Saturday, 17 August 2013 11:01
The New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame has released the names of this year's inductees, and like last year, the list is chock full of some of the biggest names in combat sports. Here is the official press release for the HOF awards, which will take place on December 6, 2013 at the La Quinta Inn in Secaucus, New Jersey, a stones throw from NYC.
The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame
is extremely proud to announce the second class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame
.To see all of the inductees biograhies and pictures, please visit our website www.njmmaawards.com.
This class will be honored at the Induction dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites Meadowlands Hotel on December 6, 2013.
Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online at www.njmmaawards.com.
Discount hotel room rates at La Quinta can be also obtained by calling 201-863-8700 and mentioning the Hall of Fame dinner.
New Jersey has always been on the forefront of combat sports, and some of the biggest bouts in MMA, kickboxing and Muay Thai history have taken place at various venues around the state.
New Jersey has had a boxing hall of fame since the 1960′s and, in a similar sense, we hope to recognize and honor those involved in combat martial arts such as MMA and Muay Thai. New Jersey is building a rich tradition in non-boxing martial arts and our goal is to recognize these individuals and entities.
Our goal is to honor those involved with New Jersey martial arts and to celebrate with them, at an evening with family and friends. Our focus is on those directly involved in New Jersey martial arts.
This truly is a historical moment in our State’s combat sports history as our intent is to have the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame continue for many years and serve as a record for those outstanding individuals involved in martial arts in our State.
We hope you will join us on December 6, 2013. Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of New Jersey martial arts history. Call 201-538-4843 or visit www.njmmaawards.com and get your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial arts. It is certain to be a terrific night with friends, fun, and music.
2013 Second Class Inductee Awards
MMA Fighter – Jim Miller
Lifetime Achievement – Danny “Tiger” Schulmann
MMA Judge – Cardo Urso
Grappling Promoter – Brian Cimins
Female MMA Fighter – Tara LaRosa
Ringside Physician – Dr. Michael Kelly
MMA Trainer – Ray Longo
Pioneer Fighter – Dante Rivera
Kick boxer – James Smith
Wrestling – Jordan Burroughs
Traditional Martial Arts – Michael DePasquale Jr.
Muay Thai Fighter – Liam Tarrant
Photographer – Tom DeFazio
Lifetime Contributions – Donnie Carolei
Pioneer Media – Stephanie Stokes
Visionary – Donald J. Trump
Muay Thai Judge Kaensak
Grappling – Rolles Gracie
Announcer – Peter Neglia
Posthumous – Jeff Blatnick