USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Mission Statement
The U.S.A. Martial Arts ‘Hall of Fame’ “Hall of Heroes” was originally created in ‘1976’. This was the creation then by Grand Master Robert Trias to recognize hard working martial artists at all levels.
Often times we hear from some…I don’t deserve such honor! This is so untrue. In fact, please remember this is not a ‘celebrity’ only function, this function is designed for Martial Artists at all levels. It takes the instructors of today to insure ‘our’ world of Martial Arts continues via worldwide! Many Instructors use their savings to begin schools; mortgage homes, away from families always, suffered marriages, relationships, due to time spent at schools! While many watch a movie with the family, some instructors work at his or her desk planning classes, projects! Things to stay alive! So yes, everyone, YOU are Martial Arts history and don’t forget that!
Allow yourself & yours the opportunity to share your world! Accept your award with ‘Honor’! You deserve it! Though celebrities are brought in…the actual format is designed for those Martial Artist who live, eat, and dream of the Arts and those people do deserve a place in our Martial Arts history. Our celebrities we bring in once had instructors like those who will receive awards. They are the ones who gave the celebrities the opportunity to be who they are today…For that…Yes YOU do deserve such an Honor! We encourage you to be part and also Nominate others you feel as well deserve such a special moment! Please use Nomination Form found on our EVENTS page.
Please note each Region has its own gathering! Yes, you can attend more than (1)… BUT only (1) award as an Inductee allowed per year! You are welcome to attend as a guest at any other! By including Regions this will certainly allow more struggling martial artists the opportunity to attend; as well costs have been lowered tremendously to also allow more participation! To receive an award, to be able to make a speech and thank those who’ve supported you is awesome!
But almost as awesome is the ability to network with other martial artists, see old friends and meet new ones and yes to be able to meet close and personal celebrities who attend in support of our function…a fantastic opportunity! These celebrities were once in the day just like everyone! Please take the time to review all the various awards you can order in addition to the basic plaque issued event night. When you arrive at the function at your table and in your seat all items you’ve ordered will be there and waiting you! You will be able to take pictures and show off your awards with your families & guests!
Special Notice: it is very important to secure your attendance as soon as possible. We will no longer allow anyone to pay when you arrive. Also be sure to order all your extra desired awards as early as possible, it takes time to order these items and have ready. If you order too late we will need to ship to you. (at your expense) Thank you all of our Board of Directors, our Ambassadors and you for being part of the ‘worlds’ leading Martial Arts ‘Hall of Fame’ and the original!
See You Soon
‘Keep on Kickn’
Dr. Jim Thomas Ph.D./D.Sc./Ma.Dsc.