The Munich Martial Arts Hall of Honors was a fantastic event, sponsored for the 9th year running by Grand Master Gregor Huss, bringing together the greatest martial arts stars from across Europe and overseas. For the 2016 stellar event, attending were Grand Master Cynthia Rothrock and Dr Robert Goldman from the USA and Grand Master Samuel Kwok from the UK, along with a host of legends in the world of Martial Arts. The Hall of Honors event evening was preceded by an amazing Springfest/Octoberfest style function hosting thousands from Bravaria and overseas. Some examples of the backgrounds of the Martial Arts legends attending follow.:CYNTHIA ROTHROCKCynthia Rothrock, my adopted martial arts sister, is five-time World Karate Champion in forms and weapons between 1981 and 1985. She holds six Black belts in various Far Eastern martial disciplines, including Tang Soo Do (also “tangsudo”, Korean), Tae Kwon Do (Korean), Eagle Claw (Chinese), Wu Shu (contemporary Chinese),Northern Shaolin (classical Chinese), and Pai Lum Tao Kung Fu (contemporary Chinese). She received her 6th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan in 2006. She was tested by Grand Master Robert Kovaleski, 7th Dan and chair of the I.T.M.A., and was promoted to 7th degree black belt by Kovaleski in 2011 and 8th Dan in 2015. Amazing lady and martial arts movie legend. KWOKGrand Master Samuel Kwok is a full time martial arts instructor and teaches Wing Chun around the world. His interest in the martial arts started at an early age, his first experience was in White Crane Kung Fu, under the guidance of his uncle Luk Chi Fu. His Wing Chun training first started in 1967 under Chan Wai Ling in Hong Kong. In 1972 Samuel Kwok came to the UK to study psychiatric nursing and pursue a new life. Living in London then, he went to the Church of Reverend Kao, how told him about one of the congregation, a Wing Chun teacher called Lee Sing, who started teaching Samuel Kwok in 1973. In 1978 returning to Hong Kong in hope to find the true source of Wing Chun, Samuel Kwok was introduced to Ip Chun by Lee Sing; who at the time was joining the Ip Man Martial Arts Association. It was during a second meeting with Ip Chun that he offered to teach Samuel Kwok the Wooden Dummy techniques, realizing that he was being given a great honour he accepted. At this time, Ip Chun was only teaching part time. For the next few years Samuel Kwok had private tuition from Ip Chun and after gaining Master level in Wing Chun, he opened his first school in Hong Kong and it was not long before his students began making a name for themselves at tournaments and demonstrations in the colony. When returning to the UK, in 1981 he was appointed chairman and senior overseas representative of the Ip Chun Martial Art Association by Grandmaster Ip Chun. Having settled in the UK, Master Kwok started to teach Wing Chun privately but later he opened his first school after great demand from several martial arts enthusiasts. In his bid to promote Traditional Wing Chun and his Si-Fu, in 1981 Master Kwok held the first of many seminars in the UK for Grandmaster Ip Chun. In 1991 Master Kwok invited both Grandmasters Ip Chun and Ip Ching to the UK, to held their first joint seminars across the country. This was the first visit to the UK by Grandmaster Ip Ching. In 1994 Master Kwok returned to Hong Kong to study with Grandmaster Ip Ching. Also In 1994 Master Kwok introduced Steve Lee Swift from New York, to Grandmaster Ip Chun and helped to organize some very successful seminars in America, taught by Grandmaster Ip Chun. In 1995 once again Grandmaster Ip Ching was invited by Master Kwok to the UK, to conducted several seminars across the country but this time he was accompanied by Grandmaster Chu Shon Tin, one of the first students in Hong Kong of the late Grandmaster Ip Man. Also in 1995 the two famous brothers Grandmaster Ip Chun and Ip Ching visited Chicago to teach together for the first time in America. Again, this visit was arranged and assisted by Master Samuel Kwok. The Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Martial Art Association has now grown to become one of the largest Kung Fu organizations in the country. With students in Europe, U.S.A., South Africa and Australia; it has now become international. Although Master Kwok has many students teaching for him, he has always remained faithful to true Wing Chun tradition and still teaches classes personally. In 1998 Master Samuel Kwok received a BA honours degree from Manchester University for his life time achievement and promotion of Martial Arts. Today Master Kwok is constantly promoting Wing Chun across the world by conducting and organizing seminars, competitions, demonstrations, books, videos and helping the B.C.C.M.A. promote Chinese Martial Arts. He also helps to arrange tours and training in Hong Kong with Grandmaster Ip Ching for his students, showing that like himself he wants his students to benefit from this great master first hand. A great guy and honor to know him. ROBERT GOLDMAN MD, DO, PhDHolder of over 20 World Strength Records-Guinness Book of World Records (i.e. 13,500 consecutive