WORLD MARTIAL ARTS BLACK BELT HALL OF FAME 2009

DOCTOR OF MARTIAL ARTS (HONORIS CAUSA)

Sabree Salleh
MALAYSIA
GRANDMASTER DATO’ DR. PROF. SABREE SALLEH

Date of Birth: June 10, 1950

Area of Activity: Malaysia / International

Positions / Portfolios
    •Founder Malaysian Global Taekwon-Do Federation (MGTF)
    •Chairman of Instruction Committee’ of The Global Taekwon-Do Federation (GTF)
    •Senior Vice President of the Global Taekwon-Do Federation (GTF), Toronto Canada
    •Executive Chairman (CEO) Elitniaga Group of Companies, Malaysia
    •Appointed as Honorary Fellow of Kinabalu College, University of Malaya - 1998
    •• Head of Malaysian National Team to Asia Pacific Taekwon-Do Federation to ‘ All Japan International Invitational Championship’, Tokyo, Japan in 1995.
    •Head of Malaysian National team to the 8th. ITF World Taekwon-Do Championship, Pyongyang, North Korea in 1992
    •Head of Malaysian National team to ‘Asia-Pacific Taekwon-Do Championship’, Tashkent, Uzbekistan and ‘ All Japan Taekwon-Do Championship’, Tokyo, Japan in 1992
    •Head of Malaysian National Team Delegation and officer to the ‘ 6th. ITF World Championship’, Budapest, Hungary in 1988
    •Head of Malaysian National team to the 5th. ITF World Championship’, Athens, Greece in 1987
    •Founder / President of Malaysian International Taekwon-Do Federation (MITF) in 1985
    •Under-Secretary of International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) in 1983
    •Instructor for ‘ITF Summer Camp’, Montreal, Canada in 1983
    •Instructor for the United States Taekwon-Do Federation (USTF) in 1981
    •Instructor for United Kingdom Taekwon-Do Association (UKTA), Glasgow College of Building and Printing Taekwon-Do club, University of Glasgow       Taekwon-Do Club, Straclyde University Taekwon-Do Club, Rhee Ki Ha Taekwon-Do Academy, Glasgow Scotland in 1977 to 1978.
    •Secretary General of Malaysia Taekwon-Do Federation 1974
    •President / Founder Taekwon-Do Club at Institut Teknologi Mara (ITM), Petaling Jaya-1971 to1973
    •Chief Instructor of ITM Taekwon-Do Club, Shah Alam-1971 to1973
    •Head delegation for Taekwon-Do ITM/MTF Demonstration Team to Medan and North Sumatra, Indonesia in 1971 to1973

History of Martial Arts Involvement

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Started to trained Taekwon-Do, Silat Sendeng, Silat Gayung and Thai Boxing since seven.
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In 1977 to 1978, he conducted Training Seminar for ‘All Europe Taekwon-Do Federation’, West Berlin-Germany
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Performed demonstration at British Army base in Fort William , Scotland. Conducted training in Germany, Belgium, and Spain in 1977 to 1978.
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Conducted training and demonstration in Belfast, Dublin- Ireland and Zegreb –Yugoslavia in 1977 to 1978
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In 1979, he conducted Training Seminar in Amman, Jordan and Damascus, Syria
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In 1980, Conducted Training Seminar in Panama City, Rio De Jeneiro-Brazil, Tegucigalpa-Honduras and Caracas- Venezuela.
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In 1980, he also started ‘Sabree’s Taekwon-Do Academy’ in Goleta, Santa Barbara, California, USA
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Conducted Seminar in Las Vegas Nevada, USA in 1981
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In 1982, he conducted Seminar in San Juan-Puerto Rico and Santa Domingo - Dominica Republic and training in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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In 1984, he performed a demonstration for ‘USA Taekwon-Do Open Championships’ in Shreveport, USA
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Joined ITF demonstration team for the World Championships in 1984.
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In 1986, he started Sabree’s Taekwon-Do Academy in Malaysia
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In 1987, he conducted Training in Stoke, Manchester, Belfast - Northern Ireland and Karachi-Pakistan and Seminar for self-defence at Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) California, USA
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In 1989, he conducted Seminar/Training in Sydney, Melbourne Australia and Wellington New Zealand
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Conducted ‘Un-Armed Combat’ at University of Surrey, England and training in Leningrad, Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara, USSR in 1990
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Conducted training and Seminar in Auckland & Wellington, New Zealand as well as Beijing, China in 1991 and 1992 respectively.
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Organised ‘ The 9th ITF World Championship’ in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.
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Conducted Training in Moscow, St.Petersbourgh, Sydney, Australia Frankfurt, Germany and Ulster-Northern Ireland, England and Montplere, Paris –France in 1994 and 1995
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Conducted National Martial Arts Seminar for Penang Sports Council, University of Sciences, Penang, Malaysia in 1996

