New Jersey (Tue, September 19, 2017) – The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its sixth class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the sixth dinner gala to be held at The Event Center in iPlay America in Freehold, NJ on December 1, 2017.
On December 1st, Karel Pravec will be inducted as COACH.
Karel (“Silver Fox”) Pravec is a 3rd degree BJJ Black Belt under the world-renowned Renzo Gracie. Karel is one of Renzo’s 1st American students and has studied martial arts for over 30 years. He competed on the world stage into his late 40’s and medaled in Pan Ams, European Championship, NAGA World Championship and Grapplers Quest but now devotes most of his time teaching and coaching the next generation of martial artists.
Based on his submission oriented style, authoring an instructional book & video series – Fluid BJJ, he has become a highly sought-after instructor teaching seminars around the world.
Karel holds Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Albany and Master’s degree in Business from Columbia University.
We hope you will join us on December 1, 2017. Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of New Jersey martial arts history. Call 201-538-4843 or visit www.njmmaawards.com and get your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial arts. It is certain to be a terrific night with family, friends, fun, and music.
Here is the complete list of award winners:
2017 Sixth Class Inductee Awards
MMA Fighter – Jimmie Rivera
Grappler – Gary Tonon
Coach – Karel Pravec
Trainer – Paul Carnicella
Female fighter – Kaitlyn Chookagain
Fighter / Referee – Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro
Fighter / Trainer – Jamal Patterson
Wrestling – Mike Malinconico
Boxing – Jackie Atkins
Trainer – Ronnie Schulmann
Lifetime Achievement Award – Billy Scott
Promoter – Kurt Otto
Announcer – Nino Del Buono
Boxer – Virgil Hill
Ringside physician – Dr. Eric Wurmser
NJSACB Official – Henry Krawiec
Promoter – Kipp Kollar
Physician – Dr. Robert Haley
Media – Mike Straka
Muay Thai Fighter / Trainer – Rami Ibrahim