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Mark Belafsky

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.

On December 5th, Dr. Mark Belafsky will be inducted as the Pioneer Physician.

Born and raised in Woodbridge, a Jersey Boy, through and through!  Left in 1956 to attend the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, then on to Medical School in Chicago. Returned to Philadelphia to complete a residency in Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. Entered private practice in Cherry Hill, New Jersey in 1971. Was Chairman of Otorhinolaryngology at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Centers and Associate Professor at Jefferson. Served seven years in the US Army, including a year as a General Surgeon in the Republic of Viet Nam. In 1985, was one of the first Physicians appointed to the newly formed New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.  Shortly thereafter, was appointed by Governor Thomas Kean to be the Board’s Medical Chairman. Kept that position until retirement in 2008. Responsible for the recruitment and training of New Jersey’s ringside physicians. Instrumental in developing the Universal Medical Rules and Regulations for Boxing, first sanctioned in New Jersey, and then internationally.  Instrumental in developing the Medical Rules and Regulations for Mixed Martial Arts, first sanctioned in New Jersey, and then internationally. These Rules and Regulations were used in the first MMA card ever, in Atlantic City. Member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, American Head and Neck Society, and the American College of Surgeons. Member of the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame. Board Certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Married to Betty Forman Belafsky, Esq. for fifty-two years.  Two children, both physicians, and seven grandchildren.

We hope you will join us on December 5, 20124 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 andget 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 family, friends, fun, and music.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.

On December 5th, Dr. Steven Oxler will be inducted as Ringside Physician.

Dr. Steven Oxler, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, has been a ringside physician for the New Jersey Athletic Control Board since 1995.  He is a practicing Emergency Medicine physician at Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, New Jersey and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Oxler proudly served in the United States Navy for 27 years retiring at the rank of Captain. He is a veteran of Desert Storm, and served as Director of Medical Services, Fleet Hospital 15, in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

He continues to act as a consultant to the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI) at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX.  Dr. Oxler is a Subject Matter Expert in the fields of Mass Casualty Triage and the medical treatment of Chemical & Biological Warfare and teaches in the Emergency Preparedness Response Course and the Homeland Security Health Professionals Course at DMRTI.

As an adjunct faculty professor in the Biology Department of Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, Dr. Oxler teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology.  He is adjunct faculty at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia in the Physician Assistant Studies Program where he is the medical director of the Emergency Medicine course.  Dr. Oxler has been an instructor in the Paramedic Sciences course at Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ, since 1985. He is a board member of Healthcare Quality Solutions, Inc.

Dr. Oxler resides in Moorestown, NJ with his wife, Karen, also a Navy Veteran. Their daughter, Elizabeth, is a doctoral candidate at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. When not at work in the Emergency Department or teaching, Dr. Oxler can be found playing Texas Hold-em poker in Atlantic City or playing tennis.

We hope you will join us on December 5, 20124 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 family, friends, fun, and music.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

Kareem Abdallah #2

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.

On December 5th, AL-Mu’assis Karriem ABdAllah will be inducted as Traditional Martial Artist.

AL-Mu’assis Karriem ABdAllah is the 1st Black man in the history of the United States of America to create his own system of karate. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, AL-Mu’assis Karriem ABdAllah has been a major force to be reckoned with in the karate world. He began karate February 1962 at the age of 17 under the guidance of his only teacher Sensei James Cheatham. He was taught by Sensei James Cheatham for three years until his untimely death in a plane crash May 30, 1966. His teacher’s passing was a serious setback and he withdrew from the art for one year. Following constant pleads from youngsters that wanted to be taught, Karriem returned to karate.

He started teaching for free in the Felix Fuld Court projects in the summer of 1967. As his popularity grew and demand grew, it was necessary to open a school. By November 1967 through the generosity of three friends, Timmy Miller, Garfield Davis and Tony “Chink” Shipley. Karriem opened his first karate dojo. This was the beginning of the creation and development of the KA System of Karate. At first it was difficult for the karate world to accept the KA System, but as time passed and the fighters kept winning the KA System was recognized like all other styles of karate these battles took place during the strong years of karate tournament 1967-1975. Without a doubt AL-Mu’assis Karriem ABdAllah is the first black man and Muslim in the history of America to have created a karate system.

The system consist of 7 styles and 18 in between styles which total 25 styles of fighting. From 1967-1977 over 15,000 people were trained in the KA System of Karate. In 1977 Karriem retired from karate. For the next 10 years (1977-1987) he traveled the circuit as a trainer in kick boxing, amateur and professional boxing. However in 1987 he was persuaded by two friends Mudarris Nashid Abdul Wasi and AL-Hajj Idris Muhammad to return to karate. He then went to his desk to complete his first book. The K.A. System of Karate “The Freestyle Crouch” which was released January 1988. AL-Mu’assis Karriem ABdAllah credits his success and endeavors to his beloved Mother Lucille Lillian Durant, his only sister Hayat his religion Islam and discipline and sacrifice. He loves what he does and he does what he loves and that is teaching.

