Robert J. Howard (born 29 November 1938) is an Irish master of taekwondo. He is ranked 9th dan black belt and is the first European to have been promoted to Grandmaster by the International Taekwon-Do Federation.

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  • Robert J. Howard (born 29 November 1938) is an Irish master of taekwondo. He is ranked 9th dan black belt and is the first European to have been promoted to Grandmaster by the International Taekwon-Do Federation. Howard is now retired, but was a roofer by trade and is well known for apt demonstrations of smashing roof tiles.[citation needed] He has appeared on Ireland's most popular television show, RTE's The Late Late Show, on two occasions,[citation needed] most recently following his promotion, where he undertook a demonstration of tile breaking, and originally in 1976 where he famously broke his hand live on the show when he was undertaking a demonstration of block smashing.[citation needed] (en)
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  • Robert J. Howard (born 29 November 1938) is an Irish master of taekwondo. He is ranked 9th dan black belt and is the first European to have been promoted to Grandmaster by the International Taekwon-Do Federation. (en)
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