Last Updated on August 14, 2013.
SECAUCUS -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.
This class will be honored at the Induction dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites Meadowlands Hotel located at 350 Lighting Way in Secaucus, NJ 07094 on Friday, December 6, 2013.
Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online at http://njsmartialartshof.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 Friday, 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 http://njsmartialartshof.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