- Posted January 26, 2013 by
New York City, New York
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Aaron Banks's World of Martial Arts
These days, his World Professional Martial Arts Hall of Fame events are much more low key, but still attract high-profile practitioners strictly through word of mouth. Saturday evening's event honored many masters and featured many more. Among the guest list were famed kick-boxer Louis Neglia, who spoke of performing in many of Aaron Banks's tournaments, Grandmaster Rico Guy, Grandmaster Ron Van Clief, Master Dennis Burgess, Grandmaster Jerry Ornstein, Grandmaster Ernest Hyman, Grandmaster Juan Otero Jr., and many, many other legendary figures from the world of American martial arts.
The evening included demonstrations, award presentations and a very special tribute to the legendary Grandmaster Ronald Duncan Sr., whose sons Ron Jr. and Gregory were in attendance to accept an award on their father's behalf.
The news that many in the room discussed was the strong possibility of an event honoring Banks in the near future, a tribute that has apparently been in the works for quite some time.