Union National Championships are providing the citizens of Ames with an opportunity to enjoy world class competition; and, WHEREAS, Master Yong Chin Pak has trained thousands of students in martial arts and promoted Ames and Iowa State University around the world. THEREFORE, I, Ted Tedesco, Mayor of the City of Ames, Iowa, do hereby proclaim the week of May 11-17, 1998, as TAEKWONDO WEEK in Ames." SIGNED: Ted Tedesco (Mayor, Ames, Iowa)
  • April 4, 1998 - Kansas City Classic Championship: "With Appreciation for your outstanding leadership and direction in the Martial Arts." SIGNED: Oren & Terry Gautreaux (Directors, Kansas City Classic Championship)
  • February 21, 1998 - State of Iowa, Governor's Sports and Fitness Award: "In recognition of your outstanding participation in physical fitness activities and commitment to a healthy lifestyle." SIGNED: Terry Bradstad (Governor, Iowa)
  • 1997 - Iowa Games Annual Sports Festival: "With appreciation for 10 years of dedicated service as the Iowa Games Tae Kwon Do Commissioner."
  • November 17, 1997 - Korea Taekwondo Association: "For your devotion to spreading the sport of Taekwondo, a Korean traditional martial art, worldwide, and this demonstrating the greatness of Korean culture and promoting friendship between Korea and the USA; and to express deep appreciation and special thanks for your efforts enhancing the status of Taekwondo in the World." SIGNED: Pil Gon Rhee (President)
  • November 11, 1997 - World Taekwondo Federation: "In recognition of your dedicated service and outstanding contribution to the development of taekwondo." SIGNED: Un Yong Kim (President)
  • November 16, 1996 - University of California at Berkeley, Martial Arts Program: "In recognition of your outstanding contribution to the development of the United States National Taekwondo Program." SIGNED: Ken Min, Ph.D. (Director, U.S. National Collegiate TKD Association)
  • July 19, 1996 - Nam's Korean Tae Kwon Do Demonstration Team: "For oustanding leadership in bringing the Korean Martial Arts Exhibition to Des Moines, Iowa. Your efforts are greatly appreciated." SIGNED: Jong Man Han (Team Head)
  • 1995 - Kansas City Classic: "For outstanding leadership." SIGNED: Gautreaux's Martial Arts Center
  • July 22, 1995 - National Collegiate TKD Championships: "For your persistent and glowing contributions to the art of taekwondo in the world. Your on-going enthusiasm, and your admirable munificence in the field of taekwondo. Your zeal for fostering growth and promoting integrity of our art, which has greatly impacted many lives and stimulated people of different backgrounds to attain their utmost potential in taekwondo, both physically and spiritually." SIGNED: Yong Bum Kim (Stamford, CT), Oh Soon Chun (Brooklyn, NY), Joon Mo Nam (Goshen (NY), Yong Woong Park (East Meadow, NY), and Kwang Sup Kim (Albany, NY)
  • March 11, 1995 - Midwest Open Tae Kwon Do Championships: "For all your dedication and leadership in the art of Tae Kwon Do and with sincere appreciation for your support in the Midwest Open Tae Kwon Do Championships." SIGNED: Lance Farrell
  • May 29, 1994 - ABT Tae Kwon Do: "For your continuing leadership and support for your taekwondo family in Alaska." SIGNED: ABT Taekwondo (Anchorage, Alaska)
  • Agosto de 1993 - La Direccion General De Actividades Deportivas Y Recreativas De La U.N.A.M., Ciudad Universitaria, D. F.: "Por su apoyo y promocion al desarrollo del tae-kwon-do universitario entre los paises Mexico y estados unidos - 'Por mi raza hablara el espiritu'." SIGNED: Lic. Luis E. Caceres Alvarado (Director)
  • November 14, 1992 - University of California at Berkeley, Martial Arts Program: "For your contribution of wisdom, knowledge and enthusiasm to the development of the UC Martial Arts Program and the U.S. Collegiate Taekwondo Movement." SIGNED: Ken Min (Director, Martial Arts Program, University of California at Berkeley)
  • August, 1992 - Iowa Games Annual Sports Festival: "With appreciation for 5 years of dedicated service as the Iowa Games Tae Kwon Do Commissioner."
  • June 6, 1992 - World Taekwondo Federation: "In appreciation of your outstanding leadership and devotion to the objects of USA vs. Mexico National Collegiate Team Exhibition Tournament and Korean Tiger Team Demonstration Event." SIGNED: Jin Duck Kim (Honorary Chairman) and Ik Bum Choi (Tournament Chairman)
  • May 2, 1992 - Rice Tae Kwon Do: "For your dedication to the sport of Tae Kwon Do in Iowa & the United States. Your hard work and distinction has helped make Tae Kwon Do what it is today." SIGNED: Ron Rice (Instructor)
  • March 21, 1992 - Farrell Tae Kwon Do: "In appreciation for your years of dedication to the advancement of taekwondo as an art and a sport in the state of Iowa."
