Grandmaster Jack Erickson

Grandmaster Jack Erickson was laid to rest on October 1o, 2020. He was one of Allen Steen’s original black belts as well as being an original board member of the AKBBA. Mr. E, as he was known, was a Bronze Star recipient earned by his bravery in World War II. He and his wife Marian founded the Dragon School of Taekwondo. AKBBA Chairman Keith D. Yates performed the memorial service. Mr. E was 94.

AKBBA Vice Chairman Roy Kurban, Chairman Keith Yates, Original Board Member Jack Erickson (RIP), and Chairman Emeritus James Toney.