Achievements / Honours / Awards

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Holder of Doctor of Physical Culture (Ph. D) - RSAPE, Moscow, Russia
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Holder of Master of Science (M. Sc.) - Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, California, USA
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Holder of Bachelor of Arts (B.A) - Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, California, USA
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Holder of Diploma Vocational Photography, - Glasgow College Of Building & Printing, Glasgow, Scotland
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Holder of Diploma Photography - Institute Of Incorporated Photographers, Am Well End, England
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Won Silver Medal in Northern Malaysia Taekwon-Do Championships in 1966 to 1970
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Staged a Taekwon-Do Demonstration with South Korean Navy at Dewan Hamzah, Klang, Selangor in 1971-1973
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Won Silver Medal in MTF/ITM Open Championships in 1974
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Performed Taekwon-Do demonstration in Sweden, Denmark, and Netherland in 1976
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Won Gold Medal in All Europe Martial Arts Championships, Oslo, Norway n 1976
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Won Bronze Medal in European Karate/Taekwon-Do Championships, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1977 to 1978
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Won Silver Medal in North American Taekwon-Do Championships, Chicago, USA in 1980
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Won Gold Medal –8th Pacific Taekwon-Do Championships, Los Angeles, USA in 1981.
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Won Gold Medals - 10th Pacific Taekwon-Do Championships, Los Angeles, USA and Ventura County Taekwon-Do Championships, California, USA in 1983
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Appointed as Judge and Referee for ‘European Taekwon-Do Championship’ in Budapest, Hungary in 1984
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Appointed as a Coach for USTF team and Referee for ‘The 4th ITF World Taekwon-Do Championships’ Glasgow, Scotland.
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First Malaysian to be recognised in ‘Who’s Who In American Martial Arts’, 2nd Edition in 1985.
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Awarded Meritous Service Medal (P.J.K.) in 1987
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Awarded Medal Of Excellent Contribution (P.J.C.) in 1990
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First Malaysian to be recognised as a Master Instructor by ‘ Malaysian World Records Book (5)’, Ainna’s Publications - Ghulam Jie M Khan in 1990
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Awarded Order of the Nation (A.M.N.) in 1992
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Represented ITF together with Mr. Volmir Legai for ‘Asia Olympic Council’ Congress meeting in Bangkok, Thailand to include Taekwon-Do in Asia Games in 1994
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Receive ‘ The Order Of Friendship 2nd Class’ medal from President Kim Il Sung of DPR Korea in 1994.
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Awarded Self-Defence Masters Expert Award by The Prime Minister of Malaysia in 1994
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Awarded KNIGHTHOOD (DATO') by Dato' Paduka Mahkota Terengganu (D.P.M.T.) in 1994
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Awarded ‘8th Degree Blackbelt Hipkwondo’ by Lim Cheng Sing, Founder/President Hupkwondo International, Montreal, Canada in 1995
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Promoted to 8 Degree Black belt by General Choi Hong Hi, President of International Taekwon-Do Federation in 1996
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Awarded ‘Gold Belt Kalaripayat ’, The Highest Award in Indian Art of Self Defence by Mahaguru Ustaz Hamzah, President & Founder of World Kalaripayat Federation in 1996
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Awarded as Honorary Doctor Of Science, Staffordshire University, England, in Physical Education in 1996.
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Represented Malaysia at ‘World Martial-Arts Conference For Peace, Washington D.C., USA in 1997
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Awarded as Honorary Silat Seni Lincah Malaysia by The Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia – 1999
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Received KNIGHTHOOD (DATO') from Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (D.S.S.A.) in 1999
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Awarded Excellence Academic Award by University Technology Mara - 1999
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Represented Malaysia as one of the selected 21 Martial Arts Expert in the world to ‘ The World Martial Arts Congress’ at Sports and Cultural Festival in Seoul, Korea in 2000
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Promoted to 9th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster of GTF (The Highest Award in Taekwon-Do) by President & Founder of the Global Taekwon-Do Federation, Grandmaster Park Jung Tae in 2002
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Awarded as Ambassador for Peace by The Inter religious and International Federation for World Peace, USA - 2001
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Promoted to 9th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster of Korea Pro-Taekwon-Do Federation (KPTF), Seoul, Korea and promoted to 7th Degree Black-Belt Master of International Hapkido Federation, Seoul, Korea in 2002.