Grandmaster Robert Cheezic
1939 - 2021
Pin # 2278
Grandmaster Cheezic was
a student of Master Jae Chul Shin (# 698) while serving in the U.S.
Air Force in Korea from 1959 to 1960.
He received his Black Belt
from Grandmaster Hwang Kee in October of 1960 and returned home to
Waterbury, Connecticut that same year, opening his first school at the
Waterbury Boy's Club. He is considered to be the moving force behind the
growth of Tang Soo Do in the Northeastern U.S.
He is the founder and
President of the
Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation and in 2006, was inducted into the
Budo International Hall of Fame.
As of this writing (2007) he
also serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of
Grandmaster Cheezic passed away on January 2, 2021.