DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy Board of Visitors Chairman Dr. Robert Goldman was recently featured prominently in Psychology Today as a role model on how to attaining success and achievement, even as he was receiving a higher rank in the world of martial arts.
Goldman, a resident of Chicago, Ill., is the co-founder and current chairman of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Goldman was the Academy’s 2012 Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award winner and is founder of the International Sports Hall of Fame. He is the world chairman of the International Medical Commission and President Emeritus of the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Goldman was featured in a Psychology Today column, “Dr. Bob: The Grandmaster of Success,” written by Dr. Neil Farber, M.D. He was also awarded the rank of 7th Dan Black Belt and given the Masters Award at the All-Pro Tae Kwon Do Hall of Fame event in Los Gatos, Calif.
In the article, Farber compares Goldman to the “Most Interesting Man in the World” from the well-known Dos Equis beer television commercials, calling Goldman “…one of the most successful, accomplished, influential and altruistic people that I not only have the privilege of knowing, but one of the most awe-inspiring humans I have ever read about.”
“His motivation is service,” Farber wrote of Goldman. “While he certainly reaps benefits of his achievements, being the monthly recipient of one award or another, his true motivation is that he has a passion for helping others in a very altruistic, unassuming and unselfish way.
“This is why he initially became a doctor and why he continues to serve the worldwide community in that capacity. In fact, Dr. Bob donates the majority of his time in charitable pursuits around the world, including fitness and medical education.”
The Psychology Today column can be read in its entirety here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-blame-game/201711/dr-bob
In November, Goldman was given the rank of 7th Dan Black Belt by the All-Pro Tae Kwon Do Hall of Fame. He was previously a member of the 2016 All-Pro Tae Kwon Do Hall of Fame and the recipient of the group’s Living Legends Award.
The Academy’s Board of Visitors is comprised of accomplished leaders from a variety of sport disciplines and professions who serve as an important sounding board for the Academy related to issues of sport and education generally. These individuals work with the Academy on developing new ideas and trends, including providing suggestions on curriculum and sports opportunities for students. They have also been called upon to review the doctoral dissertation work of Academy students, present awards on behalf of the institution and undertake short term teaching assignments. The board also works to ensure that society is aware of the unique sport education opportunities available through the Academy and assists with important promotional and ceremonial functions of the Academy.
The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports.
The Academy is based in Daphne, Ala. For more information, call (251) 626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.