New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame
List of Sixth Class Inductees Released
For Immediate Release
The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud to announce the sixth class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
To see all of the inductees biographies and pictures, please visit our websitewww.njmmaawardds,com
This class will be honored at the Induction dinner gala to be held at the beautiful Carnegie Room at iPlay America in Freehold, NJ on December 1, 2017.
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 MuayThai. 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’is 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 1, 2017. 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.
2017 Sixth Class Inductee Awards
MMA Fighter – Jimmie Rivera
Grappler - Gary Tonon
Coach - Karel Pravec
Trainer - Paul Carnicella
Female fighter - Kaitlyn Chookagain
Fighter / Referee - Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro
Fighter / Trainer - Jamal Patterson
Wrestling - Mike Malinconico
Boxing - Jackie Atkins
Trainer - Ronnie Schulmann
Lifetime Achievement Award - Billy Scott
Promoter - Kurt Otto
Announcer - Nino Del Buono
Boxer - Virgil Hill
Ringside physician - Dr. Eric Wurmser
NJSACB Official - Henry Krawiec
Promoter - Kipp Kollar
Physician - Dr. Robert Haley
Media - Mike Straka
Muay Thai Fighter / Trainer - Rami Ibrahim