A STOURBRIDGE kickboxing expert has been inducted into the Martial Arts Illustrated Hall Of Fame. Dan Woodruff, who runs Academy Martial Arts school in Bagley Street, picked up the prestigious accolade at an awards ceremony in Burton-on-Trent after he was nominated by one of his teachers.
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Rick Stellwagen retired from professional kickboxing about a decade ago, yet he remains quick with his hands, feet and one-liners. As with many in his sport, the 46-year-old Plano resident balanced kickboxing with a career in the workforce. Stellwagen is a safety coordinator for Elburn-based Electric Conduit Construction by day, and he senses you’re grinning.
Home ” Breaking News ” Local man inducted into martial arts hall of fame A Lincoln County man was inducted into the Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame over the weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Kendall Huss, 21, has perfected karate under the guidance of Shotokan Karate Grand Master Maurice Moore for the past 17 years.
While it might sound crazy to most, it was exactly what Jose Olivarez did, and it was exactly what he needed. As Olivarez explained, “In kung fu we do something called iron body training that strengthens the bones.” In fact, joining martial arts at an early age paved the way for Olivarez’s future.