Opening Award Ceremony
Cutting the Ribbon ... Dr. Robert Goldman, Gerald Okamura, Dr. Kam Yuen, Marnie Greenberg, Lu Feng, Michael Matsuda
Gerald Okamura, Marnie Greenberg, Dr Kam Yuen, Lady Lallaine Reed, and Eric Lee
Lady Lallaine Reed was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall Of Fame in 2016 and 2017 as the Leading Female Black Belt of the year. She was inducted into the Munich Hall Of Honour in 2018.
Eric Lee is the winner of over 100 world titles. He was the undefeated forms and weapons champion from 1970 to 1974. A 25 time Black Belt & Martial Arts Hall of Fame Honoree and 2-time recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Eric also won 2 Golden Fist Awards - (Best Weapons Champion, Best Forms Champion) Undisputed "King of Kata."
Gerald Okamura and Marnie Greenberg
Gerald Okamura is an American theatrical martial artist. and he is currently a 5th degree black belt in Kung Fu San Soo.
Gerald is a designer of various types of weaponry that have been featured in dozens of movies and publications across the world.
He began doing stunts in 1975, getting his first credited role in 1980. Since then he has appeared in 39 feature films, notably Big Trouble in Little China, Samurai Cop, Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance, Ninja Academy, 9½ Ninjas!, Ring of Fire, Blade, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
Benny Urquidez is an American kickboxer, martial arts choreographer and actor.Nicknamed "The Jet", Urquidez was a non-contact karate competitor who later pioneered full-contact fighting in the United States.
He made the transition from point to full-contact karate in 1974 – the year of its inception in the U.S., frequently fighting in bouts where the rules were ambiguous and contrasts in styles were dramatic.
Urquidez is also known for once holding the rare achievement of six world titles in five different weight divisions, and remained largely undefeated in his 27-year career.
Benny Urquidez and Marnie Greenberg
Dr. Kam Yuen, Dr. Robert Goldman and Marnie Greenberg
Dr. Goldman is a 6th degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and 7th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, Chinese weapons expert, and world champion athlete with over 20 world strength records and has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.
He founded the International Sports Hall of Fame, with over 200,000 participants, 70+ sports represented and over 20,000 competing athletes, making it double the size of the Olympic Games. Dr. Goldman was the 2018 recipient of the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' presented by Gov Schwarzenegger.
Fred Williamson is an American actor and former professional American football defensive back who played mainly in the American Football League during the 1960s.
Williamson became one of football's first self-promoters, nurturing the nickname "The Hammer" because he used his forearm to deliver karate-style blows to opposing players.
Williamson is perhaps best known for his film career; starring as Tommy Gibbs in the 1973 crime drama film Black Caesar and its sequel Hell Up in Harlem.
Fred "The Hammer" Williamson and Marnie Greenberg
Dr. Kam Yuen, Marnie Greenberg and Don Wilson
Don "The Dragon" Wilson is an American 11-time professional kickboxing world champion who scored 47 knockouts in four decades, a European Martial Arts Hall of Famer and an action film actor.
He has been called by the STAR System Ratings as "Perhaps the greatest kickboxer in American history. He has disposed of more quality competition than anyone we've ever ranked."
Some movies to his credit include: Futurekick, Bloodfist 1-8, Ring of Fire 1, 2 & 3, Operation Cobra, Blackbelt, Cyber Tracker 1 & 2, Say Anything ... Capitol Conspiracy, and Batman Forever as the leader of the Neon Gang.
James Lew is an American martial arts actor. He has made 80 on-screen film and television appearances and 46 more as a stunt coordinator or stunt double.
He has done choreography for movies like Get Smart, Killers and the cult classic Big Trouble In Little China, as well as television shows such as National Geographic's Fight Science, The Crow and Entourage.
He does Shaolin Kung-Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kune Do, Hapkido, and Boxing.
He also trained Brad Pitt with sword fighting for the movie Troy.
Kam Yuen, Marnie Greenberg and James Lew
Dr. Kam Yuen, Matthew Moy and Marnie Greenberg
Matthew Moy is a Chinese-American actor and artist.
He co-starred as Han Lee on the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, and provides the voice of Lars Barriga on Steven Universe.
Moy has appeared on several television shows, including How I Met Your Mother, Criminal Minds, Zeke and Luther, Good Luck Charlie, and Kickin' It, and had a recurring role as Shawn the Mathlete on iCarly.
It’s was an honor to be the primary sponsor of this Expo to help raise funds for the martial arts museum, so that the global martial arts community continues to thrive! The martial arts principles and teachings are going to change the world.
For over a decade, Grandmaster Dr. Kam Yuen taught me how to Kick Ass in life. The same energy used to defend yourself and your family is the same energy used to strengthen and solve your stress and pain. Kung Fu means being the best at everything - the Ultimate Kung Fu is to Kick Ass with everything in your life!
It’s time for all women to be in their feminine power, confident, and totally fearless - it’s all about detecting and deleting unseen weaknesses, and turning them into strengths immediately, on the spot.
When you are stronger than the situation and all the people involved, there is no need to fight, you will resonate with unconditional love and have a peaceful and healthy life.
The Yuen Method saved my life, and it can save your life too!
Burbank, CA – The Martial Arts History Museum is pleased to announce that Dr. Kam Yuen and Marnie Greenberg of the Yuen Method, are one of our primary sponsors of the 14th Annual Dragonfest Expo to be held on August 25,& 26, 2018 at the Pickwick Gardens Conference Center in Burbank CA, USA.
Dr. Kam Yuen, president and founder of the Yuen Method, which is focused on immediate solutions that are based on 50 years of practical and clinical results. First, through the practical, applicable results in martial arts schools, particularly kung fu schools which is based on thousands of years of continuous history. Second, from the clinical results of chiropractic’s principle of innate intelligence to resolve all life ailments, regardless of its source and third, it is based on engineering, computer science and technologies in its attempts to resolve all of the world’s problems.
“The Yuen Method has hundreds of thousands of immediate results, recorded through live presentations, globally in hospitals including Kaiser Promenade, fitness centers, Gold’s Gym, massage schools, senior assisted care centers, life expos, gymnastic centers, yoga centers and martial arts schools,” notes Dr. Yuen.
Dr. Kam Yuen, DC, is considered one of the leading pioneers in Shaolin Kung Fu. “I am not a thought leader, more of an action leader. It’s not about theory, it’s about action leading to immediate results which defies all arguments and debates.” Dr. Yuen co-starred on the original “Kung Fu” TV series and was instrumental in bringing authentic kung fu to the international audience.
Dragonfest will consist of a two-day event beginning on August 25 at 10 am to 5 pm. Dr. Kam Yuen and Marnie Greenberg will be available to meet in person. On Sunday, August 26, Dr. Kam Yuen and Marnie Greenberg will be hosting a special presentation on the Yuen Method at 1 pm.
“The museum is honored to have one of the icons, pioneers and hall of famers at Dragonfest. I would like to extend our thanks for his generosity and to also announce that Dr. Yuen and Marnie Greenberg will be working with the museum in an effort to raise funds for our new location,” adds museum president Michael Matsuda.
“Experience the science of immediate results to take charge, gain expertise and achieve mastery over life.” says Dr. Yuen.