2013 IFOJJ Legion of Honor Nomination Form

Nomination deadline May 1, 2013

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 are currently being accepted.

To nominate a martial artist, please download this form


Please download the form on the right by clicking on the form, complete and mail form to:
IFOJJ, MAU Nominations
187 Rivervale Rd
Rivervale, NJ 07675

2013 Legion of Honor

The tradition continues with the 5th annual Legion of Honor Ceremony. This years Banquet and award ceremony will be held at the German Masonic Park in Tappan, NY

The IFOJJ would like to always improve our annual event as much as we can and not leave our loyal members and supporters without a progressive system of acknowledgement for their dedication to the arts. Unlike a "Hall of Fame" these awards recognize a Martial Artists' dedication to the arts. We have decided to add to the Legion of Honor Awards in the spirit of the martial arts. With a true progression of titles using the well known warriors and time and place we have read about in history. After all, we are modern day warriors practicing the code of the bushido. This was always the philosophy taught by our founder O’sensei Michael De Pasquale Sr.

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. Past highlights included rare video footage of Michael DePasquale, Sr. and some priceless footage of Dr. Moses Powell, Professor Vee, Professor Cerio, Antonio Pereira, Russell Kozuki, Johnny Kuhl, and Kris Rosenthal.