Hall of Fame

Martial Arts Hall of Fame



2010 Hall of Fame                     2011 Hall of Fame            2012 Hall of Fame


2013 Hall of Fame                     2014 Hall of Fame



IIMAA Martial Arts Hall of Fame unites and gives recognition to influential martial artists throughout the world who develop high ethical and technical abilities within the broader martial arts and associated industries.

– To recognize and reward the outstanding service of martial artists of all styles in the pursuit of excellence in the martial arts
– To encourage, promote, and develop martial arts throughout the world
– To coordinate and generally direct the activities of the Association
– To liaise and advise Government bodies on issues relating to the development of martial arts in world


Encourage and foster:
– High ethical standards in business, professions and sport
– The application of budo by each member to his personal, business and community life
– The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business, professional and sporting persons, united in the pursuit of excellence in the way martial arts
– Regular and effective exchanges between Association, and other affiliated organizations throughout the world

We recognize those Students, Instructors, Masters and Grandmasters who have gone before us, and whose lives have enriched and paved the way for others to excel while maintaining the highest integrity and honor for the martial arts and its future. Many contribute and strive on always forward without any recognition or asking for any means of gratuity for their sacrifices. Our purpose is to give that recognition and honor to those who have traveled the path and never take time out to honor themselves. Our honoree candidates are selected by ballots sent in by families, friends, instructors, and students who feel the these dedicated individuals be given recognition for their dedication and contributions for the growth of the Martial Arts. And for the discipline that has enriched the lives of others.

Favoritism, Politics, Origin, Race, Creed and Color do not enter into the selection of an honoree. Candidates are closely screened and carefully selected by their individual accomplishment and achievements in their field of expertise. Martial Artist come from different walks of life and practice varied styles and systems. However, one thing remains the same; we all seem to share the love for the Martial Arts way.

IIMAA Martial Arts Hall of Fame recognizes the worlds best martial artists in a variety of styles.