September 1st & 2nd, 2018

Ambassador Everett D. Robinson

Ambassador Everett Robinson was born in 1961, a native of Vallejo, California and was raised in the Country Club Crest. He was born to his parents Alfred and Edna Mae Robinson.

In 1972 at the age of 12 Everett Robinson started training in the Korean art of Tae Kwon Do. He was trained under Master John Nesbit.

Robinson loved martial arts so much so that in 1973 he also began to train in Chinese Kenpo Karate and Chinese Kickboxing under Master Billy Vargas and the late great, Master Bill Chun.

In 1974 Everett began to train under a new founded Tae Kwon Do school in downtown Vallejo, which was known as “Byong Yu Studios.” Under Byong Yu studios Everett was being trained intensely in the traditional Korean art of Tae Kwon Do known as Mu Du Kwan. Under Byong Yu Studios Everett had several different master instructors (Masters: Donald Yee, Greg McKinney, August O’Neil, Anthony Ricketts, Vince Romano, Luther Secrease, and Percy Woods).

At the age of 14 Everett began competing in open style tournaments and in full contact foot fighting Tae kwon Do tournaments. Everett advanced very rapidly in the martial art tournament world. In the open style tournaments there were fighters from every style of martial arts (Kajukenbo¸ Kempo, American Karate, Japanese Karate, Shotokan, Kung-Fu, Wing Chun, Tang Soo Do, Hapkido, Chinese kickboxing, etc, etc). Everett continued to excel in the world of Martial Arts.

At the early age of 15 Everett became a Tae Kwon Do foot fighting expert. He became known as a “knockout artist.” He was particularly noted for his spin wheel kick and his amazing axe kick. The axe kick was his signature kick. His late great grandmother named him “Killer Foot.”

In 1977 Everett entered the “AAU International Tae Kwon Do Championships held at U.C. Berkeley, California. Everett came back home to Vallejo, California as the “New AAU International Tae Kwon Do Champion.”

In 1985 Everett began competing in the “All California Tae Kwon Do Championship tournaments that were promoted by Grandmaster William Kim. Everett went on to become the “All California Tae Kwon Do Heavyweight Champion” and remained as the undefeated Tae Kwon Do Heavyweight Grand Champion until he retired in 1990.

In 1989 Everett came out of retirement & competed in Monterey, California, at the “International Tae Kwon Do Championships” promoted by the late great Grandmaster Moises Arizmendez.

Robinson came home as the “1989 Tae Kwon Do international Tae Kwon Do Heavyweight Grand Champion.” Robinson then hung his Martial Art uniform up and retired.

In 1993 Everett was challenged to go to the Tacoma Dome in Seattle, Washington and showcase his fighting skills against notable opponents at the “1993 International Tae Kwon Do Championships.” Once again, Everett came out of retirement and began to train at William Kim’s Tae Kwon Do Academy to prepare for this tournament. Everett trained, took the challenge. Everett flew to Seattle Washington and came back home to Vallejo, California as the “1993 International Tae Kwon Do Heavyweight Grand Champion.”

In 1993 Everett began working at 24 Hour Nautilus [which is now known as 24 Hour Fitness]. Everett worked as a professional fitness counselor, a professional trainer, and a master aerobic instructor. Everett taught the following aerobic classes: Hip-hop aerobics, funk aerobics, step aerobics, kick aerobics, jazzercise, and core strengthening classes. Everett also taught aerobic classes at Gold’s Gym, Ladies Fitness, Lady of Napa Fitness Center, Hercules Fitness, etc.

In 1995 Everett began to train in Boxing under Jacob Duran and eventually under Charlie “The Tiger” Smith. Everett trained at Jeff Ruff Boxing Camp, the Concord Youth Center, and at Vallejo P.A.L Boxing.

In 2003 at the age of 43 Everett began competing in the “Fairfield Fightfest Brawl Bowl.” Everett won the heavyweight boxing title and became the “2003 Fairfield Fightfest Brawl Bowl Heavyweight Champion.” Everett successfully defended his title against all of his challengers. All of Everett’s opponents were half his age.

In 2003 of September, Everett came out of martial art retirement again and began training at “Soaring Eagles Tae Kwon Do” under Master Wayne and Adrienne Jones to prepare for the 2003 World Gold Cup Tae Kwon Do championships. Once again Robinson came home as the 2003 World Gold Cup Tae Kwon Do Heavyweight Champion.

In 2003 Robinson prepared for the “2003 Reno, Nevada Open International Tae Kwon Do Championships.” Robinson fought and won two gold medals and became the “2003 Open International Tae Kwon Do Champion and the Grand champion.”

In 2010 Everett began working at Lakeridge Fitness Center as a master spin instructor. He also taught spin classes at Hercules Fitness and at “In Shape Health Club.” Also In 2010 Everett was employed by Mr A.J at “Knuckle up Training Center”as a highly skilled aerobic instructor.

In 2013 Everett was chosen and personally asked by the honorable Grandmaster William Kim to represent the United States of America in Muju, Korea at the 8th 2014 World Tae Kwon Do Culture Expo Championships. Everett accepted the challenge, came out of retirement once again, and was personally trained by the Grandmaster, William Kim himself. During his fight in Muju, Korea, Everett was coached by Grandmaster William Kim’s son, Master William Kim Jr.

On July 9, 2014 at the 8th World TaeKwonDo Culture Expo Championships not only did Everett represent the United States of America, he also represented his native home town Vallejo, California. At the age of 53, Everett came home from Muju, Korea as the “New 2014 Tae Kwon Do Heavyweight Champion of the World.”

 On July 9, 2014 at the 8th World TaeKwonDo Culture Expo Championships, which was held in Muju, Korea Everett has made, accomplished, and established an unprecedented historical record like no other since the beginning of the “World TaeKwon Do Culture Expo Championships.” At the late age of 53years old, Everett took the challenge to compete in the top “A” Class Division [which means that you compete against the best of the best in the world]. There was no one close to Everett’s age who fought and/or fights in the “A” Class division in Muju, Korea. Everett has truly made a great, notable, and historical accomplishment in Muju, Korea, as he represented the United States of America and his native home town Vallejo, California. Everett was born and raised in a community called “Country Club Crest.”

On January 13, 2015 Everett was publicly awarded by the honorable, Major Osby Davis with the “City of Vallejo Mayor’s Image Award” for representing the United States of America in Muju, Korea and becoming the 2014 Tae Kwon Do Heavyweight Champion of the World. On January 13, 2015 Everett was also designated by Mayor Osby Davis as the “Ambassador for the City of Vallejo.

As of 2017 & 2018 Everett is currently the Mentorship Coach for the adults who are on probation with the “Center for Positive Change” Solano County Probation Department. Everett is also the “Community Intervention Specialist” for the teens who are on probation in the Solano County. Everett was specifically chosen by the honorable, Chief Christoper Hansen for such position.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dedicated to over 45 years of Martial Arts
  • Motivational and Inspirational Speaker
  • 35 Years of Leadership, Stewardship, and Supervisory Experience
  • Excellent Communication Skills both verbal and written
  • Flexible, works very well under pressure and enjoys challenging projects
  • Equally effective in working independently and collaboratively
  • Outstanding Conflict Resolution Skills

Ambassador Everett’s Moto:

Get focused, stay focused, be consistent, be diligent, and persist until you succeed.

Everett is known as the “Ambassador of peace.”