Darrell Henegan


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This is the total account of Master Darrell Henegans career spanning over almost 44 years, the unwavering desire for perfection , the people who influenced, molded and inspired him. The people who showed him the way, and the way he chose to accomplish his dreams and aspirations. All of this while still maintaining DIGNITY, RESPECT AND HONOR, this is the true meaning of a CHAMPION. DARRELL HENEGAN BECOMES THE FIRST NORTH AMERICAN IN HISTORY TO DEFEAT KOREA FOR THE GOLD IN A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Darrell Henegan started Taekwondo when he was 12 years old, a year after he had moved to Canada from Queens New York. One day when Darrell was waiting for his friend to finish his TKD class his instructor called him aside to talk. This chat would change Darrell's life. The man convinced Darrell that he could accomplish anything he set his mind to. TAEKWONDO HALL OF FAME THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND THE TECHNICAL ADVISERS OF THE TAEKWONDO HALL OF FAME CONFER UPON: MASTER DARRELL HENEGAN THE HIGHEST HONOR OF OFFICIAL INDUCTION INTO THE TAEKWONDO HALL OF FAME IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORY: NORTH AMERICAN COMPETITOR OF THE YEAR WITH ALL OF THE HONORS, RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES THEREUNTO PERTAINING. TAEKWONDO RECORD 1979,1980,1983,1984-CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD,1980 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD,1981 NAMED TOP MALE COMPETITOR OF THE YEAR,1981 WORLD GAMES GOLD MEDALIST, 1982 CANADIAN NATIONALS SILVER. 1978,1984 CANADIAN NATIONALS GOLD, 1982 INVITATIONAL NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS GOLD 1983 NAMED MOST IMPRESSIVE BLACK BELT, 1985 PAN AMERICAN OPEN GOLD, 1996 PAN AMERICAN OPEN SILVER,1998 NATIONAL C CARDING SILVER, 1980 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS GOLD, 1986 CANADIAN NATIONALS BRONZE, 1997 USA OPEN SILVER, 1997 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP BRONZE,1998 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS SILVER BACK ON NATIONAL TEAM, 1999 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD, 1999 OLYMPIC DIVISION NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD,1999 PAN AMERICAN GAMES BRONZE, 1999 REGIONAL PAN AM OLYMPIC QUALIFYING (MIAMI) BRONZE, 2000 CANADIAN NATIONALS GOLD, 2000 OLYMPIC DIVISION NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD, 2001 23RD CANADIAN NATIONALS GOLD, 2001 OLYMPIC DIVISIONAL NATIONALS GOLD KICKBOXING CAREER WITH A RECORD OF 25 – 2 – 0 (20 KO s )HE WON TWO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, F.F.K.A HEAVY WEIGHT, AND I.S.K.A. CRUISER WEIGHT, DEFENDING HIS TITLES 8 TIMES. PROFESSIONAL KICKBOXING RECORD: 1984 HEAVYWEIGHT PROVINCIAL CHAMPION, 1985 PROVINCIAL SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, 1986 CANADIAN I.S.K.A. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, 1987 NORTH AMERICAN F.F.K.A. CHAMPION, 1988 WORLD F.F.K.A. CHAMPION, 1989,1991,1992 1996 DARRELL RETURNED TO TAEKWONDO AND BECAME THE ONLY CANADIAN TO WIN GOLD IN FOUR DECADES 1989,1991,1992,SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED WORLD F.F.K.A. TITLE. 1993 WORLD I.S.K.A. CRUISER WEIGHT CHAMPION, 1993,1994,1995, SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED I.S.K.A. , F.F.K.A. TITLES, 1996 SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED F.F.K.A. TITLE JUNE 16, 2016 BATTLE OF ATLANTA PROUD RECIPIENT OF THE JOE LEWIS ETERNAL WARRIOR AWARD: DARRELL HENEGAN PRESENTED BY`: GRAND MASTER JEFF SMITH GRAND MASTER JOE CORLEY 2016 INDUCTED INTO THE AMAA HALL OF FAME 2019 AMAA WHO'S WHO BOARD OF ADVISORY MEMBER

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