  • August 10, 1991 - Illinois Taekwondo Association: "In appreciation of your dedication and outstanding service in promoting collegiate taekwondo." SIGNED: Duk Gun Kwon (President)
  • August 10, 1991 - National Collegiate TKD Championships: "In appreciation of dedication and outstanding service in promoting the Collegiate Taekwondo Program." SIGNED: Sang Chul Lee (Foreign Exchange Program Director, U.S. National Collegiate TKD Association)
  • October, 1992 - Campeonato Mundai Universiario Tae Kwon Do, Guadalaljara, Jal., Mexico: "Por haberparticipado en la organizaction en el III campeonato mundial Tae Kwon Do realizado en la Universidad de Guadalaljara del 12 al 15 de Octubre de 1992." SIGNED: Lic. Raul Padilla Lopez, Rector de la Universidad de Guadalajara y Presidente del Comite Organizador
  • 1990 - Riverfront Tae Kwon Do: "This is to certify that Yong Chin Pak is awarded this certificate of recognition for active and cooperative participation in Riverfront Tae Kwon Do." SIGNED: Udell Cason, Jr. (Instructor)
  • October, 1990 - United States Taekwondo Union: "Presented to President Yong Chin pak of the National Taekwondo Association in recognition of exceptional leadership and devoted service." SIGNED: KyongWon Ahn (President, USTU)
  • 1989 - 4th Annual Kansas City Taekwondo Championships: "In appreciation of a true martial art master, Master Yong Chin Pak, whose outstanding example has proved to me the patience and devotion which is required in the elusive art of leadership. Your unyielding devotion is recognized and respected by persons in and out of the martial arts community and myself. Gahm-sah Hahm-ni-dah." SIGNED: Oren Gautreaux (Director, Kansas City Taekwondo Championship)
  • October, 1989 - Y. M. C. A.: "For outstanding service and leadership in the development and promotion of Tae Kwon Do."
  • February 15, 1989 - World Taekwondo Federation: "In appreciation for his dedicated service and contribution to the development of taekwondo." SIGNED: Un Yong Kim (President, WTF)
  • October 29, 1988 - 13th National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships: "In appreciation for his dedicated service and contribution to the development of Taekwondo." SIGNED: KyongWon Ahn (President, USTU)
  • October 15, 1988 - Des Moines School of Song Moo Kwan: "Master Yong Chin Pak and his Family of Schools - In honor of their dedication to the martial art and sport of Tae Kwon Do."
  • October 2, 1988 - XXIVth Olympiad Seoul 1988: "We hereby present this letter of appreciation in recognition of your active participation in the Games of the XXIVth Olympiad Seoul 1988. You have contributed greatly to not only the Seoul Olympic Games but also to the furthering of the Olympic Ideal." SIGNED: Seh-Jik Park (President, Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee)
  • September 17, 1988 - Games of the 24th Olympiad, World Taekwondo Federation: "On the occasion of Taekwondo event of the 24th Olympic Games in Seoul in recognition of your outstanding contribution to the development of techniques and promotion of taekwondo as the world sport." SIGNED: Un Yong Kim (President, WTF)
  • March 12, 1988 - L.C.M.A.E. Seminar: "In appreciation for your expert instruction at the L.C.M.A.E. Seminar!" SIGNED: N. W. Regional TKD Association (Portland,Oregon)
  • September 12, 1987 - Oren Lee Gautreaux: "Given in appreciation for your outstanding support in leadership."
  • June 19th, 1987 - 7th U.S.T.U. Junior Olympic National Tae Kwon-Do Championships: "In sincere appreciation of your contribution and dedication to the 7th U.S.T.U. Junior Olympic National Tae Kwon-Do Championships." SIGNED: Master Dong Won Kang (Tournament Director)
  • 1986 - 1st World University Championships: "In appreciation of your successful efforts to make possible the 1st World Taekwondo Championships of FISU at the University of California, Berkeley, California, U.S.A." SIGNED: Dr. P. Nebiolo (President, FISU) and Dr. Ken Min (Chairman, Organizing Committee)
  • October 11, 1986 - ISU Karate Club "In appreciation of your dedication to the Iowa State Karate Club. Without your guidance none of our achievements would be possible."
  • 1985 - National Collegiate Taekwondo Association and National Collegiate Taekwondo Coaches Association - Coach of the Year
  • 1982 - National Collegiate Taekwondo Association and National Collegiate Taekwondo Coaches Association - Coach of the Year
  • November 12, 1982 - World Hap Ki Do Union: "In appreciation for your effort and dedication to I.S.U. Hap Ki Do Club." SIGNED: Kee T. Chung (President)
  • Undated - Farrell's Tae-Kwon-Do Club (Creston, Guthrie Center, Osceola, Mt. Ayr.): "Please accept this in appreciation for outstanding leadership, guidance, knowledge, & support in the art of Tae-Kwon-Do & life in general. Your presence in our lives has left a mark of excellence unreachable by most leaders but natural for you. You have sent an example we all try to attain. Thank you Master Pak."
  • Undated - Iowa State Blackbelt Association: "For making it possible for all of Iowa taekwondo practitioners to participate on a national level at these Iowa State Games. Your leadership and guidance has made all this possible. Thank you Master Pak for developing taekwondo in the State of Iowa." SIGNED: Lance Farrell (President, Iowa State Blackbelt Association)
  • Undated - Iowa State Blackbelt Association: "For great leadership, promotion and development of taekwondo in Iowa. You have set yourself apart from all other Masters. Your dedication has brought great pride to our family organization. Thank you!" SIGNED: Lance Farrell (President, Iowa State Blackbelt Association)
  • Undated - Semper Fidelis Society, Iowa State Marines: "In appreciation for motivating hand-to-hand combat instruction."
  • Undated - Eastern Iowa Taekwondo Family: "In appreciation of your continued support and dedication to the growth of taekwondo in Iowa." SIGNED: Pak's Martial Arts (Mount Vernon), Ploessl Taekwondo (Dubuque), and Iowa Taekwondo (Iowa City)
  • Undated - 3rd Iowa State Karate Championships: "May our club continue to grow." Signed: ISU Karate Club & Blackbelt Association
  • Undated - Lance Farrel: "There is a difference between interest and committment. When you are interested in something, you do it only when it is convenient. When you are committed, you except no excuses, only results; and you are willing to be inconvenienced. Thank you for your committment to the martial arts and Farrell's"
  • Undated - Oren Gautreaux and blackbelts: "For outstanding leadership & direction in our martial arts family growth."