The Martial Arts Hall of Fame: A Sham

By Jeremy Patton

I’ve been nominated for the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, again.

I receive two or three nominations per year, sent by organizers who know nothing about me. There are countless Hall of Fames that try to flatter my students and I to attend their awards banquet, dinner and celebrity photo-op, for a fee of course.

When you see local McDojo owners advertising themselves as Hall of Fame members, know that it’s nothing more than an ego-stroking money-racket.

Written 3/7/14 – Added 7/25/17