Under the invitation of Paul Clifton, owner and editor of Combat Magazine, Grandmaster Choi accompanied by Master Susan Whitfield, Dr. Mary Galinski, and Grandmaster Marshall Pereira, traveled to the UK on November 24, 2011. Over 600 well known martial artists consisting of founders, grandmasters, and world champions from various styles gathered at the Aston Villa football stadium banqueting rooms to honor and induct distinguished martial artists into the Hall of Fame. Eighteen Choi Kwang Do instructors from the UK were responsible to organize and execute Grandmaster Choi's attendance in Birmingham, England.

The event started at 7pm and ended at around 11pm with the whole event filmed for later television broadcast. There were many noteworthy veteran martial artists such as Karate Grandmaster Terry O'neil (UK), Thai Boxing Grandmaster Sken (UK), Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster Jeff Smith (US), Kickboxing Grandmaster Bill Wallace (US), and Kickboxing Grandmaster Joe Lewis (US) in attendance.

Grandmaster Choi was presented with 3 awards:

  • Guardian of the Martial Arts Award
  • International Contribution Award
  • Induction into the Combat 2011 Hall of Fame

Not a stranger to awards and accolades, Grandmaster Choi accepted these awards on behalf of all the Choi Kwang Do instructors and students worldwide with humility and pride. Grandmaster Choi has been in the forefront of martial arts since the 1960s and is still in the forefront in the year 2011. Congratulations to Grandmaster Choi on his continuous accomplishments in the international martial arts arena to this day! Grandmaster Choi will be featured in the April issue of Combat Magazine in conjunction with Grandmaster Choi's 70th birthday and Choi Kwang Do's 25th anniversary. We, the instructors of Choi Kwang Do, inherit the legacy of Grandmaster Choi and will continue to get stronger and stronger worldwide! Pil suhng!

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