The U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame was originally designed in the mid 1970’s as a service to Karate practitioners
with the U.S.K.A. under co-creators Grand Master Robert Trias and Jim Thomas. During this period, there were no other ‘Hall
of Fame’ types anywhere except the well-known Black Belt magazine's Black Belt Hall of Fame.
The United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame was founded in 2000 by Professor Marty Cale. The mission
of the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame is to recognize those martial artists that have made a profound difference.
Unlike other “Halls of Fame” events they do not limit their inductees to celebrities and movie stars. Their goal
is to serve the fundamental martial arts community.
Mr. Williams is a two time USA Martial Arts HOF member. He is also the 2012 United States Martial
HOF Grand Master of the Year.