INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

2000
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MEMBERS OF COUNCIL ASSEMBLE FOR 2000 MILLENNIUM PHOTO - ONE OF THE LARGEST GATHERINGS OF GRANDMASTERS IN THE WORLD

Grandmasters line up on stage ( top to bottom) Gary Alexander, Jerry Aiello, Chaka Zulu, Emil Farkas, Jim Arvanitis, Ron Van Clief, Iaan Cyrus, John Pellegrini, Glenn Wilson, Stephen Hayes, Bruce Juchnik, Bobby Taboada, Lyle Ho, Billy Davis, Gary Dill, Frank E. Sanchez, & Ernesto Presas

An overflow crowd watches the festivities at the Radisson Hotel Universal in Orlando, Florida.

Seminar leaders take their bows... over 26 of the World's top Masters gave free seminars.


Grandmaster Bobby Toboada, Escrimador Extraordinaire, performs a counter to a strike and makes it look easy!

Grandmaster Ernesto Presas of the Philippines (right) engages his opponent during seminar


Master Roberto Torres of New York demonstrates his lethal form of Combat.


Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke of Canada demonstrating a technique during the seminar.


General Alexander Retuinskih demonstrates why he is revered in Russia as a teacher.


Grandmaster Baet from Miami. Florida shares a light hearted moment with crowd during his teaching segment.

Nikolay Travkin and General Retuinskih of the Russian Contingent say a few words at the Grandmasters meeting.

Grandmaster Sanchez (right) finds time to reflect with former Dojo mate and Disciple of Professor Sig Kufferath, Sensei Russ Coelho, Head of Kilahana.

Some of the Grandmasters and masters gather for an informal picture after the meeting.

Grandmasters of the Council gather to sign new membership and renewal certificates for "World Head of Family Sokeship Council".

Grandmaster Jurg Ziegler from Swizerland addresses crowd


Historical figure awardees (left to right) Iaan Cyrus - Choson Do; Edwin Maley - Judo; Ron Van Clief - Chinese GoJu; Chaka Zulu- Zujitsu; and Billy Davis - Davis Ju- Jutsu


Grandmasters Pambuan and Baet compete in ice sculpture contest to the delight of the crowd - Grandmasters Taboada and Presas ( off camera) pose for sculptures.


Grandmaster Sanchez signs historical contract with Russian Federation Martial Arts President, General Alexander Retuinskih to bring Council members to Russia.

Canadian Grandmasters D. Devlin and F. Macleod of the Police Martial Arts Association talk shop at Grandmasters meeting.

WHFSC Historical and media figure awardee, Grandmaster Stephen Hayes (black & yellow belt) makes a point while Dr. Dan McEaddy (red belt) listens in on discussion.


A surprised Mrs. Sanchez stands up to be recognized by her husband, Grandmaster Frank E. Sanchez.

Grandmaster Sanchez receives a standing ovation.

Grandmaster Emil Farkas takes to the podium and delivers an eloquent speech.

Millennium Masters of the year show off their awards!

European sensation, Master Guido Kessler from Switzerland performs his magic with the Nun-chuaku.

Grandmaster Glenn Wilson's Pai Lum Tao troop entertains crowd.

Soke Harris Warren of Florida performs a submission technique on sensei Jose Rodrigues.

Grandmaster Ron Van Clief poses with young admirer, Kramer Spears.

The Great Chuka Zulu from New York shows why he is world renowned for his weapons work.

Grandmaster Hanns Von Rolbeck of Germany lectures on Ki Projection.

Millennium leadership awardees line up ( left to right) Ernesto Presas, Peter Browne, Daniel Verkerke, Glenn Wilson, Jim Arvantis, Greg Lee, Russ Coelho and John Chambers.

                                                                                        

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