Kenpo Awards Nominations

**Nomination form is at the bottom of the page following this criteria:

The following Life of Service awards are based on number of years training in and teaching kenpo. Please consider the criteria for Hall of Fame nominees, and include a short essay regarding the nominee.

  1. Living Legend (50+ years in kenpo)
  2. Golden Life Award (40+ years in kenpo)
  3. Silver Life Award (30+ years in kenpo)
  4. Diamond Life Award (25+ years in kenpo, rank less than 5th dan will be considered)
  5. Bronze Life Award (20+ years in kenpo, rank less than 5th dan will be considered)

Grandmaster of the Year Award – Kenpo/Kempo
Grandmaster of the Year – EPKK or offshoots
Grandmaster of the Year – Kajukenbo
Grandmaster of the Year – Tracy’s Kenpo

  1. 9th or 10th dan only.
  2. Hall of Fame criteria.
  3. Please submit a short essay as to why this person deserves to be Grandmaster of the Year.

Master of the Year Award
Master of the Year – EPKK
Master of the Year – Kajukenbo
Master of the Year – Tracy’s Kenpo

  1. 5th to 8th dan only.
  2. Hall of Fame criteria.
  3. Please submit a short essay as to why this person deserves to be Master of the Year.

Instructor of the Year Award
Instructor of the Year – EPKK
Instructor of the Year – Kajukenbo
Instructor of the Year – Tracy’s Kenpo

  1. 1st dan and above.
  2. Please submit a short essay as to why this person deserves to be Instructor of the Year including the number of years this person has been training, and number of years teaching.

School/Dojo of the Year – please submit a short essay that includes:

  1. Years in operation,
  2. Owner/Head Instructor
  3. Number of black belts.
  4. Number of students currently training.
  5. Community popularity.
  6. Competition excellence.
  7. Location standards.

Roger Greene Fighter of the Year – male competitor with proven successful record in karate competition.

Female Fighter of the Year – female competitor with proven successful record in karate competition.

Judo Gene Lebell Award (Grappler of the Year) – male and female competitor with proven successful record in karate competition.

Kata Competitor of the Year – male and female competitor with proven successful record in kata competition.

**For the following awards, submit a short essay describing why the nominee is deserving of the award:

  1. Humanitarian of the Year
  2. Martial Artist of the Year (male and female)
  3. Martial Artist of the Year – Police
  4. Martial Artist of the Year – Military
  5. Martial Artist of the Year – Firefighter/Medical/First Responder

Bob White Blood & Guts Award – success in a lethal or life threatening situation. While we tend to think of this as a “streetfight,” the award was named for legendary kenpoka, Bob White, who successfully defeated cancer. Not every fight is won with punches and kicks.

The nomination form must be completely filled out to be accepted for consideration by the nomination committee. Partially filled out forms will not be considered and excluded from the nomination process. Essays should be limited to two (2) type-written double spaced pages. Essays can be included in the comment section of the form or e-mailed directly to Grandmaster Jefferson Davis at bigtuna1@sbcglobal.net.

Note: Awards will be presented on August 20, 2022. Decisions will be finalized August 1, 2022.          Submissions are due no later than July 28, 2022.