AMAA Who's Who in the Martial Arts Hall of Fame

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AMAA Hall of Fame
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Board of Advisors20
Executive DirectorJessie Bowen
Inductees230

The AMAA Who’s Who in the Martial Arts Hall of Fame is a hall of fame which honors martial artists, they are inducted through the Who’s Who Legends Award once a year. Jessie Bowen Executive Director of The (AMAA)American Martial Arts Alliance Institute is traveling around the country promoting the AMAA’s publications.[1][2]

Award Ceremony[edit]

The ceremony and banquets for the legends award is held at Orleans Hotel & Casino[3] in Las Vegas, Nevada, the inductees receive a poster size plaque, custom ring and are included in the book “Martial Arts Masters and Pioneers: Who’s Really Who in Martial Arts.”[4]

At least 800 nominations [5] of martial artists were received out of those 250 [6] had the honor[7] to be inducted into the AMAA Who’s Who Legends Hall of Fame.[8][9]

AMAA Publications[edit]

To focus on the importance of martial arts Bowen published a book titled Martial Arts Master & Pioneers. In its 380 pages the book tells the stories of 200 martial artists from every corner of the world whom have contribute to their community.[1]

The 2017 edition of Who’s Who in the Martial Arts, autobiography focusing on the over 200 martial artists viewed as legends in the art and tournament sport, spanning the last 60 years.[8]

Bowen believes it is an awareness tool for parents and students to understand what the martial arts are about but more importantly to know the instructors that can properly help them improve the quality of their lives or their kids. It serves to educate them in self defense and find who's qualified to teach children.[1]

Several other publications revolving around high achievers in martial arts have also been published by Bowen through the AMAA.[10]

Board of Advisors[edit]

Names Photo Style
Jessie Bowen, Executive Director Karate
Joe Corley
Jeff Smith
Gary Lee
Linda Denley
Cynthia Rothrock
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8th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do

Black Belt in Taekwondo Black belt in Karate Black Belt in Eagle Claw Black Belt in Wu Shu Black Belt in Northern Shaolin Black Belt in Pai Lum Tao Kung Fu

Dan Servern
John Chung
Robert Dunn
Randy Robinson
Buddy Hudson
Tayari Casel
Karen Herman
Jerry Otto
Darrell Simms
Dana Abbott
Keith Vitali
Scott Yingling
Jerome Johnson
Kierston Peach Costabile
Stephen Hayes

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Inductees[edit]

Names
Walter Anderson
Jack Ballard
Jerry Beasley
Cezar Borkowski
Dennis Brown
Pat Burleson
Curtis Bush
Tayari Casel
Jamie Cashion
John Chung
Bill Clark
Michael Coles
Walter Anderson
Jack Ballard
Jerry Beasley
Cezar Borkowski
Dennis Brown
Pat Burleson
Curtis Bush
Tayari Casel
Jamie Cashion
John Chung
Bill Clark
Michael Coles
John Corcoran
Joe Corley
Kierston Costabile
Linda Denley
Michael DePasquale, Jr.
Mike Dillard
Neil Farber
Robert Fletcher
Leo Fong
Ted Gambordella
Mark Glazier
Alan Goldberg
Dr. Robert Goldman
Dr. Maung Gyi
Stephen K. Hayes
Arthur Heller
Buddy Hudson
Pat E. Johnson
Apolo Ladra
Charlie Lee
Gary Lee
Andrew Linick
Robert Maxwell
Danny McCall
Bill McDonald
Chris McLoughlin
Mikie Rowe Moore
John Natavidad
Stephen Oliver
Jerry Otto
Jerry Piddington
David J. Praim
Dean Pyles
Jhoon Rhee
Jeff Smith
Ricky & Randy Smith
Allen Steen
Jean Yves Theirault
John Therien
Keith Vitali
Bill Wallace
Patrick Wrenn
Keith Yates
John Corcoran
Joe Corley
Kierston Costabile
Linda Denley
Michael DePasquale, Jr.
Mike Dillard
Neil Farber
Robert Fletcher
Leo Fong
Ted Gambordella
Mark Glazier
Alan Goldberg
Dr. Robert Goldman
Dr. Maung Gyi
Stephen K. Hayes
Arthur Heller
Buddy Hudson
Pat E. Johnson
Apolo Ladra
Charlie Lee
Gary Lee
Andrew Linick
Robert Maxwell
Danny McCall
Bill McDonald
Chris McLoughlin
Mikie Rowe Moore
John Natavidad
Stephen Oliver
Jerry Otto
Jerry Piddington
David J. Praim
Dean Pyles
Jhoon Rhee
Jeff Smith
Ricky & Randy Smith
Allen Steen
Jean Yves Theirault
John Therien
Keith Vitali
Dana Abbott
Ronnie Armstrong Sr.
Anthony Arnett
Larry Barr
Jennifer Branch
Lucius Brown
Art Camacho
Rachel Camp
John Casterline
Michael Chapman
Kamau Akil Chukwueneka
William Cromer
Brian Crumb
Chris Dammann
Carlos Dela Cruz
Rayot Difate
Rocky DiRico
Robert Dunn
Anthony Durjan
Harold Evans
Marc Steven Fishman
Jennifer Fraser
April Fredericks
Tom Harris
Rita Hundley Harris
Ed Hartzell
Namir Hassan
James Hatch, Sr.
Steven Hatfield
George Heath
Bruce House
Grandmaster Hud
Kevin Hufford
Johnny Hunter
Guy James
Kamrun Jenabzade
Carolyn Jenkins
Ron Jenkins
Darrell Johnson
Jerome Johnson
Jimmie Jones
Joseph Jones
Teddy Jordan
Paka Khan
Daisy Lang
Jean Francois Le Grand
James Lee
David LittleSun
Tony Lopez
Ted Love
Vincent Lyn
Alvin Mack, Jr.
Kamakaze Mcmillan
Lawrence McSwain
Ivan Mendez
Joseph Mertz
Jamie Moore
Richard Morris
Terry Motley
Clarence Murray
Steve Nemetz
John Orlen
Paul Ortino, Jr.
Carlos A. Pagan-Soto
James Parrish
Michelle Petta
Francis Pineda
M. Kariim Ratcliff
Joseph Rebelo
Randy Robinson
Cynthia Rothrock
Kirby Roy
Dan Severn
Barry Shackleford
Darrell Simms
Grant Smith
Karen Smith
Lee Smith
Ron Smith
Gamel Spencer
Aaron St. Louis
Jack Stevens Jr.
Mike Stone
Lloyd Thompson
Phil Torres
Lonnie Walker
Timothy J. White
Otis Williams
Krishna Balal
Debbian Barr
Jay Bell
Hung Cao
Dean Conway
Nada Conway
Kirby Delaunay
Barbara Duffy
Greg Dziewonski
Barry Harbin
James DeMile
Erik Harris
Tim Hinton
Sally Hodgkins
Joshua Horne
Rahni “Nikki” Jenkins
Donna Cancila-Keating
Moustafa Khedr
Robert McGee
Warren McKay
Andrea McKey
John Morgart Jr.
Bryan Otto
Nathan Porter
Kenny Rebstock
Ruben Rodriguez
Huda Saffar Smith
Darren Smith
Sean Smith
Terri Smith
Dana Stamos
Craig Terry
Ujjwal Thakuri
Karen Singling
Scott Yingling
Ann-Marie Xuereb

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