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Grandmaster Judy Rankin, 8th Dan

Uchuno Shorin-Ryu

2-5-50 - 7-10-16

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Supreme Grandmaster Bill Rankin

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The USMAA Hall of Fame for 2017 will be held July 14 and 15, 2017. Friday night promotion exam will begin at 6:00 pm. Scheduled candidate is Jeffrey Rankin testing for 3rd Degree Black Belt in Uchuno Shorin Ryu. Unconfirmed candidates from Mississippi testing for their 1st Degree Black Belt in Hakuryu Bushido are 17 year old Anna Persons and Tucker Dueitt. This is not a typical exam and these candidates normally do not train in the tasks required for this examination. Spectators are welcome.

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The USMAA Hall of Fame for 2017 schedule for Friday July 14th. Three dynamic seminars will be available for everyone at a small fee per seminar. SGM Grandmaster Rankin seminar on the Kubaton Control Bar - (this is a certified seminar) only  $25.00 and you will keep the weapon. Seminar will begin at 09:00 and will go to 11:00. Master Matt Antkowiak seminar on Tactics and Tactical Shooting. Use of the Red gun for safety, no actual shooting of any weapon. Excellent for anyone in security, law enforcement or home security. Excellent at only $25.00. class is from 11:00 to 1:00 pm. Anyone interested in gaining skills in stretching and sparring to get that little extra edge on the opponent. Grandmaster Eddie Thomas will be presenting this outstanding seminar on various movements of the body. If you are a serious competitor or a beginner in sparring competition should not miss this one at only $25.00. Class is from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

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Take Advantage of 50% discount for reservations to the 2017 Hall of Fame by submitting no later than February 28, 2017

Hall of Fame

The United States Martial Artist Association International Martial Arts Hall of Fame is an annual event that began in 1999 in Frederick, Maryland. It is a program that recognizes instructors, students of all martial arts styles/disciplines as well as civilians that participate in the overall activity of the martial arts community at a high level. We do not allow awards to anyone that just practices the martial arts. The individual does not have to hold the rank of black belt. However, this person must rise above all others by going well beyond the normal daily activity. This program is a true international program. We have inducted many individuals from all over the world. From the Ukraine Olympic team members to countrymen and statesmen. Recognition can be made for members of the association as well as non-members. We have special categories that recognize those who protect us on a daily basis as well as come to our rescue when we need medical attention as well as help us in a fire situation.

If you know of someone that has gone that extra step and deserves to be recognized, complete the nomination ballot via the link below. The categories are listed in a drop down menu. If you have any questions dealing with any category or even the worthiness of the individual, contact Supreme Grandmaster Rankin at the earliest convenient time.

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Inductee Response Form

 

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July 14, 2017 Seminars Available

No spectators!

No Spectators
Participants minimum age 15 Years Old
9:00 to 11:00

Grandmaster Bill Rankin
Kubaton Control Bar Certification
Seminar Fee $25.00
You will keep the weapon

Registration Form 

Payment include online registration fee of $7.50

 
11:00 to 1:00

Master Matthew Antkowiak

Red Training Guns will be provided

Seminar Fee $25.00

 Tactics and Tactical Shooting

  1. Handgun Applications in Self Defense
  2. Handgun Tactics and Manipulations
  3. Room Entry and Clearance
  4. Tactical Movements
  5. Using Cover and Concealment
  6. Clearing the Fatal Funnel
  7. Weapon Retention

Registration Form

Payment include online registration fee of $7.50

1:00 to 3:00 Grandmaster Eddie Thomas

Seminar on Superior Stretching and Kicking for Sparring

By Karate Grandmaster Eddie Thomas

Grandmaster Eddie Thomas has been martial arts practitioner since the 70s and has earned a black belt in 7 different martial arts systems. During the 80s and 90 he was a strong presence in competitions, highly successful primarily in sparring. Many considered Grandmaster Thomas to be one of the greatest kickers of all time. He was rated as the top fighter in region 10 by Karate Illustrated, PKL rating system (and several others). In the early 90s he was an A team member of the prestigious DKT Force One national karate team, who won the world title in 1991 defeating the Transworld Oil team. Grandmaster Thomas’ seminar will be on point, continuous contact, kickboxing principles as well as his unique kicking style that made him a famous. With diligent practice, this seminar will aid you as well.

Registration Form

Payment include online registration fee of $7.50

 

Hall of Fame Event Schedule

July 14, 2017 Friday Evening Black Belt Exam

Testing Candidate
3rd Degree
Candidate
Jeffrey Allen Rankin - Uchuno Shorin Ryu
1st Degree Candidate Anna Persons - Hakuryu Bushido
1st Degree Candidate Tucker Dueitt - Hakuryu Bushido
Promotion Board Members
10th Degree SGM William A. Rankin -  Uchuno Shorin Ryu
10th Degree SGM Jeff Everetts - Korean/Indonesian Arts
9th Degree GM Clarence Murray - Okinawa Shorin Ryu
9th Degree GM Susan Everetts - Chang Moo Kwan TKD
8th Degree GM Paul Dyer - Mukan-da
8th Degree GM Mark D. Kelley - Hakuryu  Bushido
5th Degree Master Matthew Antkowiak - Pokdok Suri Martial Arts

 

July 15, 2017

Seminars

(Times and classes subject to change without notice)

9:00 to 9:40 Grandmaster Bill Rankin - One-Step Sparring
9:45 to 10:25 Master Matthew Antkowiak - Pistol Transition and Retention
10:30 to 11:10 Sense Juan Alberto - Aiki-jitsu
11:15 to 11:55 Grandmaster Eddie Thomas - Kicking Drills
12:00 to 12:40 Grandmasters Jeff and Susan Everetts - Dan Bong Short Stick
12:45 to  1:30 Grandmaster Clarence Murray - Nunchaku

 

Evening Formal Festivities will Begin at 4:00

(Times and classes subject to change without notice)

4:00 Guest Arrival
4:30 Music By Jeff Rankin
4:50 Opening Ceremony
4:50 Opening Prayer
4:55 National Anthem
5:00 Mark H Taiko Drum Ensemble
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Awards Presentation
TBA Celebration Dance

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