We hope you will join us on December 5, 20124 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 family, friends, fun, and music.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

Dan Miller

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.

On December 5th, Dan Miller will be inducted as MMA Fighter.

Dan was born into a family of wrestlers, and spent his childhood wrestling in Sparta, NJ alongside his older brother, Mike, and his younger brother, Jim. After graduating high school, Jim and Dan began framing houses with their father, Mike, and looking for a way to satisfy their competitive needs began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Planet Jiu Jitsu. Within six months of beginning training the brothers made their professional mixed martial arts debuts at Reality Fighting 10, with Dan securing a first round triangle choke victory. After his third fight with Reality Fighting, Dan moved to Cage Fury Fighting Championships where another one-round victory saw him earn his first chance at a title. Dan took on Lance Everson at CFFC 2 and following an early slam, transitioned to the back and sunk in a fight-ending rear naked choke to take home the CFFC Middleweight Title.

Following his first title defense, an injury to Fabio Leopoldo set Dan up with the opportunity to make his International Fight League debut, fighting for Renzo Gracie’s Pitbulls in the IFL Semifinals. Facing off against Dave Phillips, Dan caught Phillips as his opponent attempted to scramble from his back to his feet, locking on a guillotine choke which quickly put Phillips to sleep. The choke remains one of the most famous submissions in MMA history. The victory was impressive enough to earn Dan a title shot with the IFL, and a first round kneebar of the champion Ryan McGivern earned Dan his second belt, and a chance with the UFC.

Dan has been with the UFC for more than six years and has faced many of the toughest middleweights to ever step foot inside of the Octagon. With four submissions victories, including a Submission of the Night against Ricardo Funch in front of a hometown crowd at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, Dan can always be counted on to deliver an entertaining fight. Looking to pass on what they’ve learned in their near decade of experience fighting professionally, Dan and Jim opened their own mixed martial arts gym in their hometown of Sparta in November 2014, serving both fighters and casual martial artists. With a quickly growing fight team, they are excited to be grooming the next generation of New Jersey mixed martial artists, passing on their experience to ensure that New Jersey maintains its reputation as one of the premier breeding grounds for top MMA talent.

We hope you will join us on December 5, 20124 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 family, friends, fun, and music.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

Mike Dolce #2

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.

On December 5th, Mike Dolce will be inducted as MMA Nutritionist.

Mike Dolce used to be a municipal tax assessor in New Jersey and weighed 280 pounds.  After working his way all the way down to 170 pounds, he quit his job to take up mixed martial arts fighting.  He stands 5 feet, 11 inches.  He began his professional career with three straight wins, two via decisions and one via technical knockout.  The next four, however, were not so successful.  He lost his next four fights under his coach Matt Lindland.  Now he is a member of the International Fight
League Organization under Portland Wolfpack.

Outside the ring, Mike Dolce serves as the conditioning coach for Oregon-based Team Quest.

Mike Dolce is part of the cast of reality mixed martial arts competition The Ultimate Fighter. Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest on Spike TV.  This latest installment features 32 middleweight fighters who will vie for a six-figure, multi-fight contract with the organization Ultimate Fighting Championship.  The cast is immediately trimmed down to the final 16 fighters to move in the house.  For this season, the fighters are divided into two teams, each coached by UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson and Light heavyweight number 1 contender and season one winner Forrest Griffin.

He is married to Brandy Dolce.

We hope you will join us on December 5, 20124 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 family, friends, fun, and music.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

Henry Hascup #2

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.

On December 5th, Henry Hascup will be inducted as USA Boxing.

Henry Hascup is a noted boxing historian and ring announcer, who is famous as the man called upon to give the eulogy at the funeral of hundreds of deceased boxers, calling on his historical expertise in the field of boxing to tell their families the story of the boxer’s life in the ring.

Henry Hascup’s contributions to the sport of boxing are too numerous to list. His most noteworthy endeavors to date, which continue to advance the sport of boxing, include: President of the New Jersey Diamond Gloves competition for the past 26 years (Amateur Golden Gloves) President of the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame for 28 Years President for the fourth year of the New Jersey Association of USA Boxing, which oversees amateur boxing Contributing editor of Boxrec online, dealing with ring records of professional boxers and officials Charter member of the International Boxing Research Organization International Boxing Hall of Fame Modern Committee and Old Timer’s committee member Regional supervisor for the International Boxing Association Boxing historian for Ring 8, the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame and the Boxing Writer’s Association of America Board member with the AAIB Serving as Master of Ceremonies for many sporting events in the Metropolitan New York-New Jersey region

Hascup has served as ring announcer for over eight hundred amateur and professional bouts, most frequently in New York State, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He is known for the 9 count (rather than the traditional 10 count ringing of the bell) for fallen boxers. As for why Hascup rings a 9 count for fallen boxers and luiminaries (instead of the traditional 10 count) instead of 10 count, according to Hascup, “A small part of them (the departed fighter) will stay with the family and friends, and help to perpetuate and live on the memory of that fighter, a small part of them to the next generation. The 10 count is final, the 9 count is not.

