International Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame
Dedicated to the Recognition of Martial Artists Since 1975
10318 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Tel: 216-252-2302

: This site is NOT the official site for International Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame and it is NOT maintained by an active member of such organization, I, as an inductee, merely provided a space of some of the inductee's name, if you have question or would like your name to be listed here as a 'tribute', not the official site, you need to call the number listed above and contact Dan Soward or Gary Yano. THANK YOU. Once I have the information provided, I will be happy to update this list, however, it might take time.

It was over 25 years ago when Dan Soward thought of the idea that there were alot of individuals who had dedicated part of their lives to the Martial Arts to hep other people; children, police officers, to have a safer life with the knowledge of the Martial Arts, and knowing this information was given unselfishly, he wanted some way for them to be recognized.

This idea, his dream has become a realizty in the form of a Hall of Fame for those unsung heroes, that were ordinary individuals who rose above the rest to give a part of their lives to help others learn the power of the Martial Arts, for the benefits of not only the physical, but the mental and spiritual aspects.

To be a good leader, you must be a good server and to date just over 100 Black Belt instructors have earned the honor of induction into the International Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame, all who have live by the Karate Creed... I COME TO YOU WITH ONLY KARATE, EMPTY HANDS...

The Hall of Fame remains as an enshrinement to the many individuals who have attained the recognition for their accomplishments in the area of all of the Martial Arts.. Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Ed Parker, and many others have earned the recognition for their `Good Hearts`.

Nominations for 1998 are now being accepted for induction into the International Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame.




  • You must be nominated by a member of your organization or by a current member of the Hall of Fame.
  • An application with a list of accomplishments, achievements, along with a picture is to be sent to the Hall of Fame.
  • The application will be reviewed and screened by the Board of Directors.
  • A letter of Acceptance/Congratulations will be sent upon acceptance into the Hall of Fame.
  • A date for the induction would be set for proper presentation of the Hall of Fame plaque.

    • You must have a minimum of 15 years in the Martial Arts, ie. Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwan Do, Kickboxing.
    • Your training must be at an instructor level or above.


    Pictures of past inductees
    Bruce Lee`s induction, accepted by his wife Linda Lee

    Dan Soward presenting the plaque to Chuck Norris

    International Karate & Kickboxing
    Hall of Fame Inductees

    Tim McGuire
    Charles Pennington
    Dearwood Daniels
    Ginny Di Carlo
    Herman Gonzalez
    Bill Di Carlo
    Jan Lee Paepeghem
    Curtis Harrington
    Ben Motten
    James Cook
    Mike Jones
    Frank Rositano
    Jeff Gibson
    Steve Sapp
    Raymond Szuch
    Ronald Russell
    Morris Kennedy
    Robert Wheatley
    Al Fuzy
    George Baker
    Graig Clinton
    Dale Janovyak
    Bruce Ledger
    Benny Rivera
    Dennis Janes
    Larry Young
    Ike Aka
    Phillip Kelly
    Dave Ard
    Peter Bonnell
    Darlene Ard
    John K. Barton
    Charles Brown
    Brian L. Gates
    Danny Jackson
    T. E. Belle
    Jack Kuklis
    Wade E. Newell
    Howard Y. Kang
    Larry Hartsell
    Bung Choon Ahn
    John Jelks
    Hee II Cho
    Frank Ruiz
    Bong Soo Han
    Al Gene Caraulia
    Seung Ryul Yang
    Raymond Berrera
    Dong Sup Kim
    Leo Gaje, Jr.
    Benny Urquidez
    Eric O`Neal
    Ed Parker
    Ferdinand Bigard
    Joe Lewis
    Bruce Lee
    Richard Morris
    Ernie Reyes Sr.
    Allen Wheeler
    Cheryl Michael
    Don Bendell
    Robert Dunn

    Ernie Reyes Jr.
    Del Saito
    James Hardy
    Chuck Norris
    Mary Kay Fuzy
    Jim Harrison
    Joe Panaccione
    Bill Wallace
    Jan Wellendorf
    Bob Wall
    Guy Lee Fields
    Artis Simmons
    Jim LaRocco
    John Natividad
    Harry Acklin
    Chien-Liang Huang
    Al Conaway
    Tokey Hill
    Mike Bukala
    Joe Hess
    Sonny Breach
    Angi Uezu
    Marcus Fort
    John Nichols
    Riandard Jackson
    Ken Ferguson
    Fred Destolfo
    Bill Solano
    Bob Davis
    Lewis Lizotte
    Steve Davis
    C. E. Sereff
    Louis Radicioni
    Pat Burleson
    Carlos Bonamy
    Richard Sinclair
    James A. Dussault
    John Clayton, Sr.
    Keith Kirk
    Vincent A. Marchetti
    Gerald Finot
    Chung E. Kim
    Al Leong
    Jackie Kwon
    Gary Yano
    David Blunt
    Greg Micciochero
    Al Smith
    Christopher Chase
    Willie Adams
    Robert Buchannan Jr.
    Richard Fike
    Robert `Bucky` Buchannan
    Norman Albon Lacaden
    Peter Oien
    Mark S. Harrel
    Eric Shane Williams
    Michael D. Pasquale Sr.
    Frank Koxacks
    Michael D. Pasquale Jr.
    Johnny K. Wu
    Don Roberts

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