This Hall of Fame is established to give recognition to those who exemplify the martial spirit in various avenues of the arts. Some individuals are honored post mortem and some are honored for their current contributions, but all are highly deserving individuals.
If you’d like to see someone in our Hall of Fame, from any system, submit their name and information for consideration. The more entries for an individual, the greater the likelihood of there being added. This Hall of Fame is opened to ALL martial artists and systems.
2017 Inductees to the Cook-Ryu Hombu-Dojo Hall of Fame
Bruce Lee (R.I.P.) – Best martial artist in cinema
Sho Dai Soke John Cozatt – Founder of the year for Renzoku Jiu jitsu and Kan Shu Kenpo Karate
Grandmaster Tim Layton – Grandmaster of the year, 9th Dan in Kan Shu Kenpo, 6th Dan in Shotokan karate and many more
Bud Bennett – Instructor of the year, beloved by all of his students, highly sought after, world champion competitor and hugely respected around the globe.
Sang H. Kim – Author of the year, for his seminal work “Ultimate Flexibility” that has often been emulated, but never duplicated.
Antony Cummins – For his outstanding research work on the feudal Japanese Samurai and Ninja and for his translations of many of the classical ninja scrolls.