Kenpo Awards

**Nominations are closed and awards are being decided. Thank you for nominating. See you at the GOE! I have left the Award criteria up.

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)

Master of the Year Award

  1. 5th to 9th 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

  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. Location
  3. Owner/Head Instructor
  4. Number of black belts.
  5. Number of students currently training.
  6. Community popularity.
  7. Competition excellence.
  8. Promotion standards.

Roger Greene Fighter of the Year – male and/or 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.

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.

Note: Awards will be presented on August 20, 2022. Decisions will be finalized August 1, 2022.          Submissions are due no later than July 19, 2022.