New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame to Honor 4th Class of Inductees

New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame Poster 2015

New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame
Fourth Class Inductees:

Felix Martinez │ MMA Promoter
Dave Mastrogiovanni │ MMA Promoter
Carl Mascarenhas │ Amateur MMA Promoter
Mark Shopp │ Pioneer Fighter
Dave Sholler │ Public Relations
Larry Cureton │ Kickboxing
Paul Querido │ Trainer / Cutman
Brett Hlavacek │ Muay Thai Fighter
Dave Weinberg – Media
Sam Marji │ Amateur MMA Trainer
Tom DeBlass │ Grappling
Gary Gudzak │ Inspector
Brian Blue │ Conditioning
Steve Rivera │ Wrestling Coach
Derek Riddick │ Kickboxing Promoter
Mike Massenzio │ MMA Fighter
Rico Rodriguez │ Pioneer MMA Fighter
Frank Savahna │ Boxing
Lyman Good │ MMA Fighter
Kevin Thompson │ Kickboxing

To see all of their biographies and pictures, visit the website at

This class will be honored at the Induction dinner gala to be held at the La Quinta Inns & Suites Meadowlands Hotel on December 4, 2015.

Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online at Discount hotel room rates at La Quinta can be also obtained by calling 201-863-8700 and mentioning the Hall of Fame dinner.

End Story MarkNew Jersey has always been on the forefront of combat sports. Some of the biggest bouts in MMA, kickboxing and Muay Thai history have taken place at various venues around the state. New Jersey has had a Boxing Hall of Fame since the 1960′s. NJMAHOF’s sponsors are now recognizing and honoring those involved in combat martial arts such as Muay Thai and MMA. New Jersey is building a rich tradition in non-boxing martial arts. The goal is to recognize these individuals and entities.

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