straight leg sirup, 321 consecutive free standing Handstand pushups), 3rd Dan Black Belt USA, 6th Dan Asia.World Medical Chairman-International Medical Commission overseeing sports medicine committees in over 190 nations. Founder-International Sports Hall of Fame.Founder and President Emeritus-NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine,Chairman-Board of Visitors-US Sports Academy.www.DrBobGoldman.comhttp://www.SportsHOF.org HUSSFounder and promoter MUNICH HALL OF HONOURSand INNSBRUCK HALL OF HONOURS6th Dan Taekwondo, 5th Dan Combat HapkidoFounder Kwan Jang Nim Fight Back Defense Programm, Director Self Defense Germany Federation, Reg Director ICHF GermaNY, Military Combat Instructor MCA, [email protected] ADEM DULASChief of the school for self-defense and security RSDC Tirol, KMFA – Krav Maga Federation Austria Director, Director, Krav Maga 2nd Dan Black Belt, Aqar Defence System Security 4th Dan Black Belt, World Martial Arts Council 4 Dan Black Belt Police Technics, Inst. Krav Maga Self Defense / Security Krav Maga, Inst . woman self-defense, Inst Kids self-defense, Inst TRX -…. suspension training, Inst Security guard, Inst personal protection, world recognized on 23 January 2015 in Atlantic City (USA) Master of the Year 2015, Inst shooting in fist and handguns, Inst. . Dynamic Knife protection, founder self defense of Whellchair Austria, main job many years of experience in the security industry, event management, personal protection and InternationalInstructor for Security Police Bodyguard Technics,My Web. www.rsdc-tirol.atEmail. [email protected]+43 664 89 61 299School for self defense & securityADSB InternationalAdo Dulas Security Bodyguard Academy InternationalYoutube: Master of 2014 Lisbon, Master of the Year Gold Award Switzerland Interior Minister Ueli Maurer 2015 Master of the Year in January 2015 Atlantic City USA, Master of the Year 2015 Germany. Recognition and award in June 2015 in Barcelona as a martial arts actor and Security Krav Maga masterDR KEYVAN DEHNAD, Soke.9th Dan, Internatioanl Judo Federation(IJF), IJF A WORLD REFEREE, Ph D sports psychology..Director of psychology department of the national Olympic Academy ( sport Medical Center), President Budo International FederationPresident of IYF Federation(YONGMUDO), WKO. Board member and ambassadors., AJJIF. Board member and medical section number., Website , www.judo.8m.comMANFRED HAEMPEL is 3rd Dan Fight Back Defense, 3rd Dan Combat Hapkido, Vizepresident Self Defense Germany Federation e.V.Military Combat Instructor, Director Ground Survival Fight Back Defense, Member Munich Hall of Honours 2008-2016, Member Lisbon Hall of Fame, Member Barcelona Hall of Fame, SERGE SEGUIN10. Dan Wing Kido Kai Martial Arts 5. Dan Kick-Boxen8. Wushu Duan1983, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 Internationaler Champion1983, 84, 85, 86, 91, 92 American-German Champion1984, 85, 86, 87, 92, 93 German Champion1984, 88, 89, 92, 93 Vize European Champion1985, 87, 92 European Champion1988, 92 Vizeworldchampion1988, 89 Internationaler German Champion1986, 88, 89, 93 Grand Champion World Champion1992 Worldchampionhttp://kampfsport-muenchen.deHANSHI HERBERT E.FORSTER8. Dan Seishin Toitsu Karate 8. Dan Shotokan KarateAssociations: Kodansha United Martial Arts Brotherhood Cooperation (IOBF) (IKF) World Kyokushinkai Seishin Kai Kan, Hall of Fame: – 2011-12 Grossmeister des Jahres Hall of Honour Munich, E-Mail: [email protected] Homepage: www.japan-karate.chPROF. ERHARD KELLNER8th Dan Karate, Sports manager and secretary general NÖ. Landesverbandes f. Karate u. verwandte Kampfkünste, Springboard diver and tower jumper (trainer from 1975 to 1988) and Olympic trainer Seoul. Participation in several European championships and world championships.Bearer of the golden cross of merrit of the Republic of Austria, In 1988 foundation the ZEN TAI RYU – karate school (Zen Tai Ryu, http://ztr-hak.sportunion.atMARIANNE KELLNER, 7th Dan Karate, Trainerin Austrian Woman National Team, Originally springboard diver and tower jumper (national team), 10x Austrian state champion 5x Shotokan European champion and, 1x Shotokan world champion with the Kata lady’s teamANGELIKA „ANQI“ NIMBACH, Kickbox Champion, Member of Chinese Opera, Model, Actress and StuntwomanMember Munich Hall of Honours 2011-2016, http://angelika-nimbach.comGM PERRY ZMUGG8th Dan Kung Fu, Graduations in Wing Chun, Sin Moo Hapkido, Real Arnis, Qi Gong, Free ConceptsMember Munich Hall of Honours 2013-2016 Member Innsbruck HoH 2015Action Magazine Martial Arts Hall of Honours 2010http://centerzmugg.comBENNO STANGL, 1st Dan Taekwon Do, Fight Back Defense Instructor, Owner City Fitness Gym Landsberg since 1983, Chamion Bodybuilding and Weight Triathlon, 1997 European champion 2001 World Cup in Athens USA, 2006 Tranva Slowakei Worldchampion 2007 Worlcup Winner Austria Horn/Mold2008 German ChampionNeubrandenburg, 2009 Tranava Slowakei World champion, 2010 Worldcup Winner Austria Horn 2011 World Champion in Polen, 2012 US Champion Atlanta & European champion 2013 Worldrecord und World champion sen., Http://

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