Local martial artists inducted into hall of fame

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:47

    Florida -Mitchell Barron, owner and chief instructor of NorthEastern Martial Arts Academy located at Sports, Fitness and Fun in Florida and Emily Shedletsky, Black Belt instructor and student at NorthEastern Martial Arts Academy, were both inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame on March 26. Barron was inducted for "Tae Kwon Do Master of the Year" and Emily Shedletsky was inducted for "Martial Artist of Year." More than 300 marital artists and their families from around the country attended this gala awards dinner event, including film star and champion kickboxer, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace," who conducted a kickboxing seminar and also received an award. This is the second year in a row that Barron and Shedletsky were inducted. In 2004, Barron was inducted for "Organization of the Year" and Shedletsky was inducted for "Women of the Year." The USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame was established in 1992 by Grand Master Robert Trias and Dr. Jim Thomas to recognize the contributions of Martial Artists throughout the country. Grandmaster Robert Trias was also the founder of the USA Karate Association and Black Belt Magazines Hall of Fame.