Tribute to a Grand Master

On September 23, 2006 O'Sensei Michael DePasquale, Sr. passed away. The world has lost a martial arts legend and pioneer. A loving husband, father and teacher he will be sadly missed by all.

Michael DePasquale Sr,

Legion of Honor

Nominations for the Legion of Honor are now being accepted. To view the qualifications and/or nominate an individual click here and you will be directed to our nomination page.


Special Police & Military Award - Depasquale Sr.'s Gold - Shield Award

  • The Michael DePasquale Sr. Gold Shield Award is presented to all law enforcement officers who presently serve or have served their community.
  • The Military Service Award presented to all active, inactive, or retired military personnel.
  • Please bring verification of military or law enforcement history.

Legion of Honor Budo Spirit Award continues

As a special recognition to those Martial Arts Pioneers and masters that have passed on the IFOJJ has created the Budo Spirit Award. If you would like to suggest a fallen martial arts pioneer or master for this award please visit our Nomination page.


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