Through his work with the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, Hascup’s ongoing charitable endeavors help out down and out boxers financially, as well as his paying for funeral processions and tombstones of departed fighters. “Through the efforts of our New Jersey Hall of Fame board members, we personally visit ex-fighters in need, help them, bring them groceries, call them, and let them know somebody cares, so they (the boxers) are not forgotten,” explained Hascup. Incredibly, Hascup has done well over 200 eulogies for departed boxers, trainers and luminaries known to the sport, including such well known names as Emile Griffith, Gil Clancy, Howie Albert, Arturo Gatti, Joey Giardello, Tippy Larkin, Rocky Castellini, Joe Miceli, Paul Cavalier and Johnny Colon.

We hope you will join us on December 5, 2014 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 family, friends, fun, and music.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

Tommy Dowd

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.

On December 5th, tommy Dowd will be inducted as Muay Thai Trainer.

Tom Dowd was introduced to Muay Thai in 1996 while training under Kru James Wellington, who fought and trained under Kru Phil Nurse from The Wat in New York City. Tom trained in the martial art for one year until the opportunity to work in law enforcement and the obligations of starting a family required that he devote more time away from Muay Thai training.

Tom started training once again in 2000 and was able to compete in five smoker fights as well as two sanctioned fights. After several years of training on and off, Tom decided in 2008 to open his own school in Wall Township with his partner Tracy Dowd and named the school Impact Martial Arts Academy with the focus that the school would have an impact on their students’ lives.

Since the inception of Impact Martial Arts Academy, Tom and Tracy have had hundreds of students both young and old come through the doors of their school. Some students come just to work out. Other students just need a place to get away or want to meet new people, while others join who want to fight competitively at Muay Thai.

Tom has also been invited on several occasions to teach the art of Muay Thai at the Monmouth County Police Academy. Tom has trained with and was a regular sparring partner for UFC fighter Kurt Pellegrino as well as current UFC fighter Nick Catone whom he has trained and cornered in several of his professional fights. Since opening Impact in March of 2008, the school has had two amateur Muay Thai belt holders and Impact Martial Arts Academy looks forward to a bright future.

We hope you will join us on December 5, 20124 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 family, friends, fun, and music.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.

On December 5th, Justin Greskiewicz will be inducted as Muay Thai fighter.

Justin is one of the top pound for pound Muay Thai fighters in the country. He fights anywhere from 140-147 lbs, but has fought as light as 138 lbs and as heavy as 155 lbs as a professional. Justin has been fighting since June 2005, and has amassed over 65 fights to date, 25 amateur and 40 professional.
Justin has fought some of the top fighters in the world, including Malaipet Sasiprapa, Kevin Ross, Salah Kalifah, Matt Embree, Shane Campbell, and Liam Harrison. Justin is one of the few East Coast fighters who has earned a WBC title belt, an international title agains the WBC UK champion, Bernie Mendietta of England. Justin has competed in some of the nation’s largest promotions, including Lion Fight and K-1.

Justin has been a staple in the Muay Thai community, working to grow Muay Thai in America. In addition to competing often on the country’s biggest stages, Justin is the owner and head coach at Stay Fly Muay Thai in Philadelphia, PA. He is also a NJSACB referee and judge, has worked as a judge at Lion Fight, and as a referee for the WKA.

Justin works as a striking coach for some of Philadelphia’s top MMA fighters. His clients include UFC fighters Charlie Brenneman and Zack Makovsky, as well as Bellator’s Will Martinez. Justin also had the pleasure of being the main event on both New Jersey and Pennsylvania’s first full rules Muay Thai events, historical milestones he is very proud of.

Justin’s love for the sport of Muay Thai makes him eager to share his knowledge and passion with those who have a chance to train with him. Whether a beginner student, aspiring fighter, or established professional, Justin can help you expand you knowledge and love for Muay Thai.

We hope you will join us on December 5, 20124 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 family, friends, fun, and music.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

Lou Neglia and Dead Serious MMA teamed up on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Rahway Rec Center for a night of amateur MMA action. Here are the official results from all the night's bouts.

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Amateur MMA
Saturday, November 8, 2014

Lou Neglia Ring of Combat 19 and Dead Serious MMA
Rahway Recreation Center
275 E. Milton Avenue
City of Rahway


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