Kangdukwon Taekwondo loses a stalwart friend
R.I.P. Dr. Dennis Burke, 3 June 1930 – 15 May 2022
Kangdukwon Taekwondo has lost a stalwart friend in the late Dr. Dennis Burke.
“We have lost a wonderful cosmopolitan and friend,” says Master Chong. “Dr. Burke served all U-M Taekwondo tournaments and advised free of charge in the early years of University of Michigan Taekwondo activities. As Chairman of the United States Taekwondo Union, he always provided free service and advice in support of Kang Duk Won Taekwondo activities.”
Dennis R. Burke “Stoney”, MD was born on June 3, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was a Veteran of the Korean War, graduated from U-Michigan with his medical doctorate in 1961; was in private family practice in Ann Arbor for over sixty years.
Past Chairman of the United States Taekwondo Union (USTU) Medical Department (1993-1995) Dr. Dennis Burke passed away on Sunday, May 15th, 2022.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, graduated from U of Michigan with his medical doctorate and was in private family practice in Ann Arbor for more than fifty years.
Dennis Burke, who had been a kick boxer, first encountered taekwondo in the person of Hwa Chong in the 1960’s. Dr. Burke was also was one of the coaches of the U-Michigan Boxing Team and was a big backer of Master Hwa Chong and the U-Michigan Taekwondo Club.
Dr. Dennis Burke
10165 North Platt Road,
Milan, Michigan 48160
Mrs. Louis Burke (734)-764-8325