Grand Master Samer Kamal
Short description: Grand Master Samer Kamal is a 9th Dan Taekwondo black belt with many international medals. He is an Olympic medalist who competed in Seoul 88 Taekwondo Olympics and earned his country the first ever Olympic medal. He was then honored with the 4th degree Independence Badge of Honor by His Majesty the Late King Hussein Ben Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Grand Master Samer is active in local, regional and international sports communities. He was appointed Executive Board Member of the World Olympic Association for two years and now he is the President of Asia Oceana Olympians Association.
Samer pursued his higher studies in Management Studies at Robert Gordon University, Scotland after he completed his undergraduate at Jordan University in Business Administration.
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Sports Achievements and experience
- 8thDan Black belt holder (2012)
- 7thDan Black belt holder (2004)
- 1stClass International Referee (1999)
- 1stClass Jordanian Instructor since (1987)
- President of Asia Oceana Olympians Association since November 2011.
- Executive Member of the World Olympian Association from November 2009 until November 2011
- Chairman of Business Affairs Committee of the World Olympian Association from February 2010 until November 2011
- Vice president and founding member of the Jordan Olympian Association from the year 2004 until now
- One of the Founding Board Members and executive board member of the International Jordanian Athletes Cultural Association 1993 until now
- Member of the World Taekwondo Federation Games Committee from the year 2005 up till 2008.
- Member of the Jordanian Taekwondo Federation from the year 2000 until April 2006.
- Secretary General of the Jordan Taekwondo Federation in the year 2004.
- Member of the Technical Committee of the Jordanian Olympics Committee from the year1999 until 2002
- Chairman of the Jordanian Taekwondo Technical Committee from the year 2001 until 2002
- Member in the Jordanian Taekwondo Technical Committee from the year 2002 until 2003
- Member in the Jordanian Taekwondo Promotion Test Committee from the year 1992 until 2003
- Member of the Jordanian Korean Friendship Association since 1999
National Taekwondo Championships
- Jordan’s Champion for the years: 82,83,84,86,87,88, and 89
- Jordan Universities Champion for the years: 83,84,85,86, and 87
- Jordan Military Champion for the years: 88 and 89
Participated as a player in the following International TKD Championships
- Asian Taekwondo Championships – Singapore 1982
- World Taekwondo Championships – Copenhagen (Denmark) 1983
- Asian Taekwondo Championships – Manila (Philippines) 1984
- Asian Championships – Australia 1986 \ BRONZE MEDALLIST
- World Cup Championships – Colorado (USA) 1986
- Asian Games – Seoul (Korea) 1986 \ SILVER MEDALLIST
- World University Championships – (USA) 1986 \ SILVER MEDALLIST
- Belgium International Championships 1988
- Olympic Games – Seoul (Korea) 1988 \ BRONZE MEDALLIST
- Luxembourg International Championships 1989 \ GOLD MEDALLIST
- Belgium International Championships 1989
- World Games – Germany 1989
- World Championships – Seoul (Korea) 1989