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.
Legion of Honor
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.
Grand Masters in Action
2013 tribure to the Grandmasters in Action. Click image for details -->
2013 Martial Arts University
This year's date is June 20-22, 2013. Guests are allowed to come up on the 19th and rent a hotel for the night or stay on the grounds in a camper, tent, or in the pavilion. Seminar's will be done on Saturday and Sunday ONLY
Martial Arts University
Inside Martial Arts TV Features MAU...
InsideMartialArts.tv films at Martial Arts University. Watch this video with footage of the many instructors and martial artists in attendance at this years great event.
Great New Location
German Masonic Park, Tappan, NY.
This year we will hold a 2013 IFOJJ MAU Weekend of Warriors Camp in Tappan NY on the Weekend of June 20th. View photos of the location here.
IFOJJ Legion of Honor
In 2005, the IFOJJ announced it’s first inductees into their Legion of Honor. All honorees were nominated by their peers and reviewed by the IFOJJ board of directors. At the time three levels of awards were presented; Shogun (Grandmaster award), Samurai (Master Award), and Bushido (Instructor Award). Pictured to the right are the first recipients of the Shogun Award. From right to left, Jesus Bonilla, Joe Miller, Larry Garron, Michael DePasquale, Jr., Jimmy Young, Joe Bonacci, Joe Hess, Gary Alexander, and Walt Lysak, Sr.
Nominations for MAU 2013 currently being accepted.